News in 2017

30.10.2017

ST. PETERSBURG MARKS ALL SAINTS DAY

Starcon: Halloween took place on 2829 October in Lenexpo. For two days, the festival was attended by over 6,000 people. There were 13 theme booths in the spirit of favourite films, comics, anime and video games, 500 cosplayers demonstrated costumes, and the holiday guests could go on a large quest with interactive assignments and watch a movie.

This time the festival guests did not just enter space games, TV series and comics, but also spooky decorations and a Halloween atmosphere. The traditional cosplay contest has also undergone changes: more characters have appeared related to horrors, and the images of beloved heroes have received scars and other holiday characteristics.

For Harry Potter fans, the Azkaban magic prison was built. The guests try to escape from the famous prison, pass sorting into school houses by a talking hat and make their own magic wands.

For the adults, the festival arranged a viewing of the best cult series Doctor Who, Amnesia and Z Nation. The small visitors were shown the animated cartoon Monsters on Vacation 2. At the same time, fans of video games battled in tournaments of Mortal Combat X, Injustice 2 and Tekken 7. For the most energetic and athletic, games were arranged in chases, jumping on a trampoline, climbing a rock wall, rope park and shooting in a bow shooting range.

The autumn festival occupied 4,000 sq. metres, with an art area for the visitors with lectures by famous St. Petersburg artists, workshops, as well as an exhibit of alternative movie posters for legendary horror films. Anyone could obtain a holiday eye shadow and choice of image, while the main event was the largest Halloween evening party of the city with famous DJs.

27.10.2017

REST AND WORK IN ST. PETERSBURG: EXPERTS SUMMARISED 6-MONTH RESULTS

On 26 October the CEO of Expoforum International, Sergey Voronkov, spoke at the meeting of the Committee on Convention and Exhibition Activities and Tourism of the St. Petersburg Trade and Industry Chamber. The market participants summarised the 2017 6-month results and shared plans for the future.

27.10.2017

REAL ESTATE FAIR OPENED IN ST. PETERSBURG

From 27 through 29 October, the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the anniversary exhibition Real Estate Fair. Three independent displays: City Real Estate, Suburban Real Estate and Foreign and Resort Real Estate combined over 300 market players.

26.10.2017

EXPOFORM IS INCLUDED IN THE TOP 25 GLOBAL EVENT-SITES

ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre was included in the top 25 global event sites in the EventMB version. The catalogue 25 Event Venues and Destinations to Watch in 2018 collects the best global complexes from the United States, Ireland, Canada, UAE and other countries. ExpoForum is the only representative from Russia.

24.10.2017

HEART PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN EXPOFORUM

On 24 October, the Russian National Congress of Cardiologists, the countrys largest event, began in St. Petersburg. It has over 5,000 specialists participating from over 150 cities and 32 countries.

21.10.2017

CATS FROM ALL OVER RUSSIA CAME TO THE WORLD OF CATS

The owners and lovers of the tailed pets assembled on 21 October in the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex for the opening of the Northwests largest multi-system exhibition World of Cats.

18.10.2017

RIDO 2017: LIGHT, COLOR AND CREATIVITY UNDER ONE ROOF

On 18 October in ExpoForum a specialised exhibition began of advertising technologies Advertising. Publicity. Information Design. This year, the event takes place jointly with the International Festival of Publishing and Light Engineering and for the first time, with the Northwest Stationery Forum. The topics were not selected accidently, these spheres could interact effectively and produce fresh solutions because of each other.

18.10.2017

THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION FORUM OF PASSENGER TRANSPORT SMARTRANSPORT OPENED AT EXPOFORUM

The purpose of the forum is to promote the development of municipal passenger transportation.

16.10.2017

SERGEY VORONKOV ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF THE EXHIBITION INDUST

The CEO of ExpoForum International, operator of ExpoForum and Lenexpo was elected to the Board of Directors of UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).

16.10.2017

ST. PETERSBURG HOSTED THE 137TH ASSEMBLY OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION

The ExpoForum on 14 October opened the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union with the participation of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Before the Assembly started working, a meeting was held between the head of state and the members of the IPU Executive Committee.

11.10.2017

BUSINESS TOURISM IN ST. PETERSBURG: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The CEO of ExpoForum International, Sergey Voronkov, on 10 October participated in a roundtable discussion Business Tourism in St. Petersburg. International Meeting Site in the Cooling Period. The discussion was organised by the RBC-Petersburg information agency and the meeting of experts was held at Indigo Hotel, 17 Chaykovskogo St.

03.10.2017

INDUSTRIALISTS CHOOSE CORROSION PROTECTION

The ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3 October opened the 20th International Exhibition and Convention Corrosion Protection 2017. The experts will discuss safety and reliability technologies at industrial facilities and will display anti-corrosion protection equipment and materials.

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