News in 2012


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.

In his report Jury Shenyavsky assessed the potential of natural gas in the world power engineering. ‘Every year the world gas consumption is growing by 2.4% on average and this trend will continue until at least 2030" – he cited the statistics.

The largest consumers of natural gas will be the developing countries as in other countries the demand fell down due to the use of alternative energy sources.

A lot of excitement among the participants of the discussion was provoked by the discussion of ‘the revolution of shale gas’ - a new method of energy production from the
gas schist. Yury Shenyavsky was skeptical about efforts of some European countries, namelyPoland andGermany, to develop this technology: ‘Firstly, for construction of mines we need large territories unavailable in Europe unlike theU.S. prairies. Secondly, the environmental effects of this new mode of production have not been studied yet’.

Another topic for discussion was the Arctic shelf oil and gas development. A presentation was made by Mikhail Grigoriev, an expert working for the science unit under Security Council of Russia. He spoke about the problems of international and interregional cooperation in this region. One of the most important ones is the climatic conditions: for the active development of the area covered by ice more than 6 months a year there should be a significant increase in the fleet of icebreakers. It is also necessary to organize the work of ??emergency services and provide them with the means to eliminate the possible oil spills during its future transportation in the area.

Another possible problem has a political aspect: if according to some skeptical predictions an ice melting will soon begin the area will have quite different navigational features. And then it will be necessary to review its legal status and the quotas of specific countries, in particular Russia, for its development.


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.


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.


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.