Award-winning Expoforum is a St Petersburg jewel
St Petersburg has everything an international association event is looking for and more. For congresses it offers an excellent events infrastructure and phenomenal cultural and historical wealth. It is also home to the outstanding Expoforum convention and exhibition centre
The Expoforum complex was designed to take into account the real demands of the market and the specific riders of global events and is now one of the best and largest venues in Europe. It has played host to forums and international congresses, large-scale sports, business and entertainment events as well as exhibitions.
Expoforum has given St Petersburg the ideal venue in which to host large international rotating congresses. Since its opening, significant international forums have been held here with the participation of top officials, including the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian National Congress of Cardiology, the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Fisheries Forum, the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union and more.
In 2018, Expoforum held 125 events, including the world’s largest economic event – the St Petersburg International Economic Forum – the St Petersburg International Gas Forum, the 85th UFI Global Congress together with other important medical, IT, industry and social events. The complex receives more than a million visitors per year with bookings into 2023.
“Expoforum was built taking into account real market demands and specific event riders. Now it is the only complex in Russia built with regard to the best world practices and specifically for hosting world congresses. Ten world rotated congresses have been won with bookings up to 2023. Our goal is to host five to six events of this level per year,” says Sergey Voronkov, General Director of Expoforum.
Within the next four years, Expoforum will host more than 10 world congresses, including Congress of the European Federation of Veterinary Associations of Animal Companions 2019, General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 2019, World Congress of Chefs 2020, World Rhinologic Congress 2021, Euroskills Championship (Worldskills) 2022 and World Energy Congress 2022.
In 2017, Expoforum entered the Top 25 Event Venues and Destinations to watch in 2018, according to EventMB – the world’s leading media for event managers. The organiser of the prestigious British Exhibition News Awards has recognised Expoforum as one of the best international venues, including it in its short list for two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.
In the same year, the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center was placed on the short list of the International Building of the Year 2018 award in the Cultural Architecture category by Archdaily as well as being awarded ‘Best convention and exhibition center in Russia’ by Russian Business Travel & MICE Award.
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Published Date: 26/03/2019