“Food is allowed only in specially designated areas, open tasting and refreshments at the stands is not permitted. Recommendations may be adjusted in the direction of mitigation in case of improvement of the epidemiological situation”, – explained in the health service.

As earlier reported, “RG”, the Federal service at the beginning of July gave recommendations on rules of conduct Congress and exhibition activity in the conditions of partial removal of restrictions, part of which in different ways were interpreted by market participants.

the service also noted that the CPS guidance for conferences and exhibitions explain the General principle of holding events in terms of the preservation risks of spreading coronavirus. “The specific details of those or other events with a large number of participants and catering to them are worked out in each specific case”, – said the Agency.

According to chamber of Commerce and industry of the Russian Federation, the annual turnover of the Russian exhibition market in 2018-2019 is about $800 million, which corresponds to the seventh largest in the world after USA, Germany, France, Britain, China and Italy. In Russia, a year is about 950 exhibitions in the B2B format with a total area of about 2 million square meters. In them participated about 100 thousand exhibitors from more than 100 countries. The number of visitors is in the range of 7.5-8 million.