News in 2010


ExpoForums Hotels Will be Energy Efficient

ExpoForum JSC signed a contract with Imtech Russland OJSC for consulting services to design the mechanical engineering systems for the hotels to be built at the ExpoForum International Convention and Exhibition Centre close to Pulkovo Airport.


ICCA Accepted ExpoForum into its Ranks

The board of directors of the International Congress and Convention Association, ICCA, approved ExpoForum’s membership application.


ExpoForum Completed the Reconstruction Project Design of the Petersburg Highway

The project design for the first stage of the Petersburg Highway reconstruction, which ExpoForum paid and ordered in agreement with the St. Petersburg city government, has been completed and sent to the state expertise agency. Construction is set to begin in 2011, and will be completed in 2013 in time for the opening of the new convention and exhibition centre.


ExpoForum Finalized the Integrated Plan to Clear the Construction Site of Current Infrastructure

ExpoForum JSC finalized the integrated plan to clear the current infrastructure from the site of the future convention and exhibition centre so that it corresponds with the greater effort to improve the transport system in the area.


ExpoForum Supports the Development of Cultural Ties between Russia and France

On December 16 a spiritual music concert will take place in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Tsarskoe Selo as part of the Year of Russia and France 2010. ExpoForum JSC is the event’s sponsor.


ExpoForum Is Negotiating with Potential Clients

ExpoForum participated at the EiBTM-2010 exhibition for the events industry, which took place in Barcelona from 29 November to 3 December.


ExpoForum Built a Stand for Ust Luga Company

Today the Fifth International OIL TERMINAL 2010 congress and exhibition opened. The topic is the transport, storage, and loading of oil, liquefied gas, and petroleum products. Participants include Ust Luga Company OJSC, whose stand was built by ExpoForum JSC.


The Site of the Future CEC Received Health Approval

ExpoForum JSC received approval from state health authorities for the construction site where the future convention and exhibition centre (CEC) will be built.


Russias President Signed a Law to Develop Tourism

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law to develop tourism in the country’s regions, reports the Kremlin press office.


The Years Exhibition Results Are Reason for Holiday Cheer

On December 3 in the Lenexpo exhibition centre, the annual results for St. Petersburg’s exhibition industry will be announced. ExpoForum JSC and Lenexpo OJSC, who became partners in 2010, are the event's organizers.


European Events Are Ready to Come to ExpoForum

The specialized exhibition and conference ``St. Petersburg Exhibition Industry,’’ opened today. ExpoForum spoke at the plenary meeting with a report titled, ``St. Petersburg’s Potential as a Convention Destination Through 2020.’’


ExpoForum Creates a 'Youth' Stand

ExpoForum is working with the St Petersburg city government to create exhibition stands for its official executive bodies.


The Successful Development of Pulkovo District Depends on New Transport Infrastructure

Today, ExpoForum officials participated in the round table discussion, Pulkovo Business District: New Development Standards.’’ The event was another attempt to unite the efforts of developers active in this area, and to achieve a synergetic effect.


ExpoForum Will Present its CEC Project at an Exhibition in Barcelona

ExpoForum will present its project for a convention and exhibition centre at the Russian stand during the EIBTM meeting and incentive industry exhibition that takes place in Barcelona from November 30 to December 2.


Eric Everard became new UFI's President

UFI's Board of Directors has announced the association's 2011 executive trio will consist of Eric Everard (Executive Chairman EasyFairs Group, Belgium) as President, Outgoing 2010 UFI President Manfred Wutzlhofer (Past Chairman Messe Munchen GmbH, Germany) and Incoming 2011 UFI President, Dr. Arie Brienen CA (CEO Jaarbeurs Holding, Utrecht).


Highspeed Rail Link Might Connect Pulkovo

Russian Railways is considering connecting the airports in St. Petersburg and Moscow to its high-speed railway planned between the two cities. If realized, this would significantly improve accessibility to the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre (???).


ExpoForum Took Part in a Discussion About New Laws on Insider Information

Experts from ExpoForum company participated in a round table discussion on the new law, ``Combatting Illegal Use of Insider Information and Market Manipulation.''


