The 5th Aniversary of Expoforum!
On October 7, 2014, Expoforum Congress and Exhibition Centre was opened. The first milestone event that took place at the new site was the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.
For the past 5 years, the place has hosted more than 500 events, attended by almost 5 million people, being responsible for a half of all business tourists visiting St. Petersburg. 5 international rotated events were held there.
Since 2016, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has taken place at Expoforum.
A kick-off start of construction works was made on November 23, 2011, by Mr. Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom, OJSC, Management Board, and Mr. Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg, who sank the first pile in the foundation of the Centre.
The construction lasted for three years. Three indoor pavilions with the total area of 50 thousand square meters, two hotels, a business center, a customs and logistics complex and a car parking for 4,700 thousand lots were built on 56 hectares.
In 2014, Expoforum was certified as a sports facility and now holds sports events.
Expoforum is the most advanced venue in Europe and Russia intended for business and entertainment events holding of any scope and format, and it ranks among the world´s top sites having received international awards.
- In 2017, according to EventMB, the leading global media for event managers, Expoforum was included into “Top 25 Must Attend Venues for Events and Destinations – 2018”, where it was the only Russian representative on the list.
- In 2018, it was included to the short list of the prestigious British Exhibition News Awards 2018 in the Best International Venue category;
- In 2018, Expoforum was shortlisted in the Cultural Architecture category at the Building of the Year – 2018 International Award, organized by ArchDaily, the most visited architectural portal in the world.
- In 2018, it received the Russian federal award in the field of real estate – PROESTATE & CRE Federal Awards 2018 – in the nomination of Multifunctional Real Estate;
- In 2018, Expoforum became an award winner in the area of business travel and MICE – Russian Business Travel & MICE Award in the nomination of The Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Russia.
In 2019, following the results of citizens’ votes, Expoforum ranked among TOP 100 St. Petersburg Brands Rating.