News in 2017

07.06.2017

Think globally, act locally!: ExpoForum hosts a celebration of Global Exhibitions Day.

On 7 June 2017, the global exhibitions community celebrates Global Exhibitions Day. ExpoForum International employees joined the initiative and celebrated #GED2017 in true St. Petersburg fashion: in high style and high spirits.

A flash mob with balloons, sparklers and a cake, organized by company employees in the inner courtyard of the ExpoForum complex, was broadcast live in a video conference with the members of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF).

RUEF President and ExpoForum International Vice President Sergey Alexeev greeted his colleagues in a video link from Lenexpo. On behalf of the international professional community, the Russian audience was welcomed by Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry – UFI, Paris.

For her part, the Deputy General Director for Commercial Affairs at ExpoForum International, Elena Ublieva, used the ExpoForum platform to congratulate union members on their professional holiday. “I wish you all bold and interesting projects, pavilions packed with people, and invite everyone to St. Petersburg for our White Nights!” she said.

ExpoForum employees cut the cake – prepared to order in the style of Global Exhibitions Day, lit fireworks and launched several balloons into the sky as a symbol of peace, unity and prosperity. High spirits were ensured by the sunny weather – a rare phenomenon for the Northern Capital.

Part of the Global Exhibitions Day festivities at ExpoForum featured a social media campaign. Employees published posts and photos with the hashtags #GED2017 and #I_work_at_ExpoForum.

As you may recall, Global Exhibitions Day was first celebrated on 8 June 2016 at the Initiative of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). It was deigned to unite representatives of the exhibitions industry in different countries.

The motto of Global Exhibitions Day in 2017 was “Think globally, act locally!,” with special emphasis placed this time on human capital: developing competencies within the industry, sharing experience and knowledge. The event is intended to showcase the positive impact the exhibitions industry has on the business, innovation, employment numbers and investment attractiveness of the regions.

The leadership and workforce of ExpoForum International warmly congratulates the company’s colleagues and partners on the holiday!

 

30.06.2017

THE COUNTRYS MIGHT WAS DEMONSTRATED IN RUSSIAS MARITIME CAPITAL

The 8th International Maritime Defence Show opened in Lenexpo. It will take place from 28 June through 2 July with displays in 4 pavilions of the complex on open sites and in the Gulf of Finland.

29.06.2017

THE RBC ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSED EVENT-INDUSTRY SYNERGY

St. Petersburg RBC organised a roundtable discussion Event Tourism: Private Initiative and City Programmes. The experts discussed event tourism and the quality of events that will occur in St. Petersburg. On behalf of ExpoForum International, Elena Ublieva, Deputy CEO for Commerce participated in the discussion.

24.06.2017

EXPOFORUM THROWS OPEN THE DOORS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

On 24 June, two ExpoForum pavilions will simultaneously start pet exhibitions Zoo Show. The holiday will have nine thousand participants, dogs and cats of varying breeds, reptiles, ferrets and rodents. There will be striking shows on the stage and at the company booths, food and delicacy tasting, photo sessions with the favourites and prize drawings.

22.06.2017

ST. PETERSBURG BECAME A ZOO CAPITAL FOR THE WEEK

On 22 June, ExpoForum launched Zoo Week. White Nights, a large-scale event for zoo business, food industry, veterinary representatives and animal owners. The project combined b2b- and b2c-formats: exhibition, a rich business programme and striking pet shows. Over 30,000 visitors and more than 10,000 pets are expected during the 4 days to the 40,000 sq. metres of the ExpoForum pavilions.

14.06.2017

METEOROLOGISTS DISCUSS THE 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES IN EXPOFORUM

On 14-15 June, the International Forum and Exhibition Weather. Climate. Water will take place in St. Petersburg. This is the worlds largest exhibition of instruments, systems, equipment and services in the fields of hydrometeorology, hydrology and environmental monitoring.

09.06.2017

NEW STREETS NEAR EXPOFORUM ARE NAMED IN HONOUR OF HISTORICAL RUSSIAN FAIRS. New streets near ExpoFor

New streets near ExpoForum are named in honour of historical Russian fairs.

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