ExpoForum Obtained an ISO Certificate

ExpoForum jsc was certified according to the management quality system GOST R ISO 9001:2008.


UFI Congress Opens in Singapore

The UFI Global Association of the Exhibition Industry opens tomorrow in Singapore. ExpoForum jsc general director, Anatoly Erkulov, will participate.


ExpoForum Conducts Geological Survey on the Site of the Future CEC

ExpoForum received the preliminary results for the geological survey on the territory of the future convention and exhibition centre (CEC).


The CEC Fa?ade Was Discussed with a German Consultant

On November 2 officials gathered in Moscow to discuss the façade of the new convention and exhibition centre. The German consultant, Jurgen Bergmann, from the company Jochen Witt Consulting, was asked to review the design by chief architect, Sergei Tchoban.


Nanotechnology Forum Serves as a Place for Effective Dialogue

Top managers from ExpoForum jsc visited the Third International Nanotechnology Forum RUSNANOTECH 2010, which took place Nov. 1 to 3 in Moscow.


Permission Granted to ExpoForum to Remove Existing Heating Infrastructure

ExpoForum jsc was granted the technical parameters for removal of the existing heating infrastructure from the site of the new convention and exhibition centre.


ExpoForum Looks for New Construction Materials

On October 29, representatives from ExpoForum visited the Finnish factory, Finnforest, which makes Kerto construction materials. The factory is located not far from the city of Punkaharju in Finland. The representatives were studying opportunities for using modern and environmentally-safe materials for advanced structural engineering construction.


New Hotels to Open in St Petersburg

The Sixth Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference took place in Moscow on Oct. 25 to 27. Artem Klykov, head of hotel and office real estate at ExpoForum jsc, attended the conference and discussed the development of Russia’s hotel industry with leading experts.


ExpoForum Seeks Partners to Develop the Pulkovo District

ExpoForum participated in a meeting at the Committee for Energy and Infrastructure that discussed the construction of the transport and utilities infrastructure around the site of the future convention and exhibition centre. Representatives from VTB bank were also present at the meeting. VTB is involved with developing the site at the intersection of the Pulkovo Highway and the Volkhonsky Highway.


City History and Culture Protection Agency Approves Transport System in the Vicinity of the CEC

The St Petersburg City Committee for State Control and Protection of Historical and Cultural Sites (KGIOP) approved the transport system in the vicinity of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.


ExpoForum's Dining Facilities Will Meet European Standards

ExpoForum jsc signed an agreement with the German company, K3 Planungsgeselschaft mbH & Co KG, to create a system of dining services at the future convention and exhibition centre in St. Petersburg.


ExpoForum Plans its First Tenders

ExpoForum jsc will begin the selection process for companies to complete removal of the old infrastructure equipment from the site where the new convention and exhibition centre will be built.


Six Proposals for the Facade of the ExpoForum CEC

Today, there was a presentation of the possible facades for the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre (CEC).


Trade Fair International Magazine Wrote About ExpoForum

Anatoly Erkulov, general director of ExpoForum jsc, gave an interview to Trade Fair International magazine and spoke about the plans to build a new convention and exhibition centre in St. Petersburg.



ExpoForum and Lenexpo Begin to Integrate

On October 4, a new board of directors was choosen during an unscheduled shareholders' meeting of Lenexpo jsc. Anatoly Erkulov, general director of ExpoForum jsc, is one of the new board members.


ExpoForum Will Participate at EXPO REAL

EXPO REAL 2010, one of Europe's largest exhibitions for real estate, opened today in Munich.


St. Petersburgs New Airport Will Open at the Same Time as ExpoForum

ExpoForum and Northern Capital Sky Gateway (NCSG) discussed working together to develop the area around St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. NCSG is currently reconstructing the airport.


The Road to ExpoForum Will Shine Bright

The City Committee for Energy and Infrastructure held a meeting with the participation of ExpoForum and other interested officials to discuss hooking up the roadside lighting for the new city streets that will be built in the vicinity of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition centre.


ExpoForum's Hotel SPA Complex Will Measure 1500 Square Meters

ExpoForum jsc signed a contract with Raduga, the exclusive representative of the German company, Hilpert, to provide consulting services for building a SPA complex in one of the hotels planned on the territory of the ExpoForum International Convention and Exhibition Centre.


