Eric Everard became new UFI's President
UFI's Board of Directors has announced the association's 2011 executive trio will consist of Eric Everard (Executive Chairman EasyFairs Group, Belgium) as President, Outgoing 2010 UFI President Manfred Wutzlhofer (Past Chairman Messe Munchen GmbH, Germany) and Incoming 2011 UFI President, Dr. Arie Brienen CA (CEO Jaarbeurs Holding, Utrecht).
The UFI Presidential term of one year builds on a three year UFI Presidential cycle: one year as Incoming-President (Executive Vice-President), one year as incumbent President, and one year as Past-President (Executive Vice-President).
Eric Everard, at 46, is one of the youngest Presidents in UFI's 85 year history and an innovative entrepreneur in the trade show world. Everard identified his key objective at UFI as one of communications aimed at demonstrating the value of exhibitions and trade shows as the strongest direct marketing tool available in today's changing world. Everard commented that, "We like to say that marketing doesn't get any more direct than a trade show. Taking this to heart, UFI must provide our members with activities and programmes which focus on communicating these benefits and adding value to their business".
ExpoForum company is going to join UFI in 2011 after starting the construction works on the site of the future convention and exhibition centre.
Today the Fifth International OIL TERMINAL 2010 congress and exhibition opened. The topic is the transport, storage, and loading of oil, liquefied gas, and petroleum products. Participants include Ust Luga Company OJSC, whose stand was built by ExpoForum JSC.
ExpoForum JSC received approval from state health authorities for the construction site where the future convention and exhibition centre (CEC) will be built.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law to develop tourism in the country’s regions, reports the Kremlin press office.
On December 3 in the Lenexpo exhibition centre, the annual results for St. Petersburg’s exhibition industry will be announced. ExpoForum JSC and Lenexpo OJSC, who became partners in 2010, are the event's organizers.
The specialized exhibition and conference ``St. Petersburg Exhibition Industry,’’ opened today. ExpoForum spoke at the plenary meeting with a report titled, ``St. Petersburg’s Potential as a Convention Destination Through 2020.’’
ExpoForum is working with the St Petersburg city government to create exhibition stands for its official executive bodies.
Today, ExpoForum officials participated in the round table discussion, Pulkovo Business District: New Development Standards.’’ The event was another attempt to unite the efforts of developers active in this area, and to achieve a synergetic effect.
ExpoForum will present its project for a convention and exhibition centre at the Russian stand during the EIBTM meeting and incentive industry exhibition that takes place in Barcelona from November 30 to December 2.
Russian Railways is considering connecting the airports in St. Petersburg and Moscow to its high-speed railway planned between the two cities. If realized, this would significantly improve accessibility to the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre (???).
Experts from ExpoForum company participated in a round table discussion on the new law, ``Combatting Illegal Use of Insider Information and Market Manipulation.''
ExpoForum jsc was certified according to the management quality system GOST R ISO 9001:2008.
The UFI Global Association of the Exhibition Industry opens tomorrow in Singapore. ExpoForum jsc general director, Anatoly Erkulov, will participate.
ExpoForum received the preliminary results for the geological survey on the territory of the future convention and exhibition centre (CEC).
On November 2 officials gathered in Moscow to discuss the façade of the new convention and exhibition centre. The German consultant, Jurgen Bergmann, from the company Jochen Witt Consulting, was asked to review the design by chief architect, Sergei Tchoban.
Top managers from ExpoForum jsc visited the Third International Nanotechnology Forum RUSNANOTECH 2010, which took place Nov. 1 to 3 in Moscow.
ExpoForum jsc was granted the technical parameters for removal of the existing heating infrastructure from the site of the new convention and exhibition centre.
On October 29, representatives from ExpoForum visited the Finnish factory, Finnforest, which makes Kerto construction materials. The factory is located not far from the city of Punkaharju in Finland. The representatives were studying opportunities for using modern and environmentally-safe materials for advanced structural engineering construction.