On 20 February 2013 ExpoForum will launch a new project for exhibitors: special educational seminars which will help exhibition participants to intelligently prepare for events and assess their impact.
The company opens an office in the Pacific Rim
The Governor of St. Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko, told the 10th Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum that the city would support businesses that produced high-tech goods and created ultra-modern jobs with decent salaries.
Young entrepreneurs, artists, volunteers, athletes, and academics met at this major youth forum.
The new-format ExpoPetersburg exhibition and convention was a resounding success: participants expressed their appreciation for the project, which enabled them to communicate in a common language, and without intermediaries.
On 5 December, the Russian exposition at the international exhibition of production equipment and materials, Manufacturing Indonesia, was officially opened at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran.
On 12 December 2012, a roundtable on the subject of New Opportunities for Developing Small Business Through Clustering. Co-operation in Manufacturing, will be held at the Lenexpo exhibition complex (pavilion 7, hall 7.2), as part of the Forum for Small and Medium Enterprises.
Representatives of industry, higher education, and research institutions are to meet at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex to discuss cross-border partnership opportunities with EU countries.
A subcontractors’ networking platform has been organised for the first time as part of the X ‘Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises’ Forum.
ExpoForum has received a letter of thanks from the administration of the St Petersburg Suvorov Military School, an institution run by the Russian Ministry of Defence.
Specialists from DMG Russland will demonstrate an effective combination of performance and the latest technologies.
Today ExpoForum is marking a significant date: it is one year since the first pile was installed in the foundation of the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Arab business community is actively seeking opportunities in North-West Russia, according to Vladislav Lutsenko, Deputy Director of the Russian-Arab Business Council (RABC) and Director General of the Arabia Expo exhibition. An agreement to hold the exhibition in St Petersburg for the first time in its history was signed today at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.
ExpoForum has launched a project under its range of community engagement programmes to help young residents of St Petersburg learn about different career opportunities. A series of tours that will introduce school children to the world of exhibitions will begin on 2 November.
Today saw the opening of an exhibition of creative work by pupils from military schools across Russia, organised by the Department of Education of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
In 2013, the Baltic Marine Festival will double its presence at BOOT, the largest yachting industry exhibition in the world, which is being held in D?sseldorf from 19–27 January.
From 25–27 October 2012, St Petersburg will host an exhibition of creative works by pupils from Russian Ministry of Defence secondary schools, in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Suvorov movement in Russia.
Superjob.ru has paid tribute to the recruitment work of ExpoForum, the high level of interest it attracts from job seekers, and its competitive salaries.
This new line of business is part of ExpoForum’s strategy for development.
In the run-up to the New Year celebrations, leading players in the St. Petersburg events industry gathered together for a breakfast meeting to learn about the new package deal on corporate events at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.
ExpoForum has won the tender to run the ExpoPetersburg exhibition.
At the closing ceremony, prizes were awarded to the winners of the Innovative Biotechnology Solutions contest.
Bioindustry 2012 and ‘Innovative Biotechnologies in the Countries of the Eurasian Economic Community
Biotechnology is a foundation for the innovative development of the Russian economy. Such is the opinion of the speakers at the opening ceremony of Bioindustry 2012 and the Innovative Biotechnology in the Countries of the Eurasian Economic Community international scientific conference, which took place on 11 October at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.
In his lecture, the world-famous hydrobiologist explained that some fish are able to survive without water.
On 4 October 2012 a presentation of the Neva 2013 and Transtec 2014 sea and transport congress and exhibition projects took place at Lenexpo as part of the Transtec 2012 International Exhibition and Conference for the Development of Ports and the Shipping Industry.
From 2 to 4 October, Transtec 2012 will present the potential of Russia’s ports and its transport and logistics system on the international stage, as well as showcase the achievements of national science and industry. Experts in the field of river and sea navigation from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries will meet at the exhibition.
Governor of St Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko spoke about this increase in investments at the opening ceremony of the XVI ‘Russian Industrialist’ International Forum and the St Petersburg International Innovation Forum.
On 30 August 2012, Orchardist Day was held at the XXI Agrorus International Exhibition and Trade Fair. Andrei Lyakh, Head of the Department for the Development of Gardening in St Petersburg, was present at the opening ceremony.
