A new boost for scientific development in St Petersburg
St Petersburg has the chance to become a major centre for scientific conventions.
That was the point of view expressed by Elena Bulatova, Senior Paediatrician at the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation in the Northwest Federal District, at an ExpoForum anniversary business lunch. The professor pointed out that the Union of Paediatricians of Russia holds five large conventions in St Petersburg every year involving up to 2,000 people, and attended by leading medical scientists and practitioners from Russia and abroad. “The upcoming launch of the world-class convention and exhibition centre, which will host both existing and new projects, is exactly what we need for further developing of international contacts in our industry”, Elena Bulatova said.
The St Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology also recognises the need for a specialised international congress and forum venue in St Petersburg: “In 2007, for the first time in the history of medical science, the European Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics was held in the city, and was attended by more than 1,700 professionals from 77 countries”, noted Vladimir Khavinson, Director of the Institute. “As the organisers, we found the lack of an appropriate venue to be a serious problem. I am confident that the opening of the new ExpoForum Convention Centre means that this will not happen again.”
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.
Representatives from more than 120 companies took part in the first in a number of seminars offering a unique training programme for exhibitors. Participants were provided with practical recommendations for all stages in the exhibition process: from planning budgets to processing new contacts.
In 2013, the Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair will be held in two stages. As well as the traditional end-of-summer event, part of the programme will be dedicated to rural cooperatives from all Russia’s regions.
On 20 February a seminar will be held at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex entitled ‘Increasing the Effectiveness of Exhibition Participation’. This is the first event in an educational programme for exhibitors developed by ExpoForum, which aims to help participants prepare for exhibitions effectively.
A public service advertisement is to be filmed at the ‘Festive Decoration. Advertising and Information’ Forum.
The transfer of the major international jewellery forum JUNWEX St Petersburg to the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2015 is a hot topic amongst exhibitors and visitors alike.
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.
Energetika and Elektrotechnika, a key event in the Russian and CIS calendar, will be publicised during the 38th Middle East Electricity Conference in Dubai from February 17–19.
The issue of child health will be a key theme of the business programme at the Childhood Planet exhibition, which is taking place in St. Petersburg on 28–31 March.