About the WTC Moscow

World Trade Center Moscow (WTC) is one of the largest multifunctional business complexes in Russia. It is located in the center of Moscow, in close proximity to the Kremlin, the Government House of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Government building.

WTC is a place where everyone can feel the Moscow business atmosphere. For more than 35 years, the business life of the capital has been boiling here. It is WTC where important deals are made, international relations are established, meetings, forums and congresses are hold.

Since 1974 WTC Moscow is a member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), which unites over 300 World Trade Centers and more than 750 000 companies in almost 100 countries. WTC is also a member of the International Association of Convention Centers (AIPC), as well as the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), which is confirmed by an official certificate.

WTC Moscow provides more than 500 world-class services for efficient work and proper rest: from renting an office and meeting room of any area to organizing a celebration, from 24-hour security and spacious parking to notary consultations, mail and dry cleaning, from fine restaurants and shops to beauty salons and fitness centers.

The services are licensed by WTCA and fully comply with the highest international standards, which is marked by a large number of government gratitudes, sectoral Russian and international awards.

According to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation Resolution No. 485 of May 16, 2012 WTC was awarded the RF Government Quality Prize for significant results in the field of product and service quality and the adoption of highly effective quality management methods.

Other facts and awards:

  • Russian Business Travel & Mice Award "The best congress center in Moscow 2013"
  • International World Travel Awards as the leading Russian business-hotel
  • In 2014 the hotel with honors passed the IHG quality assessment and received the ELITE status for the customer service quality, taking the first place among the brand hotels in Europe
  • Portal TripAdvisor  awards "Top best Russian hotels in the luxury segment", "Quality Certificate 2013" and "Quality Certificate 2014"
  • IHG award for "The best marketing contribution and outstanding achievements in the service"
  • Director General of WTC Moscow is the CEO of the year in the category "Growth Performance" according to The Moscow Times Awards-2014.
  • Award "Guiding Star - 2014" for outstanding contribution to tourism development in Moscow
  • In 2015 the Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC was licensed by the China Friendly Hotels program
  • The World Travel Awards-2015 in the nomination of the leading Conference Hotel in Russia
  • Wedding Awards-2015 as the best urban wedding venue
  • Russian Business Travel & MICE Award-2015 in the nomination "The Best Congress Center"
  • The Guest Review Award from Booking.com for 2015 for the International apartments
  • Russian Business Travel & MICE Award-2016 in the "Best Congress Center" category
  • Prize "Golden puzzle-2016" in the nomination "Best Event-Project" for organizing the 33rd IASP World Conference.
  • The Plaza Moscow WTC was included in the list of "Best Hotels in Moscow" according to the British website The Telegraph with rating of 8/10 (no hotel received 10/10).

WTC vision is to increase competitiveness

By 2020 WTC Moscow seeks to become the priority choice of clients when searching for and using the services of an international multifunctional center in Russian Federation.

WTC mission

WTC  Moscow creates the best conditions for the business community and facilitates its integration into the international trade system.

Company values ​​

Customer focus

External customer focus is the fulfillment of our obligations, guarantee of high quality services and satisfaction of our client future needs.

Internal customer focus is the quality of corporate communications between employees in solving strategic and daily tasks.

Teamwork - we are a team of associates cooperating with each other to achieve the common goals of the Company.

Efficiency is the achievement of the maximum result with the least cost. We strive to be a cost-effective company with a constantly growing profit

Innovation - we strive to introduce innovations that ensure a qualitative increase in the efficiency of our business processes and services, in demand by our customers and market.

Continuity is the responsibility for those who had been creating our Company for many years, respect for traditions and transfer of experience to young employee.

2018
February - The International Scientific and Practical Forum "Primakov Readings of 2017" took the honorable 7th place in the most prestigious ranking of the best analytical conferences of the world, prepared by the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

June - The World Trade Center opened a new hotel Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Khovrino.
2017
February - The International Scientific and Practical Forum "Primakov Readings of 2016" was named among the ten best analytical conferences in the world in the most prestigious ranking (Global Go To Think Tank Index Report), prepared by the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

March - Moscow WTC Congress Center won the annual national award "Event of the Year" that was the key professional price in the field of Russian event-industry.

April - Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC was recognized as the best hotel in Crowne Plaza (R) by results of work in the 1st quarter of 2017 in terms of "Problem Handling" indicator, which shows the effectiveness of helping guests in resolving issues during their stay in the hotel.

May - Restaurant RFR GRILL took 1st place at the Moscow Restaurant Week gastronomic festival

June - The World Trade Center became the co-organizer and official platform of the International Business Forum for Real Estate

September - Hotel Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC became the winner of the award Live.Venues in the nomination "Best congress hotel"

September - Hotel Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC, which became the first hotel in Russia of the international network IHG, celebrated its 10th anniversary.

