International Training Conference is an annual event within the framework of Ak Bars Ice Hockey Academy activity. Kids coaches from different regions of Russia, hockey professionals, coordinators and analysts, representatives of Russian Ice Hockey Federation and other sports organizations come to Kazan to discuss topical issues of minor hockey.
In 2018 the theme of the conference was "Red Machine National Hockey Development Program: Philosophy and Fundamental Principles". Russian Ice Hockey Federation through the offices of M.Yu. Moiseev Ak Bars Ice Hockey Academy became the host of the venue. Over 200 coaches of Russian children’s sports school got together for participation in the conference.
Two-day program of the conference was divided into plenary part, that took place in Korston Hotel conference hall on the 29th of May, and into practical one in the form of master class being hosted by Tatneft-Arena Ice Palace on the 30th of May.