On 28 August 2012, a round table entitled ‘Problems and Solutions in Veterinary Care for Agricultural Enterprises’ was held at the XXI Agrorus International Exhibition and Trade Fair. The meeting discussed veterinary services for animal husbandry and aviculture in Russia’s northwest.
On 28 August, the XXI Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair hosted a conference entitled ‘Energy Efficiency in Agriculture: Innovative Development’. The conference focused on ways of reducing energy consumption, as well as on the legal and regulatory framework surrounding energy conservation.
Less than 50% of Graduates of St Petersburg State Agrarian University Prepared to Work in Rural Area
This was the conclusion reached by experts who gathered at the Rural Youth and Society Today conference held on 27 August 2012 as part of the XXI Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair. The meeting focused on the quality of education available to young people in rural areas, and on efforts to attract young professionals to work in the countryside.
ExpoForum, Dolphin Exhibitions (UK), and Transtec Neva Exhibitions are to host a presentation on the NEVA 2013 and TRANSTEC 2014 maritime and transportation exhibitions.
The 21st Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair will be held at Lenexpo from 27 August to 2 September. One of the biggest exhibitions in Russia, according to established tradition the event will include displays, indoor and outdoor trade stands, a wide-ranging business programme and a lively entertainment programme.
ExpoForum has signed a government contract to run the event in partnership with the Government of St. Petersburg Committee for Education.
Participation expenses to be partially paid by expo organisers.
On 18 July, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture hosted a meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Agrorus 2012 Exhibition and Trade Fair.
An interactive display entitled ‘St Petersburg – Marine Capital of Russia’, commissioned by the Government of St Petersburg and organised by ExpoForum, was featured at the EXPO-2012 World Specialized Exhibition in the South Korean city of Yeosu.
June 22, 2012 the chairperson of the Board of Directors at ZAO ExpoForum Natalia Konovalenko and the chairperson of the Board of Directors at Messe D?sseldorf GmbH Werner M. Dornscheidt in the presence of the vice-governor of St. Petersburg Olga Kazanskaya signed an agreement on the cooperation in the development of congress and exhibition projects in St. Petersburg.
June 22, 2012 the companies Messe Duesseldorf GmbH and ZAO ExpoForum will sign a general agreement on the cooperation in the development of the congress and exhibition projects in St. Petersburg. More than 20 projects of Messe Duesseldorf GmbH have the status of industry-leading exhibitions in the world. Therefore the appearance in the St. Petersburg market of such a large and influential organiser is a strategically important event for the economic development of the city.
From May 26th to May 31st, 2013 the XI SportAccord International Convention will take place in Russia. Exhibition Complex Lenexpo in St. Petersburg is chosen as the venue. The corresponding agreement has already been signed between the Government of St Petersburg and Directorate of SportAccord.
The project of the Russian international energy forum, which was presented on June, the 8th in Moscow in Expocentre, attracted the attention of specialists of the energy sector. One of the first assessments of the company's plans was given by Mikhail Pavlov, the head of the working group of energy efficiency at International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO.
ExpoForum will use the contracts based on the offer, which will allow exhibitors to facilitate the paperwork.
This was stated by the executive director of ExpoForum Sergey Voronkov at the IV all-Russian Conference ‘Exhibition and trade fair activities: regional priorities’. The event was held on June the 6th at the VI International Forum of the exhibition industry 5pEXPO’2012.
Reporting at the roundtable conference on training and developing of skills of the professionals in the oil and gas industry, the Sales Director of St. Petersburg branch of the recruitment portal hh.ru Olga Anokhina dispelled the myth of an excess of candidates in this field. The roundtable was held in the framework of the business programme of St. Petersburg International Gas Forum taking place from June, 4 to June, 6 in Lenexpo.
On June the 7th in the framework of the VI International Forum of the Exhibition Industry 5pEXPO`2012 there was a presentation of one of the largest exhibition project of ExpoForum JSC - XXI International exhibition of products and services for pets “Zoosphere”.
On June the 6th the official opening ceremony of the VI International Forum of Exhibition Industry ‘5pEXPO’ took place in the Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre in Moscow. The forum will last till June the 9th.
The leading experts of the Russian and foreign gas industry gathered on July 4th in Lenexpo to discuss the topical issues of the world gas sector development and exchange their opinions on prospects of the most significant investment projects.
This forecast was announced by the President of Non-Profit Partnership "Gas club" Yury Shenyavsky who spoke on June the 5th at the round table ‘International cooperation in the oil industry’ within the I International Congress of Oil and Gas industry specialists in the framework of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.
