News in 2012


International cooperation takes centre stage

Representatives of industry, higher education, and research institutions are to meet at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex to discuss cross-border partnership opportunities with EU countries.

The conference will take place on 14 December in Pavilion 6 (Hall 6.2), under the title ‘Broadening the participation of St Petersburg’s industrial, scientific, and technical organisations and higher educational institutions in international research and technical development programmes and projects’.

The purpose of the conference is to give participants an opportunity to learn about the format of the European Neighbourhood Instrument 2014–2020, the main principles for the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and the outlook for the Horizon 2020 project, as well as the experience of foreign partners in cross-border partnership programmes and financial support mechanisms for international projects.

ExpoForum is organising the conference, with the support of the St Petersburg Committee for Economic Growth, Industrial Policy and Trade, the Committee for Science and Higher Education, and the Committee for External Relations.


Exhibitors and Organisers Learn Effective Cooperation

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.


ExpoForum Enters Asian Markets

The company opens an office in the Pacific Rim


Innovations in business on show at Lenexpo exhibition

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.


Youth Wave Sweeps Lenexpo

Young entrepreneurs, artists, volunteers, athletes, and academics met at this major youth forum.


Platform for Effective Communication

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.


Russian exposition opens at international exhibition in Indonesia

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.


Clustering as a Development Tool for Small Business

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.


Contractors networking platform for small businesses

A subcontractors networking platform has been organised for the first time as part of the X Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum.