A specialized exhibition space for a growing industry
For the first time ever in St. Petersburg, the City and Flowers International Forum for the Landscape Industry, Floristry, Plants, and Technologies will take place on 23–26 March, with the support of the St. Petersburg Government.
A full cross-section of this rapidly developing industry will be on show in St. Petersburg. Visitors and participants will be able to view a wide selection of goods and services offered by exhibitors from the landscape and horticultural industries. The expansion of these industries is directly linked to the growing interest in out-of-town construction and the redevelopment of private farms.
The organisers of the Forum have considered the interests of both landowners and professionals, as well as of proponents of eco-friendly buildings. The Forum will include three thematic exhibitions: ‘Landscape Design and City Improvement’, ‘Flower Tech’, and ‘Festival of Flowers’. As part of the research conference, organised with the joint support of the Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Association of Landscape Architects, experts will discuss the landscape of the 21st-century megalopolis. In addition, the Forum will host a trade fair for planting material and other goods for gardeners, the Nevsky Fleur North-Western Regional Championship for professional flower arranging, and the final results of the Floral Vertical landscape competition run by the city’s Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture.
On the 26th of February, a number of issues were discussed at a meeting of St Petersburg’s leading exhibition operators. These included matters concerning transport access to the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, how to divide pavilions into zones for small-scale events, and rental policy.
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