News in 2012


ExpoForum and Ministry of Agriculture of Russia will jointly hold four exhibitions in 2012

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.

      For two dozen years of its existence the International Agricultural Trade Fair “Agrorus’” won great popularity among the Russians, having become a genuine people’s fair.  At present “Agrorus’” is the second important Agricultural Trade Fair of the country.  Its scale is testified by statistical data : in 2011 «Agrorus’»  was visited by 149 thousand guests approximately, the products were shown by  1500 companies,  including farmers, peasants’ households and enterprises 45 regions of Russia, as well as from near and far  foreign countries. The extensive program included presentations, conferences, round tables, seminars on the most important issues Agricultural Complex development. The open site of the exhibition occupied the whole territory of  Lenexpo.  During seven days 272 tons of vegetables, 28 tons of foxberry and bilberry, 235 tons of sausages and meat products, 65 tons of milk products, 650 tons of honey, 35 tons of fish products were sold at the fair. In 2012 “Agrorus’” fair will take place traditionally at Lenexpo on August, 27 – September, 2.

   Saint-Petersburg International Exhibition of Horses and Ponies, products and services for equestrian sport and riding  “Hipposphere” will take place  on May 4 – 6  at  Lenexpo. During many years  “Hipposphere”  has been one of the most complicated from organisational point of view exhibitions by the company, as  within its framework equestrian competitions, festivals and parades with participation of more than 200 horses,  brought from Russia and foreign countries, took place. That’s why at present “Hipposphere” is not just a forum of equestrian industry representatives, where specialists could discuss the urgent issues but also the urban festival, loved by  citizens of St.Petersburg.

     The Fair “Zoosphere” is the largest exhibition of products and services for pets in Russia. Being launched and realised organisationally and creatively in the city on the Neva River, the Fair “Zoosphere” for the last years has contributed a lot to the development of the domestic zoo-business.  By exposition and business program organisation level it is considered to be one the leading European zoo-industry fairs.  The Fair confirmed its high status, by getting approval of UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), as well as by being awarded with the Sign of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs. In 2012 “Zoosphere” will take place on October, 11-13 at Lenexpo. 

    During the same dates with “Zoosphere” in the territory of the exhibition complex an exhibition and conference  called “Bioindustry” will be opened, also supported by  Ministry of Agriculture of Russia. For the first time “Bioindustry” took place in spring of 2011. It was the first in Russia exhibition project, presenting innovation solutions for reproduction, functioning and expedient development of living organisms and their habitats. In “Bioindustry” participate organisations and commercial firms, specialising in different fields: carrying out fundamental research, development of bio-technologies, production of products for laboratories and bio-productions, development of bio-products.

      Participation of the Government of the Russian federation in holding of exhibitions “Agrorus’”, “Hipposphere”, “Zoosphere” and “Bioindustry”, allows to extend a program of events and mobilise for participation  in those exhibitions heads of authorities and business communities both from Russian regions and from abroad, which is an important contribution into development of the whole agricultural complex sphere of the country.


ExpoForum has been thanked for helping children

The churchmen of the Russian Orthodox Church and the administration of the Childrens City Hospital sent letters of appreciation to JSC ExpoForum for the beneficent assistance rendered by the company in the early 2012.


The Childhood Planet: less than a week is left to open the exhibition

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 childrens 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.


Executive management of ExpoForum and authorities discussed the convention and exhibition market

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 represents new tradition of business lunches for partners

ExpoForum JSC starts a series of annual events for the companys 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 companys 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.


Two exhibitions of ExpoForum are immediately awarded the status UFI Approved Event

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 JS were assigned the status of UFI Approved Event. The recipients were the Baltic Marine Festival, and The Russian Industrialist.


The Forum, Ecology of Big City, combines Government, Business, and Science

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.


The Day of St. Petersburg passed with success at the exhibition Christmas World 2012 in Frankfurt

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.


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.


Government of the Russian Federation included Ecology of Big City in the list of priorities

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.


ExpoForum sponsored UFI Global CEO Forum in Istanbul

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.


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.