News in 2013


ExpoForum to participate in leading Moscow exhibition

From June 6–8, ExpoForum will participate in the 7th International Forum of the Exhibition Industry, 5pEXPO, in Moscow. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the potential of the future convention and exhibition centre ExpoForum, and find out about major upcoming exhibitions.

At its stand (73B10), the company will offer a presentation on the opportunities provided by its new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, scheduled to open in 2014. Visitors will be able to obtain information on current projects such as the ‘Russian Industrialist’ international forum and on the industry-leading ‘Festive Decoration: Advertising and Information,’ ‘Energetika & Elektrotechnika’, and ‘Welding’ exhibitions. In addition, ExpoForum Executive Director Sergey Voronkov will participate in a panel discussion entitled ‘The Exhibition Industry: Focus on Government Interests’, giving a talk on ‘The Practice and Issues of State Support for Convention and Exhibition Activities in St. Petersburg’. He is also scheduled to speak at a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Investments in Exhibition Activity Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships: Guidelines for Regional Exhibition Centres’.

5pEXPO is a major event within the Russian exhibition industry. Last year, 112 exhibition companies presented their stands at the 10,000 sq. m. venue. Guests at the trade show included representatives from 12 countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the UK, Ukraine and South Africa.


ExpoForum: powerhouse of Russia’s exhibition industry

Representatives of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, visited St. Petersburg in preparation for their upcoming open seminars, which are to be held in the city for the first time in the summer of 2014.


ExpoForum International hosts Russia-ASEAN Business Forum

On 22 June 2013, Lenexpo Exhibition Complex hosted the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum, aimed at developing trade and economic relations between Russia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. ExpoForum International was the official organiser of the event.


Reed Exhibitions brings its largest events to St. Petersburg

From 29 to 31 May 2014, St. Petersburg will for the first time host INTERCHARM professional, the international exhibition of professional cosmetics and equipment for beauty salons.


Russia-ASEAN Business Forum will help strengthen bilateral relations

At a press conference ahead of the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum, Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation Djauhari Oratmangun expressed his belief that the Forum will help to strengthen relations between Russia and the ASEAN nations. The Forum will take place on 22 June 2013 at St. Petersburg’s Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.


St Petersburg to provide serious competition for Moscow in the exhibition market

Although the market for industry exhibitions in Russia is primarily concentrated in Moscow, the capital could face serious competition from St Petersburg in 2014 with the opening of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Industry experts to meet in St. Petersburg

Professional conference organisers and representatives of various congress and exhibition centres and convention bureaux from major European cities will meet in St. Petersburg from 22 to 24 August 2013.