The Russian Government Will Invest in Domestic Tourism

The Russian government will spend nearly 2 billion rubles in 2011 to develop domestic tourism. Russia’s Minister for Tourism, Sport and Youth Policy Vitaly Mutko announced these plans at a press conference on Sept. 27, the World Tourism Day.


ExpoForum Joined the Leningrad Region Chamber of Trade and Industry

ExpoForum is now a member of the Leningrad Region Chamber of Trade and Industry, which is one of Russia’s largest business associations.


St. Petersburg Needs a Strategy to Attract Business Tourists

At the sixth international educational conference, ``Business tourism: practices, decisions, and potential,’’ which took place on Sept. 22 in Moscow, ExpoForum discussed how to best promote Russia on the global events market.


ExpoForum Spoke at the Federal Council on the Need to Abolish Travel Visas for EU Citizens

Today during the 2010 Russian National Forum for Innovative Tourism Projects that took place in the building of Russia’s Federation Council, ExpoForum jsc general director Anatoly Erkulov spoke about ways to develop convention tourism in Russia.


ExpoForum Sets its Sights on Asia

ExpoForum jsc concluded preliminary negotiations with the Singapore company, Suntec International, about bringing Asia’s rotating exhibitions and conventions to St. Petersburg.


Russia Seeks to Abolish Travel Visas with the European Union

Abolishing the system of travel visas was one of the main topics discussed at the Ninth International Investment Forum in Sochi. And end to the visa system would be a powerful stimulus for the development of convention tourism in Russia.


ExpoForum will build stands for the Dominican Republic

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic placed an order with ExpoForum jsc to build stands for two exhibitions in St. Petersburg.


The Tourist Industry's Development to be Discussed at the Sochi Investment Forum

Anatoly Erkulov, general director of ExpoForum jsc, will participate at the Ninth International Sochi Investment Forum, which takes place September 16 to 19 on the Black Sea coast.


Drilling equipment is now working on site

Geological surveying has begun on the territory of the future International Convention and Exhibition Centre, ExpoForum.


ExpoForum debuts new stand for Electrolux

A stand designed by ExpoForum for Electrolux was one of the leading attractions of the TEXCARE trade fair which opened today in Moscow. Electrolux is showing its latest AquaClean professional laundry equipment that is only now available in Russia.


ExpoForum will be connected to the natural gas supply system in 2012

ExpoForum jsc received approval from PeterburgGas ltd for the technical feasibility of the supply of natural gas to the future convention and exhibition center.


The Development of the Pulkovo Business District Forges Ahead

On September 9 a round table discussion was held on the topic, ``Infrastructure and commercial development in the vicinity of transport junctions,''  at the PROEstate2010 International Investment Forum.


ExpoForum met with Messe Dusseldorf

ExpoForum opened the new exhibition season by meeting with Messe Dusseldorf, one of the leading companies in the exhibition industry.


St. Petersburg city government confirms transport design plans for area around new convention centre

Both the city government Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, and the Committee for Roads and City Maintenance, approved transport design plans that will be realized in the framework of the project, ``Transport infrastructure for the Convention and Exhibition Centre and its vicinity.’’


ExpoForum has arrived on the European market

ExpoForum signed a contract with its European partners: JWC Consulting; and the marketing agency, Travel Marketing Factory (TMF), which will help develop ExpoForum's convention and exhibition center in St. Petersburg.


ExpoForum will finance the project design of new city streets

ExpoForum jsc signed an agreement with the St. Petersburg city government, marking the first time that a private company initiated and paid for the design of new transport infrastructure, covering 500 hectares. This decision was made today at a city hall meeting chaired by St Petersburg vice-governor Alexei Sergeev.


Competitors are now partners

Gazenergoprombank Development jsc, the main shareholder in ExpoForum jsc, concluded its purchase of 25 percent of Lenexpo jsc...


ExpoForum joined to AIPC International Association of Congress Centres

ExpoForum was accepted as a member of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC)...


New appointment at ExpoForum jsc

Starting February 17, 2010, ExpoForum has a new general director, Anatoly Erkulov...