October – The hotel Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC was awarded the Diploma of the Russian Business Travel & MICE Award.

October-November - WTC became the organizer and co-organizer of a number of international business forums and business missions with the participation of top officials from foreign countries: the Russian-Croatian Economic Forum (with the participation of Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovich), the Russian-Czech Economic Forum with the President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman).

November - PJSC "WTC" in conjunction with the Russian Guild of Jewelers and JSC Russian Export Center co-organized the prestigious JUNWEX PREMIUM exhibition and a roundtable dedicated to the implementation of the export potential of the jewelry industry of Russia

November - Renovated apartment hotel "International", where modern studios of high comfort appeared, was awarded the category "four stars".

December - the renovation of the main building of the Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC hotel, which was awarded with the Golden Sacking Award in the nomination Renovation of the Year, was completed.

2016
January - Apart-hotel "Mezhdunarodnaya" won The Guest Review Award from Booking.com for the results of 2015.

April – The World Trade Center was awarded the price "The Press service of the year 2015" in the category "The Press Secretary of the year".

May - October - The hotel Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC was renovated. 106 rooms  got a new look.

June - The 10-volume collected works of E.M.Primakov was released.

September - The fitness center WTC FITNESS Lite was opened. It became the first WTC Moscow own sport club.

October - The two-volume edition "Unknown Primakov" was presented to the public.

October - The Congress Center won the professional Russian Business Travel & MICE Award in the category "The best congress center in Russia".

November - IMEMO RAN named after E.M. Primakov, RF CCI and WTC held the International Forum "Primakov Readings", which was attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin

November - WTC won the "Golden puzzle" in the nomination "Best Event-Project" for the 33rd World Conference of Technoparks IASP organizing together with the international agency R.I.M. Porter Novelli.

December - The fitness club WTC FITNESS was opened.

2015
The WTC Crowne Plaza Moscow is recognized at the World Travel Awards event as the leading conference hotel in Russia. 

For the fourth time the World Trade Center has been selected to host an annual press conference of President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin. 

Putin, the President of Russia, has signed the Decree On the Perpetuation of E.M. Primakov Memory. In 2002 Evgenii Maksimovich organized the Mercury Club discussion platform and headed it later as a president. 

The World Trade Center hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to the 35 anniversary of the complex. The exhibition demonstrates journalists’ photographs of the most striking events, portraits of influential guests as well as the world map with our partners from the World Trade Centers Association. 

The World Trade Center’s Wedding to Come project has received the Golden Puzzle national award for the most ambitious wedding. 

The WTS Wedding to Come Sky for Two project has won the Best Wedding of the Year nomination at the Global Event Awards held amongst the best event-agencies of the CIS countries.

The Wedding Awards (Russia’s main wedding award), organised by the Wedding magazine, recognised the World Trade Center as the city's best venue for weddings.
2014
March — The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC Hotel passed the annual performance evaluation of InterContinental Hotels Group with excellence, reiterating its Elite title in terms of guest service quality.

April — The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC Hotel was nominated for World Travel Awards as 2014 Russia’s Leading Business Hotel.

May — The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC Hotel was awarded another Quality Certificate by TripAdvisor, an independent web portal on travel.
2013
The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC won a prize from World Travel Awards as 2013 Russia’s Leading Business Hotel.

WTC’s Congress Center was bestowed a Russian Business Travel & MICE Award, a professional prize, in the "Russia’s Best Congress Center" nomination. The WTC became a winner of the 2013 National Tax Prize and was bestowed a "Dutiful Taxpayer" title.

January — The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC Hotel was honored as one of Russia’s best luxury segment hotels, according to TripAdvisor, a leading independent web portal on travel.

April — Vladimir Salamatov, General Director of the World Trade Center Moscow, and Eric Dahl, Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Centers Association, signed April 21, 2013 an updated license agreement between the WTC and the WTCA.

May — The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC Hotel got a Quality Certificate from TripAdvisor, a leading independent web portal on travel.

December — The Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC Hotel was bestowed a prize of InterContinental Hotels Group for the Best Marketing Contribution and Excellence in Service.

The WTC Moscow joined the Anti-Corruption Charter of Russian businesses.

2012
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation issued Resolution No. 485 dated May 16, 2012, to bestow on the WTC a 2011 award of the Government of the Russian Federation for considerable achievements in product and service quality and for using the best practices and highly efficient quality management techniques.

July — the WTC sets up the International Business Center "Russia in the WTO".
2011
The World Trade Center won a prize as Moscow’s best employer.

The Club Building of the Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Centre was opened.

The WTC won a prize of the Oxford Summit of the Europe Business Assembly as Europe’s best enterprise.

