Energy industry experts to convene in St. Petersburg
The Russian International Energy Forum will serve as the venue for the signing of major industry contracts, boosting innovation in the energy sector.
The event, the first forum of its kind, is scheduled to take place from 17–20 April 2013 at Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, and promises to evolve into the Northwest's biggest energy industry event. Russian and international industry experts will discuss government regulation and the modernisation of the Russian energy sector, optimisation of legislative and regulatory acts, issues relating to housing services and utilities, the establishment of integrated learning centres dedicated to energy efficiency, and other topics related to the development of the industry.
In addition to hosting business negotiations organised through the matchmaking scheme, the Forum will provide the venue for the signature of a number of agreements. On 17 April, OGK-2 and Siemens Gas Turbine Technology will sign the largest ever contract in the energy sector in terms of volume and duration, for the maintenance of basic PGU-800 equipment in Kirishsky state district power stations.
On 28 March, Galina Kolosova, Vice-Chair of the St. Petersburg Social Policy Committee, announced at the opening of the Childhood Planet 2013 exhibition of goods and services for children and families that the demographic situation in St. Petersburg was changing for the better.
Specialists in the social and medical fields, well-known academics, politicians, company leaders, and representatives of voluntary organisations met at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex to discuss the issues facing the older generation.
The foundations of a new model for the domestic food market were laid on 21Ц22 March at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex during the first Russian National Farming Cooperative Congress, which was attended by 904 delegates and 162 guests from 80 Russian regions.
Cutting-edge equipment and services used to address environmental protection tasks and ensure ecological safety were presented at an exposition covering more than 6,000 square metres as part of the XIII Ecology of the Big City international forum. The importance of the event in the industry was confirmed by the attendance of 2,500 specialists.
On 22 March the СAgrorus Ц RegionsТ national agricultural exhibition and the first Russian National Farming Cooperative Congress opened in St Petersburg.
The far-reaching educational and entertainment programme of the Childhood Planet exhibition will be augmented this year by new events aimed at developing creativity among children and teens.
The 2013 Energetika & Elektrotechnika exhibition will, for the first time, feature a number of international companies, including Kon?ar (Croatia), StarPower (Italy), Sahra Kablo (Turkey), Doha Cables (Qatar), and Pentair (Germany).