ExpoForum and Lenexpo Begin to Integrate
On October 4, a new board of directors was choosen during an unscheduled shareholders' meeting of Lenexpo jsc. Anatoly Erkulov, general director of ExpoForum jsc, is one of the new board members.
In April, Gazenergoprombank Development jsc, the main shareholder of ExpoForum, bought a 25% stake in Lenexpo.
Erkulov said that his role in the management of Lenexpo is a result of the need to coordinate the development activities of the two leaders in the convention and exhibition industry in St. Petersburg.
The Sixth Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference took place in Moscow on Oct. 25 to 27. Artem Klykov, head of hotel and office real estate at ExpoForum jsc, attended the conference and discussed the development of Russia’s hotel industry with leading experts.
ExpoForum participated in a meeting at the Committee for Energy and Infrastructure that discussed the construction of the transport and utilities infrastructure around the site of the future convention and exhibition centre. Representatives from VTB bank were also present at the meeting. VTB is involved with developing the site at the intersection of the Pulkovo Highway and the Volkhonsky Highway.
The St Petersburg City Committee for State Control and Protection of Historical and Cultural Sites (KGIOP) approved the transport system in the vicinity of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
ExpoForum jsc signed an agreement with the German company, K3 Planungsgeselschaft mbH & Co KG, to create a system of dining services at the future convention and exhibition centre in St. Petersburg.
ExpoForum jsc will begin the selection process for companies to complete removal of the old infrastructure equipment from the site where the new convention and exhibition centre will be built.
Today, there was a presentation of the possible facades for the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre (CEC).
Anatoly Erkulov, general director of ExpoForum jsc, gave an interview to Trade Fair International magazine and spoke about the plans to build a new convention and exhibition centre in St. Petersburg.
EXPO REAL 2010, one of Europe's largest exhibitions for real estate, opened today in Munich.