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The Big Ocean Show

The Big Ocean Show

Moscow ,Russia
Environmental Protection, Recycling, Water and Waste Management
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The Big Ocean Show
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Coronavirus Impact on the Big Ocean Show

The Big Ocean Show’s 2nd edition will be held in 2022 at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre. The hosting dates for the festival for the moment are in the process of selection. The event has been postponed because of unforeseen circumstances. A strict Covid-19 safety plan will be put in place for the exposition should it take place as a live or hybrid edition. The health and security plan will include the following safety protocols:

  • After presenting a QR entry code, attendees will be granted access. The code will be valid if:

    1. The providing attendant has received at least two vaccination injections

    2. The holder has recovered from a Covid-19 infection in the last six months. 

    3. Have negative test results that are between 24 and 48 hours old. Participants can reinstate their results at a specialised test centre in the venue. 

  • Border representatives may request 3G papers upon arrival due to travel bans. Attendees may also be required to complete a series of questions. 

  • All participants' body temperatures will be taken using non-contact thermometers before entering VDNKh.

  • Attendees must follow a few preventive measures while attending the event. This will include using certified surgical masks in indoors and outdoor areas. Example locations include exhibition halls and parking spaces. The facial mask must cover the nose and mouth of the wearer. They must uphold a social distance of 2 metres at all times. The trade fair venue will set up floor markings to aid in the measure's upkeep. Areas such as the exhibition space will have Information boards in place to remind of the rule.

  • All frequently used places, including restrooms and exhibition halls, will be regularly disinfected. Sanitation of high-touch surfaces will take place every several hours. VDNKh's foodservice zones will be accessible under a special monitoring mode. Catering staff will be required to wear safety equipment. Participants should take public transportation whenever possible to avoid car park congestions. They must follow the safety measures should they choose to use these spaces.

The Big Ocean Show in Brief

The Big Ocean Show is an international festival for water sports and ocean ecology. Debuting in 2021, it takes place at the VDNKh. The event is open to the public and to trade professionals. It provides the latest water sports innovative solutions and product presentations. It also focuses on promoting environmental sustainability and ocean conservation. 

The Big Ocean Show is the ideal platform for many industry experts. The festival allows them to network and expand their knowledge in many professional fields. At the Show, they can additionally create solutions to new challenges and buy new products. This is because of its high-quality visitor profile comprised of specialists from more than five industries. The event includes intriguing educational talks and water sports demonstrations. These showcase the current developments in sectors such as sports, ecology, and others. The high-quality visitors feature hospitality professionals and business owners. They also include water sports experts and marine biologists.

Who Attends the Big Ocean Show? 

The Big Ocean Show has a high-quality visitor and exhibitor profile. For example, it receives professionals from sectors like water sports. Attendees include tour providers, marine biologists, and water sports champions. Bat-o-Bleu Seychelles is one of the companies that attend the fair. The exhibitors additionally feature Japan Airlines Co. Ltd. The Maldives’ National Boating Association also attends. So does the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Greenpeace. Media companies that attend include OCEAN-TV.

What to Expect as Changes for the Big Ocean Show 2022?

The festival's 2022 edition will be held in a hybrid format. It will consist of a face-to-face exhibition and a virtual platform. Participants will be able to participate remotely due to the complementary digital service. It can also provide a variety of services to exhibitors, such as an exhibitor card. The company's trademark and activity area will be included on the exhibiting card. It will also contain a brief but comprehensive description of the exhibitor. The online platform will also allow for the distribution of special offers. The presentation of underwater 360° video content will be among the highlights. VR waterproof helmets will display these 5D recordings, allowing participants to dive underwater. The pool at Pavilion 55 will host the event.

