ExpoForum took part in the Eurasian Event Forum
ExpoForum took part in the Eurasian Event Forum EFEA, which is held in St. Petersburg from January 18 till January 20, 2012.
This forum, whose organiser is the exhibition research and development centre R&C, was destined to become a communication site, enabling specialists of the meeting industry to establish international contacts and secure investments, as well as to an extent their own business relationships between participants in the Russian market and foreign countries.
The speakers who addressed the Forum were professionals from the MICE industry on the world level: CEO of UFI Paul Woodward, President of JWC GmbH Jochen Witt, CEO of ITE Group Russell Taylor and other experts, among whom there were famous economists, representatives of authority and business structures.
Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC and General Director of Lenexpo JSC Sergey Voronkov submitted the report within the framework of the round table “Exhibition business – 4-wheeled car: who is the runner?”, in which he told about the importance of exhibition centres for the development of the national economy.
Chairman of the European UFI chapter, President of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs and Vice-president of ExpoForum JSC Sergey Alexeev addressed the panel discussion on “Merger and acquisition in the exhibition market – single transaction or future market?” He also took part in the Expoclub's open meeting on “Exhibition and congress activities as a factor of social and economic development”, which was held during the Forum. Participants of the discussion summarised the results of their activities in 2011 and discussed trends of branch development.
The Eurasian Event Forum became the first large European meeting of representatives of the MICE industry in St. Petersburg in the last few years.
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 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.