Tag: Russia


St Petersburg’s Expoforum raises its international profile World

Expoforum, St Petersburg’s congress and exhibition centre, is making a renewed push for international association congress and exhibition business with the appointment of UK-based Soaring Worldwide and Watterston Associates on a brief to raise the venue’s international profile and develop new leads and opportunities in key target markets. Expoforum is Russia’s most technically advanced venue capable of hosting 30,000 delegates across 45 conference halls and...

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Russia: From red to amber… AsiaEuropeExpert Opinion

EW‘s Johnno G visits the Venice of the North and finds some Imperial exhibitionism.   Forgive me a self-indulgent moment on preconceptions, but before the FIFA World Cup this summer, you couldn’t have paid me to go to Russia. So political are the agendas to which we are exposed through the mainstream media, it is easy to believe what we are told rather than rely...

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Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St Petersburg AsiaEurope

Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gathered in St Petersburg, Russia, for the association’s global congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November. The event kicked off with the 2018 UFI General Assembly, chaired by 2018 president Corrado Peraboni of Fiera Milano. Peraboni commented: ““It has been a busy year serving the growing global community of...

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Russia: open to the exhibition world AsiaEuropeFeatures

In this month’s cover feature, EW speaks to three key figures in the Russian events industry, and hears how the country is putting itself on the industry map.   Alexey Kalachev, director of the Russian Convention Bureau, is leading a new strategic push for events in Russia: “The turnover of congresses in the world is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion, of which Russia’s share...

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Why Russia is a serious events contender AsiaEurope

The Russian Convention Bureau (RCB) represented Russia at the recent IBTM China event in Beijing, the largest international event industry exhibition that caters to the Asian market. This was Russia’s first experience of introducing the country’s event capabilities at a major industry venue in Pacific Asia. The goal was to promote the country as a promising destination for major international conventions, demonstrate its industrial and...

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ITE Group sells 56 ‘non-core’ Russian events from its portfolio AsiaEurope

ITE Group has announced that it plans to dispose of ITE Expo LLC, the operating company for 56 of the Group’s events in Russia. The events, which comprise a significant portion of ITE Group’s non-core assets in Russia, will be taken over by Shtab-Expo LLC. ITE retains 16 designted core events in Russia, which have international exhibitors and visitors. These events will form part of...

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Register now for the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg AsiaEuropeWorld

The 85th UFI Global Congress is taking place in St Petersburg this year, from 31 October – 3 November 2018. UFI say this year’s event will have a special focus on global economic developments. There will be talks on economic growth, regional economic developments, false news and buying patterns, as well as reviews of GDP, EPS and stock indices. Delegates will be guided through these topics...

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Kuehne + Nagel open new office at Moscow’s Crocus Expo centre AsiaEurope

Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel Group has opened a new office at the international exhibition centre Crocus Expo, in Moscow. Kuehne + Nagel has been appointed the official on-site exhibition freight forwarder for all fairs held at the Crocus Expo in 2018. The Crocus Expo international exhibition centre is one of the largest and most modern fairgrounds in the world. It has a multi-purpose...

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