Support Programme and Goals of the Big Ocean Show 

Trade visitors can complete several key business goals. Gaining recognition is among the doable aims. Specialists can also increase their expert knowledge. They can further expand their business networks by meeting potential partners. The festival also allows attendees to complete vital deals. Examining business sectors is also a doable goal. For example, visitors can examine industries, such as hospitality and water sports. The Big Ocean Show also encourages completing several other aims. Promoting ocean protection is one of them. The festival also shows the importance of aquatic animals as part of the planet’s ecosystem. Popularising water sports is a central goal of the festival as well.

All goals are available as part of the two central themes - Ocean Ecology and Water Sports. Each theme has at least five subtopics, with a few of them being hybrid. For instance, Water Sports includes approximately 30 marine sports and various hybrid ones. Ocean Ecology features around 7 ecology subtopics and a few hybrid ones. Hybrid sub-themes have a connection to both key themes. Action and underwater photography, for example, are hybrids because of their dual uses. Attendees, for instance, can practice them as part of a water sport such as diving. Yet, they can also help ecologists in studying climate change. The subtheme is also part of one of five general thematics. These are On the Water, Under the Water/Underwater, Boats, Trips/Travel, and Ecology. The distribution of the subthemes is:

  • Water Sports 

    • On the water:

      1. Surfing

      2. Kitesurfing

      3. Flyboarding

      4. SUP boarding

      5. Wakeboarding

      6. Snorkelling

      7. Windsurfing

      8. Action Photography and Video (hybrid)

      9. Parasailing

      10. Jet Skiing

      11. Sports Sea Fishing

      12. Skimboarding

      13. Kneeboarding

      14. Wakeskating

      15. Swimming

      16. Rafting

      17. Canoeing

      18. Kayaking

      19. Rowing

      20. Wind Foiling

      21. Electrofoiling

      22. Aquaskipping

      23. Wakesurfing

    • Under the Water/Underwater

      1. Diving

      2. Freediving

      3. Underwater Photography and Video (hybrid)

      4. Mermaids (hybrid)

      5. Art (hybrid)

    • Boats

      1. Yachting

      2. Motorboats

      3. Boats

      4. Megayachts

    • Travel/Trips

      1. Luxury Water Leisure

      2. Swimming with Whales (hybrid)

      3. Exclusive Tours (hybrid

      4. Eco Water Recreation (hybrid)

      5. Activities for People with Disabilities 

      6. Family Vacation (hybrid)

      7. Youth Travel (hybrid)

      8. Photography and Videography

  • Ocean Ecology

    • Ecology

      1. Marine Ecology

      2. Scientific Projects

      3. Research

      4. Fight Against Plastic Pollution

      5. Waste Management

      6. Ecology for Kids

      7. Volunteering

All sub-events of the Big Ocean Show have the key themes or subtopics included in some manner. For example, they feature as exhibition categories. They are also available as Festival Programme session tags. They also affect the Children's FISHtival. At the exhibition, each subtheme receives representation through various stalls. Such stations include the exhibitor ones that allow businesses to show their wares. These can be new tour packages, equipment, services, or training programmes. For instance, various sports academies and equipment providers present the mermaid subtopic. Another example is the waste management subject. Its presentation occurs by displaying wares such as toys made from recycled materials. It also includes wildlife/environmental protection organisations presenting initiatives. Such can aid in inspiring attendees to be more conscious of their waste management.

The exhibition also includes informative booths. These are stations that present vital information about marine wildlife and ocean ecosystems. The Ocean Ecology subtopics are most often the target subjects of these stalls. Yet, there are some which also highlight hybrid or water sports ones. Examples include Eco Water Recreation and Diving. The exhibition can be invaluable to trade and public visitors alike. For instance, it can enable professionals to network and earn recognition. Public attendees such as children can learn about wildlife and nature. They can further undertake a new sport or hobby. This will help them in self-realising themselves.

The Festival Programme also features the key themes and subtopics. It completes the task by including them as session tags. These decide the subjects of each seminar. The Programme consists of lectures, debates, experience-sharing forums, and demonstrations. It further includes showcases, meetings, highlighting opportunities, joint business programmes, films, and masterclasses. The Programme enables attendees to complete goals such as achieving recognition and networking. They can also expand their knowledge and see new wares in real-time. 

