REGULAR ASSEMBLY OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION OPENS IN EXPOFORUM
St. Petersburg was approved as the site for holding the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which will take place in the fall of 2017. The opening ceremony and the gala dinner will be held in EuropeТs most modern convention and exhibition centre Ц EXPOFORUM.
This decision was made at the meeting of the supervisory council of the IPU on 27 October in Geneva. A total of 157 members of the delegation voted, with 85% in favour of holding the event in St. Petersburg. Russia’s application was presented by Valentina Matvieyenko, Chairman of the Federation Council. She recalled that St. Petersburg has experience in organising major international events, including parliamentary events. The Eurasian Women’s Forum took place last year in the northern capital with delegations from 80 countries.
The IPU Assembly is the world’s most representative forum of legislators. The Inter-parliamentary Union is one of the most authoritative organisations in international cooperation, which includes parliamentarians from 170 global countries and 11 inter-parliamentarian associations. All the requisite conditions will be created in St. Petersburg for the work of the parliamentarians, delegation members and journalists, with the city expecting over 1,500 forum participants.
Smart Farm Exhibition of equipment, fodder and veterinary products for cattle breeding and poultry farming opened at ExpoForum. The project, organized by Primexpo company (ITE Expo), opened for the first time and became the only specialist exhibition in the region.
TransBaltica International Exhibition opened in St. Petersburg. It is the only project in the North-West of Russia presenting transport, logistics and customs services, warehouse equipment, IT solutions for transport and logistics at one venue.
The anniversary accounting and election meeting of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs will be held on 14-15 December in the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is its 25th anniversary.
The ceremonial opening of the anniversary XXV International exhibition УPeterfoodФ, the largest in the Northwest food trade, took place in the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 8,000 negotiations on shipments to 50 networks of the NWFD are conducted every year.
On 8 November, the EXPOFORUM CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE opened the international exhibition of security and fire-fighting devices and equipment Securika St. Petersburg.