The University in Asia approached us with two tasks:
- To find top-ranked partner universities in Russia to establish student exchange programmes,
- To find top-ranked schools to recruit students from.
What we did
From December 2011 to April 2012 the preparation work was conducted. First, we prepared the report on the education system in Russia, how it is structured, what are the entrance requirements for the Universities and other critical criteria.
We also prepared a list of universities consolidating the different ranking systems (there is no common league in Russia). We contacted the best four universities and scheduled meetings with the vice-chancellors' offices of three of them in Moscow and St Petersburg.
We also contacted top-ranked school heads to introduce the Asian university and schedule meetings in April to further discuss potential cooperation.
Alongside this, we coordinated the logistics of the visit to Moscow and St Petersburg (hotels, transportation within the cities and between them). We provided the interpretation and translation (marketing materials et al.) work.
In April 2012, the visit to Moscow and St Petersburg took place; during that period seven meetings were organised. All seven institutions agreed to collaborate with the Asian University.
The work resulted in seven Russian institutions agreeing to partner and cooperate with the University in Asia. Currently the work is under way to sign the necessary contracts and prepare further visits to Russia in autumn in order to enhance these relations and find some more partnering institutions.
(logistics and organisation by Eventum PREMO)
To manage a small team to provide best quality greeting and leaving experience for the official country and intergovernmental organisations' delegations in the airports of St Petersburg.
What Ignaty did
Ignaty prepared all the necessary documentation for the team to operate effectively. He ensured smooth communication between the Logistics (Airport) team Ignaty was in charge of and other teams involved in the organisation of the G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting.
Ignaty made all the necessary provisions to ensure effective and successful cooperation with external service providers (parking, airport security, airport management) and governmental law enforcement services (Federal security service and police).
He then was personally involved in greeting the international delegations and managed the team of four to ensure 24hour presence in the airport in order to facilitate all the potential issues the VIP delegates and their teams might have had.
The G8 Finance Ministers' Meeting was a success and no issues were raised by the participants. The Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation expressed their deep satisfaction by the work of the organising committee and Eventum PREMO, that was then passed onto all members of the organising team.