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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.

One look is worth thousands of words:



  • 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


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

Speakers – 2018

  • Sergey Anoufriev Sergey Anoufriev Сo-founder&CEO, St. Petersburg medical forum
  • Alex Babushkin Alex Babushkin Networking expert, business coach at
  • Yuriy  Lashmanov Yuriy Lashmanov Head of marketing and PR, Ascreen
  • Igor Zimin Igor Zimin Business Development Manager, Neurotrend
  • Ekaterina Pevneva Ekaterina Pevneva Head of the Department of Public Relations and Congress Services, Almazov National Medical Research Centre
  • Svetlana Plieva Svetlana Plieva CEO, International Agency of Congress Management
  • Loredana  Sarti Loredana Sarti Secretary General , Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association
  • Sergey Shabala Sergey Shabala Founder, 3 sense
  • Eugen Alles Eugen Alles Managing director, Messe Frankfurt RUS
  • Nichapa Yoswee Nichapa Yoswee Vice President of MICE Business, TCEB
  • Dmitry Mikhaylov Dmitry Mikhaylov First Deputy CEO, VDNH JSC
  • Kai Hattendorf Kai Hattendorf UFI Managing Director / CEO
  • Sergey Alexeev Sergey Alexeev RUEF president, UFI vice-president, vice-president of ExpoForum Int
  • Andrey Poskryakov Andrey Poskryakov Consultant, POSKRYAKOV
  • Olga Piskunova Olga Piskunova Coach, consultant, Training Institute – ARB Pro Group
  • Alexander Kuroyedov Alexander Kuroyedov Chief of Ophthalmology Department, Mandryka Clinical Militry Hospital
  • Svetlana Bodrova Svetlana Bodrova Head of department, Stroganoff Group
  • Andrey Prokhorenko Andrey Prokhorenko CEO,
  • Evgeniy Geller Evgeniy Geller Game designer, Lerner Consulting
  • Boris Grumbkov Boris Grumbkov General director, JSC Publishing house St.-Petersburgskie vedomosti
  • Igor Kovacevic Igor Kovacevic CEO, Serbia Convention Bureau
  • Kurkin Ivan Ivan Kurkin Art Director, Art Director, Career Guidance Camp "Ariadne's Thread"
  • Alexandra Lakovnikova Alexandra Lakovnikova Head of the Agency for strategic marketing Control Digital
  • Анатолий Мовшович Anatoly Movshovich Project Manager, Touch world (Experience group)
  • Alexey Laukart Alexey Laukart General Director, LLC Roder
  • Sergey Voronkov Sergey Voronkov CEO, ExpoForum International
  • Marina Gunare Marina Gunare Director of Study Direction „Hotel and Catering Services, Tourism and Leisure Organization” Baltic International Аcademy
  • Molchanov Alexander Alexander Molchanov Head of the Event Management Division, Polylog Consulting Group
  • Alexey Kalachev Alexey Kalachev CEO, Russian Convention Bureau Association
  • Ruslan Mirsayapov Ruslan Mirsayapov State Committee of Bashkortostan Republic on Foreign Economic Relations
  • Maxim Tsepkov Maxim Tsepkov Independent expert,
  • Tatiana Denisenko Tatiana Denisenko Conference management consultant, ex-CDO Monomax PCO
  • Vitaly Sokolov Vitaly Sokolov Head partner of intellectual cluster «Brain Games»
  • Irina Liubina Irina Liubina Director, PRIMEXPO / ITE St. Petersburg
  • Ruslan Demyanenko Ruslan Demyanenko Director, Eventicious
  • Valentin Kuznetsov Valentin Kuznetsov Business trainer, expert on public speaking, professional actor
  • Igor Kirsanov Igor Kirsanov CEO, RESTEC Exhibition Company
  • Karina Kripak Karina Kripak Project Director, Muzlab
  • Сергей Беднов Sergey Bednov RUEF vice-president,
    CEO of Expocentre JSC
  • Margarita Ushakova Margarita Ushakova Psychologist, Cand. Sc., lifetime psychology researcher (Irkutsk, Russia)
  • Mikhail Belyaev Head of St.Petersburg department, Bitrix Inc.
  • Яна Балачевцева Yana Balachevtseva GM, Marketing Division Agency
  • Елена Кукушкина Elena Kukushkina Director of Sales and Marketing,
    Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Dr. Gwen Kaufmann Dr. Gwen Kaufmann Senior Editor,
    UFI Newsletter Editorial Desk



  • 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


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


625 €


  • 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


690 €


«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

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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


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


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


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.


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).