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.
The ICCA Central European Chapter's summer meeting will be taking place in St. Petersburg for the first time, with 80 professionals from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and other countries expected to attend. The business programme will highlight best practices for conducting congresses and exhibitions. International experts and leaders in the Russian market will share their most useful practical advice on how to attract projects to developing destinations, technologies for working with sponsors, how to improve the effectiveness of events, and much more. In addition, delegates will be treated to an entertaining cultural programme and a tour of the construction site of the new convention and exhibition centre. The event is being organised by ExpoForum and the St. Petersburg Tourist Information Bureau. Registration is now open to participants. To apply and to learn more about the programme, please visit the event's website.
The ICCA is a respected international association for professionals from the congress and exhibition industry. It brings together more than 920 companies operating in 86 countries around the world, organising and promoting congresses, conferences, corporate meetings and other business events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.