Registration is now open for the UFI Global Congress 2018. This year’s theme is “The Dynamics of Transition – Our Industry’s Complex Future”. The event will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2018 in St. Petersburg (Russia) and will be hosted by Expoforum Russia.
The UFI Global Congress is the most international annual gathering in the exhibition industry, combining
international networking with unique content. Exclusive to UFI members, it brings together hundreds of
organisers, venue operators, service providers and industry associations from over 50 countries.
Participants can secure their place online at http://www.ufi.org/StPetersburg2018. The Congress website also
contains the programme overview and options for post-Congress experiences in St. Petersburg and beyond.
Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director and CEO comments: “The exhibition industry is currently facing up to
many issues – from consolidation to digitisation, from investments to restructurings, and from fast-track hiring to
long-term retention. We are in transition to new business models, driven by changing behavioural patterns –
just like the markets and industries we serve. The 85th UFI Global Congress in St. Petersburg offers our
members a vital opportunity to find solutions, stay ahead, and keep in touch with exhibition industry colleagues
The UFI Global Congress takes place in November each year and is always held in a different region. As host
of this year’s UFI Global Congress, St. Petersburg follows Johannesburg (South Africa, 2017), Shanghai
(China, 2016) and Milan (Italy, 2015).
ExpoForum-International is one of the leaders of the Russian convention and exhibition market. The
Company holds over 11% of the rented space market and more than 50% of the Northwest Federal District
organiser market. ExpoForum-International operates two dedicated venues: the new convention and exhibition
centre Expoforum and Lenexpo exhibition centre, hosting more than 160 events every year, held in various
formats: congresses, exhibitions, forums, conventions, multimedia performances, shows, corporate and
sporting events. The company’s portfolio includes over 40 in-house projects. In 2016, more than one million
people visited the events held at the company’s venues. The quality of the company’s services is supported by
its membership in renowned international associations, including ICCA (International Congress and Convention
Association), AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) and UFI (Global Association of the
Exhibition Industry). ExpoForum-International provides an entire range of related services, including building
exhibition booths, catering, travel support and tourist services.
For more information, visit: www.expoforum.ru
Source: www.ufi.org – June 2018.