Chinese companies to attend exhibitions in St. Petersburg
A series of business meetings organised by ExpoForum in China between 17–21 January have resulted in a number of agreements designed to encourage Chinese companies to participate in Russian exhibitions.
Agreements on Chinese participation in the Auto+Car Service exhibition, to be held 24-27 October 2013 in St. Petersburg, were reached with the organisers of the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE), the largest exhibition of its kind in China, and with the organisation which arranges the participation of Chinese car parts manufacturers in overseas trade exhibitions. Plans for a combined Chinese exhibition at Zoosphere were agreed with businesses working with the Exhibition Committee of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), along with ways of attracting a pool of Chinese participants to the Russian Industrialist exhibition. In addition, a memorandum was to be signed with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s Centre for the EU-China Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the selection of a company to arrange the participation of Chinese exhibitors at Agrorus.
“The signature of so many agreements with new partners from China is the logical next step following the opening of ExpoForum’s Chinese-speaking office in Beijing”, commented Igor Pozdnyakov, ExpoForum Director in China, on the results of the business meetings. “It provides our Chinese partners with an accessible, year-round opportunity for presentation and negotiation. Furthermore, as the only Russian member of the China Association of Exhibition Centres (CAEC), ExpoForum is fully involved in the Chinese exhibition community’s business communications process, which means that information is shared effectively by both sides.”
In 2014, more than 200 exhibition industry leaders from over 30 countries will meet in St. Petersburg for the UFI’s 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 ‘Foodstuffs: the SCO Brand’ in St. Petersburg have been added to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Business Council’s (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.
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’s new facility is attracting major new projects to St. Petersburg, according to Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions’ 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 – the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
‘An Inscribed Brick in a Church Wall’ 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.