Russia

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: ...