News in 2012


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.

On March 27 at the press conference held at ITAR-TASS press centre the updated concept of the exhibition was presented by the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade Kirill Soloveichik, General Director of Messe Frankfurt RUS Eugen Alles, and Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC, General Director of Lenexpo JSC Sergey Voronkov.

Automechanika. St. Petersburg exhibition will be attended by over 100 companies from Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Poland, Turkey, Estonia, Japan. They will present vehicle components and spare parts, details for vehicle conveyors, equipment for car service and many other products. Foreign companies make about 50% of the total number of exhibitors - it's a rare level for Russian exhibitions.

According to Kirill Soloveitchik, Automechanika. St. Petersburg  exhibition is important for northern capital, which continues to develop its automotive cluster. Plants of the biggest world manufacturers of automobiles and their components are located and operated here. Total volume of investments in this segment of economy amounted to about U.S. $ 1.3 billion. It is expected that by 2018 annual production of cars in Saint Petersburg will be at least 1 million a year.

Eugen Alles outlined that the key foreign exhibitors of this year are: MAHA RUSSIA (diagnostic equipment for car services and STI), AUGER Autotechnik GmbH (spare parts) from Germany, HATTAT OTOMOT?V and Taclar Automotive Ltd from Turkey, CEMB SPA (equipment for garages) from Italy, Dimsport Technology (specialized IT solutions).

 "The 2012 event will include a strategic brand-meeting, which will be attended by directors of Messe Frankfurt representative offices from such countries as Argentina, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, USA and UAE. They will see how the exhibition is held, what is the level of St. Petersburg market, and upon comparing the advantages of each country they will be able to generate a strategy for further development of the brand "- added Eugen Alles.

Sergey Voronkov told about business program of the exhibition, which reaches a new level this year. An International Conference "Modernization of Road Transport - Strategy 2020", as well as round table discussions will be held on the following topics: use of navigation systems, operation of gaz management equipment, expert training, industrial policy of the city, etc.

Sergey Voronkov also said that ExpoForum JSC is currently implementing a strategy of consolidation of the congress and exhibition events of St. Petersburg. As part of this strategy negotiations are being held on the merge of Automechanika with other Russian automotive events. According to Sergey Voronkov, the Company has already combined into one project the largest gas and real estate exhibitions, and now negotiates creation of large-scale international projects in pharmaceuticals and energy areas.

Automechanika. St. Petersburg  Exhibition will be held on April 12-14, 2012 at Lenexpo.


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.


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.


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.