News in 2012


The Childhood Planet opened in Lenexpo

XI International exhibition of educational programs, goods and services The Childhood Planet opened on February 29 to make the largest pavilion of the exhibition complex a real holiday for kids and their parents.

The official exhibition opening ceremony was attended by the vice governor of St. Petersburg Olga Kazanskaya, Expoforum JSC executive director, Lenexpo JSC general director Sergei Voronkov, Head of UNICEF in Russia Bertran Beinwel and president of the Juvenile Products Industry Association Antonina Tsizulina.

According to Olga Kazanskaya, positive fertility dynamics is observed in St. Petersburg presently, so the need for such important social project as ‘The Childhood Planet’ will increase. ‘The kids running around the pavilion now are our future. They will grow up very fast and become heads of the companies, doctors, teachers, and some of them will make promising careers of public officials. So it is important for us to help them grow up harmonious, kind, attentive and many-sided individuals. And every exhibition object teaches them to be kind to the world around them’, vice governor added.

In the name of the exhibition contractor, Expoforum JSC, Sergei Voronkov thanked all who participated in organising ‘The Childhood Planet’ for their visible support which made it possible to set up an ambitious and recognised project capable of solving important social issues.

As the major project for children in the north-west of Russia, ‘The Childhood Planet’ became an important city event well known and popular among parents as well as industry experts. Along with the exhibition of products and services encompassing wide range of the needs of a child, from birth to adult age, ‘The Childhood Planet’ is also marked with actual business events annually, as well as exuberant entertainment program. The guests can participate in various workshops and multimedia lessons, test interactive game zones and see spectacular shows of various creative teams.

March 1 is the traditional Day of expectant mothers, who will be offered not only free entrance to the exhibition but also a most interesting entertainment program with prize draws and presents. And on Saturday, March 3, a beauty and talent pageant ‘Miss Childhood Planet’ will take place where little beauties from 5 to 14 will participate. The grand prize of the pageant is the star named after the winner.

The exhibition open on February 29 runs through March 4, 2012.


Delegates of European Cities Marketing Association visited Lenexpo

On March 30 ExpoForum received delegation of the International Association "European Cities Marketing" (ECM) at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.


Renewed exhibition Automechanika. St. Petersburg will present novelties for the automotive industr

On April 12-14 Lenexpo will host exhibition "Automechanika. St. Petersburg "- the oldest international project in the Northwest region in the area of vehicle components, spare parts and equipment for garage and car service centers. A new stage of the exhibition development - focus on the market professionals - is a result of the first joint effort of ExpoForum and Messe Frankfurt RUS alliance.


Forum Ecology of Big City-2012" has begun its work

The first business event of the Forum was seminar Geological Risks in Urban Areas whereat geological problems of St. Petersburg and ways of their solution were discussed.


Sergey Voronkov told about congress and exhibition future of St. Petersburg at the Echo of Moscow

On March 16, 2012 the Executive Director of ExpoForum CJSC, General Director of Lenexpo JSC Sergey Voronkov, was a guest of the live radio station "Echo of Moscow in St. Petersburg". The topic of live broadcast was "Future of St. Petersburg: exhibition capital or exhibition province?"


ExpoForum discussed possibilities of cooperation with PennWell Corporation

Representatives of ExpoForum visited Russia's largest electric power exhibition and conference Russia Power 2012 and hydropower exhibition HydroVision Russia 2012 held simultaneously and met with their organiser - PennWell Corporation.


Sergey Voronkov to Talk on Air at the Echo of Moscow in Saint Petersburg Radio Station

On March 16th at 18:20, Sergey Voronkov, Chief Executive Officer of ExpoForum JSC and General Director of LenExpo JSC, will become a guest of Echo of Moscow in Saint Petersburg radio station. The topic of live programme is The Future of Saint Petersburg: Exhibition Capital or Exhibition Province?


Over 20 government delegations have confirmed their participation in the Ecology of Big City

A new format of the International Forum "Ecology of Big City" attracted special attention of regions of Russia. To date, participation in the forum has been confirmed by over 20 government delegations from Russian cities. It is less than a week before the opening, XII International Forum will be held in St. Petersburg at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex on March 20-23, 2012.


Zoosphere exhibition will be presented in Germany

ExpoForum JSC will take part in Interzoo, the largest international trade fair for pet supplies to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, on May 17 20, 2012.


ExpoForum and Messe D?sseldorf discussed cooperation

Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC Sergey Voronkov, Head of the New Projects Directorate Olga Shishenina and coordinator of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum project Alexandra Fartusova met with management of Messe D?sseldorf in Germany.