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Europe + Asia Event Forum (EFEA) is the first events industry forum in Russia. Annually EFEA proves its efficiency as a communication site for active interaction between events industry professionals: organisers of exhibitions, forums and conferences, specialists in business and incentive tourism as well as specialized contractor organisations and customers from among the representatives of Russian and foreign business communities.

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FOLLOW-UP 2018

PARTICIPANTS

  • Exhibition companies: RUEF members, exhibition organisers
  • Meetings industry companies:
    PCOs (professional conference organisers)
    DMCs (destination management companies)
  • Hotels
  • Venues
  • Incentive and business travel companies
  • Customers
  • Events agencies
  • Suppliers
  • Governmental entities: regional branch-wise departments and convention bureau
  • Festivals and large-scale events organisers
  • Chambers of commerce and industry
  • World Trade Centers Education
  • Branch-wise mass media and branch-wise events organisers
  • HR-agencies and experts

Programme

EFEA 2019 key topic:
Events of the New Renaissance: human capital is our future?

“In the blink of an eye we will become the next page in the flip-book of evolution. And when we do, we will look back on today’s Homo Sapiens the same way we now look back at Neanderthal man. New technologies, like cybernetics, synthetic intelligence, cryonics, molecular engineering, and virtual reality will forever change what it means to be human. And I realize there are those of you who believe you, as Homo Sapiens, are God’s chosen species. I can understand that this news may feel like the end of the world to you. But I beg you, please believe me … the future is actually much brighter than you may imagine “.

Dan Brown, “Origin”

  • JANUARY 16, 2019 (WEDNESDAY). BUSINESS DAY
  • JANUARY 17, 2019 (THURSDAY)
  • JANUARY 18, 2019 (FRIDAY)

The traditional welcome day of the EFEA Forum is a day of workshops in the field of life and business management organized by Russian and foreign business coaches.

10.00-18.00

Registration. Business day EFEA 2019 Hall, ground floor

09.30-10.00

Welcome coffee

10.00-11.30

Workshop

Design thinking as a trend – design your life

Lidia Borisova, Sopia, Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)

Design thinking is a new way of thinking, effective in different aspects of life: from a search for innovative ideas for your business to the development of your own career path. This method allows you to accurately determine the needs of your clients and choose unique solutions for them.

“St. Petersburg B” hall, ground floor

11.30-12.00

Coffee-break

12.00-13.00

Educational seminar

How can you become a certified events industry specialist on the international level?
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Programme

Professor David Hind, MPI (London, UK)

“St. Petersburg B” hall, ground floor

13.00-13.30

Coffee-break

13.30-15.00

Workshop

Visual diagnostics of personnel employed in recruitment and company management

Kristina Petrukhnova, director of Information support center “Aspect” (Moscow, Russia)

Highlights:

  • Human character: formation, types and features,
  • How to define human character,
  • How to understand the motives of the interlocutor and use them to communicate effectively.

“St. Petersburg B” hall, ground floor

15.00-15.30

Coffee-break

15.30-16.30

Pitch session

Associations in the events industry: competition or cooperation?

“St. Petersburg B” hall, ground floor

16.30-18.00

Get-together reception

“Severny Modern “restaurant , 1st floor


There could be changes in the programme.

08.00-09.00

Registration

09.00-09.30

The official opening ceremony “St. Petersburg B” Hall

09.30-11.30

EXHIBITION INDUSTRY

“St. Petersburg А” Hall

MEETINGS INDUSTRY

“St. Petersburg B” Hall

The RF CCI Committee on Fair and Exhibition Activities Meeting

Session partner:

Panel discussion

Hyping: hot topics for events – a thoughtful strategy or a tribute to fashion?