Each micro-event within the schedule discusses or shows one or more subtopics. For instance, the lectures may feature research or diving as the key subjects. Likewise, the demonstrations may feature two or more Water Sport sub-themes like aquaskipping. Each type of seminar serves a different purpose and targets specific attendee groups. For example, the lectures focus on public visitors or trade professionals. These consist of lessons during which attendees can learn about various topics. Such subjects include ecology, sports, tourism, new business approaches, and healthy lifestyles. 

The lectures can occur in the form of training sessions. During this format, attendants can learn about improving their eco-footprint. Examples include the “Eco-travel” lecture. It featured detailed explanations and training on reducing one’s eco-footprint when travelling. This included how to perform wise consumption when travelling and other such steps. 

The lectures can provide information that can target public visitors, professionals, or both. For instance, the “Surfing in Moscow Reality” session explained artificial wave usage. This can be beneficial for surfing camps and water sports practitioners. it can also be helpful for public visitors considering the sport. The “Blue Ocean Strategy” lecture is an example of a trade-attendee-oriented session. It focuses on trade visitors such as the managers and owners of aqua clubs. During the session, they can learn about a novel aqua club approach. The “Shark behaviour” lecture targets public visitors. It helps to promote awareness about the importance of sharks in ocean ecosystems. Often, the lectures can also serve as an advisory role. For instance, they can provide tips on beginning a healthy lifestyle. Examples include the “How to start a healthy lifestyle” and “Aromatherapy” lectures. Further, such sessions can aid attendees in learning about new professions. An example is PADI diving instructors. 

The debates are another often-found type of seminar within the Festival Programme. They consist of sessions during which attendees discuss important challenges like plastic pollution. Participating attendees include scientists, business owners, the public, and political representatives. Examples of this type of session are “Pure thoughts” and “Lemon in the Sea.” “Pure Thoughts” discusses whether eco-volunteering is a permanent or temporary solution. “Lemon in the Sea” debates the issues of how each member of the tourism industry can improve ocean ecology. Often, the debates overlap in format and subjects with the joint business programmes. The mentioned programmes are round tables. During these sessions, government representatives and scientists discuss issues. Among them are coastal biodiversity conservation challenges. The topics of such sessions can further include conducting scientific research. Pollution issues like contaminating the oceans with microplastics likewise receive mention. 

The industry meetings/opportunity highlights focus on two trade groups. These are tourism industry representatives and state tourism department agents. They comprise two session formats known as industry meetings and highlighting of opportunities. Industry meetings feature country representatives meeting and networking with tour operators. Such meetings enable the two groups to form new partnerships. The opportunity highlights are sessions where participants can learn about the country's opportunities. For instance, the “Diving opportunities in Aqaba” displayed Aqaba’s diving destination potential. 

Most times, the industry meetings/opportunity highlights overlap with the country displays. These present tourist destinations and supply information about the popularity causes. Such can include projecting videos that present the nation’s opportunities. Among them can be the diving locations in the showcased country. Projecting video is also the method used by the film projection type of seminar. These enable attendees to learn about subjects like water sports for the disabled. The films take place in a specialised film projection hall. They can vary from a short video through a series of such recordings to a full-length film. Examples include "Voices of the Quiet Bay" and "Wildlife from the Kuriles to the Caucasus. Reserves of Russia". 

Lectures, experience-sharing forums, and masterclasses can overlap with one another. For instance, lectures can occur when a sports champion describes their experience. As a result, such a session can serve as both an experience-sharing forum, and a masterclass. It acts as an experience-sharing since it features a sports person supplying knowledge. It also acts as a masterclass since it allows attendees to learn how to practice a certain sport. Among the featured examples is “What to talk about with a whale.” Another instance is “Adaptative wakeboarding.” “What to talk about with a whale” features Mikhail Korostelev detailing whale watching. The session also includes how to behave around the animals so that divers do not cause harm. “Adaptive wakeboarding” features Maxim Ponomarev, founder of Step2Wake, describing the water sport. The session features information about who can practice the sport as well. Masterclasses can also occur as separate sessions. Such include, for instance, children being able to learn about crafting origami aeroplanes. 

