ExpoForum Purchased Lenexpo's Exhibition Business
On 2 November ExpoForum JSC acquired Lenexpo's entire portfolio of exhibitions, making it now the largest St. Petersburg exhibition organiser.
ExpoForum purchased 37 trademarks, data bases of 10 exhibition projects, and the website www.lenexpo.ru. Among the acquired exhibitions are Agrorus, Russian Industrialist, Energy and Electrical Engineering, InterAeroCom, Zooshow, the St. Petersburg International Book Salon and others. Starting from 2012, all acquired exhibitions will be arranged by the new organiser.
After the opening of the ExpoForum convention and exhibition center in 2014, events will be held at this new venue.
ExpoForum general director Anatoly Erkulov explained, "We will actively develop the exhibition projects acquired from Lenexpo by increasing exhibition space, the number of participants and visitors. We will also launch new projects in areas that we consider the most promising in terms of the exhibition business. For instance, we have ambitious plans for the energy sector. Our goal is to bring the project that we started last year --- the St. Petersburg Gas Forum --- to the international level, and to increase the number of subtopics that are discussed."
ExpoForum JSC will take part in the EIBTM 2011 exhibition, which will be held from November 29 to December 1 in Barcelona, Spain. The company's stand number will be presented at the joint stand of the Russian Federation (i550).
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg took part today in the celebrations dedicated to launching the construction of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg.
In November the number of personnel at ExpoForum JSC increased three-fold due to its merger with Lenexpo JSC, which organises events at the exhibition complex of the same name.
On 1 Nov. 2011, according to a decision ratified by an extraordinary meeting of shareholders, ExpoForum JSC leased the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex until 2014.