Moscow reports delegations from 200 towns invited to BRICs forum

(MENAFN) In a move to foster international cooperation and exchange of knowledge, authorities in Moscow have announced the invitation of representatives from more than 200 cities worldwide to participate in the upcoming BRICS International Municipal Forum. Set to convene in August, the event aims to facilitate dialogue and collaboration on various aspects of urban development and governance.

Scheduled for August 27-28, the forum is expected to draw over 5,000 participants from 126 countries, along with delegates from 89 Russian jurisdictions. With an extensive program featuring over 700 speakers across panels and receptions, the event promises to be a platform for insightful discussions and networking opportunities.

Sergey Cheremin, head of Moscow’s department of foreign trade and international relations, emphasized the inclusive nature of the forum, highlighting invitations sent to cities across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The venue for the event will be the Ekspocentr convention hall, situated near the picturesque Krasnaya Presnya park in Moscow.

The agenda for the forum encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from municipal infrastructure and urban sustainability to resource management and social services. Special focus will be placed on areas such as education, healthcare, culture, tourism, and sports, reflecting the multifaceted nature of urban development.

Drawing on Moscow's extensive experience in infrastructure development, Cheremin emphasized the city's role as a global leader in urban innovation and competitiveness. Discussions at the forum are expected to delve into issues of innovation, talent attraction, and strategies for enhancing the competitiveness of megacities in the modern era.

In addition to governmental representatives, plans are underway to engage major corporations in the forum, facilitating both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) interactions. Mikhail Sverdlov, head of the BRICS+ Business Communications Foundation, highlighted the significant participation of major corporations and the prospect of fruitful collaborations emerging from the event.

Amidst the backdrop of increasing urbanization and the growing importance of cities in driving global development, the BRICS International Municipal Forum serves as a timely platform for sharing insights, forging partnerships, and advancing collective efforts towards sustainable urbanization and inclusive growth.



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