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July 17 –19, 2019, Samara



  Organizer: Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA)

Supported by:

  • Administration of the city of Samara
  • Ministry of Culture of the Samara region

Media partners: Amusement Industry Catalogue; VTORIO.COM web portal; Attractions and Entertainments magazine


We invite to participate:


  • Managing directors and specialists of parks, waterparks, health resorts, entertainment centers and shopping malls, experts on cultural and leisure activities;
  • Managing directors and specialists of manufacturing companies and suppliers of attractions, entertainment equipment, and services for amusement industry;
  • Representatives of city and regional authorities;
  • Mass media;
  • Other interested individuals.



Application for participation

July 16 (Tue)  
Excursion (optional)  

«Samara: journey through the ages»


Walking tour + Stalin's Bunker


We invite you to make a fascinating immersion in the very heart of Samara - its historical center. During the walking tour you will get acquainted with the main sights of the ancient city on the Volga, as well as descend into the legendary Stalin's bunker, located underground at the depth of a 12-storey building.


Duration: 6pm – 9pm     

July 17 (Wed)

Holiday Inn hotel, Samara hall

9:30 – 10:00

Participants gathering in the conference hall. Registration. Coffee break.  

10:00 – 10:30

Welcoming speech, self-presentation of the participants. 

10:30 – 11:30

Conference(speakers to be defined):


1. Development prospects of cultural and leisure sector in Samara and the Samara region.
2. Parks of Samara – experience of the centralized management of municipal culture and leisure parks.

Kolesnikova I.O., Deputy Director of “Samara Parks” Municipal Autonomous Institution of Samara.
3. State-private partnership in the  sphere of parks development (from the experience of “Gorky Park “  in Syzran,  Samara region).

Zakharov A.A., Director of ” Gorky Park” Ltd.
4. Up-to-date concepts of leisure arrangement in the family entertainment centers.   

11:30 – 11:50 Break 
11:50 – 14:00

Themed program: «Entertainment technologies»: presentation of the innovative attractions, entertainment equipment, and services for the amusement industry.


Unit 1: «VR is approaching – virtual reality is already around us»

Unit 2: «Activity-revolution: sport + entertainment»

Unit 3: «Amusement rides and attractions: the classics is staying trendy»

Unit 4: «What is next: in the search of new entertainment formats»

14:00 – 15:00



Boarding the buses.  

15:30 – 17:30

Visit to the Park named after Y.Gagarin, a large Ferris wheel, and the “Three Bears” attractions’ complex, meeting with managing directors.


PARK NAMED AFTER Y.GAGARIN– the most famous and visited recreational park in Samara. It serves as the venue for celebrating numerous holidays and cultural events. The park boasts a large recreation area, attractions sites, foodservice facilities, modern children playgrounds, and sport venues. A large 55-meters high Ferris wheel is also located in the park.


THREE BEARS – amusement park onsite the Park named after Y.Gagarin. The complex offers a wide range of amusement rides – from extreme to family rides – that is regularly expanded with new attractions. The park has won a number of prestigious awards, among them the Golden Pony international award.

17:30 Boarding the buses. Returning to the hotel.
18:45 Boarding the buses. Moving to the restaurant.  



July 18 (Thu)

Holiday Inn hotel 







«Brisk Samara morning» - Summer RAAPA 3 km sprint along the Volga riverfront, optional.

 (Prizes available for the winners of the competition). 


Gathering of the Summer Forum participants in front of the hotel. Walk to the river port.  


Boarding the cruise ship.  

09:30 - 11.30 

River walk on the cruise ship on Volga.


Educational program onboard (speakers to be confirmed):


Practical seminar: Development strategies of playgrounds: how to keep your business topical and effective» (speaker «EntenS Group»).

The event will offer universal approach for business development applicable for all types of entertainment industry enterprises.

11:30 Boarding the buses.   
12:00 - 13.15

Visit to the Funky Town entertainment center, meeting with managing directors.


FUNKY TOWN – chain of children entertainment centers. One of the largest parks of the brand is located in Samara and offers a broad variety of entertainments for children of all ages. Along with the traditional arcade machines and gaming equipment, the center hosts park attractions. Besides that the Funky Town provides a lot of related services for events and holidays celebration.

13:20  Boarding the buses. Moving to the restaurant. 

13:40 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:30 

Educational program (speakers to be confirmed):


Master class:"Catering trends for amusement parks and family entertainment centers"


• What is happening in Russia and in the world in the food industry: concepts that are relevant today and those that are outmoding.

• Trends by industry and product: design, menu, coffee, "nano" technologies in the kitchen, etc;

• How to ensure the quality of food and speed of service  with the minimum set of equipment.


Moderators: Alex. Rusu - Head of Special Projects of the Restaurateurs and Hoteliers Federation of Russia, Moscow;  Irina Gofman – IRENGO Company Director, complex equipment of enterprises HoReCa, Samara.


Boarding the buses, moving to Goodok FEC.

15:50 – 17:00 

Visit to Megaland FEC and the City of Professions, meeting with managing directors.


MEGALAND – federal chain of family entertainment centers. The complex in Samara includes trampoline, extreme park, attractions, arcade machines, multistoried labyrinth, kindergarten, restaurant and areas for birthdays celebrations. The stand-alone zone of the complex is Chadograd City of Professions.

17:00 – 17:20 Diploma awarding to the participants.
17:25  Boarding the bus
17:45 Returning to the hotel.


July 19 (Friday)

Sightseeing tour (optional) 




The sightseeing  city tour includes a visit to the main places of interest in Samara, including:


Zhigulev brewing plant - the oldest enterprise in the city, for a long time closed to the general public. On the tour you will learn the fascinating history of the plant, visit the production shops and see the process of brewing beer, and, of course, you can try it.


Mystical Samara- a walk through the city center, during which you will see the most mysterious places of Samara. You will find out where the ghosts came from in the former Rassvet Theater and the Kurlina Mansion; you will see the place where a terrible ghost cat appears;  will find out what secrets a beautiful half-timbered house hides in itself; solve the mystery of the most mysterious crossroads of Samara, where mysterious events  took place for  many years, and much more.


Cosmic Samara - a museum and exhibition complex containing unique artifacts - components of space technology, models of rockets, as well as interactive exhibits telling how, for example, we use space technologies in everyday life, or how astronauts live on an orbital station. The facade of the museum building is decorated with a genuine “Soyuz” rocket.


Vyacheslav Sheyanov’s Motorworld is a unique center that brought together the best motorcycles of the Golden Age of moto-construction. Through the efforts of the "Motorworld"’s team and the best restorers from Russia, the Baltic States, Italy, France and the UK, almost a hundred of  military and civilian motorcycles with large engine size are on the move. Here you can see and even try in practice the most powerful and fastest motorcycles from 14 countries of the world.


Duration: 09:00 – 17:00 


The program is subject to slight change

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