ExpoForum Visited the Pacific Ocean Economic Congress
ExpoForum's general director, Anatoly Erkulov, and the head of the department for business development with Asia, Igor Pozdnyakov, participated in the Fifth Asia-Pacific Economic Convention in Vladivostok.
Among things discussed were the Russian topics for the upcoming APEC convention in 2012. These included strategic development and cooperation, and business contacts between Russian and Pacific region business. At the plenary meeting speakers included Igor Shuvalov, the Russian government's first deputy chairman; the governor of Primorsky Krai, Sergei Darykin; and the General Secretary of the Chinese council for APEC's development, Tang Busheng.
Participants had a chance to exchange viewpoints during the discussion groups that included topics such as, ``Innovation processes in Asia and the Russian Far East, and the infrastructure of their support''; ``Energy in the Far East, a look to the future''; ``City development: Asian cities and Russian cities in the Far East''; and ``A common cultural space and Russia's role in it.''
ExpoForum representatives had negotiations with the general secretary of the Chinese council for APEC development, Tang Busheng, as well as with the executive vice-president of the Chinese National Association of Middle Class Businesses, Li Zhiming. The Chinese side proposed to organise a delegation of Chinese mayors to be held at Lenexpo. They also discussed the possibility to have other APEC events in St. Petersburg in order to widen the geography of Russian-Chinese business cooperation.
As of Sept 1, ExpoForum's executive director is Sergei Voronkov. This is a new position in the company.
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Today, a ceremony was held to lay the foundation stone of the Church of the Smolensk Mother of God Icon. The church will be reconstructed based on drawings and sketches made by the Italian architect Giacomo Quarenghi who built the original church in Greater Pulkovo village in the 18th century by order of Catherine II. The church, however, was destroyed during World War II.