Tag: St Petersburg


UFI’s Kai Hattendorf reflects on the 2018 Global Congress Expert Opinion

Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director, reflects on the 2018 UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg.   UFI concluded our Global Congress in St Petersburg at the end of last year, where we welcomed 450 delegates from 54 countries and regions. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect, network and learn, and it was also an amazing experience for the whole UFI team to deliver the...

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Highlights from the 85th UFI Congress in St Petersburg Expert Opinion

EW asked Howard Klein (pictured below), moderator for the 85th UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg, to pick out his highlights of the event.   Having been to Russia many times, I was keen to see how the St Petersburg UFI Congress would go; and I was pleased to support it from the stage. These are my brief takeaways. World competitiveness expert Stephane Garelli delivered a fast...

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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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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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