ExpoForum celebrates its fifth anniversary
ExpoForum has very quickly become the largest exhibition organiser in the region with a 42% market share, the operator of the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, and the developer for the construction of the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
ExpoForum was set up on 18 January 2008 in order to oversee the construction of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg. The new space is unique in its technical specifications and advanced infrastructure, and is destined to be in the same league as the leading European centres. As of today, all of the buildings for the first stage of the project have been completed – three pavilions, two business centres, a congress centre, and two hotel buildings – and there is still a little over a year to go before the opening.
Agreements have already been signed regarding a whole range of projects which will be held at the new ExpoForum venue in partnership with leading exhibition organisers – Reed Exhibitions, ITE Group, Messe Düsseldorf, Transtec-Neva Exhibitions, and others.
In addition, ExpoForum is implementing its strategy to create a major holding concern, bringing together several strands of activity connected with the organisation and running of exhibitions and conferences, including stand construction, logistics, catering, and tourism services.
As part of the fifth anniversary celebrations, ExpoForum is hosting a series of business dinners for its partners and clients in order to discuss plans for the transfer of exhibitions to the new Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will open its doors in the first quarter of 2014.
In 2014, more than 200 exhibition industry leaders from over 30 countries will meet in St. Petersburg for the UFIТs summer training seminars.
The State Expert Review Board (Gosexpertiza) has approved the first phase of the reconstruction project for Peterburgskoye Highway, close to the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Plans to host an exhibition entitled СFoodstuffs: the SCO BrandТ in St. Petersburg have been added to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Business CouncilТs (SCO BC) programme of events for September 2013. This decision was taken during an SCO BC Secretariat session in Beijing, following a presentation by leading Russian exhibition organiser ExpoForum. The company will organise the event under the aegis of the SCO BC.
The Neva International Exhibition and Conference, which will take place from 24-27 September 2013 at the Lenexpo Exhibition Centre, has been included in the list of events under the auspices of the Marine Board of the Government of the Russian Federation.
A series of business meetings organised by ExpoForum in China between 17Ц21 January have resulted in a number of agreements designed to encourage Chinese companies to participate in Russian exhibitions.
ExpoForumТs new facility is attracting major new projects to St. Petersburg, according to Managing Director of Reed ExhibitionsТ Russian representative office Gregory Zaraisky, at the signing of an agreement finalising the terms for organising and running the PAP-FOR Russia exhibition at a new venue Ц the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
СAn Inscribed Brick in a Church WallТ is the name of a campaign organised by the Foundation for the Restoration of Christian Cultural Monuments, of which ExpoForum is one of the founders.