ExpoForum Will Cooperate with Belgian Companies
Today, representatives of ExpoForum, JSC met with leading Belgian companies that are visiting Russia as part of an economic mission led by HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium.
The Belgian economic mission was part of Prince Philippe's official visit to St. Petersburg on April 7 and 8. This is the fourth Belgian economic mission to Russia, and St. Petersburg, since 1998. Members of the delegation included the Belgian foreign minister, Steven Vanackere, Guy Trouveroy, the Belgian ambassador to Russia, as well as representatives from 140 Belgian companies. This current mission seeks to develop relations between the two countries in the sphere of business and investment, as well as strengthen bi-lateral government relations.
Olga Shestakova, ExpoForum's marketing director, participated in meetings with potential partners from Belgium. She said that the company plans to actively develop cooperation with Belgian business and the country's non-government sector. ``Brussels is the capital of the European Union, and is also headquarters for many associations and international companies; and this is what makes Belgium interesting for us.''
On 27 April 2011, ExpoForum specialists completed the course, ``Managing Corporate Projects with the Help of Microsoft Project Professional и Microsoft Project Server 2010.''
By the end of 2011 the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) plans to open a special organization for conventions, reports RIA Novosti news agency.
ExpoForum experts took part in a business breakfast dedicated to Internet marketing organized by both the Kommersant publishing house in St. Petersburg, as well as by Begun, the leading advertising network in the Russian internet.
On April 14, ExpoForum representatives gave a presentation at a seminar dedicated to helping natural gas distribution companies form a corporate image. The audience included PR specialists from 58 Russian natural gas distribution companies, as well as journalists. ExpoForum is organizing the St Petersburg Natural Gas Forum that will take place on May 31 to June 3 at the Lenexpo exhibition complex.
As a result of ExpoForum's presentation in February, as well as negotiations in March with top officials in China's convention and exhibition industry, the company has been invited to join the China Association of Exhibition Centres, (CAEC).