JUNE 2–4, 2024

BRICS Women's Entrepreneurship Forum

Moscow, Russia

JUNE 3, 14:50-16:30

Panel session «Tourism in BRICS: On the Way to Synergy»

The share of tourists visiting the BRICS countries is noticeably increasing, which contributes to the development of the tourism sector. The growth in tourist flow will have a positive impact on the economy of each of the BRICS countries, the preservation of the currency balance, and the strengthening of our countries’ positions in the international tourism market. A key condition in this regard is to ensure comfortable and safe conditions for the movement and stay of tourists in the BRICS countries, as well as at transportation, tourist infrastructure, cultural, and natural heritage sites.

  • What is your opinion on the implementation of unified quality standards for safety of tourism services?
  • What support measures need to be taken to create unified safety standards?
  • What are the barriers to tourism development today?
  • What does accessible tourism mean for each of the BRICS countries?
  • What does seamless tourism mean for each of the BRICS countries?


Elena Chashchina, Co-owner and Managing Partner of the EPOTOS Group of Companies, Head of the BRICS WBA Russian Chapter Working Group on Tourism.


Cosam De Carvalho Coutinho, Federal Auditor of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Brazil);

Ji Jinfeng, Chairperson and General Manager of Russia-China Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Technology Cooperation (China);

Marianne Ghali, Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings, Managing Director of Grandview Investment Holdings, Chairperson of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance Egyptian Chapter (Egypt);

Endigaye Eshete, President of the Ethiopia Women Entrepreneurs Association (Ethiopia);

Ravina Khurana, Director of Ravina & Associates Pvt. Ltd (India);

Fatemeh Bonyadi, Head of the Digital Innovations center in PR department of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, Lecturer, in Fars News college, Documentary film Director and Editor, Freelance Science journalist (Iran);

Makhosi Msimango, Founder and Managing Director of Ndzenga Tours and Safaris (Pty) Ltd (South Africa);

Beulah Mosupye, Founder and CEO of Hauweng Society, Tourism for All (South Africa);

Agnieszka Pytlik, General Manager, Pan World Travel Tourism – Member of Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (UAE).