On May 28 ExpoForum and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the RF signed a state contract, under which the company will organise a booth representing Russian industrial achievements, at the International exhibition of industrial production equipment and materials "Manufacturing Indonesia 2012". This South Asia's largest industrial exhibition will be held on December 5-8, 2012 in Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
This was officially announced at the seminar for captains and ship-owners which was held June 2 within the business programme of the Baltic Marine Festival in Lenexpo.
ExpoForum, Russian Geographical Society, and the Administration of Vasileostrovskii district had environmental campaign to clean up the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, during which there was discovered about 40 cubic meters of debris. Among the unusual things, there were discovered: Iphone, elements of porthole metal protection, two anchors 80-year-old and fragments of an antique dinner service.
May, 31 in Lenexpo, there was open the Baltic Marine Festival which has became not only a meeting place for professionals of the maritime industry, but also a bright holiday for all the citizens and tourists. The first event of the festival was the parade of yachts and boats which was attended by the representatives of the major media of St. Petersburg.
This was reported by the speakers of the conference “Energy from Biomass”, which was held on May, 24 in the exhibition “Energetika&elektrotechnika” in the “Lenexpo”.
June 2 ExpoForum with the support of the Administration of Vasileostrovsky district, the Russian Geographical Society and the city diving clubs, organises an ecological action, timed to coincide with International Day for Biological Diversity.
The above solution of the problem of the upcoming lack of qualified personnel in the energy industry in Russia was offered by the participants of the conference “Personnel for Energy Efficient Economy” held as part of the “Energetika&electrotechnika” exhibition in Lenexpo on May 23.
TRANSTEC’2012, an international transport exhibition, and the III International Conference on Port and Shipping Development were included in the event schedule of the Marine Board under the RF Government and the exhibition plan of the Russian Ministry of Transport for 2012. Both the exhibition and the conference will take place in Lenexpo on October 2-4, 2012. The organisers are Transtec Neva Exhibitions, which is 30% owned by ExpoForum, and East West Exhibition Management ltd/Dolphin Exhibitions ltd.
On May 23, ExpoForum officially announced the launch of its new congress and exhibition project – “Russian International Energy Forum”. The first forum shall take place already in 2013 at Lenexpro and unite the leading industry events held in Saint Petersburg in its structure.
One of the largest showing in the Northwest – XIX international specialized exhibition “Energetika&electrotechnika” – has opened on May 23 in the “Lenexpo” and aroused the great interest of the Russian and foreign companies.
ExpoForum together with the Government of Saint Petersburg became the organizer of an interactive exposition as well as a business and cultural program of the Northern Capital of Russia within the scope of the EXPO-2012 World Exhibition in the South Korean city of Yeosu. The exhibition was opened on May 12 and will last for three months. The exposition "St. Petersburg as the Russian Sea Capital" will be presented on June 27 to 30.
The XV International specialized exhibition for welding, cutting, and related technologies “Welding” was opened on May 15 in Lenexpo; it has already become one of the largest industrial projects of Russia, CIS and the Baltic states over the years of its existence. Organizer: ExpoForum JSC.
The rating of Saint Petersburg as the place for holding international forums and congresses has grown during a year by 33 points: the city has moved from the line 112 to 79.
In April 2012, Gazprom has become the strategic partner of the Kino Expo, one of the world largest cinema forums. The cooperation is to assist the development of national film industry and the world market promotion of national cinematography.
About 70 citizens of Pushkin addressed the staff of the archive of the Military Medicine Museum in order to learn the fate of their relatives who had been lost during the Great Patriotic War. The charitable action devoted to the Victory Day was arranged by ExpoForum jointly with the Military Medicine Museum and the administration of Pushkin Region.
Hipposphere, an international horse exhibition, opened at LenExpo on May 4. The participants cut the symbolic red ribbon right on the manege arranged in the exhibition hall.
ExpoForum together with the administration of the Pushkin district and the Military and Medical Museum will hold a charity event on May 7 and 8. In Pushkin city, there will be opened a temporary public office of the Military and Medical museum archives with some materials of the Great Patriotic War.
A popular web-site for travellers, Tripadvisor has ranked the best tourist destinations of Europe with St. Petersburg in the 15th place in the list. St. Petersburg has appeared to be more attractive than Vienna, Munich and Budapest.
