14.06.2016 17:13
Global Exhibitions Day 2016 in Russia. #GED16, #GED16RU
The Global Exhibitions Day 2016 in Russia

The key events celebrating GED16 in Russia were the 6th Russian Exhibition Industry Conference and RUEF General Meeting on 6-7 June in Expocentre, Moscow, during the 9th International Exhibition Industry Forum “5pEXPO-2016”, meeting with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs leadership, press conference on “Moscow 24” TV channel and ExpoMotoRace through cities of Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan (visiting the Russia-Kazakhstan Industrial Forum).

The participants of all these events got video statements with greetings and congratulations from the leaders of the following exhibition associations: UFI, IAEE, AUMA, AEFI, AAXO, CEFA and SCEIA. The video film can be downloaded here: 

The 6th Russian Exhibition Industry Conference «The Effectiveness of the exhibition activities and promotion of domestic goods and services to internal and external markets” was devoted to the vital topics of the exhibition industry. Among the participants of the Conference there were representatives of public authorities, chambers of commerce and industry, industry associations and leaders of business community.

RUEF General Meeting was opened by UFI President, RUEF President, vice-president of ExpoForum-International Sergey Alexeev.

There was one minute's silence in remembrance of Sergey Trofimov, RUEF Presidium member, president of RESTEC, Saint Petersburg, and Stanislav Povazhny, president of Expodesign, Moscow

General director of Expocentre Sergey Bednov and head of Exhibition Department of  Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Igor Korotin greeted the participants of the meeting.

In his welcoming speech, RUEF President Sergey Alexeev concentrated on the main events in RUEF life.   

Presentations and reports made at the General meeting are published on RUEF website here: “For RUEF members/Articles, reports, recommendations/Reports and presentations”.

RUEF welcomed new members::

* JSC “Aviasalon”, Zhukovsky

* “Expograd” Ltd, Krasnodar

* “REDPHONE” LLC, Moscow

The participants of the General Meeting were presented the results of the Contest of publications and photographs, revealing the key messages of GED, which was announced by RUEF earlier this year.

Grand Prix for the best photo was awarded to CJSC “Kuzbass Fair”, Novokuznetsk, that got Medal of Honor of RUEF “For diligence and art in the exhibition business".

RUEF Certificate of honour was awarded to the winners in categories “The best publication”, “The best photograph/picture series”:


·         All-Russia CJSC “Nizhegorodskaya yarmarka”, Nizhny Novgorod


·         JSC “Moldexpo”, Kishinev


·         “RESTEC” Exhibition company” Ltd, Saint Petersburg


·         JSC “VDNH”, Moscow


·         “GreenExpo” Exhibition company Ltd, Moscow


·         EuroexpoLtd, Moscow


·         Primexpo Ltd, Saint Petersburg

 RUEF Logo was granted to the exhibition project “Climate world” of “Euroexpo” Ltd, Moscow.

RUEF members approved the Report of the executive director Lyudmila Smorodova on financial and economic activities of the Union in 2015.

Petr Gritsenko, the general director of JSC “Baltic-Expo”, Kaliningrad, made a presentation concerning the implementation of the concept of exhibition industry development in Kaliningrad. The speaker noted that Kaliningrad region needs a modern congress and exhibition centre for better integration into the global community and obtaining attraction as an investment.

Igor Kirsanov, the general director of RESTECExhibition companyLtd, Saint Petersburg, made a speech about effective cooperation of exhibition companies. He expressed confidence that Russia has a great potential for further development of the exhibition industry.

The next event organized to celebrate GED was the meeting at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) headquarters on 8 June. The leaders of RSPP, representatives of public authorities, of exhibitions companies and industry associations gathered to discuss the importance of the Global Exhibitions Day and the issues of system-based interaction between exhibition companies, public authorities and industry associations.

Later that day there was a press conference on “Moscow 24” TV channel for Russian and foreign mass media. Speakers S.Alexeev, UFI President, RUEF President, V.Barulin, RUEF vice-president, general director of “Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka”, A.Baranov, RUEF Presidium member, president of “Ural Exhibition Centre”, Th.Stenzel, general director of “Messe Dusseldorf Moscow” and other participants of the press conference discussed challenges and  further development of the exhibition industry, career and education issues.

These days RUEF ExpoMotoRace goes on. It will go through cities of Russia (including Moscow and Saint Petersburg), Mongolia and Kazakhstan, accompanied by handing RUEF and UFI flags to the heads of the participating cities. The ExpoMotoRace started in Kaliningrad on 3 June and will finish on 23-26 June in Nizhny Novgorod where RUEF headquarters and Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka are located. On 8 June ExpoMotoRace reached Novokuznetsk where its participants were warmly welcomed by the leaders of the city and Kuzbass Fair and by the participants of the XXIII International Specialized Exhibition Ugol Rossii and Mining 2016”.

We can proudly affirm that Global Exhibitions Day in Russia was a success!


You can see and download photos of RUEF General Meeting here:


You can see and download photos of the press conference here:

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