Demonstrations and demonstration performances are common within the Festival Programme. They highlight the various water sports available and also show how to perform each. They further enable attendees to practice the aquatic sport to decide its suitability. The demonstrations focus on visitors evaluating the presented activity. Demonstration performances, instead, focus on highlighting what skilled practitioners can do. Often, the performances include champions and record-holders performing various stunts. Among the examples of such sessions is “Demonstration performance - wakeboard.” The demonstration performances can also occur as part of a larger micro-event. Examples include the “Laser drone show, electrofoil in LED suits.”

Quite a few sessions highlight organisations or research projects. These help to promote topics such as volunteering. For instance, the organisation displaying sessions present various organisations that accept volunteers. These include leading foundations such as WWF and charity ones such as “Kind people.” During such sessions, the highlighted organisation presents their latest projects. It also highlights how they contribute to challenges such as ecology.

As mentioned before, the central themes, general thematics, and subtopics affect many sub-events. For instance, they influence the topics of the Special Projects and the FISHtival. The FISHtival or Children’s FISHtival focuses on engaging and educating children. It serves a vital role in promoting the subtopic known as “Ecology for children”  as well as the Water Sports theme. It includes micro-events such as Children’s Fishing, Board Game “Taiga,” and the Balance Board. The Balance Board sub-event highlights the Water Sports theme. It allows children to hone their balancing skills using a balance board. This can aid in preparing aspiring practitioners for sports, such as surfing. Children’s Fishing can help in inspiring children to undertake sports sea fishing. This is because it enables them to practice fishing by capturing plastic fish. “Taiga” consists of playing an ecology-oriented board game. This enables children to learn about ecology and protecting the environment. 

One of the main sub-events is the Special Projects series. These are special programmes that aid in promoting ecology, charity, and water sports. They enable attendees to network, gain recognition, and raise awareness. They can focus on trade professionals, public visitors, or a blend. Each Special Project focuses on one or more specific goals. For instance, the Children of the Ocean Project aids disadvantaged children. Among them are orphans or difficult teenagers. It features leading public figures, such as film directors, donating items. Such objects include clothes, personal purchases, filming accessories, and images. Each item has an autograph to confirm its value. Organisers then auction the items at the festival. The collected funds help children learn a water sport of their choice. This includes proving equipment and lessons.

Another Special project, The Living Ocean, focuses on trade professionals. Among them are ecology scientists, tourism representatives and state agency officials. It includes a series of round tables. During these round table debates, participants discuss subjects like water area ecology. Similar in format, target audience and goals are the Ocean CUBE-talks. It features discussions of ocean ecology topics like the preservation of the ocean.

Many subtopics receive focus through Virtual Reality (VR) and photography. For instance, the Aquatic and Underwater VR sub-event highlights potential diving opportunities. It performs the task by showing 360-degree underwater panoramic clips using waterproof headsets. The Special Photo Exhibitions present various endangered locations using VR as well. Such places can include Antarctica, underwater reefs, and others. 

The Ocean Quest is one of the most popular sub-events. It is a random raffle that helps to promote water sports and ecology. It consists of attendees answering quiz questions. All those who answer at least 70% of the quiz can take part in a random raffle. The prizes vary from exclusive tours to other countries or holiday packages to items. For instance, winners can earn an exclusive Maldives tour or swim with sharks and whales. They can further win money certificates, gift sets, VR holidays, and sports equipment. Free sports lessons are also available as prizes. To take part, attendees need to show the answers to the questions on their smartphones. Afterwards, they need to fill in a special ticket, which will grant them a personal number. The draw takes place once all participants have a personal number. A random number generator draws each number. To receive their earned rewards, attendees need to be present in person. 

