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Partnership with us will allow you to demonstrate your leadership in front of representatives of the cluster ecosystem from around the world, top managers of large companies, politicians of the federal and regional levels, development agencies and representatives of leading scientific institutions.
8:00-20:00 (GMT +3)
OCTOBER 13, TUESDAY - arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation for guests. Welcome party.
DAY 1 / OCTOBER 14, WEDNESDAY
Cluster tours. Demonstration of investment and industrial potential of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan. Visiting high-tech industries and establishing business contacts with technology solution providers. Visualization of cluster initiatives and ongoing projects through a demonstration of cooperation chains
of key stakeholders.
DAY 2 / OCTOBER 15, THURSDAY
Main part. Visionary sessions: global framework and national objectives for the development of the regional economics; setting goals for the development of cluster initiatives through the study of world best practices, organization of work of project teams.
Solutions and macro-regional specifics: during the discussions participants will be able to discuss solutions in the field of technological support of economies in response to global challenges, including through the prism of macro-regional features and tasks.
DAY 3 / OCTOBER 16, FRIDAY
Main part. As part of the discussions, participants will be able to discuss solutions in the field of technological support of the economy in response to global challenges, including through the prism of macro-regional features and tasks. Formulation of key challenges and directions of development within the framework of the declared topics in accordance with a specific track of the program. Plenary part: trends and challenges. The plenary sessions will consider global trends and technologies that affect the change in social and economic policies. Key challenges and opportunities for international cooperation will be formulated in terms of launching cluster activation of the region’s economics.
The Republic of Tatarstan confidently takes a leading position in the development of IT projects. One of the largest business incubators in Russia operates in the IT-park. Today, 40 startup projects are located in the IT-Park Business Incubator, and the total amount of investments attracted by startups over 7 years exceeded ~10 million EUR. According to the results of the year, Tatarstan ranks first in the Volga Federal District and second among all regions of the Russian Federation in the Digital Russia rating. The rating assesses how information technologies are being introduced to access hospitals, schools, kindergartens, city halls or the local parliament. Electronic services in the republic are used by 80% of the population.
While there is arguing in a society about the potential "rise of the machines", the threats from big data and artificial intelligence, new technologies transform one of the major areas of human life - medicine. What will be its future? The main aspects of the medicine of the future are: personalized treatment, individual diagnostics, creation of new drugs using artificial intelligence, robotization of surgery and therapy, as well as curation of digital platforms for patient recovery after surgery or illness.
Kazan city is an example of the city whose potential in sports, gradually developing in a sustainable brand, was determined by the political elite of the Republic of Tatarstan and supported by not only the population of the region, but also by the federal government of Russia. That’s why the sports cluster “New Sport” was created in Kazan, which contributes to the development of sports in the republic. Each object of the cluster tour program is unique in scale, equipment and extraordinary architecture.
Global challenges raise the attention to the urgent need to replace the obsolete conventional economic model to a new sustainable resource-efficient model – the circular economy – the economy of innovation, both technical and social. The circular economy today finds its application in many areas of industrial complexes: automotive industry, production of chemical and medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and much more.
The tourism and hospitality industry is actively developing in the republic, promoting a tourism product in promising markets and providing quality services to tourists in the Republic of Tatarstan. VisitTatarstan is a comprehensive program aimed at creating and implementing a global communication strategy and marketing campaign to promote the tourism opportunities of the republic, as well as the further development of the tourism industry within the region and bringing it to modern world needs and standards. The “Visit Tatarstan” tourist destination development program solves 6 main tasks: increasing the income and well-being of the Republic of Tatarstan, its residents and businesses through the development of the tourism industry, combining the activities of all participants in the tourism industry of Tatarstan with a single vision and common sense, creating a clear, uniform and adequate image of the tourist Tatarstan in the public consciousness both within the region and beyond, increasing the recognition of Tatarstan as an attractive tourist destination, sense ”for the development of Tatarstan as a tourist destination, raising the prestige of the tourism industry in the republic.
Education today is a process of continuous development of the human personality, knowledge and skills, abilities to make judgments and take actions. Today we can take educational process as a tool to construct person's image in accordance with those value orientations that he/she has chosen from among those suggested to him/her as relevant.
