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.
Those present highlighted the fact that important issues concerning mutually beneficial trade and economic relations between Russia and the ASEAN countries will be on the Forum’s agenda. According to Alexander Ivanov, the Special Envoy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum aims to cross the information divide between representatives of business communities in Russia and ASEAN countries, and should be seen not only as the driving force behind the development of foreign economic relations, but also as a bridge between Russia and the ASEAN countries, which have successfully emerged from the economic crisis.
Speaking in his capacity as official organiser of the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum, Sergei Voronkov, Executive Director of ExpoForum, emphasised the increasing significance of the Asia-Pacific region. Successful previous experience of promoting Russian companies at major exhibitions such as EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea, and Manufacturing Indonesia 2012 in Jakarta, points to the mutual economic interests that exist between Russia and the ASEAN countries. In addition, ExpoForum is actively involved in attracting Asian exhibitors to the Russian convention and exhibition market, in order to establish new business contacts between entrepreneurs from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
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.
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.
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.