News in 2012


ExpoForum Enters Asian Markets

The company opens an office in the Pacific Rim

ExpoForum is continuing to expand its geographical presence by opening an office in the Chinese capital of Beijing. This is part of ExpoForum’s mission to internationalize its activities and open its exhibits to a number of Pacific Rim countries: China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

This development is in line with the latest trends in the exhibition industry. The accelerating growth of the Chinese market and the Asian region’s impact on the global economy have caused European international exhibition producers to step up their presence in China. With the new office, ExpoForum will join the ranks of major German, British, and Italian exhibition operators already represented on the Asian market.

The office will focus on working with collective organizers and developing partnerships with the region’s state agencies and industry and exhibition associations.


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.


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.


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.


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.