The Moscow Urban Forum 2017 has been nominated for the 6th Annual National Award in the field of event industry «Event of the Year» in the nomination «Business Event of the Year». People may cast their votes at the official website for the Award until 16 March.
The primary goal of the Award is to show the opportunities and prospects of the industry in Russia, to identify leaders worth learning from, as well as to demonstrate the level of event organisation and to acquaint the public with professionals from the event industry. The Expert Council of the Award includes representatives of large corporate customers of events, honoured figures from culture and the arts, media personalities. The Annual National Award «Event of the Year» is the key professional award of the event industry in Russia, initiated by Zhanna Vasenina, editor-in-chief of the Event.ru magazine and Alexander Izotov, famous film producer.
Since its launch in 2011, the Moscow Urban Forum 2017 has become the largest and most representative project. The Forum of 2017 expanded the format from three to seven days and increased the scope of the business program, the Festival, and the exhibition. The business programme on 6–7 July 2017 was attended by about 11,000 participants from 68 countries. 414 speakers took part in 85 events (plenary sessions, panel discussions, round tables, presentations and master classes), 124 of which were representatives from foreign countries. These parameters make the Moscow Urban Forum 2017 the world's largest event of its kind.