Pro-Chancellor for academic affairs of UNECON, Elena Gorbashko, opened the meeting, noting the importance of developing Science Advisory field at the University and emphasizing
the importance of joint projects in this area. The workshops discussed the topical issues of the tourism industry, including the development of tourism infrastructure: hotel, transport, information, food and entertainment service industry. In the course of the talks the main trends in the development of tourism in St. Petersburg and the Russian Federation as a whole were identified.
As a result of the joint discussion, promising areas that may be in demand in the market of consulting services were selected, including congress and exhibition activities, activities in the market of medical and SPA services; entertainment and theme parks (amusement rides).
As a result of the meeting, it was proposed to gather working groups in each direction, which will ensure collection and consolidation of the necessary information for the preparation of business ideas in the selected areas.