The presentation of the World Travel Awards (WTA) took place on 1 December in Lisbon. For the third year in a row, St. Petersburg won in the category for the World's Leading Cultural City Destination.
On November 28, the 4th Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) Open Regional Championship and Step into Your Profession 2018, a city-wide contest for professional skill, started in Expoforum.
On November 28, the largest specialized convention and exhibition events of the North-West – the 11th St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum and the 22nd International Forum “Russian Industrialist” – started in St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg International Scientific and Educational Salon, the 21st Corrosion Protection International Exhibition and Congress, the WorldSkills Russia 2018 Regional Open Championship, and Labor&Employment Career Fair are taking place at the same time in St. Petersburg.
During the winter holidays, on January 2-7, an educational and entertainment family space park “World New Year” will open in Expoforum. It’s a whole New Year space – a quest-quiz “Citizen of the Galaxy”, VR zone, amusements, space cuisine, 100 workshops and the magical musical “Chernomor” based on Pushkin’s fairytales with 3D mapping!
The fourth concert of a famous music ensemble took place on November 16 at the venue of the congress and exhibition center. Melodies from American, Soviet and Russian films were introduced to the audience: from Schindler's List and Chicago to Office Romance and Beware of the Car.
On November 14 the strategic partnership agreement was signed between EXPOFORUM International and the non-profit partnership Union of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Clusters of Russia.
‘On the Way to a Smart City’ was held on November 12 during the III Investment Forum. Participants talked about the potential of St. Petersburg, digitalization and processes, and discussed the work that has been done already.