News in 2012


Writers of Saint Petersburg Are to Get Significant Support from Administration

The VII Saint Petersburg International Book Salon started its work in Lenexpo. Within four days the guests of the exhibition can meet with the authors of world best-sellers, buy books without retail mark-up and visit over 250 business and entertaining events.

Participants of the opening ceremony were: Georgiy Poltavchenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg, Sergey Stepashin, the Chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Russian Federation and the President of the Russian Book Union, Vladimir Grigoryev, the Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Print and Mass Communications, the Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC, the General Director of Lenexpo JSC, Sergey Voronkov, and other honorable guests.  

According to Georgiy Poltavchenko, Saint Petersburg is not only the cultural capital of Russia, but also the most book-loving city. The Administration of Saint Petersburg supports both emerging and experienced writers on a regular basis. ‘This year we plan to direct 21 million rubles for publishing books by Saint Petersburg writers, so that young and called for writers had an opportunity to bring their works to readers.’

After the opening ceremony the guests visited the 2nd International Writers Forum to take part in the discussion on growth of world interest to the Russian history through books. Sergey Stepashin wistfully noted that editions of historical books in Russia have been going down lately: ‘An average edition of a book in our country amounts to 6,500 copies, while an edition of a historical book is not exceeding 5,000 copies. Therefore, less than 0.01 % of Russians will be able to read a book printed in such edition.’

Among the participants of the Forum was the Archimandrite Tikhon who stated the necessity to elaborate a governmental strategy for cultural development and maintenance of ethic and moral state of the citizens. According to him the idea of strategy elaboration has already been supported by a number of core associations and unions, as well as by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

Saint Petersburg International Book Salon is held in Lenexpo April 26-29.


ExpoForum Joined Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

ExpoForum JSC became a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE). A full list of new members of the Union was published on its official website on April 23, 2012.


Festival of Flowers and Landscape Design Opened by the Governor of Saint Petersburg

Improvement and planting of the city play an important role in the work of the city administration. Presence of Georgiy Poltavchenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg, at the opening ceremony of the International Festival of Flowers and Landscape Design confirms this fact. СOur city deserves to be well-attended and decorated, in order to make the citizens happy and to energize our guestsТ Ц noted the Governor.


Green light to the Automechanika St. Petersburg exhibition

On April 12 an exhibition of vehicle components, spare parts and equipment for garage and car service centers Automechanika St. Petersburg 2012 was opened at Lenexpo. According to foreign experts, Saint-Petersburg is a place where the greatest potential can be realised by the car market of Russia and Eastern Europe.


The official opening of the Forum Senior Generation was on Astronautics day this time

The Official Opening Ceremony of the VII International Forum titled УSenior GenerationФ was conducted on April 12, at Lenexpo exhibition complex. It is the first project in todayТs Russia covering the complete range of products and services for the senior people.


Festive Decoration. Advertising and Information Forum Has Started

The 2d International Festive Decoration. Advertising and Information Forum, a key event in the North-West Region that focuses on outdoor advertising, city decoration and other advertising market segments, has started at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.