Travel to Sochi on business

The Russian resort city of Sochi has long been a popular holiday destination for Russian tourists. It’s also home to a variety of conference venues and attractions, and makes a great destination for business travelers. Get to know the city and be prepared for the next time you’ll be traveling to Sochi on business.

About Sochi

Located on the Black Sea in southern Russia and known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, Sochi attracts over 6 million tourists every year.

As Sochi became the destination for the Winter Olympics in 2014, billions of dollars were invested in Sochi in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics. 11 new venues were built for the athletes, set in 2 distinct ‘clusters’ – the Mountain Cluster and Coastal Cluster.

Sochi ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana

Sochi will also be one of the host cities for the FIFA World Cup matches in Russia in 2018. Six matches will be held here.

The city is home to Sochi International Airport, which is a quick flight from Moscow. It has a good public transport system of buses, and the Sochi Light Metro system which launched for the Winter Olympics. Private taxi hire, car rental and plenty of walking and cycle routes in the city mean it’s easy to get around.

Sochi on business

Due to the enormous Olympic development, a vast range of new business came to Sochi. All aspects of the games needed to be covered; from environmental planning to engineering, event management to security.

Sochi trade shows on a variety of topics, such as tourism and construction, are organised by ‘Soud – Sochi Exhibitions’ throughout the year. Another company who specialize in organizing business exhibitions, forums and conferences in Sochi are the exhibition company ‘Sochi-Expo’.

Upcoming business events in Sochi include the Russian Investment Forum which is held in February 2018. The event provides a platform for economic debate in Russia. The B2B Forex Forum in Sochi is coming up later in 2018. Forex and Stock Exchange industry professionals will attend this event to discuss key issues of the Forex market in Russia.

Cityscape of Sochi and river Sochi

What to see in Sochi

If you are going to Sochi on business, there are plenty of attractions in the city that will help you unwind and get to know this Russian hotspot better.

Sochi is rightly proud of the architecture of its elegant central Railway station, designed by Alexei Dushkin, and it’s worth a trip to see.

Sochi railway station

For a gentle and relaxing afternoon in Sochi, head to the Sochi arboretum, the Dendrary Botanical Garden. Here, visitors can see amazing views on a cable car ride and then have a pleasant stroll through hundreds of varieties of trees and plants.

One of the oldest cultural venues in Sochi is the Sochi City Museum (Museum of History of Sochi) which was opened in 1920. The museum looks at natural history, archaeology and social history, and has a special exhibition on ‘Cosmonauts in Sochi’. For further insights into local culture, make time to browse collections of Russian and Soviet art as well as temporary exhibitions in the classical Art Museum. Visit the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, the Black Sea region’s first Orthodox Church.

Finally, unwind after a meeting with a trip to the long Sochi coastline on the Black Sea and relax on one of its popular beaches. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even try booking in to a short cruise around the area.

Sochi view from the sea

Stay with Park Inn

The Park Inn by Radisson Sochi City Centre is conveniently located near the Sochi railway station, as well as many other Sochi attractions. A convenient and comfortable choice for your business trip to Sochi. With 5 meeting spaces, the hotel is also the perfect place for your meetings.

Park Inn by Radisson Sochi City Centre conference room

See you at Park Inn by Radisson Sochi City Centre!