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Event Report
World Snow Forum 2013 | 17 January 2013
3000 Event Participants
From 17th till 20th of January 3000 people from 31 countries visited the platform of the World Snow Forum in international exhibition complex “Novosibirsk Expocentre”.

The organizers of the World Snow Forum were the Government of the Novosibirsk Region and "Novosibirsk Expocentre". The Forum topics covered a wide range of themes: from the environmental and economic challenges to the development of culture and sports. The Forum worked in three main areas: Winter sports and recreation, Ecology of the Northern Territories, Snow and city.

The central event of the Forum was the adoption of the Charter of the World Snow Forum at the plenary session on the theme: "The mission of Russia: development snow territories." Among the participants of the plenary session was the honorary president of the Russian Geographical Society, Vladimir Kotlyakov; Managing Director of GRID-Arendal, Peter Prokosh; deputy head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Evgeniy Pisarevsky; deputy executive director of the Olympic Committee of Russia Andrey Selivanov; Sergei Brilev head and anchorman of “News on Saturday” (Vesti v Subbotu) and others.

As a part of the World Snow Forum the “International Snow City Exhibition” was organized, where leading companies presented their equipment and products in the area of city management in winter period; the “International Snow Sports Exhibition", where the products, services, and technologies for winter sports and recreation were demonstrated. Districts of Novosibirsk region presented their expositions either.

The specific outcomes of the Forum are obvious now. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Novosibirsk region and the Ministry of Forestry, Environment and Ecology of the Ulyanovsk region signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of ecology that will enable these two regions to cooperate more effectively in maintaining the ecological balance of the snow territories and strengthen interregional relations in general.

As part of the Forum the World Snow Sculpture Competition was held. 17 teams of snow sculptors have created mascots of Winter Olympics from snow, including the mascots of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Sochi - 2014. The team from Moldova, which made a mascot of hare, belonging to Sochi - 2014 mascots, won the competition.

In the context of the World Snow Forum the Final of beauty contest “Miss Snow Universe” was held, which was participated by 20 contestants from “snow” cities of Russia. During the competition the girls went through several steps, one of which was an extreme photo shoot in swimsuits in front of snow sculptures, made especially for the World Snow Forum. The winner of the competition became Vladislava Verner, the first year student of the Law Faculty at Tomsk State University. She got a mink coat, a contract with Noah Models Agency of Russia, and the right to represent Russia at the international contest "Miss Tourism World" in summer 2013.

At the opening ceremony of the Forum a permanent exposition of the Novosibirsk region was opened in the "Novosibirsk Expocentre". The exposition will strengthen the image of the Novosibirsk region as an innovation center of Siberia, demonstrating high rates of socio-economic development.

The closing ceremony of the forum was dedicated to the World Snow Day, which was celebrated on January 20th, 2013 in Russia for the first time. Participants and guests of the World Snow Forum launched a symbolic globe with the inscription "World Forum of Snow" and "Novosibirsk - the capital of the snow."
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