In Chelyabinsk, 50 winners of the first semi-final of the “Masters of Hospitality” competition were determined

The winners of the first semi-final of the new season of the “Masters of Hospitality” contest, a project of the presidential platform “Russia – a Land of Opportunities”, have been announced. For three days, 142 hospitality industry managers from 45 regions of the country fought for the right to reach the final of the competition at an in-person event in the city of Chelyabinsk. 50 winners from 18 regions were named the best specialists.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the contest &laquo were determined in Chelyabinsk

50 winners of the first semi-final of the “Masters of Hospitality” competition have been determined in Chelyabinsk

The first semi-final of the competition “Masters of hospitality” started in Chelyabinsk on June 12. Over the course of three days, the participants underwent a comprehensive assessment of business and professional competencies, individual interviews and a completely new test for Masters – audit by destinations, as well as offered unique solutions and recommendations for the development of the regional tourism business. During the competitive tests, the participants were evaluated by experts – the best talent in the hospitality industry. They chose 50 participants who will compete in the grand final of the competition.
The General Director of the Presidential Platform «Russia– land of opportunity Alexey Komissarov.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo were determined in Chelyabinsk

“In the South Urals, Chelyabinsk met people who sincerely wish to develop Russian domestic tourism. Really difficult tests awaited you and you coped with them brilliantly. The semi-final turned out, in my opinion, very sincere and hospitable, including due to one of the innovations of the contest – an open educational platform, which was visited by residents of the Chelyabinsk region and neighboring regions. I am sure that thanks to this format, you were able to exchange experience with representatives of the regional tourism community and expand your network of useful contacts. I sincerely want to thank the Chelyabinsk region, its governor Alexei Leonidovich Teksler and the people of the region for such a warm welcome and, of course, their contribution to the development of domestic tourism, – noted the CEO of the presidential platform «Russia– countries of opportunity” Alexey Komissarov.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the contest &laquo

Egor Kovalchuk, Deputy Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, addressed the participants at the closing ceremony of the semi-finals.
“It is important and honorable for us to host the Masters of Hospitality, and we are grateful to the organizers – presidential platform «Russia– land of opportunity – for choosing Chelyabinsk as the starting point for the new season. By holding this competition, we close several tasks at once. Firstly, we improve our skills in organizing large business events, we ourselves become masters of hospitality. Secondly, we represent the tourism potential of the Chelyabinsk region. During the three competitive days, our guests conducted an audit of the hotel and restaurant, analyzed the support measures provided to the tourism industry in the region, and offered their options for the second branded route. I am sure that now they have a complete picture of the tourism opportunities of the Chelyabinsk region, and this fresh look from the outside is important for us. And finally, we get new ideas, new projects, which we can then use in our work. The important point is that our participation in the third season of “Masters of Hospitality” does not end. Participants of the semi-final on the track “Development of territories” will develop a gastronomic case for the Chelyabinsk region – perhaps it will be a themed souvenir or a set of Ural dishes».

50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo were determined in Chelyabinsk

“The 50 brightest participants became the winners of the semi-finals of the competition in the direction of “Hospitality Industry Managers”. It is these people who will compete for the title of Master of Hospitality at the grand final of the competition, a chance to get new career opportunities, a grant for education, recognition of the tourism community. I ask those who did not hear their name in the list of grand finalists not to be upset – you have already become part of a close-knit tourist community, took a chance and made it to the semi-finals, and most importantly – became part of our family of Masters of hospitality!», – noted the head of the competition “Masters of hospitality” Bogdan Kondratov.

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Throughout all stages of the semi-finals, the participants were supported by mentors – tourism industry professionals, famous hoteliers and restaurateurs, tour operators, heads of tourism and service companies, representatives of authorities in charge of the development of territories. The mentors held individual meetings for the participants, advised on topical issues, shared their experience.

“The third season has just started, but it has already shown a high level of participants. Every year the competition becomes more and more interesting, this is a real forge of the best personnel in the country.  “Masters of hospitality” – not just a competition, this is a professional community of people who are in love with their work, making every effort to develop our industry, – noted the CEO of Travel Business School, competition mentor Anna Gurinchuk.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo were determined in Chelyabinsk

“For several years, the company“ Sletat.Ru ” acts as a partner of the “Masters of Hospitality” competition, and our employees are mentors and experts of the project. This year we have become a customer of one of the nominations in the “Startups and breakthrough ideas” direction. We are very glad to cooperate with the competition, because it brings together people who are burning with the idea of ​​developing the hospitality industry in Russia. The participants are great fellows! The competition is very important for the development of their careers and the tourism industry as a whole. I am sure that the contacts that are being established here will be maintained, strengthened and develop into fruitful cooperation. The world is huge and there are many opportunities! Therefore, if one of the Masters comes up with the idea to cooperate with our company, we are open to dialogue and are ready to consider options for cooperation,” said the mentor and expert of the competition, deputy director of the management company Julia Rudenko.

