"This year we expect over 3,000 [guests] to participate. We hope that over 60 countries will be represented," Nazarov said at the final meeting of the YIEF Program Committee.
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He noted that over 2,200 participants from 46 countries had visited the event in 2017.
22 April 2017, 13:18 GMT
This year delegations from Austria and Germany are to receive an honorable status, along with Moscow’s delegation.
The YIEF is an annual business event held in Crimea, sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Crimea and the Yalta International Economic Forum Foundation, with the support of the Presidential Administration of Russia.