News in 2012


Transtec to Move to New Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2014

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.

The conference organisers – ExpoForum, Dolphin Exhibitions (UK), and Transtec Neva Exhibitions – noted that this year, addresses made during the plenary and breakout sessions and round tables were substantive and informative, and that they provoked discussion and attracted a high level of interest among participants. Tatiana Chekalova, Executive Secretary of the Marine Council of the Government of St Petersburg, pointed to the need to develop this theme further, in order “to do everything necessary to turn St Petersburg into a maritime capital, not just in words but in deeds”. She claimed it was only possible to achieve this by organising “major and serious exhibitions and conferences on a professional basis”.

Supporting the idea of market consolidation and conducting sea and transport business activities in the city on the Neva, Sergei Voronkov, Executive Director of ExpoForum, gave a presentation on the international specialised congress and exhibition centre, where the next Transtec Forum will take place in 2014. “Constructing the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St Petersburg right next to Pulkovo Airport corresponds to world trends, in which exhibition centres are built as close as possible to transport hubs. The distance from the water area is not critical for exhibitions and congresses on a nautical theme, since in exhibition practice there is this concept of a ‘movable platform’. The water area adjacent to the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex can solve this problem”, noted the speaker.

In the future, Neva 2013 and Transtec 2014 exhibitions and conferences will add themed sections on marine equipment for opening up the ocean and the Arctic Shelf, building LNG carriers and tankers, ice-strengthened vessels, drilling platforms, and marine transportation of oil and liquefied natural gas. Representatives of Gazprom emphasised this, and they presented a number of projects aimed at the logistical support of construction for the offshore section of the South Stream pipeline and the Shtokman Field, the building of a ship-based oil and gas facility and port in Teriberskaya Bay, and the reconstruction of the Murmansk base for operational support on the Russian Arctic Shelf.

“The main themes of the Neva and Transtec exhibitions reflect the new role of Russian shipbuilding, navigation, and the ports sector, which arose as a result of Russia’s economy participating in international trade, in view of the country’s entry into the WTO”, said Alexander Tikhomirov, General Director of Transtec Neva Exhibitions, in his speech. “This opens up new opportunities for Russian companies in the expanding business of both the maritime and inland waterway transport fields.”


Exhibition of creative work by Russian cadets opens at Suvorov Military School

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.


Baltic Marine Festival to showcase Russian motor and sailing boats abroad

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 1927 January.


ExpoForum to help cadets showcase their creativity

From 2527 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.


ExpoForum named Attractive Employer 2012 has paid tribute to the recruitment work of ExpoForum, the high level of interest it attracts from job seekers, and its competitive salaries.


ExpoForum International enters tourism market in St Petersburg and abroad

This new line of business is part of ExpoForums strategy for development.


All-inclusive corporate events to take place at Lenexpo

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.


Industry in the Limelight

ExpoForum has won the tender to run the ExpoPetersburg exhibition.


Bioindustry 2012 Exhibition Draws to a Close

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.


Legendary Aquarist Heiko Bleher a Big Hit among Participants and Visitors at Zoosphere 2012.

In his lecture, the world-famous hydrobiologist explained that some fish are able to survive without water.


Twelfth Transtec International Exhibition and Conference Opens

From 2 to 4 October, Transtec 2012 will present the potential of Russias 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.