* You can register for the tour in section BECOME A DELEGATE
Merete Daniel Nielsen
President of TCI Network, co-founder
and co-director of Cluster Excellence Denmark
of the Boston Consulting Group
Chief Executive of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
Vice-president of the Association "Innokam"
Australian Honorary Consul
Director of the Russian Cluster Observatory
Head of the Human Resources Department of PJSC TATNEFT
Head of the Human Resources Department of UAZ Ltd
of The World Bank Russian Federation
University Of Antwerp Full Professor, Vice rector Valorisation & Development
Deputy CEO Investment and Venture Fund
of the Republic
First Vice President Russian Chemists Union
OCTOBER 17, SATURDAY - sightseeing tours (extra option by preorder).
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Kazan as a destination offer a great variety of hotels - you can choose from 169 hotels. Our operator will help you choose the most comfortable option.
Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda - the old Tatar settlement is the streets with colorful Tatar traditional architecture and museums, stretching on the shores of Lake Kaban. Hundreds of years ago, the life of the indigenous Tatar population was running among mosques, bazaars and the first Tatar theaters.
The Kremlin embankment
The Kremlin embankment stretches at the foot of the Kremlin with many cafes, restaurants, entertainment and a beautiful view of the Kazanka River, which after sunset reflects the splendor of Kazan at night.
The Peter and Paul Cathedral
The Peter and Paul Cathedral is the Orthodox pearl of Kazan, the most valuable architectural monument in the Russian Baroque style. All Russian emperors and empresses, beginning with Catherine II, state public figures, writers, including A. Pushkin, were here. The cathedral is described in the works of Alexander Humboldt and Alexander Dumas.
The temple of all religions
The temple of all religions is an architectural symbol of all religions and their museum. The one of a kind object in the whole world, reflecting the "tolerance" of multinational and multicultural Tatarstan
For choosing entertainment, interesting places and events in Kazan, please visit
Kazan sightseeing tour
(about 3 hours)
Sviyazhsk island town tour
(about 5 hours)
Old Bolgar tour
(about 11 hours)
KAZAN SIGHTSEEING TOUR ABOUT 3 HOURS
Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan Republic, a large port on the bank of Volga river at the place where Kazanka river is flowing into it. Kazan city is the one of the largest economical, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sport centers of Russian Federation.
Kazan city tour is an entertaining trip with sightseeing of such famous places of Kazan as Kazan Kremlin with its beautiful Kol Sharif mosque, the magnificent Blagoveshenskiy Cathedral (the Cathedral of Annunciation) and Soyembika tower, which has many legends and tales.
After Kazan Kremlin you'll visit National Cultural center “Kazan”, the Marcani mosque, Kazan university complex and the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, the place where the Kazan Icon of God's Mother was found.
SVIYAZHSK ISLAND TOWN TOUR ABOUT 5 HOURS
A tour to the “island-city” of Sviyazhsk - one of the main sights in Tatarstan. It is located 30km from Kazan among picturesque scenery on a 62-hectare island in the mouth of the River Sviyaga. Sviyazhsk marks the first place of Russian settlement in the area, founded in 1551 by Ivan the Terrible as a Russian base for his campaigns against the Kazan Khanate. A fortress was constructed in the city of Uglich by Ivan Vyrodkov (Russia’s first military engineer) and then sailed in sections down the Volga where it was pieced together on top of the Lysaya Hill. The Sviyazhsk Fortress was a grand project of its age and a year later, in 1552, Kazan fell to the Russians.
Over the years the settlement developed and grew rich and churches and monasteries were founded here. Famous mediaeval architects Ivan Shiryai and Postnik Yakovlev later worked on Sviyazhsk’s church and monastery complexes. Many other architectural landmarks from various eras are also found here, which even rival cities of Russia’s Golden Ring tourist route.
OLD BOLGAR TOUR ABOUT 11 HOURS
The Great Bolgar - religious relic and the historical homeland of the Volga Tatars, known in the Muslim world as the «Northern Mecca», is about three hours» drive of Kazan. It is here that one of the tourist gems of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Bulgarian State Historical and Architectural Museum and Heritage Site is located. In 2014 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Most of the ruins left in Bolgar are from the period when it served as the capital of the Golden Horde. Mausoleums, palaces, mosques and Orthodox churches dot the terrain. Be sure to visit the Cathedral Mosque, the Black Chamber, and the East Mausoleum, the 700-year-old burial chamber for Bolgar nobility. Also be sure to check out the remains of the vast Khan's palace and the holy spring "Well of Gabdrakhman", whose waters are said to have healing powers.
Bolgar’s newer buildings are equally as impressive. The "Memorial Sign", a shrine to the adoption of Islam, is a house of the largest printed Koran in the world. (The book weighs 500 kg!) The massive White Mosque is a reconstruction replica of its ancient predecessor which was destroyed in the 15th century. The expansive complex is a true gem of Tartar architecture.