ExpoForum Appoints an Executive Director
As of Sept 1, ExpoForum's executive director is Sergei Voronkov. This is a new position in the company.
Mr Voronkov's main task will be to manage the company's operations relating to organizing convention and exhibition events. Construction of the new convention centre will remain under the control of ExpoForum general director, Anatoly Erkulov. Before coming to ExpoForum, Mr Voronkov was general director of Events holding company, which is part of the Restec group.
According to Sergei Voronkov, his main goal will be to build the company's own portfolio of conventions and exhibitions; hitherto, ExpoForum has been viewed primarily as a developer of the convention centre. ExpoForum's first event was the St. Petersburg Gas Forum, which took place in May 2011. Another important task for the new executive director will be to attract guest events to the new convention venue which will be functioning in 2014.
Sergei Georgievich Voronkov was born on Sept 30, 1965 in the city of Orenburg. He graduated with a degree in electro-mechanics from the Orenburg Polytechnic Institute, and did his graduate studies in economics at the Moscow Institute of Youth. In 2009, he received his MBA from the St. Petersburg State University. Mr Voronkov began his career in 1986 as Committee Secretary in the Komsomol of the Orenburg Polytechnic Institute.
1990-1995, he was chairman of the Youth Committee in the city administration of Orenburg
1995-1998, he was head of the innovation department at the Committee for Family and Youth Affairs in the city administration of St. Petersburg
1998-2004, he worked at OOO Petersburg Express, as the commercial and development director
2004 – 2006, he was deputy chairman of the Committee for Mass Media in the city administration of St. Petersburg
2006 -2011, director of companies that belong to the Restec group.
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