ExpoForum Presented its Convention Centre Project in China
This month ExpoForum JSC representatives met with leading Chinese government and business leaders in the framework of a St. Petersburg business and cultural delegation to Beijing, which was organised by the St. Petersburg City Government Committee for External Relations and the Russian Cooperation Federal Agency.
On February 11 a round table was held at the Russian Cultural Centre in China to discuss the topic, ``St. Petersburg and Beijing: Northern capitals that are places for conventions and exhibitions.'' ExpoForum presented its plans for a new international convention centre that will open in St. Petersburg in 2013. ExpoForum representatives made a multi-media presentation in Chinese specially made for the local audience. The reaction from Chinese exhibition professionals and state officials was very positive, including from the Vice-president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Mr. Chu Xiangyin.
On February 12 ExpoForum representatives met with China's Deputy Education Minister, Mr. Liu Limin, and they discussed the possibility of holding joint conventions and exhibitions in the areas of culture and education. The Deputy Education Minister supported the company's initiatives, and wished ``success along China's wide roads.''
According to ExpoForum's general director, Anatoly Erkulov, the company's interest in China is due to that country's rapid growth in the meeting and events industry over the past few years, as well as the traditionally strong business and political ties between Russia and China.