As part of the semi-final, a rich educational program was held with lectures by top speakers in the hospitality industry, including Oksana Gradova, Owner of Gradova Group Hotels, General Director of the Baikal Residence Lodge Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Moscow Krasnoselskaya , Founder and head of the Hotel Business Academy; Alexei Volov, founder of the Hotel Business Forum Hoteliers Forum; Igor Bukharov, President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia; Yulia Rudenko, General Director of Travel Business School, Manager of the WorldSkills competency “Tour Operator Activities”, organizer of the TravelSkills industry championship according to the WorldSkills methodology Anna Gurinchuk, SWISSAM Development Director Artem Klykov, Deputy Director for Tourism Development ANO “Chelyabinsk Region International Cooperation Agency” Irina Chirkova, Deputy General Director, Head of the Ural Convention Bureau, Yekaterinburg Arkady Kiselyov Head of the Suleyman travel Tour Center, Ufa Leysan Suleymanova

50 winners of the first semi-final of the contest &laquo

director of the State Budgetary Institution PC «Tourism Development Center» Konstantin Timinsky, founder of LLC “Revolution of Taste” Denis Nazarov, founder of the restaurant management school “PANGA”, winner of the competition Galina Pozdnyakova, project manager “Cosmos Hotel Omsk”, winner of the competition Vladislav Myakota, deputy general director of the Profi.Travel media holding Olesya Oleinikova, founder of the school of restaurant management “PANGA”, winner of the contest Galina Pozdnyakova, head of the Suleyman travel excursion center, author of the rural tourism course “Visiting Grandma”, winner of the “Masters of Hospitality” contest, 2020-2021 Diana Suleimanova, hospitality ambassador in the Moscow Region, member of the Council of Young Scientists and Specialists Korolev Irina Zuntova. The participants of the program were not only the contestants, but also all interested residents of the region. The business part has become an open communication platform for the exchange of experience. Anyone can take part in educational programs of other areas of the competition. You just need to register on the website:

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The masters of hospitality also got acquainted with the ancient gastronomic traditions of the Ural Cossacks at a gastro-dinner, went on sightseeing tours around the city and walked around the iconic places of Chelyabinsk, joined the all-Russian festival of restoration of the historical environment “Tom Sawyer Fest”, in which hospitality industry managers from all over countries carried out restoration work in the House of the merchant Belyaevsky of the 19th century.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo

The participants also plunged into the sports life of the capital of the Southern Urals. On the Day of Russia, the contestants arranged a festive race, every morning there was a “Exercise with a Champion” for the participants, where professional athletes gave a boost of energy before the competition day, including an international-class master of sports in athletics for the blind, bronze medalist of the World and European Championships, multiple champion of Russia and participant of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Alexander Shirin, 7-time champion of the Russian championship, 8-time medalist of the Russian championship, world championship champion in judo Sergey Nikolaev, International Master of Sports in athletics, multiple winner and prize-winner of national championships values ​​Daria Terekhova, certified instructor of group programs, coach of the children's running school “Champikids”; Ekaterina Radygina, coach of the sports school in rhythmic gymnastics “Harmony”, Master of Sports of Russia, president of the city federation in rhythmic gymnastics Elena Voloshina. The participants visited the hockey club of the famous Chelyabinsk club “Tractor” and took part in mass skating.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo

As part of the program of the semi-final, the CEO of the presidential platform “Russia – land of opportunity Alexey Komissarov met with Ambassadors of Hospitality – participants of the program of the same name, launched as part of the competition in 2022. Ambassadors – finalists and semi-finalists of the first two seasons of the “Masters of Hospitality” competition, which create communities in their regions and unite people who want to know the hospitality industry not only through the eyes of a tourist. Alexey Komissarov discussed with hospitality industry professionals the first results of the Hospitality Ambassadors program, as well as issues of program development and program expansion.

Face-to-face events of other directions will be held in different cities of Russia: the semi-finals of the direction “Startups and breakthrough ideas in tourism”; for talented professionals with the idea of ​​tourism start-ups on June 20-21 in Cheboksary, the final of the direction “Development of territories”; for promising personnel with proposals for the development of tourism in the regions of Russia on July 6-8 in Mineralnye Vody, the final of the direction “The Future of Tourism”; for students with a socially oriented project on July 15-16 in Irkutsk.

50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo were determined in Chelyabinsk

Depending on the direction, the winners will be able to receive grants for education or advanced training of their employees, support in the implementation of business projects from partners, job offers, the opportunity to become participants in the mentoring program, bonuses and gifts from the partners of the competition, students will receive grants of up to 1.5 million rubles for the implementation of non-commercial projects and the opportunity to take specialized internships.

