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International Summer Forum of amusement and leisure industry specialists
«Amusement and leisure industry in regions of Russia»


July 13-15, 2016, Belgorod


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

Supported by:

  • The City Administration of Belgorod
  • The Government of Belgorod region

Official Sponsor – I.E. Park Srl (Italy)

General Sponsor – PAX, Group of companies



 Media partners: KIR, magazine; VTORIO.COM web portal; Attractions and Entertainments magazine



  • directors and top managers of parks, water parks, resorts and leisure enterprises, family entertainment and trade entertainment centers, amusement and leisure industry specialists;
  • representatives of regions’ and cities’ administrations;
  • top managers and specialists of companies-manufacturers and suppliers of amusement rides, entertainment equipment and services for amusement industry;
  • representatives of mass media;
  • any other interested parties.




Application and participation cost


July 13 (Wednesday)

Business Hotel Continental

Until 9:30

Arrival of participants, hotel accommodation.

9:30 – 10:00

Meeting at the conference hall. Registration. Coffee break.

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome speech, introducing participants.

10:30 – 10:45

Presentation of the region.


The Tendencies of Amusement Industry Development in Belgorod Region.

Speaker: L.V.Grekova,Head of the Department of Culture, Belgorod city administration.

Topic: Parks of Belgorod

10:45 – 11:30

1. «All inclusive»,or From a Trade Center to a Multifunctional Complex.

Speaker: O.A. Chertkova, Director of Megacomplex GRINN


2. The Experience of Development of the Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

Speaker: Karakulov A.N., General director of Geopark, Ltd


3. SClub-Park as the Original Format of Family Leisure.

Speaker: Karakulov A.N., General director of Geopark, Ltd.


4. Modern Zoo.  Engineering and exploitation.

N.Y.Belov, General Director of Belgorod Zoo


5. The development of the park industry in small cities of Russia.

Tatiana Antipova,Director of Chudo-Yudo Grad park,Gubkin, Belgorod region.



6. Creating Modern Recreational Areas.

Ivan Vaskin, General Director of Picnic-Park, Belgorod

11:30 – 11:45


Topic: Improvement of Leisure Quality and Operation Efficiency of Parks and FECs by Implementing New Leisure Formats and Technologies.

11:45 – 13:45

Presentations by manufacturers and suppliers of entertainment equipment and services for amusement industry.

13:45 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:15

Boarding a bus. Transfer to Megacomplex GRINN.

Visit to Megacomplex GRINN, meeting with the management

15:15 – 17:00

In the program: visiting amusement park Grinnlandia, kiddie center Tchasiki, bowling club Cocktail, and other entertainment facilities including GRINN Beer restaurant with an excursion to the brewery.


Megacomplex GRINN – is trade and entertainment complex of a new generation comprising a wide range of services and amusements. The uniqueness of the complex is in its multi-functionality, all its divisions are under own management. Besides shopping areas, GRINN includes hotel, amusement park, kiddie entertainment center, ice rink, multi-hall cinema, panoramic Aquarium, night clubs, bowling center, several restaurants and GRINN Beer brewery.

17:00 – 18:30

Master-class: A Perfect Kiddie Party as an Additional Sales Channel. From the work experience of MC GRINN Bureau of Joy.


Gala Dinner in a panoramic restaurant Mezzanine

July 14 (Thursday)

Business Hotel Continental

09:45 – 12:00

Seminar: Active leisure: current formats of active leisure in parks and FECs.

Active lifestyle as a demand of modern visitors.  Activity parks as a business solution in crisis conditions

Speakers: Group of experts of the amusement industry. 

12:00 – 12:20 Meeting, boarding a bus, transfer to the zoo.

Visit to Belgorod Zoo, meeting with the managment.

12:40 – 13:40

Belgorod Zoo was opened June 1, 2016 in Forest Park Sosnovka. The main investor of the project was the State Corporation "Agro-Belogorye". Zoo territory amounts to 25 hectares and contains 43 animal exposition. Hiking routes pass a few geographical areas: the Far East, the Russian North, Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Car and bicycle parking, a souvenir shop, café, picnic area, playground, rides and other entertainment are provided for the visitors.



13:50 – 14:50

Lunch at the restaurant «Vereteno»


Tour to Museum-Diorama «Ognennaya Duga».

15:00 – 16:00

Museum-Diorama «Ognennaya Duga» – is the most visited museum of Belgorod, devoted to the legendary Tank Battle of Prokhorovka which made a turning point in The Battle of Kursk. The Diorama is the largest in Russia, the size of its canvas is 1005sq.m., between the picture and the viewing platform there is an embossed relief model (substantive plan) occupying the area of over 500 sq.m. The artists have reconstructed the events observed from 252,2 m height. The spectators view the battle of the 5th Guards Tank Army, dispositions of the 29th Tank Corps.



Visit to Central Park of Culture and Leisure, meeting with the management.

16:15 – 16:45

Central Park of Culture and Leisureis a favorite recreation zone of most citizens. The park has all facilities for adequate family leisure: lots of attractions split to zones by interest, kiddie play grounds, café, sports grounds and active leisure areas, landscaped spaces, etc. The park is having sustainable development.

Visit to a Family Leisure Club-Park Tropicano, meeting with the management.

16:45 – 17:15

Club-Park Tropicano – is a theme entertainment complex located on the territory of the Belgorod Central Park. The Club owns an edifice with the café for holding festive events and educational master-classes, four-storied kiddie maze, soft module play complex named Karapuz, a stage for shows, 5D cinema, prize machines, kiddie rides etc. The park area annexed to the café offers a variety of possibilities for play and entertainment.

17:15 – 17:45 Handing diplomas to the participants of the Forum.
18:00 Return to the hotel.


July 15 (Friday)

Optional Tour

«Belgorod is a City of Military Glory»

9:00 – 17:00

Part 1: A tour to the Museum-Preserve «Prokhorovka Field»

Military Historical Museum-Preserve «Prokhorovka Field» - Military Historical Museum-Preserve “Prokhorovka Field” is a multifunctional memorial complex dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet Army in the tank battle at Prokhorovka in the Great Patriotic War. The complex covers a vast territory with war memorials and monuments; the major of them is a Victory Monument - a belfry erected at the hill height 252,2 m, where on July 12, 1943 the epicenter of Prokhorovka tank battle was deployed. The memorial complex exposes the WWII armored vehicles, the museum The Third Battlefield of Russia with implemented modern multimedia technologies and installations, the temple to the Saint Preeminent Apostles Peter and Paul and other sites of interest.




Part 2: Tour to Park Klyuchi and Ethnographic Village «Kostroma»

Park Klyuchi is a recreation zone located at the picturesque site embraced by the oak tree grove on the grounds of a former estate owned by a landlord Pitra. On the territory of the park there is an interactive open air museum Kostroma, an ethnographic village displaying Russian traditional lifestyle and customs of the village residents of the 19th-beginning 20th centuries. During the cultural-entertainment tour the guests will observe seven thematic courtyards with the demonstration of traditional craftworks in each of them. Any guest will be able to see the unique achievements of artisans and take part in their master classes.


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Together into the world of entertainments!


For more information please contact the Organizer:

Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA)

 Tel./Fax: +7 (495) 234-52-33, +7 (495) 234-52-68



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