Partnership of ExpoForum and the countries of Asia is stepping onto a higher level
Development of international projects and the attraction of the convention and exhibition market of St. Petersburg to major international organisers is one of the priority directions in the activities of ExpoForum JSC. In January 2012, there have been several events that not only were the impetus for cooperation between companies and countries of Asia, but also in the future could play an important role in fostering cultural and business ties between states.
In January, the management of ExpoForum JSC received an invitation to take part in a meeting of the Japanese business club, which will be held in March 2012. The company will present a project for a new convention and exhibition centre and will tell about the only specialised exhibition complex in St. Petersburg, Lenexpo and other prospects, which will be opened to exhibitors participating in exhibitions in Russia.
The lines of exhibition activities being held in Lenexpo and ExpoForum are able to refill with new promising projects: the Russian-Arab Business counsel at ExpoForum JSC with a proposal to hold an exhibition of Arab companies in the summer of 2013, and at a meeting at the Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg there has been considerable discussion of holding two national exhibitions of Indian goods and handicrafts in 2012 at Lenexpo.
Active cooperation is continuing between ExpoForum and the Chinese people’s association for friendship with foreign countries. At a regular meeting in Moscow with the deputy head of the committee for economic cooperation of society, Jing Bo, an agreement was confirmed for the joint involvement of Chinese participants at the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2012.
In addition, on January 31, 2012, in Moscow was the first meeting of the working group for convention and exhibition activities in the business council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The Vice-Chairman of the working group for the SCO business council was elected head of the Department of international promotion and sales of ExpoForum, Igor Pozdnyakov. The meeting was attended by the Executive Secretary of the SCO business council, Sergey Kanavski, representatives of the largest exhibition centres in Russia, and the SCO business club. Participants of the meeting were presented the projects of ExpoForum JSC: the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2012, which is expected to be actively involved as a key for the SCO countries like the People’s Republic of China, as well as the joint development with Chinese partners of the project 'The Educational Space of Modernisation'.
The churchmen of the Russian Orthodox Church and the administration of the Children’s City Hospital sent letters of appreciation to JSC ExpoForum for the beneficent assistance rendered by the company in the early 2012.
The Childhood Planet XI international exhibition will be opened on the 29th day of February in Lenexpo. The exhibition will represent the entire range of educational programs, goods and services for children from birth till full age. The exhibition complex will be transformed simultaneously into a huge colorful playground, supermarket with various goods and a forum of the leading children’s specialists for four days. The exhibition organiser is JSC ExpoForum
Representatives of St.Petersburg diplomatic corps and international companies have visited ExpoForum
On February 17, a meeting was held with participation of managment of ExpoForum JSC, representatives of diplomatic corps of Saint-Petersburg and commercial representative offices. This was the closing meeting for series of annual events for the company's partners held in business lunch format. This tradition was established in February of 2012.
On February 15, managing directors of ExpoForum JSC have held meeting with the city public authorities at Lenexpo, in order to discuss informally the future perspectives of development of convention and exhibition market in the city. The second event held for partners of ExpoForum JSC in business lunch format collected representatives of legislative and executive public authorities of St.Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, as well as heads of business associations and communities.
ExpoForum JSC starts a series of annual events for the company’s partners in business lunch format. For a few days in February, public authorities, representatives of business structures and various associations shall attend the meeting with the company’s management, in order to discuss trends in the convention and exhibition market and the strategy of its development. The meetings will take place at Lenexpo.
Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Elena Skrynnik signed a Decree on Fairs and Exhibitions held by Ministry of Agriculture of Russia in 2012. In compliance with the document dated February, 3, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia jointly with ExpoForum JSC acts as a co-organizer of the Fair "Agrorus”, as well as it provides support to three other exhibitions of the company: “Hipposphere”, “Zoosphere” and “Bioindustry”.
At the last assembly of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) which took place from the 1st to the 3rd of February in Istanbul, two exhibitions of ExpoForum JSÑ were assigned the status of “UFI Approved Event”. The recipients were the Baltic Marine Festival, and The Russian Industrialist.
On the 9th of February at the St. Petersburg mediacentre RIA News was held a press conference dedicated to the XII International Forum, Ecology of Big City, which will take place in Lenexpo from the 20th to the 23rd of March, 2012.
At the end of January, as a part of the delegation of St. Petersburg, ExpoForum JSC visited the exhibition Christmas World 2012 in Frankfurt. As the result of the trip, well-known European companies were able to acquaint themselves with the principles of the holiday decoration of St. Petersburg, and expressed the wish to participate in the forum, Festive decoration and city advertising, which will be held at Lenexpo in April 2012.
On the 3rd of February at Lenexpo a business meeting was held, attended by the leaders of ExpoForum JSC, organisers of The Real Estate Fair, partners of the company, and members of the press. The main topic of discussion was the relocation of the largest Russian real estate exhibition to the Lenexpo exhibition complex, and the prospects of the project associated with this event.
On January 24th, the Ministry of science and education of the Russian Federation issued a decree on the organisation of work on information and exhibition activities in the year 2012. According to the order, the XII International Forum "Ecology of Big City", the organiser of which by the end of 2011 became ExpoForum JSC, is included in the list of priority activities that are supported by the Ministry.
From the 1st to the 3rd of February, 2012, in Istanbul passed the UFI Global CEO Forum - a forum of the world's largest companies in the convention and exhibition industry and representatives of government organs, all coordinating convention and exhibition activities in different countries of the world. Broad support for the event was rendered by ExpoForum JSC.