Greetings to the tournament participants
Innoprom Golf Challenge 2018
Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia
D. V. Manturov
On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and on my own behalf, I would like to welcome the participants, guests and organizers of the 3rd International INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE, which is held as part of INNOPROM, the largest industrial trade fair in Russia.

The INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE is the first and only tournament in Russia bringing together representatives from large Russian and international companies, offering a unique format for business communication in an informal setting over a round of golf.

The tournament gains more momentum every year, and as a platform for international relations is already a beloved tradition. Last year, the event hosted 275 representatives of business and government bodies from Russia and abroad. 72 players joined us from Japan, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, Korea, India, the USA, Kenya, RSA, and Bahrain to play a friendly game of golf. For the first time ever, the Tournament was also attended by world-class players of the highest level from the European Tour.

In addition to the game, the Tournament is also a unique platform to promote business ideas and make presentations about companies and even countries. Thus, the event placed a special focus on Japan – partner country of INNOPROM 2017. Two teams from the largest Japanese corporate groups took part in the tournament, and the country was represented through a unique cultural program.

This year's INNOPROM partner country is the Republic of Korea, a country with a rich heritage and culture. Over the last decade, golf has become one of the key elements of Korean business culture, as the sport

At the same time, golf also emphasizes positive partnerships, which is important across all industries in all countries. Golf is unique for instilling a deep mutual respect among players, to the game rules, and to the environment. I am certain this harmonious approach will guarantee success at the INNOPROM 2018 international industrial trade fair!

Best of luck to all the participants and guests of the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE. See you at the Pine Creek Golf Resort!

Denis Manturov
Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia

Governor of Sverdlovsk Region E. V. Kuyvashev
Let me welcome all participants, guests and organizers of the international INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE 2018!

Today, Ekaterinburg increasingly sounds in the context of the international agenda. The reasons for this speak for themselves. For instance, the capital of the Urals is currently one of the candidates in the running to host EXPO 2025. This summer, Yekaterinburg's Central Stadium will also host matches as part of World Cup FIFA 2018. The largest annual international industrial trade fair of our country, INNOPROM, which has become something of a trademark for the Ural region, is now being held in Yekaterinburg for the 9th time.

This clearly shows the readiness, desire and potential of this wonderful city to be an industrial, cultural and sports capital on both the national and international levels. We have all the necessary infrastructure and experience.

This is proven once and for all by the international INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE tournament, which will be taking place for the third time in the first and only world-class Ural golf course, the Pine Creek Golf Resort.

Pine Creek is a unique attraction and sports site for our region, located right in the center of the famous Bazhov's Places – an ideal representation of the Ural's beautiful nature. In 2015, the Pine Creek golf course was included in the sports site registry of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, allowing it to host tournaments on an international scale. In 2017, the Ural course gained additional international acceptance when it was ranked in the Top 5 Russian courses in the prestigious Best Golf Courses in 206 Countries world rating by Golf Digest.

It is the Ural's golf course that became a respected new networking platform for the Russian and international industry elite, and representatives of federal and regional government bodies of Russia and other countries. Thanks to the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE, golf is now a true part of our business culture.

Last year, Yekaterinburg first welcomed world golf stars from the European Tour. These professionals highly appreciated the organization of the event, as well as the quality of the most western in Asia, and most eastern in Europe golf course, and have already comfirmed their participation in this year's tournament.

The up-coming summer is especially important and momentous for the people of Yekaterinburg. We will be hosting several international events! I am sure there are lots of victories and achievements ahead for us.

See you in Yekaterinburg! See you at the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE!

Evgeniy Kuyvashev
Governor of Sverdlovsk Region

President of the Russian Golf Association V. B. Khristenko
Dear partners and friends,

Today, there are more than 100 million golfers in 140 countries around the world. Golf is an Olympic sport, an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, an excellent platform for business communication and an intelligent and honest game.

Every year, the Russian Golf Association supports international competitions and tournaments for amateurs. INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE, the traditional opening event of the INNOPROM international industry trade fair in Yekaterinburg, in the past and still today is one of the top amateur tournaments of the country.

INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE acts like a magnet for participants from around the world. Every year, the tournament welcomes attendees from far and near to the INNOPROM international industry trade fair. That's why despite its young age, the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE has already earned its rightful place in the business calendar.

In addition to professional and amateur golf, the Russian Golf Association also focuses on developing the sport among its younger players. So this year, alongside the professionals and amateurs of all ages, athletes from the junior national team are also given the chance to take part in the tournament.

Golf in Russia is a growing sport. We therefore need iconic events, new achievements and more people who are interested and engaged in it. INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE has it all, and this year we have more partners than ever offering their support and help to make the tournament its best ever.

INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE is a major driver for golf's development in Russia, and a major platform for growing business relations.

Let's love and play golf together! See you at the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE!

Viktor Khristenko
President of the Russian Golf Association

President of Pine Creek Golf Resort O. V. Kustikov
On behalf of the Pine Creek Golf Resort and myself, I am delighted to welcome the honored guests, participants and partners of the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE!

This year, this prestigious golf tournament will open the INNOPROM industry trade fair for the third year running. We can confidently say that INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE is the only tournament of its kind for Russian and international corporations.

Last year's event was highlighted by a visit from the golf celebrity professionals of the European Tour. Today, I am proud to announce that European Tour PGA is now a strategic partner of the INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE. Thanks to our joint efforts, we have big plans to develop the tournament and confirm its status as the most prestigious golf tournament in Russia.

This time, we will be holding two full-scale tournament days. On July 7, the Tournament-workshop of the European Tour golf professionals will take place with stableford format, during which participants will receive a unique learning experience in action, while on July 8, the main day of the INNOPROM GOLD CHALLENGE, participants will play dynamic scramble to determine the three best teams and win special nominations. I am certain that these two days will give participants invaluable experience to help improve their game and share their interests.

The event perfectly combines sports, business and cultural elements that have helped prove it is the ideal platform to forge business relations. The INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE partners have the unique opportunity to represent their companies through the tournament. Golf resort promises is also specially designed to host business meetings. I won't share all its secrets, but I can also say that the cultural program will be both exciting and eventful.

The INNOPROM GOLF CHALLENGE also has an important social mission – attention to children. For instance, professionals from the European Tour PGA will be holding an open lesson for young students of the Children's Golf Academy of Pine Creek Golf Resort. Also, according to our tradition, a part of the funds raised for the Tournament from our event's partners will be transferred to the needs of the orphanage in Verkhotursky District, which Pine Creek Golf Resort has been supporting for several years.

I am also happy to share some other great news: according to the most prestigious global Golf Digest rating, Pine Creek Golf Resort is now in the Top 5 golf courses of Russia in 2017. This year, the star tournament with star participants will now be held on a star golf course.

We are looking forward to welcoming our guests and participants at Pine Creek Golf Resort.

Oleg Kustikov
President of Pine Creek Golf Resort

Contact details

Project Head:
Elena Slezkina
phone: +7 985-278-27-31

Tournament Director:
Svetlana Afanasieva
phone: +7 963-272-34-36

PR Director:
Elena Gorkovenko
phone: +7 912-049-55-53
Sverdlovsk Oblast, Sysertsky District, Kashino village
(172 km from Chelyabinsk road)

tel.: +7 (343) 287-40-04
e-mail: [email protected]