Russia

Ready to take a sporting chance in the Urals?

CMW editor Paul Colston recently spoke at the MICE Day in the Urals event, 27-29 June, in Ekaterinburg, and stayed on to explore the region’s offer for events.   Ekaterinburg is probably most famous as the place where the last Tsar and his family were shot. It is also the home city of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian Federation’s first President. Now the Urals powerhouse city is leading a charge in...

New Congress Hall opens for business in Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg’s new Congress Hall at Ekaterinburg-EXPO International Exhibitio Center has held its first event – the General Meeting of the Russian Convention Bureau.

Russia opens to the IMEX world with the flavour of ice cream and lotto

Russian companies were out in force on the national Russia Open to the World stand on the second day of IMEX Frankfurt and treated visitors to ice cream and lotto, as well as imparting much useful information on how to hold effective business events in the country. There were presentations by the Russian Convention Bureau, Z.Brothers, Sverdlovsk region, Roscongress Foundation, Usta ICE, Ltd. and I...

St Petersburg’s Expoforum to launch global PCO service

St Petersburg-based Expoforum International will launch, at IMEX Frankfurt next week, a global PCO service for international associations looking to host events in the city. The news follows the recent announcement that the Expoforum venue has become a preferred supplier to INCON, which has laid the foundation for the PCO division, Expoforum International, to join INCON as a full partner in the fu...

St Petersburg’s Expoforum announces list of association congress wins

St Petersburg’s Expoforum has underlined its continuing focus on international markets as well as its diverse capabilities, by announcing a list of association congress wins across sectors including health, life sciences, energy and education. Events on the list include: the World Psychiatry Association’s Congress 2020 and the 20th LNG International Conference and Exhibition 2022. Both signed agre...

St Petersburg’s Expoforum raises its international profile

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 capab...

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

Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gather 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 com...

Why Russia is a serious events contender

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 conv...

Putting events centre stage in Russia’s Far East

The Russian Convention Bureau is lending its weight to injecting events into the business programme of the country’s annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which is taking place this year, 11-13 September, at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island, Vladivostok City. The RCB is on campus to participate in the session titled, ‘Far East in the Center of Attention’, on 13 September. ...

Second big bid win for new Russian CVB as WEC 2022 signs up for St Petersburg

The World Energy Council (WEC) has announced that Russia will host the World Energy Congress in 2022. The announcement follows a vote to select the winning bid from proposals submitted by Portugal, the USA, and Russia. The 25th World Energy Congress will take place in St Petersburg, 11-15 June. The World Energy Congress traces its history back to 1924 and is the largest global event bringing toget...

Russia wins bid to host IPHS 2020 Conference

Russia is to host the International Planning History Society Conference for the first time thanks to a collaborative effort of the Russian Convention Bureau and the Concord Group supported by the Roscongress Foundation. Moscow’s World Trade Center was the designated venue in the bid for the IPHS 2020 conference, which will take place 1–5 July 2020 under the theme ‘City Space Transformation: ...