11.30-12.00

Coffee-break

12.00-13.30

EXHIBITION INDUSTRY

“St. Petersburg А” Hall

REGIONAL MARKETING

“St. Petersburg B” Hall

Round table

Digital technologies or human capital: how business processes in the events industry meet changes brought by artificial intelligence

Session partner:

Panel discussion

International congresses: how destinations for national and international events are chosen

13.30-15.00

Lunch

15.00-16.30

EXHIBITION INDUSTRY

“St. Petersburg А” Hall

MEETINGS INDUSTRY

“St. Petersburg B” Hall

Round table

Human capital for an event: forming a project community

Session partner:

Talk-show

The opportune time for business forums: how to create a successful forum for businessmen

Session partner:
НКБ

16.30-17.00

Coffee-break

17.00-18.30

VENUE MANAGEMENT

“St. Petersburg А” Hall

MEETINGS INDUSTRY

“St. Petersburg B” Hall

Panel discussion

Venue management trends

Workshop

A guru’s glass ceiling: how to build a career and develop it further if you have already succeeded

10.00-18.30

Matchmaking Centre, Event EXPO

20.00-23.00

Gala Dinner, EFEA Awards ceremony


There could be changes in the programme.

09.00-10.00

Registration

10.00-11.30

Strategic Session

Events of the New Renaissance: is human capital our future?

“St. Petersburg А” Hall, ground floor

11.30-12.00

Coffee-break

12.00-13.00

Forum Event LIVE for events industry professionals and their customers

“Neva” Hall, 1st floor
Official working language: Russian

13.00-14.30

Lunch-talk

Women in the events industry

“Severny Modern” restaurant, 1st floor

14.30-15.00

Forum Event LIVE for events industry professionals and their customers

“Neva” Hall, 1st floor
Official working language: Russian

15.00-15.30

Coffee-break

15.30-16.30

Forum Event LIVE for events industry professionals and their customers

“Neva” Hall, 1st floor
Official working language: Russian

16.30-18.00

International contest for young events industry professionals

Event TALENTS 2018-2019
“Artificial intelligence in the meetings industry: a parade of ideas”

“St. Petersburg B” Hall, ground floor

18.00-18.30

Closing session “St. Petersburg B” Hall, ground floor

11.00-18.00

Matchmaking Centre, Event EXPO


There could be changes in the programme.

Speakers – 2019

  • Сергей Беднов Sergey Bednov RUEF vice-president,
    CEO of Expocentre JSC
  • Sergey Alexeev Sergey Alexeev RUEF president, UFI vice-president, vice-president of ExpoForum Int
  • Jochen Witt President & CEO, jwc gmbh (Cologne, Germany)
  • Кристина Петруханова Petrukhnova Kristina Limited liability company «Information support center «Aspekt»,
    Director
  • Валерий Талисман Talisman Valery Artificial Intelligence Development Agency,
    Chief innovation officer
  • Лидия Борисова Lidia Borisova Guest lecturer, design thinking consultant, freelance service designer, UX designer
    Sopia; Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Надежда Макова Nadezhda Makova Moscow Advanced Communications School - MACS,
    Director
  • Надежда Коротовских Nadezhda Korotovskikh Head of Transport company «Interservice»
  • Елена Конвисар Elena Konvisar Marketing Director, NEOLANT
    EXPOschool, Owner
  • Андрей Гусаков Andrey Gusakov Marketing Coordinator
    DATAFORUM LLC
    (St. Petesburg, Russia)

PARTICIPATION PACKAGES

Standard

  • Access to all Forum activities for 1 representative of the company
  • Forum off-line and on-line materials
  • Participation in the Matchmaking center
  • Lunches, coffee-breaks within the framework of the Forum
  • Participation in the Gala-Dinner

Price:

485 €

Event EXPO

  • Exhibition space: information desk 50x100x100 sm, bar chair, company name and logo on the information desk, 1 socket 1.5 KW and electrical connection
  • Access to all Forum activities for 1 representative of the company
  • Forum off-line and on-line materials
  • Participation in the Matchmaking center
  • Lunches, coffee-breaks within the framework of the Forum
  • Participation in the Gala-Dinner

Price:

