ExpoForum to draw world cinema elite to St Petersburg
At the press conference dedicated to the opening of the Kino Expo International Convention and Trade Fair, the present and future of the film industry in St Petersburg was discussed, along with Kino ExpoТs move to the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2014.
Kino Expo is one of the world’s three largest film industry trade fairs. This year it will occupy an area of 7,000 square metres and there will be over 2,000 people attending the convention. The trade fair will include a series of Russian and foreign film premieres, a discussion on the most pressing issues facing the industry, and presentations of the latest technical solutions.
Since 2007, Kino Expo has been held at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, a venue which can no longer cope with the scale of the event. For this reason, the future of the trade fair will lie at the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. “Holding Kino Expo at the new centre from 2014 provides us with a clear outlook of the trade fair and convention’s future,” said Dmitry Kazuto, Kino Expo Director, speaking about the move. “ExpoForum’s strong infrastructure, including a cinema with over 1,000 seats, state-of-the-art equipment, meeting rooms, comfortable on-site hotels and a whole range of related services allow us to predict that Kino Expo will become a project that is attractive not only to the Russian film industry, but to the global film industry too.”
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