News in 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

Being the largest children-oriented project in the North-West of Russia, for over 11 years of work The Childhood Planet has become a significant city event and turned into the well-known and popular brand among parents and specialists. Apart from exposition of goods and services, the exhibition is annually accompanied by the interesting and urgent business program. The Childhood Planet project has confirmed its high status with the assignment of the Russian Exhibition and Fair Union Mark.

The Children Planet comprises the exhibition space divided into several thematic blocks, the extensive business program and the colorful entertainment part. Besides, along with the exhibition the Saint Petersburg – a Child-Friendly City forum will take place for the second year from now on.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has developed the Child-Friendly Cities action program intended to reduce negative influence of the city environment upon children’s lives and to maximize the use of capabilities and advantages which can be
provided by a megalopolis. Many cities all over the world have already encouraged the UNICEF initiative, and Saint Petersburg became one of them in 2007. Presently, a number of projects are being implemented in the city intended to enhance the life quality of young citizens and to create the environment where each child is able to fulfill his/her potential to a maximum degree.

Within the Saint Petersburg – a Child-Friendly City project, the booths will be presented in the territory of Lenexpo to demonstrate the way the program is implemented in different cities of the world, there will also be held seminars and conferences.  

The main topic of the exhibition and forum in 2012 will be formation of the environment assisting the balanced development of children. The business program will be devoted to the issues of children’s health, support and popularization of the institution of family, improvement of the material and technical base of children’s educational institutions and medical and preventive treatment facilities, as well as to other urgent problems.  Public officers, doctors, teachers, manufacturers of goods and other specialists united by work with children and work for children will be participating in numerous conferences and round-table conferences.

In the year 2012 the major part of the exposition will be devoted to toys. The list of the exponents will include the real "maitres” of the toy industry, specifically Nordplast, Polesye, and Biplant.

The moms-to-be will find a lot of useful information in the Pediatrics section where the manufacturers of children’s hygienic production will be presented, as well as new food products for children and nursing mothers, leading medical centers of the city and insurance companies. New participants had also joined the section this year: Armed company will present the appliances for making oxygen cocktails which can be used both in children institutions and at home.

During all the active days of the exhibition in Lenexpo, a large-scale entertainment program will be deployed.  The visitors will be able to take part in different master classes and multimedia lessons, to test interactive gaming zones and see colorful shows of creative teams.

The Future Moms’ Day which had already become a traditional event will also take place; the free admission and many easy and funny entertainments are foreseen for the moms-to-be on the 1st day of March!

The Miss Childhood Planet contest will be a bright festival of beauty and talents.

Smeshariki project, the traditional partner of the exhibition, will bring the interactive City for Children venue again which will be located in the very centre of the pavilion.  The specialists from children’s museums, theatres, educational centers and even from the Leningrad Zoo will be working with babies there. The parents will be able to leave their children in this little town and take a worriless walk along the trade fair.

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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.


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.


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.


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.