THE RUSSIAN UNION OF EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS CELEBRATES ITS ANNIVERSARY IN EXPOFORUM
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 meeting programme includes an official section: opening ceremony with welcoming speeches, reports on the activity of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs, elections of a new RUEF structure of the Presidium, executive director, as well as a new structure of the union committees.
Representatives from the leading organisers of the convention-exhibition events, federal and regional authorities will participate in the practical part of the event. The newly elected president will report on the plans for RUEF work in 2017. The First Deputy CEO of VDNKh JSC Dmitriy Mikhailov will announce the latest marketing study of the Russian convention and exhibition market with numerous curious results and opinions from key market players. The CEO of ExpoForum-International, Sergei Voronkov, will discuss how to obtain an additional income source using new event formats.
Development of the state mechanism support for participation of national companies in international exhibitions is the topic of the speech by the head of the supply section of the Department of International Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Trade, Sergei Selivanov. Speakers of the practical conference will give recommendations on working in crisis situations “How to Grow in a Crisis? The experience of the organisers of successful exhibition projects with the participation of the current president of the RUEF Sergei Alekseyev.
Other meeting topics include: the status and outlook for the development of exhibition-fair and convention activity in Russia, creation of marketing centres as cooperation tools, and IT in the exhibition business. The best regional practices are represented by the organising companies of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novokuznetsk and the Republic of Moldova.
The Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs combines about 60 companies that organise conventions and exhibitions. Every year they hold about 900 exhibitions and fairs in almost 50 Russian cities and gather 100,000 exhibitors from 120 countries and over 7 million visitors.
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