ExpoForum JSC became a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE). A full list of new members of the Union was published on its official website on April 23, 2012.
Improvement and planting of the city play an important role in the work of the city administration. Presence of Georgiy Poltavchenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg, at the opening ceremony of the International Festival of Flowers and Landscape Design confirms this fact. ‘Our city deserves to be well-attended and decorated, in order to make the citizens happy and to energize our guests’ – noted the Governor.
The VII Saint Petersburg International Book Salon started its work in Lenexpo. Within four days the guests of the exhibition can meet with the authors of world best-sellers, buy books without retail mark-up and visit over 250 business and entertaining events.
On April 12 an exhibition of vehicle components, spare parts and equipment for garage and car service centers Automechanika St. Petersburg 2012 was opened at Lenexpo. According to foreign experts, Saint-Petersburg is a place where the greatest potential can be realised by the car market of Russia and Eastern Europe.
The Official Opening Ceremony of the VII International Forum titled “Senior Generation” was conducted on April 12, at Lenexpo exhibition complex. It is the first project in today’s Russia covering the complete range of products and services for the senior people.
The 2d International Festive Decoration. Advertising and Information Forum, a key event in the North-West Region that focuses on outdoor advertising, city decoration and other advertising market segments, has started at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.
On March 30 ExpoForum received delegation of the International Association "European Cities Marketing" (ECM) at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.
On April 12-14 Lenexpo will host exhibition "Automechanika. St. Petersburg "- the oldest international project in the Northwest region in the area of vehicle components, spare parts and equipment for garage and car service centers. A new stage of the exhibition development - focus on the market professionals - is a result of the first joint effort of ExpoForum and Messe Frankfurt RUS alliance.
The first business event of the Forum was seminar “Geological Risks in Urban Areas” whereat geological problems of St. Petersburg and ways of their solution were discussed.
On March 16, 2012 the Executive Director of ExpoForum CJSC, General Director of Lenexpo JSC Sergey Voronkov, was a guest of the live radio station "Echo of Moscow in St. Petersburg". The topic of live broadcast was "Future of St. Petersburg: exhibition capital or exhibition province?"
Representatives of ExpoForum visited Russia's largest electric power exhibition and conference Russia Power 2012 and hydropower exhibition HydroVision Russia 2012 held simultaneously and met with their organiser - PennWell Corporation.
On March 16th at 18:20, Sergey Voronkov, Chief Executive Officer of ExpoForum JSC and General Director of LenExpo JSC, will become a guest of “Echo of Moscow in Saint Petersburg” radio station. The topic of live programme is The Future of Saint Petersburg: Exhibition Capital or Exhibition Province?
A new format of the International Forum "Ecology of Big City" attracted special attention of regions of Russia. To date, participation in the forum has been confirmed by over 20 government delegations from Russian cities. It is less than a week before the opening, XII International Forum will be held in St. Petersburg at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex on March 20-23, 2012.
ExpoForum JSC will take part in Interzoo, the largest international trade fair for pet supplies to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, on May 17 – 20, 2012.
Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC Sergey Voronkov, Head of the New Projects Directorate Olga Shishenina and coordinator of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum project Alexandra Fartusova met with management of Messe D?sseldorf in Germany.
XI International exhibition of educational programs, goods and services ‘The Childhood Planet’ opened on February 29 to make the largest pavilion of the exhibition complex a real holiday for kids and their parents.
The churchmen of the Russian Orthodox Church and the administration of the Children’s City Hospital sent letters of appreciation to JSC ExpoForum for the beneficent assistance rendered by the company in the early 2012.
The Childhood Planet XI international exhibition will be opened on the 29th day of February in Lenexpo. The exhibition will represent the entire range of educational programs, goods and services for children from birth till full age. The exhibition complex will be transformed simultaneously into a huge colorful playground, supermarket with various goods and a forum of the leading children’s specialists for four days. The exhibition organiser is JSC ExpoForum
Representatives of St.Petersburg diplomatic corps and international companies have visited ExpoForum
On February 17, a meeting was held with participation of managment of ExpoForum JSC, representatives of diplomatic corps of Saint-Petersburg and commercial representative offices. This was the closing meeting for series of annual events for the company's partners held in business lunch format. This tradition was established in February of 2012.
