‘Russia is a Prime Market for UK Businesses in The International Major Events Market’ says MEI

Nov. 15, 2013 - PRLog -- Russia should be a major focus for UK businesses looking to get involved in international sports events, according to Dennis Mills, founder of leading global business specialists Major Events International (MEI).

Russia are set to stage the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the 2018 FIFA World Cup and MEI is staging a seminar in north London on Tuesday November 19, which will highlight the opportunities for UK companies, regardless of sector or size, looking to break into or establish themselves in the sports event industry.

Speaking ahead of the event, MEI founder Dennis Mills said: “We have seen recently how ambitious Russia is to host major sports events such as the IAAF World Athletic Championships, Rugby World Cup Sevens and Summer Universiade and they have the Confederations Cup in 2017 and the FINA World Cup in 2018.

“The standing of British companies in the sports industry around the world could not be higher and MEI is looking to work with British businesses looking to capitalise on the attention that London 2012 has provided.”

Fellow speaker and Sagacity Director Jon Coxeter-Smith added: “With more than more than 20 major sporting events including multi-sport games and world championships already in the portfolio for the period 2011-20, Russia is undoubtedly enjoying a golden decade of sport.

“The roots can be traced back to 1999 and the manifesto of President Vladimir Putin, as he sought to build support for his succession of Boris Yeltsin in 2000, having been Acting President, since the latter’s sudden resignation the previous year. We have seen Russia steadily rising to its top three position in the last edition of Sportcal’s Global Sports Nations Index; analysts expect to see further movement in the next edition.”

The MEI seminar will be run at the Russian Trade Delegation in Highgate and will feature speakers from the Russia House as well as other companies who have already worked in Russia. MORE


Address: Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the UK, 32-33 Highgate West Hill, London N6 6NL

Registration starts at 2pm and will be followed by presentations and then a drinks reception at 530pm.

Visit this link to reserve your place: http://meirussiabriefing.eventbrite.co.uk or email plawson@majoreventsint.com or call +44 2079 349 008



Major Events International (MEI) was formed in 2007 and specialises in helping companies succeed in the major events industry.

MEI offers business support services to companies bidding for, hosting or supplying major iconic global events such as the Olympic Games and World Cups.

MEI offers a wide range of services including organising overseas mission support; strategic bid and host city support; and advice to access key suppliers for stadium and venue builds and upgrades.

Our network of suppliers and experts will be of value to any company looking to increase their presence in the international major events world.

In addition to a range of bespoke consultancy services and a particular focus on Brazil, MEI run the only global professional membership scheme for individuals and companies across all sectors who wish to be included in this specialist community.

The tailored MEI major events information service from our online major events portal gives readers the latest news and in-depth analysis on procurement for the events and sports world, together with supplier directories and focused advertising from the global events community.

This is underpinned by a quarterly digest which has been significantly enhanced of late to give subscribers access to market intelligence and procurement data, hosted on the main MEI web sites in Brazil and for a wider international readership.

MEI staff have been involved in a wide range of international events including: Beijing Olympic Games 2008; Commonwealth Games India 2010, London Olympic Games 2012; and have been present in Brazil since 2009. Qatar is now moving into focus and other UK based events beyond London 2012 to include Commonwealth Games Glasgow and Rugby World Cup 2015.

For media inquiries please contact:

David Alexander, Calacus PR on 07802-412424 or david.alexander@calacus.com

Kourtney Shaw, Calacus PR on 07730-769269 or kourtney.shaw@calacus.com

Gemma Mejer, Calacus PR on 07730-766195 or gemma.mejer@calacus.com

For more information about Major Events International, please visit http://www.majoreventsinternational.com or email enquiries@majoreventsint.com

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