About the organiser – Международная выставка «СВАРКА/WELDING» | САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ | ЭКСПОФОРУМ | 18–20 АПРЕЛЯ 2023
About the organiser


ExpoForum-International is in the TOP-5 leaders of the Russian congress and exhibition industry. The company’s portfolio includes over 40 own in-house projects.
Its major projects include: St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, Russian International Energy Forum, “Russian Industrialist” Forum, Agrorus Fair, “Zoosphere” Forum, Exhibition and Conference “Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia”, “Ecology of Big City” Forum, Baltic Marine Festival, etc.
ExpoForum-International provides a full range of services for organizing events – from catering and cleaning to transport services and tourist support.
ExpoForum-International organizes Russian expositions and business programs at foreign specialized exhibitions and world forums. The company projects include: International convention SportAccord, business forum “Russia-ASEAN”, summer meeting of the Central European branch of ICCA, open seminar UFI – Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, Petersburg stage of the Ice Hockey World Championship 2016, REMIC Conference, gastronomic festival MEGUSTRO, 85th UFI Global Congress.
In 2020, the company applied for 23 projects, in 2021 for 38. 7 applications won. The International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (2023), the European Congress of Lymphology (2024), the International Geological Congress (2028), etc.

ExpoForum-International cooperates with the world’s leading exhibition organizers, including ITE Group, Reed Exhibitions, Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Essen, Messe Frankfurt, Dolphin Exhibitions.
ExpoForum-International cooperates with Russian leaders in the exhibition business – VO RESTEC, FAREXPO, “Kino Expo”, KVK “Empire”. Among the partners of the company are the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation of the Government of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, the National Convention Bureau, Congress and Exhibition Bureau of St. Petersburg.

The quality of the company’s work is confirmed by its membership in prestigious international associations – ICCA (International Association of Congresses and Conferences), AIPC (International Association of Congress Centers) and UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). ExpoForum-International is represented in UFI by the top management of the company: CEO Sergey Voronkov is a member of the Board of Directors, and Vice President Sergey Alekseev is the executive vice president of the association.

In spite of the fact that in April 2020 the country’s convention and exhibition industry was among the most affected by the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, ExpoForum International was able to quickly adapt to the new conditions. Already in July 2020, in common with the Government of St. Petersburg and Rospotrebnadzor, developed safety standards for congress and exhibition activities. In August, the company reequipped the congress and exhibition complex in accordance with the new anti-epidemiological safety requirements. Expoforum received a QR code for the resumption of congress and exhibition activities. Obtaining a QR code with the SafeTravelsSPb sign is an official procedure for the exhibition organizations of the city, which must comply with all safety standards and promptly respond to pandemic recommendations.

ExpoForum-International has restored its activities under the new conditions. Until the end of 2020, he held more than 70 events in full-time and hybrid formats and more than 120 online projects.

In September 2020, the company received the status of a fundamental organization in St. Petersburg, and in December the status of a fundamental organization in Russia.

The winter-spring congress and exhibition season of 2021 ended with a Expoforum of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The world’s first global event with face-to-face participation of top officials of states and leaders of international companies brought together more than 13,500 participants from 141 countries. The organization of the project and the level of security were highly appreciated by visitors.

196140, St. Petersburg, pos. Shushary,
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