Briefing, Press Conference

Want to share you opinion on an issue urgent for you with the media? IAA PortNews is ready to plan and host such a meeting.

Venue: the agency's editorial office, a conference / briefing hall of our long-standing partner Interfax North-West, a briefing room at one of the best hotels and restaurants in the city.

The event planning and management include:

  • The event script (speakers, theme, the event schedule);
  • Invitation of participants (if a briefing is attended by guests of the company);
  • Invitation to the media;
  • Hosting of the event;
  • Issuing of a final press-release;
  • Monitoring of coverage in the media outlets.

Panel discussions

A round table with participation of invited opponents to address the issue.

Possible meeting formats:

  • Limited number of participants.
  • Wide range of participants

Venue: The agency's editorial office, a conference hall at one of the best hotels in the city.

Organization of the event includes:

  • Preparing of the event script (who will be speaking, his theme, the event time limit);
  • Invitation to participants;
  • Invitation to the media;
  • Creation of a press kit;
  • Support of the event;
  • Release of a final meida release;
  • Monitoring of coverage in the media outlets;


A large-scale event with participation of representatives of businesses, government, relevant supervisory and regulatory authorities, the media to discuss the question, the problems. The event includes: participants presenting their reports, a briefing for participants and a press conference. The event program includes a break for coffee/lunch.

Venue: a conference hall of one of the best hotels in the city.

Event planning and management includes:

  • Preparing of the event script (speaker, theme, schedule);
  • Invitation to participants;
  • Invitation to the media;
  • Creation of a press kit;
  • Hosting of the event;
  • Final media-release.
  • Monitoring of coverage by the media.

Media tour

A tour for journalists to draw attention to a project, a company or a facility of the company. The media tour can be itself a separate newsworthy newsworthy event with a short briefing at the end. This can be an auto-tour, a river cruise or a tour by helicopter.

To read more please find the information on the results of several industry-focused events planned and hosted by the IAA PortNews (conferences and panel discussions). The agency had prepared guidllines and resolutions based on the results of some events. The events are planned and held by IAA PortNews either with an invitation to other media outlets or without participation of journalists.

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30.09.2013 IAA PortNews lend support to a CNN team filming of the Gulf of Finland based Russian ports
11.09.2013 IAA PortNews plans and hosts a panel discussion "New projects in the maritime passenger traffic market" with participation of St. Petersburg Vice Governor Oleg Markov
06.07.2013 IAA PortNews organizes and holds a ceremony of completion of the waterfront quay wall of MSCC Bronka attended by Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov
03.04.2013 Panel Discussion "Features of bunkering operations on Russia's inland waterways", April 3, 2013, Moscow, Savoy Hotel
20.02.2013 National Conference "Ecology and Economy of Shipping in the Baltic Sea: In Pursuit of Reasonable Compromise", February 20, 2013, St. Petersburg, Venue: the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping headquarters
03.12.2012 Conference "Outlook of seamless logistics of Russian export coal", December 3, 2012, Venue: Ararat Park Hyatt
22.11.2012 International Conference of RUMI "Marine Insurance in Russia 2012", November 22, 2012, Moscow, Venue: Lotte Hotel
25.04.2012 Reform of Inland Waterways management: The path to effective and safe shipping, 25 April, 2012, Moscow, Venue: Expocenter
14.07.2011 Onsite Presentation "Port Bronka. Commencement of construction", St. Petersburg, the M/V City Blues
19.10.2010 Panel discussion «Paris MoU NIR: New Challenges and Horizons" (features of the new Port State inspection regime), St. Petersburg, the RS headquarters.
08.10.2010 Briefing of Alexei Klyavin, Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, Russia's Transport Ministry, headlined: "The Ministry of Transport of Russia on cooperation with the EU", St. Petersburg, the RS headquarters
24.09.2009 Conference "Beyond the crisis. New vectors of water transport development", St. Petersburg, Venu: Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, business program of NEVA 2009 Expo.
10.07.2009 Panel discussion "On the preparation of Russia to the forthcoming IMO audit", St. Petersburg, at Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping and on board of the STS Sedov, as part of the business program of the St. Petersburg phase of the TSR 2009.
19.12.2008 Roundtable "OSR plans in the waters of the Russian Federation related to shipping companies and shore terminals", Moscow, the hall of the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport of the Russian Federation
09.10.2008 Roundtable "Port Service as a tool to enhance the attractiveness of the port" in the framework of the business program of the Transtec-2008 exhibition, St. Petersburg, Lenexpo.
07.10.2008 Roundtable "Prospects of container traffic on Russia's inland waterways" as part of the business program of the Transtec-2008, St. Petersburg, Lenexpo
16.04.2008 Conference "Russian International Ship Register: experience, challenges and outlook", St. Petersburg.