Exhibition World Russia Supplement - Page 11

St Petersburg

St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a federal city and administrative centre of Russia ’ s Northwestern Federal District . It is the second largest city in the country and an important economic , scientific and cultural centre , as well as being a major transport hub .
The historic centre of the city and its associated monument complexes are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List As of January 1 , 2021 , the city ’ s population was 5,384,342 people .
Local expertise The city is the largest transport hub in Russia and the main branches of St Petersburg ’ s economy and industry include :
• The radio-electronic industry
• Transport engineering ( including shipbuilding )
• Power engineering
The most dynamically developing industries include Pharmaceuticals , Automotive and the Food industry . The powerful industrial base and numerous research and higher educational establishments in the city also provide St Petersburg with a strong knowledge base for event organisers to draw on .
Major event experience There have been around 20 major international events held over the past five years and planned for the next five years in St Petersburg , including :
• Hockey World Cup 2016
• FIFA World Cup 2018
• UFI Congress 2018
• UNWTO General Assembly 2019
• Meeting of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe 2019
• International Conference on Combating Terrorism 2019
• World Energy Congress 2022
• 62nd Annual Meeting of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers 2021
• ASE Planetary Congress 2021
• EuroSkills European Championships for Professionals 2022
• International Congress of Mathematicians 2022
The city regularly hosts such major events as
• SPIEF ( St Petersburg International Economic Forum )
• Eurasian Women ’ s Forum ( every 3 years )
• International Financial Congress
• Arctic Forum
• International Law Congress
• International Maritime Defence Show ( once every two years )
• Cultural Forum
• All-Russian Forum Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia
Main exhibition venues The ExpoForum Cultural and Exhibition Centre offers 50,000sqm of indoor exhibition areas and 40,000sqm of outdoor areas . Its congress centre has capacity for 30,000 people ( 68 conference halls ). Petrocongress Centre has 14 halls , offering capacities ranging from five to 450 people . The complex has a 600sqm multifunctional lobby which can be adapted to zoning .
Major exhibitions held in the region
• The St Petersburg International Gas Forum , EF-International
• Maritime Exhibition NEVA , NEVA-International
• JUNWEX St Petersburg
• PAP-FOR – RELX
• Ros-Gas-Expo – Farexpo
• Dental-Expo St Petersburg - MVK
• AGRORUS , EF-International
• The Russian International Energy Forum , EF-International .
Above : ExpoForum , St Petersburg
Exhibition companies in the region 17 RUEF members , including 9 organisers :
• Art-Festival
• R & C Market Research Company
• Interform-Design SPb
• ImperiaForum
• Multiexpo
• Convention Bureau
• NEVA-International
• PAN-BALTService
• PrimEvents
• Restec Exhibition Company Ltd .
• RusJewellerExpert
• SIVEL
• SpasInvest
• Farexpo
• Expocongress
• EF-Design
• EF-International
Pulkovo International Airport offers direct flights to 91 foreign cities ( 2019 ) and a high-speed SAPSAN Bullet Train can connect St Petersburg and Moscow in under four hours .
We congratulate our friends at RUEF on their 30th anniversary . The exhibition industry in Russia is very well represented by RUEF and their team , and SISO enjoys a strong collaboration with them . We look forward to working together for many decades in the future . David Audrain , CEO / Executive Director , Society of Independent Show Organisers
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