HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland’s Head of Events Education and Planning, Mr. Anthony Lack was invited as a speaker at the first edition of the Russian International Protocol Forum 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The topic of his presentation was “The Gap between Protocol and Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Studies” and was part of a panel discussion focusing on Protocol Education Market review: where to study protocol and etiquette today.
The forum was organised by IQ Protocol and took place at the Skolkovo Innovation Center Moscow. The two-day forum consisted of 65 speakers and presenters during 15 sessions and panel discussions and was attended by over 455 participants.
Speakers consisted of Heads of executive office and chiefs of Protocol of federal and regional authorities, Chiefs of Protocol of large Russian and International corporations and companies and International and Russian experts in the field of Protocol, Etiquette and Cross-Cultural Communication and provided an excellent platform for business networking.
Mr.Vladislav Kitayev, Chief of Protocol of the President of the Russian Federation, opened the plenary session. ‘The world dynamics and the associated trends of globalization, informatization, and digitalization, are setting new requirements for Protocol today,’ said Mr.Kitaev. ‘It is becoming more dynamic, flexible, transparent, less standardized and more open’.
Pavel Zarubin, the Political Correspondent of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, moderated the opening session, encouraging the Protocol experts as they stepped into their unusual roles of the plenary speakers.
On reflection, Mr. Lack said, “it was a great occasion to meet and network with so many high-profile experts in the fields of protocol, etiquette and cross-cultural communication from both Russia and internationally and amazing opportunity of learning”.