Prospects for Russia's largest real estate exhibition, the Real Estate Fair, discussed in Lenexpo
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.
The Petersburg Real Estate Fair has been in existence since 2000, and is held twice a year with the support of the Governments of St. Petersburg and of the Leningrad region. For 12 years, it has been the most important event for all participants of the market: in November 2011, it was attended by 426 companies, visited by 31,017 people, and the exhibition area amounted to 12,000 square meters.
In the last few years the fair was hosted at venues in St. Petersburg which were not intended for holding such major exhibitions with extensive business programs. In the words of the General Director of the Real Estate Fair, Olga Shuldiner, crossing over to Lenexpo is a natural stage in the development of the exhibition, “The Real estate fair is one of the few shows in the country where there is a waiting list for the best stands. We set high standards for participants and, therefore, must offer its clients only convenient exhibition space with all the necessary infrastructure", Olga Shuldiner noted.
In 2012, the Real Estate Fair will pass in the most advanced pavilions of the sole specialised exhibition complex in the region, from the 30th to the 1st of April, and from the 16th to the 18th of November.
As has noted the Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC, and General Director of Lenexpo JSC, Sergey Voronkov, as he presented the project at a meeting of the construction of the Convention and Exhibition Centre, one of the main tasks of the company is the consolidation of the major projects of St. Petersburg. “Right now, ExpoForum is forming a pool of prospective projects, and after the opening of the Convention and Exhibition Centre they will be moved to the new platform, and while the agreement with the Real Estate Fair is only until the year 2012, the cooperation of our companies is strategic in nature,” added Sergey Voronkov.
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 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.
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.