For several years, the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy (ICWAG) from Moscow, on behalf of the Embassy of Chile in the Russian Federation, organizes a series of events aimed at the expanding trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Chile. For example, in 2016 the «Days of Chile» took place successfully in the cities of Tolyatti, Nizhny Novgorod and Yaroslavl.
The events of this year began on May the 15th in Kostroma. The Chilean delegation was headed by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Chile in the Russian Federation, His Excellency Rodrigo Nieto. The program of the visit included: a protocol meeting with the Governor of the Kostroma Region Mr. Sitnikov S.; «round table» of the Kostroma business representatives with the Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Chile, the Director of the Trade Delegation at the Embassy of Chile in the Russian Federation («ProChile»), Mr. José Campusano Alarcon; the exhibition of Chilean food and beverage, imported to the Russian Federation, with their professional degustation; a gastronomic dinner, based on Chilean food and accompanied by Chilean alcoholic beverages. The visit of the Chilean delegation was widely covered by the regional media (http://gtrk-kostroma.ru/news/2017/05/15/na-kostromskih-prilavkah-vskore-mogut-poyavitsya-chilijskaya-ryba-i-selhozprodukciya-ng-Kgj-pZdl06ntfJ5r1f7Fg.aspx/).
The Vladimir region became the next touring point. On May the 18-20th the «Days of Chile» were held within the 5th Interregional Economic Forum «GOLDEN RING OF RUSSIA 50. ENTREPRENEURSHIP. TOURISM: INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE». The Republic of Chile was represented at the Forum exhibition by a separate stand, which was attended by high guests: Mr. Mutko V., Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation; Mr. Siluanov A., Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation; Governor of the Vladimir region Ms. Orlova S. and other officials. The Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to the Russian Federation took part in the Plenary Session of the Forum. The same day there was a business meeting of the Chilean delegation with the Governor of the Vladimir region. In the evening of May the 19th, an audience with the Governor of the Vladimir region Ms. Orlova was held, when the guests had the opportunity to taste the dishes of Chilean cuisine, accompanied by selected Chilean wines and pisco. «The Days of Chile» in Vladimir were accompanied by numerous interviews in federal and regional media (http://trc33.ru/news/economy/vo-vladimire-otkrylas-vystavka-v-ekonomicheskogo-foruma/).
The final chord of the series of events was a business dinner, organized for the Moscow hospitality industry, service and tourism business, which took place on May the 24th in the capital restaurant house «Buloshnaya». Menu dishes were prepared according to Chilean recipes and were accompanied by specially selected Chilean alcoholic drinks. Before the dinner, the guests got acquainted with the exhibition of Chilean wines and food products, at which the importing companies demonstrated their best samples. The Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Chile, the Director of the Trade Delegation to the Embassy of Chile in the Russian Federation («ProChile»), Mr. Jose Campusano Alarcon welcomed the guests of the dinner and introduced them a presentation of the economic and tourist potential of the Republic of Chile. The answering speeches during the dinner were made by: Ms. Tabutueva E., Deputy Head of the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation; Mr. Korovkin V., Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Federal Agency for Tourism; Mr. Aristov S., Adviser to the Minister of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for North Caucasus Affairs; Mr. Marmer L., General Director of Intourist; Mr. Zakharov L. - Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Publishing House «Komsomolskaya Pravda». Business dinner, which was led by the President of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, Mr. Geliberman, was held in a warm friendly atmosphere. According to the participants of the «Days of Chile» from both Russian and Chilean sides, this format of events is effective for business communication.