News in 2012


St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2012 has opened in Lenexpo

The leading experts of the Russian and foreign gas industry gathered on July 4th in Lenexpo to discuss the topical issues of the world gas sector development and exchange their opinions on prospects of the most significant investment projects.

The opening ceremony of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum-2012 was visited by Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC Gazprom; Nikolay Isakov, Deputy Director General for Governmental and Regional Relations of Gazprom - Mezhregiongas, LLC; Vladislav Petrov, Chairman of the Power and Engineering Support Committee of the St. Petersburg Government; Sergey Gustov, Director General of Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie OJSC; Vladimir Averyanov, President of the Union of Power Engineers of the North-West Region of Russia; Benedikt Haller, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Saint Petersburg; Sergey Voronkov, Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC and Director General of Lenexpo JSC; Oleg Shost, Director General of Farexpo Group of Companies, and other honored guests.

According to Valery Golubev, the country with such rich deposits as inRussiahas long felt a growing need to hold a serious industry event where the power safety specialists and the representatives of the major gas companies could share experience and receive new information.

Vladislav Petrov declared that St. Petersburg had every reason to be called the gas capital of Russia. Though there are no gas fields in the city, all scientific and personnel policy of this backbone industry of the Russian economy is carried out here.

Sergey Voronkov expressed his gratitude to everyone who participated in the organization of so important and prospective event. He noticed that the Gas Forum developed dynamically, promising to consolidate the most part of domestic events related to the gas theme in the future. The development concept of the Forum is included into the strategy of ExpoForum JSC for integration of exhibitions and congresses and for consolidation of industry projects at one time and on one site. Such site will be ExpoForum, one of the largest congress and exhibition centers inEuropethat is expected to open in 2014.

The St. Petersburg International Gas Forum-2012 is held in Lenexpo from June 4th till June 6th. The global aim of the event is to supportRussia’s status as a leading gas power in the world and a reliable partner for the foreign companies engaged in gas production, gas distribution and other related sectors.


Russian and German cooperation will be based on medicine and gas

June 22, 2012 the chairperson of the Board of Directors at ZAO ExpoForum Natalia Konovalenko and the chairperson of the Board of Directors at Messe D?sseldorf GmbH Werner M. Dornscheidt in the presence of the vice-governor of St. Petersburg Olga Kazanskaya signed an agreement on the cooperation in the development of congress and exhibition projects in St. Petersburg.


ExpoForum and Messe Duesseldorf will sign agreement on the cooperation

June 22, 2012 the companies Messe Duesseldorf GmbH and ZAO ExpoForum will sign a general agreement on the cooperation in the development of the congress and exhibition projects in St. Petersburg. More than 20 projects of Messe Duesseldorf GmbH have the status of industry-leading exhibitions in the world. Therefore the appearance in the St. Petersburg market of such a large and influential organiser is a strategically important event for the economic development of the city.


The world largest sport congress SportAccord-2013 for the first time will be held in Russia

From May 26th to May 31st, 2013 the XI SportAccord International Convention will take place in Russia. Exhibition Complex Lenexpo in St. Petersburg is chosen as the venue. The corresponding agreement has already been signed between the Government of St Petersburg and Directorate of SportAccord.


Russian International Energy Forum was highly appreciated by experts

The project of the Russian international energy forum, which was presented on June, the 8th in Moscow in Expocentre, attracted the attention of specialists of the energy sector. One of the first assessments of the company's plans was given by Mikhail Pavlov, the head of the working group of energy efficiency at International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO.


ExpoForum introduces a simplified system of participation in its exhibitions

ExpoForum will use the contracts based on the offer, which will allow exhibitors to facilitate the paperwork.


The congress activity is one of the strategic priorities of St. Petersburg

This was stated by the executive director of ExpoForum Sergey Voronkov at the IV all-Russian Conference Exhibition and trade fair activities: regional priorities. The event was held on June the 6th at the VI International Forum of the exhibition industry 5pEXPO2012.


The demand for workers in the oil and gas industry has significantly increased

Reporting at the roundtable conference on training and developing of skills of the professionals in the oil and gas industry, the Sales Director of St. Petersburg branch of the recruitment portal Olga Anokhina dispelled the myth of an excess of candidates in this field. The roundtable was held in the framework of the business programme of St. Petersburg International Gas Forum taking place from June, 4 to June, 6 in Lenexpo.


The presentation of the exhibition Zoosphere 2012 took place in Moscow

On June the 7th in the framework of the VI International Forum of the Exhibition Industry 5pEXPO`2012 there was a presentation of one of the largest exhibition project of ExpoForum JSC - XXI International exhibition of products and services for pets Zoosphere.


The Forum of the Exhibition Industry 5pEXPO-2012 began its work

On June the 6th the official opening ceremony of the VI International Forum of Exhibition Industry 5pEXPO took place in the Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre in Moscow. The forum will last till June the 9th.


By 2030 the world consumption of natural gas will be doubled

This forecast was announced by the President of Non-Profit Partnership "Gas club" Yury Shenyavsky who spoke on June the 5th at the round table International cooperation in the oil industry within the I International Congress of Oil and Gas industry specialists in the framework of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.


ExpoForum will bring Russia's largest industrial companies to the Manufacturing Indonesia'2012

On May 28 ExpoForum and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the RF signed a state contract, under which the company will organise a booth representing Russian industrial achievements, at the International exhibition of industrial production equipment and materials "Manufacturing Indonesia 2012". This South Asia's largest industrial exhibition will be held on December 5-8, 2012 in Indonesian capital, Jakarta.


The largest navigation map-fund will be created in Russia

This was officially announced at the seminar for captains and ship-owners which was held June 2 within the business programme of the Baltic Marine Festival in Lenexpo.


The Gulf of Finland has become cleaner thanks to ExpoForum

ExpoForum, Russian Geographical Society, and the Administration of Vasileostrovskii district had environmental campaign to clean up the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, during which there was discovered about 40 cubic meters of debris. Among the unusual things, there were discovered: Iphone, elements of porthole metal protection, two anchors 80-year-old and fragments of an antique dinner service.