News in 2012


ExpoForum International enters tourism market in St Petersburg and abroad

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

ExpoForum has expanded its activities by announcing the creation of a subsidiary company: ExpoForum International. The subsidiary will provide a full range of tourist services for people travelling to conventions and exhibitions. In October, ExpoForum International was listed in the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism’s register of tour operators. This licence means the company can officially work in the tourism industry, both in Russia and abroad.

ExpoForum General Director Anatoly Erkulov stressed that the creation of ExpoForum International was an important step in the company’s strategy, which aims to develop a broad-based business providing a full range of services in the convention and exhibition industry.

The new company will also organise Russian exhibitions and business programmes at overseas specialist exhibition events, and international forums, congresses and conferences. Previously, this work had been carried out by ExpoForum’s Department for International Events. In addition, the new company will provide a range of services for business travellers and run incentive programmes.

Services in St Petersburg include:

  • Accommodation at special rates in hotels of various categories throughout the city
  • Transfers to and from the airport (or railway station)
  • Transport services
  • Excursions
  • Air and rail reservations
  • Concert and theatre tickets
  • Visa support for foreign nationals

Overseas events services include:

  • Organising participation in and visits to specialist exhibition events overseas and international forums, congresses and conferences
  • Visits to foreign manufacturing firms, factories, and production plants to facilitate knowledge exchange, learn about modern equipment and the latest production technologies, and agree contracts
  • ‘Matchmaking’ system: setting up business meetings with representatives of foreign companies
  • Organising conferences, round tables, and presentations with invitations issued to foreign participants and members of the press
  • Conducting presentations abroad
  • Tourism services (business tourism)


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.


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.


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.


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.