The First St. Petersburg Natural Gas Forum Opened
On May 31, 2011, St Petersburg’s Natural Gas Forum 2011 began working. ExpoForum, along with Gazprom Natural Gas Distribution, and FarExpo, are the organizers of this event. The Forum intends to unite natural gas industry experts from all over Russia. Exhibition and business programs will focus on the modernization of the industry, field development, production, transportation, processing, and the storage and distribution of gas.
The Forum is timed to coincide with a significant historical event --- the 200th anniversary of Russia's natural gas industry. This history began when the talented Russian inventor, Peter Sobolewski, tested the first domestic natural gas light – the so-called, Termolamp.
A commemorative exhibition was opened to mark this event. "Two Centuries of Russian natural gas" for the first time reveals to the public important facts and figures from the industry's history. This historical exhibition will complement the exhibition, "Natural Gas Distribution in Russia," which tells about the latest scientific and technical achievements of gas distribution companies that are part of Gazprom Natural Gas Distribution, as well as their geography and structure. Also the Forum is holding the 15th International Specialized Exhibition of the Natural Gas Industry and Technology, RosGasExpo; and the exhibitions, "Boilers and Burners," and "Energy Conservation and Efficiency. Innovative Technologies and Equipment."
ExpoForum JSC received permission from the St. Petersburg State Service for Construction Supervision and Expertise to drive the first piles in the foundation of the future international convention and exhibition centre.
On May 18 St. Petersburg's Smolny Cathedral concert hall was the scene of a concert by the duet, In-Temporalis. ExpoForum and the St. Petersburg Gas Forum sponsored the event. This marked the launch of In-Temporalis' tour of major Russian cities.
The Fifth International Forum, ``From Science to Business: modern interaction between universities and the high-tech industry,’’ opened today in St. Petersburg. ExpoForum is one of the organizers.
The new concert program of the St. Petersburg duo, In-Temporalis, which performs classical music into a modern interpretation, will be held May 18 at the Smolny Cathedral. This is also the group's start of a grand tour around Russia that will last until the spring of 2012.
In 2012, with support from the Chinese Educational Association for International Exchanges (CEAIE), ExpoForum will organize an exhibition for Chinese universities.