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.
Participants included more than 200 representatives of large and medium-sized businesses and the public sector from 16 countries, including Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. ExpoForum International demonstrated its expertise and capabilities by providing a wide range of services relating to the organisation of the event: 60 guests were provided with assistance in obtaining visas for entry into the Russian Federation, and 50 participants took advantage of VIP services, including selection of itineraries, flight and hotel reservations, transportation and guides during the Forum.
The participants exchanged views on enhancing cooperation and discussed investment strategies and opportunities in the Russian and ASEAN markets. They also addressed the subjects of technological innovation and energy security.
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.
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.
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.