The Big Ocean Show festival is an event that can be of immense help to a few industries and the public. For instance, it can be helpful for:

  • Representatives of airlines

  • Representatives of associations/governments

  • Travelling club/host company owners

  • Hotels/hotel chain owners or managers

  • Sports schools/studios/camps/academies

  • Yacht captains and fleet operators

  • Commissioners from tourism departments/embassies

  • Water sports activists 

  • Owners of art workshops

  • Media representatives and marketing specialists

  • Sports equipment/nutrition/hobby/dietary supplement retail store owners

  • Healthcare professionals such as recreational therapists

  • Conservationists, ecologists, marine biologists, citizen scientists, and veterinarians

  • Non-government organisations, including charity foundations

  • Volunteers

What Type of Audience and Industries Attend the Big Ocean Show?

Because of its importance to the public and various industries, the festival features high attendance numbers. For instance, the 2022 edition features 4,500 trade professionals and 120 exhibitors. Additionally, it includes 156 speakers and around 40,000 visitors. The industries that attend the Big Ocean Show include:

  • Wholesale and retail

  • Tourism and Hospitality

  • Distribution and transport

  • Civil and public service

  • Ecology including marine conservation

  • Insurance and media

  • Recreation and water sports

  • Healthcare

The countries represented by public and trade visitors at the fair include Russia, Egypt, Seychelles, and Australia. They also feature South Africa, Tanzania, the UK, and Japan. Jordan, Germany, the Maldives, and Brazil are likewise represented. So are China, Thailand, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Spain. 

Logistics Details Regarding the Big Ocean Show and Moscow

The Big Ocean Show is an annual event hosted for four days at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre or VDNKh. It is a festival with a visiting set between 10 am and 8 pm during the first three days. Participants can enter the Show between 10 am and 6 pm on the last. The VDNKh or All-Russia Exhibition Centre is an easy-to-reach trade show venue and park. It has access to all areas of Moscow due to its extensive public transport connections. For instance, attendees can visit the venue by bus or metro. They can also reach the site using taxi or train routes. The travelling times tend to be brief thus allowing you to save time when commuting. For instance, the VDNKh is a 67-minute bus commute from Sheremetyevo Airport. From the Avtostantsiya Tsentral'naya or central bus station, you can access the venue in 58 minutes by bus. By car or taxi, the respective travelling times are 38 minutes and 26 minutes. When commuting from local cities like Khimki you will need around 42 minutes when using car or public transport. 

Moskva or Moscow is the capital of Russia and one of its largest metropolises. It has extensive public transportation connections consisting of the metro, bus, taxi, and train lines. Despite the city’s impressive size and high population you can travel in relative safety and save commuting time when using public transport. For instance, travelling to the city centre from the local city known as Khimki will by bus require 18 minutes. You can also travel from Zelenograd to the city centre in 32 minutes by bus. Likewise, Lyubertsy will need no more than 36 minutes by bus to be reached. The Sheremetyevo Airport is also accessible by public transport. For instance, you can access it from the city centre in 39 minutes by bus. Many of the districts are also easy to reach and do not need much commuting time. Examples include the Arbat and Basmanny districts which are available in 43 minutes by bus when travelling between them. 

Visitors to Moscow can choose from a broad range of dining and accommodation alternatives. For instance, the city provides 2–5-star hotels in districts such as Arbat and Basmanny. There are also hostels and apartments in these locations, as well as in Yakimanka and Tverskoy. Local cities such as Zelenograd and Khimki further provide lodging options like guest houses. The eatery options include restaurants, pubs, steakhouses, and bars. Speakeasies, bakeries, and speciality food markets are likewise available throughout the metropolis. The cuisines visitors can sample include Russian, Asian, and European. Many of the eateries also provide alternative menus such as vegan, vegetarian, and in some instances, halal. 

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