On February 15, managing directors of ExpoForum JSC have held meeting with the city public authorities at Lenexpo, in order to discuss informally the future perspectives of development of convention and exhibition market in the city. The second event held for partners of ExpoForum JSC in business lunch format collected representatives of legislative and executive public authorities of St.Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, as well as heads of business associations and communities.
ExpoForum JSC starts a series of annual events for the company’s partners in business lunch format. For a few days in February, public authorities, representatives of business structures and various associations shall attend the meeting with the company’s management, in order to discuss trends in the convention and exhibition market and the strategy of its development. The meetings will take place at Lenexpo.
Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Elena Skrynnik signed a Decree on Fairs and Exhibitions held by Ministry of Agriculture of Russia in 2012. In compliance with the document dated February, 3, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia jointly with ExpoForum JSC acts as a co-organizer of the Fair "Agrorus”, as well as it provides support to three other exhibitions of the company: “Hipposphere”, “Zoosphere” and “Bioindustry”.
At the last assembly of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) which took place from the 1st to the 3rd of February in Istanbul, two exhibitions of ExpoForum JSÑ were assigned the status of “UFI Approved Event”. The recipients were the Baltic Marine Festival, and The Russian Industrialist.
On the 9th of February at the St. Petersburg mediacentre RIA News was held a press conference dedicated to the XII International Forum, Ecology of Big City, which will take place in Lenexpo from the 20th to the 23rd of March, 2012.
At the end of January, as a part of the delegation of St. Petersburg, ExpoForum JSC visited the exhibition Christmas World 2012 in Frankfurt. As the result of the trip, well-known European companies were able to acquaint themselves with the principles of the holiday decoration of St. Petersburg, and expressed the wish to participate in the forum, Festive decoration and city advertising, which will be held at Lenexpo in April 2012.
On the 3rd of February at Lenexpo a business meeting was held, attended by the leaders of ExpoForum JSC, organisers of The Real Estate Fair, partners of the company, and members of the press. The main topic of discussion was the relocation of the largest Russian real estate exhibition to the Lenexpo exhibition complex, and the prospects of the project associated with this event.
On January 24th, the Ministry of science and education of the Russian Federation issued a decree on the organisation of work on information and exhibition activities in the year 2012. According to the order, the XII International Forum "Ecology of Big City", the organiser of which by the end of 2011 became ExpoForum JSC, is included in the list of priority activities that are supported by the Ministry.
From the 1st to the 3rd of February, 2012, in Istanbul passed the UFI Global CEO Forum - a forum of the world's largest companies in the convention and exhibition industry and representatives of government organs, all coordinating convention and exhibition activities in different countries of the world. Broad support for the event was rendered by ExpoForum JSC.
Development of international projects and the attraction of the convention and exhibition market of St. Petersburg to major international organisers is one of the priority directions in the activities of ExpoForum JSC. In January 2012, there have been several events that not only were the impetus for cooperation between companies and countries of Asia, but also in the future could play an important role in fostering cultural and business ties between states.
ExpoForum presented the project, The Baltic Sea Festival, at exhibition of yachts and powerboats Boot 2012 in Dusseldorf from the 21st to the 29th of January 2012. Today, Boot is one of largest international projects in the yacht market, and where seventeen thematic pavilions of the exhibition centre Messe D?sseldorf unfurled into an exposition of more than 1600 participants from 62 countries.
In 2012, the largest exhibition of real estate in Russia will be held at Lenexpo. ExpoForumJSC and Vistavka Ltd have signed an agreement to hold the Real Estate Fair in the only specialised exhibition complex in t.Petersburg.
ExpoForum took part in the Eurasian Event Forum EFEA, which is held in St. Petersburg from January 18 till January 20, 2012.
ExpoForum JSC turned 4 years on January 18, 2012. The company has travelled within the short time the long way, gained high status and continues to implement its mission – to make St. Petersburg one of European convention and exhibition centre.
On December 22, 2011 in Saint Petersburg ExpoForum JSC, TRANSTEC Neva Exhibitions JSC and East West Exhibition Management ltd. (EU) / Dolphin Exhibitions ltd. (UK) made a long-term agreement to jointly hold NEVA international exhibitions and conferences on shipbuilding, navigation, port industry and ocean and continental shelf development, for the period through to 2019. Furthermore, a parallel agreement is being planned in relation to TRANSTEC international transport exhibitions and integrated international conferences on ports development and shipbuilding.