Expoforum International ltd. team
- PR Director
- Exhibitions Division
- Congress, Events and Sport Events Division
- Marketing and Advertising Division
- Development Division
- Venue Management Division, Special Projects & Rental Division
- IT Division
- Аdministrative division
- The office of the CEO
- CARAMEL Catering
The ExpoForum International team is comprised of top-flight specialists dedicated to the achievement of first-rate results. Our employees regularly attend training sessions and seminars, and pursue ongoing professional development by taking part in educational programmes. This instruction is provided by experts from the leading companies and business schools.
The professionalism and expertise of our team allows us to organise world-class turnkey events. These include the St. Petersburg World Economic Forum, the SportAccord International Convention, the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum, the summer meeting of the Central European Chapter of the ICCA, and the Open Seminar of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).
The annual participation of ExpoForum International in foreign and Russian exhibitions helps us stay abreast of the latest trends on the convention-and-exhibition market. Our combined resources and work methods position ExpoForum International squarely as one of the leaders on the Russian convention-and-exhibition market, and our team – as one of the strongest in the country’s MICE industry.
Born on 30 September 1965 in Orenburg. Education: Graduated from the Electromechanical Department at the Orenburg Polytechnical Institute, the Graduate School of the Moscow Youth Institute (Moscow University for the Humanities) (with a PhD in Economics), and the Higher School of Management at St. Petersburg State University (with an MBA). Key work positions: 1990–1995 – Chairman of the Committee for Youth Affairs, Orenburg Municipal Administration. 1995–1998 – Head of the Innovation Department at the Committee for Family, Childhood and Youth Affairs, St. Petersburg Municipal Administration. 1998–2004 – Director for Commerce and Development, Petersburg-Express LLC. 2004–2006 – Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Press and Mass-Media Relations, St. Petersburg Municipal Administration. 2006–2011 – Director of Restec Group Enterprises. 2011–2013 – Executive Director of ExpoForum CJSC. Since 20 September 2013 – CEO of ExpoForum International.
Born on 16 October 1947 in Leningrad. Education: Graduated from the Plekhanov Leningrad State Mining Institute and Technical University with a degree in hydraulic engineering, and from the Leningrad Higher Party School; attended business courses in Hamburg (Germany) and Osaka (Japan).
Key work positions:
- 1986–2011 – General Director of Lenexpo OJSC.
- 2011–2014 – Vice President of ExpoForum CJSC.
- Since 5 May 2014 – Vice President of ExpoForum International LLC.
- Since 1991 – elected President of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.
- In 2014 – elected to the post of President of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) for the period from 2015 to 2016.
Chairman of the Exhibition Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Member of the Management Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Chairman of the Board of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Member of the Management Board of the St. Petersburg Marketing Club. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers. Honourary Consul General of the Republic of Finland in St. Petersburg. Deputy on the Municipal Council in the Municipal District of Gavan, St. Petersburg. Decorated with the Medal of Honour – Cavalier’s Cross of the Order “For Service to the Fatherland” (Poland), the Medal “Commemorating the 300th Jubilee of St. Petersburg,” an Honorary Diploma from the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, an Honourary Certificate from the RF Ministry of Economic Development, an Honourary Certificate from the Governor of St. Petersburg, and a Badge of Distinction “For Outstanding Service to St. Petersburg.”
Head of Exhibitions Division
Congress, Events and Sport Events Division
Marketing and Advertising Division
Head of Marketing, Advertising & PR Division