Partners of the competition “Masters of Hospitality” speakers: the Federal Agency for Tourism, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the Corporation “Tourism.RF”, the company “”, the innovation center “Skolkovo”, the portal for the travel agent “”, the program “More than travel”, Workshop of Management “Senezh”, Educational Center “Sirius”, Russian Union of Tourism Industry, Russian Geographical Society, SWISSAM University, Roszapovedtsentr, Russian Union of Tourism Industry, travel service “RUSSPASS”, Russian State University of Tourism and Service, Committee for Tourism of the City of Moscow, National Academy of Hospitality, ANO “Project Office for the Development of Tourism and Hospitality of Moscow”, Art Cluster “Tavrida”, Fund “Roscongress”, Federal Passenger Company, State Corporation “Roscosmos”, online library Smart Reading, online school of English language Skyeng, Russian Union Molo bowls and others.

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50 winners of the first semi-final of the competition &laquo were determined in Chelyabinsk

The partner of the semi-final in Chelyabinsk was the group of companies “Ariant” and the national water company “Niagara”.
List of semi-final winners
Surname, name Region
Agapova Elena Moscow
Alekseev Alexey Moscow
Astakhova Natalia Moscow region
Belyaeva Svetlana Sverdlovsk Region
Bembeev Evgeny Republic of Kalmykia
Bimbasov Kazbek Krasnodar Territory
Borneman Elena Republic of Bashkortostan
Vorobieva Ksenia Ryazan Region
Genfan Elena Chelyabinsk Region
Gerashchenko Katherine Primorsky Territory
Hetman Lidia Orenburg Region
Gnat Elena Krasnodar Territory
Roman Goncharov Krasnodar Territory
Gustareva Maria Samara Region
Ludmila Derevianko Krasnodar Territory
Igor Zaikov Krasnodar Territory
Gleb Ivanov Chelyabinsk Region
Tatyana Ivaschishina Moscow
Kaplan Isolda Bryansk Region
Kvaratskhelia Teona Moscow
Kolosova Anastasia Moscow
Korotchenko Veronika Moscow
Kuzmenko Anna  Rostov region
Maksimenko Natalia Kamchatka region
Mamykina Ekaterina Krasnodar region< br /> Georgy Mareichev Krasnodar Territory
Artem Mikhailyuk Moscow
Evgeny Nezdyurov St. Petersburg
Arsen Nekrasov Krasnodar Territory
Daria Nikulina Sverdlovsk Region
Julia Pavlova&nbsp ;Chelyabinsk region
Panina Anastasia  Krasnodar Territory
Panferova Daria Sverdlovsk Region
Parashchenko Natalia Krasnodar Territory
Plotnikova Sofya Krasnodar Territory
Pokonin Alexander Ryazan Region
Ponikarova Arina Moscow
Ksenia  Sevastopol
Roganova Kristina Tver Region
Rolgeyser Vladislav Primorsky Territory
Ekaterina Rubatskaya Krasnodar Territory
Yana Sayapina Krasnodar Territory
Simonenko-Kuznetsova Irina Rostov Region
Somova Sofia Chelyabinsk Region
Strahova Victoria Moscow
Terekhova Alina Krasnodar Region
Turchenko Anzhela Moscow
Khmel Lyudmila Moscow< br /> Elena Shlyapnikova Penza Region
Olga Yurakova Sverdlovsk Region

Information Help
Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization (ANO) «Russia – land of opportunity was created on the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The key goals of the organization are: creating conditions for increasing social mobility, ensuring the personal and professional self-realization of citizens, as well as creating effective social lifts in Russia. Supervisory Board of ANO «Russia – land of opportunity headed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As part of the activities of ANO «Russia– land of opportunity in February 2019, the educational center – Management workshop “Senezh”. It is designed to form a generation of active citizens, including competent civil servants who have undergone modern professional training and are united by the value of responsible service to the country and society. Participants of projects and competitions of the platform, active youth, as well as managers and civil servants are trained in it. The workshop serves as a platform for various educational and youth forums, including the “Territory of Meanings” forum.

Within the framework of ANO «Russia – land of opportunity in August 2020, the Department of Methodology and Evaluation was established. Its tasks are to develop and implement its own tools for assessing managerial and business competencies in all competitions and projects of the “Russia – land of opportunity and partners, creation and support of competence centers at universities, assessment, organization of education and training for the activities of competence centers. 42 centers for assessing and developing students' cross-professional competencies have been created at universities in 22 regions of the country.

Competition “Masters of Hospitality” started November 13, 2019. His goal – revealing the potential of professionals, the formation of new traditions, raising the standards of service and the prestige of professions in the fields of tourism and hospitality. During the competition, in addition to the knowledge and competencies of the participants, their author's projects in the field of hospitality are evaluated. The best of them receive support and are implemented in the regions of Russia.
On March 12, 2022, a new season of the competition started, in which participants will be able to try their hand at four new areas of “Hospitality Industry Managers”, “Startups and Breakthrough Ideas in Tourism” ;, «Development of Territories» and The Future of Tourism.

The winners, depending on the chosen direction, will be able to receive grants for the implementation of the most creative tourism ideas, undergo specialized internships, receive job offers, become participants in the mentoring program, the opportunity to join specialized expert councils of government bodies that determine policy in the field of tourism, as well as organizational, methodological and media support for their initiatives.

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