The WTC Congress Center won a Russian Business Travel & MICE Award, a professional prize, in the “Moscow’s Best Congress Center” nomination.

2010
The WTC was a winner of the international award “Leaders of Economic Development” in the “Best Enterprise of 2010” nomination.

January — Office Building #3 was opened.

September — The WTC Congress Center was bestowed a Russian Business Travel & MICE Award in the “Moscow’s Best Congress Center” nomination.

2007
The WTC joins InterContinental Hotels Group, a major international hotel chain. The Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel was renovated and reopened under the Crowne Plaza brand.

2004
The WTC was honored with Golden Mercury, a National Entrepreneurship Prize, in the special nomination "For contribution made in the building of a positive business image of the Russian Federation".

2003
December — Office Building #2 was opened.
2002
Mercury Club, an elite club presided by Academician Yevgeny Primakov, Chairman of the Commerce and Industry Chamber of the Russian Federation, was founded.

2001
The Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel of ОАО WTC was bestowed Guiding Star 2001, a professional award for achievements in the tourist sector, as the best hotel preserving Russian traditions of service.

The WTC Congress Center was certified according to AIPC standards.

2000
The company joined the Guild of Exhibition and Fair Organizations of the Moscow Commerce and Industry Chamber.

May — the company was renamed into OJSC World Trade Center (OJSC WTC).

1998
The WTC received a certificate attesting compliance of the service quality with the WTCA’s standards.

1995

The WTC joined the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Trade Fairs.

1992

September, 16 — the center was transformed into a joint stock company.

1991

The WTC joined the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC).

1990

The WTC joined the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

1979

November, 28 — Resolution No. 2612р of the Council of Ministers of the USSR established Sovincenter, an all-Union commercial association.

1975

September, 1st — a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center of International Trade and Academic and Technical Relations with Foreign Countries.

1974

The WTC Moscow was admitted as a full-fledged member of the World Trade Centers Association.

1973

Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, "On Construction of a Center of International Trade and Academic and Technical Relations with Foreign Countries in Moscow."

Photogallery

The history of the WTC Moscow begins on June 15, 1973, when the Council of Ministers of the USSR has adopted resolution No. 410-131 "On the construction of the Center for International Trade and Scientific and Technical Relations with Foreign Countries in Moscow." This decision was a significant event for the economy of the country that was “closed” at the time.

More than three decades the complex carried out its activities under different names, mostly known under the name of the All-Russian Self-supporting Association "Sovincenter".

In 2000, “Sovincenter” changed its name to the Open Type Joint Stock Company “World Trade Center”, and on April 8, 2016, by the decision of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the complex acquired its current name - Public Joint Stock Company "World Trade Center”.

First ATM

The world's first ATM for plastic cards was developed in the 1970s by IBM for the English bank Lloyds. In the USSR ATMs appeared much later, in 1991 two devices were installed in the World Trade Center Moscow and one in the office of the American company American Express. They did not issue cash, but travel checks AmEx.

"Be quiet, it's shooting"

A number of well-known Soviet and Russian films, as well as television programs were created in the World Trade Center Moscow.

The WTC itself often played the role of "abroad" when the shooting was conducted in the Soviet Union. In the early 80's it was mentioned in the multi-series film "TASS is authorized to declare." In 1988-1989 it became the place for the popular game TV program "What? Where? When?". And nowadays the WTC Moscow served as a background for the films "Duhless" and "Prityazheniye” (“Attraction").

The WTC Moscow became the venue for the premiere of FINN FLARE clothing collections and designer Anastasia Zadorina. Here the shooting of the clip of singer Bianka took place.

The “Mercury Club” at the WTC Moscow

From 2001 to 2015, the World Trade Center hosted meetings of the “Mercury Club”, which became a place for discussions, presentation of forecasts and analytical reports. The recommendations developed at the “Mercury Club” sessions were submitted for consideration to the President of the country.

The permanent Club Chairman was the former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Primakov, in such a way continuing actively participate in the life of the country.

Later Primakov's office at the WTC Moscow became a legendary place where new books, scientific and analytical works got out of the pen. In political circles the Primakov’s office was secretly called "the Kremlin’s subsidiary" or "a branch of the White House" in the WTC.

Freeze frame

In one of the WTC buildings, in the atrium of the Crowne Plaza WTC Moscow hotel there is a unique mosaic. Such decoration for WTC Moscow was created in 1981 by the honored monumentalist Boris Aleksandrovich Talberg.

The design of the hall fell into the frame of the famous British photojournalist, the owner of the Pulitzer Prize, James Hill, becoming part of his project dedicated to the Soviet mosaic panel art. Upon shooting James Hill noted that he was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the artist's work and how it was preserved. "I'll tell you honestly, this is one of the best mosaics in Russia. It is a very delicate work! "- he admired.


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