15-02-2013 — GOLDEN PONY AWARDS A CONSOLIDATED TRADITION IN MOSCOW

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The International Golden Pony® Awards are preparing for their 12th celebration. The event is organized by Facto Edizioni in co-operation with the RAAPA, March 20, on the occasion of the RAAPA Expo, Moscow
 
Golden Pony Awards
a consolidated tradition in Moscow
 
Moscow will host next month for the third time the Golden Pony® Awards event, which will be dedicated to Russia and the CIS countries. As in previous years, the event, which was founded by Facto Edizioni in 2002, will be supported by RAAPA, the leading Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions in Russia. It will be held on March 20 and will be one of the major side events offered by RAAPA to the participants at their international trade show, RAAPA Expo (20-23 March).
This international award, which over the years has ‘anointed’ the excellence of no less than 257 leisure operators around the world, brought to the spotlight of the world stage over 30 facilities of various types located in Russia and the CIS countries, highlighting the great potential of this economical and geographic region.
Russia alone covers in fact 17,000,000 square kilometers and has a population of 145 million with high expectations for leisure. Expectations that result in a steady growth of services in the leisure market and in a more and more enlarged attention of the international industry toward this country.
Top level amusement parks and companies operating in the leisure sector are growing day by day in Russia and surrounding countries, and our selections for the nominees are becoming increasingly difficult. Especially since the market is gradually changing its offer and includes now about 450 parks of various types and around 100 indoor family entertainment centers, but also many other high level facilities such as dynamic cinema complexes, adventure parks, themed playgrounds and science centers or new generation museums.
The shortlist of candidates for the Award is indeed very varied and interesting this year. We look forward to meeting all of you on March 20 at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow at the gala dinner organized as always with passion and commitment by the RAAPA team for the participants to the RAAPA expo, to celebrate all together also the 10 winners of this 12th Golden Pony® Awards event.