Taliya Minullina, Head of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency (TIDA), took part in the meeting of the GSV "Russia – Islamic World" leadership with ambassadors of the OIC member states, representatives of the federal and regional authorities and heads of religious associations.
The head of TIDA informed about the agenda of the forum "Russia – Islamic World: KazanForum", which will be held in the capital of Tatarstan on May 18-19.
This year the forum will include 200 different events. Those are sessions of intergovernmental commissions on May 17, more than 140 sessions in the business programme on May 18 and 19 and a plenary session with the countries' leaders on May 19. An intensive tourist and cultural program is also provided.
A special event is the Congress of Religious Leaders on May 20 and the traditional holiday of acceptance of Islam in Russia, which will be held in the ancient city of Bolgar on May 21. Last year it was held to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam. This year it is planned to bring 11 relics of Prophet Muhammad, which will certainly be a major event and will attract many visitors.
There will also be a ballet festival, national exhibitions in museums, "Golden Puck" children's ice-hockey tournament, Islamic Ice Hockey Association meeting, Figital Games of the Future, Islamic Fashion Show with collections of designers from OIC countries, Festival of Islamic Cuisines of different nations, first OIC Chef Competition, Classical Music Festival.
Business programme is organized by tracks. The main topics are international cooperation, Islamic finance, Halal industry, business opportunities, technology, innovation, investment, industry (the focus will be on shipbuilding, oil and gas chemistry and machine tools), sustainable development, female perspective, forum for young diplomats and young entrepreneurs, education, sport, health, small business, logistics.
For the first time, Russia-Islamic world inter-parliamentary hearings are being held. Substantive conferences will be: Russia – Turkey, Russia – Indonesia, Russia – Egypt, Russia – Azerbaijan, Russia – Uzbekistan, Russia – Malaysia, Russia – Iran.
This is not the first time the Forum of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the OIC countries will be held. In addition, the traditional business exhibition "Russia Halal Expo" will be held.
GSV "Russia - Islamic world"