625 €

VIP

  • Access to all Forum activities for 1 representative of the company
  • Forum off-line and on-line materials
  • Participation in the Matchmaking center
  • Participation with a speech in any session the session and the topic to be agreed with the Organising Committee, the presentation should not include direct and indirect advertising
  • Meeting room (up to 2 hours every day of the Forum) the schedule to be agreed with the Organising Committee in advance
  • Interpreter during the meetings (up to 2 hours every day of the Forum) the schedule to be agreed with the Organising Committee in advance
  • Lunches, coffee-breaks within the framework of the Forum
  • Participation in VIP dinner
  • Participation in the Gala-Dinner

Price:

690 €

REFERENCES

«It is very good that industry professionals have the opportunity to meet in St. Petersburg, and especially now when the Russian market is interesting and open to cooperating»

Paul Woodward

CEO, Global Association
of the Exhibition
Industry (UFI)

“The Europe+Asia Event Forum was organized by professionals: it had a good programme, and discussions were led by interesting speakers on relevant topics. I wish EFEA all the best and good luck in the future!”

Johanna Fischer

Managing director
TMF dialog marketing GmbH

«The Europe+Asia Event Forum has its own personality. Today, developing business meetings is a relevant topic, since it is a good trens. The forum is becoming more interesting every year, with much attention being paid to international cooperation»

Vladimir Strashko

Vice President,Сhamber of
Commerce and Industry
of the Russian Federation

In my opinion EFEA has a major impact on educating industry by showing good world examples and giving a possibility of networking with peers from Europe and Asia. It is very important for the major industry players from a region to have such a great opportunity to exchange views and share opinions. Conference is a real business platform for the meeting industry companies and ‘a must’ event to attend.

Anna Gorska

ICCA Central European Chapter Chairperson,
Development Director,
Expo XXI Warsaw International
Expocentre Poland (Poland)

Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing supports this event not the first time and it's not a coincidence. We should note that we are very impressed by a comprehensive approach of the organizer to the industry needs. It is important that organizers are several media, consulting, marketing research and PR, exhibition and event companies with the large-scale projects implemented in the event and exhibition industry. These activities allow the approach to market analysis that will be discussed together with the speakers and participants of the Europe + Asia Event Forum ".

Ekaterina Kolyada

Chairperson of the
Russian Association of Communication
Directors and Corporate
Publishing (AKMR)

Partners – 2019

Under patronage:

Support:

нкб

Gold sponsor:

Экспоцентр

Official venue:

OFFICIAL HOTEL:

Сокос

MOBILE APP PARTNER:

eventicious

PARTNERS:

ЛИНИСТ Архыз

General media partner:




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Event EXPO

exhibition of technologies and suppliers of equipment and services

Thematic sectors:

  • Venues
  • Suppliers:

    expo design & construction | technical support IT | decoration | catering | media services| pos, printed materials

MATCHMAKING

On-line system for business meetings that provides opportunities for individual networking.

JOB FAIR

Event industry Job Fair is an opportunity for the meetings industry professionals to present achievements and skills in the field of events to the potential employers (HR and decisions makers) and for companies to find qualified staff for open positions

Event TALENTS

International contest of young events industry professionals Event TALENTS brings together young experts working in the events industry. This competition offers them a chance to share their opinion on the events industry's potential, future, and their vision of the “Event of the dream”.

EFEA Awards

Annual independent awards for the event industry leaders. On the results of voting of leading experts and mass media representatives leading companies operating on the Russian market, forums, exhibitions, congresses and festivals will be awarded the diploma and the special prize in three nominees: "Recognition", "Cooperation" and "Grand project". EFEA Awards encourages organisers of exhibitions and conventions, promotes advanced industry technology, promotes industry and promotes the original exhibition and congress projects.

Venue

PetroCongress Congress Centre, Lodeynopolsakaya str. 5, St. Petersburg

PETROCONGRESS is a new unique venue in St. Petersburg that offers high-level international congress events services (forums, congresses, conferences, symposia, business meetings, exhibitions, education programs and special events).

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