News in 2013


Zoosphere expanding its borders

Participation in Zoosphere has been confirmed by 29 foreign companies from 17 countries as of 8 August 2013, representing 22% growth over the year prior.

Participants from Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, and Germany will be in attendance at Zoosphere, as in years past. This year, they will be joined for the first time by feed producers from Malaysia and Hungary, creators of professional pet care products from Poland, vendors of live tropical fish from Singapore, Ukrainian manufacturers of aquarium fertilizer, and purveyors of other inventions and novelties from international markets.

The 22nd Zoosphere International Trade Fair of Goods and Services for Pets will be held on 20–23 November in four pavilions at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.


Agricultural St Petersburg

St Petersburg is RussiaТs cultural capital Ц and now it has been temporarily transformed into the agricultural capital as well, bringing together participants from 53 regions of Russia and 17 countries at the Agrorus 2013 Exhibition and Trade Fair.


The meetings industry Ц driving the economy

Eighty experts from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and other countries gathered together for the first time in St Petersburg to discuss the future of the global convention industry. The summer session of the Central European Chapter of the ICCA, the leading international congress and convention association, began today at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.


Church of the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God speaks again

Commemorated on 10 August, the Day of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God saw the consecration and bell-raising ceremony at a church specially restored in the iconТs honour at the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Russian Tourism Gearing Up for Growth

President Putin signed a document on 30 July to lay out steps for increasing domestic and international tourism to Russia.