On 17 January, during the 8th Europe + Asia Event Forum (EFEA), a panel discussion “Management Trends of Exhibition and Congress Venues” took place. Participants discussed introduction of service quality standards and optimisation of business processes for platform management. Sergey Voronkov, CEO of ExpoForum-International, was one of speakers.
Future industries connected with new technologies were discussed during the session “Artificial Intelligence VS Human Capital: How Business Processes Are Changing in the Event Industry” at the 8th Europe + Asia Event Forum (EFEA). The session was moderated by Sergey Voronkov, CEO of ExpoForum-International.
On 17 January, during the 8th Europe + Asia Event Forum, the names were announced of the winners of the EFEA Awards, a professional award in the meetings industry.
On January 2, 2019, World New Year, an educational and entertaining family space park opened in EXPOFORUM. Over a period of seven days, from January 2 through January 7, children and adults will travel around the Milky Way Galaxy and discover various mysteries of the planets. The program of the event includes an educational quest, various attractions, numerous workshops and Chernomor, a fairy-tale musical with 3D mapping, based on tales by Alexander Pushkin.
On December 22, guests of EXPOFORUM, accompanied by musicians of the Tavrichesky Orchestra, departed on a New Year’s-themed adventure. The melodies performed by a virtuosi orchestra led by Mikhail Golikov, People’s Artist of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, brought the audience closer to the most magical festival of the year.
On December 14, the Congress and Exhibition Bureau of St. Petersburg held the final event of the year, the Annual Forum of Congress and Exhibition Activities. The main topic of the event was the appearance of special St. Petersburg envoys, who will now represent the city on the world arena and attract tourists to the city.
From October 31 to November 3, St. Petersburg for the first time in its history hosted the Global congress of the World association of the exhibition industry (UFI). More than 450 players of the industry from 54 countries of the world gathered in Expoforum. Expoforum-International company has received a letter of acknowledgment from the UFI association management.