Europe+Asia Event Forum

27-29 January 2021

St. Petersburg / PetroCongress Congress Centre

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REGIONS
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MEETINGS
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matchmaking system
EFEA 2020 FOLLOW-UP

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EFEA STRUCTURE

Business programme
education & inspiration
Event EXPO
services & products presentation
Matchmaking Centre
pre-sheduled target meetings
EFEA Awards
celebration the success of colleagues
Gala Dinner
partying with colleagues
Event Talents
new faces of the industry

SPEAKERS – 2020

Sergey Bednov
Director General Expocentre AO Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sergey Alexeev
VICE-PRESIDENT, RUSSIAN UNION EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS, VICE-PRESIDENT, EXPOFORUM INTERNATIONAL LTD
Speaker
SERGEY VORONKOV
PRESIDEN, RUSSIAN UNION EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS, GENERAL MANAGER, EXPOFORUM INTERNATIONAL LTD (SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)
Еkaterina Koliada
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Association of communications and corporate media Directors of Russia
Alexey Kalachev
Director of the Russian Convention Bureau (RCB)
Игорь Кирсанов
Igor Kirsanov
General Director of RESTEC Exhibition Company
Елена Ублиева
Elena Ublieva
Executive director Russian Union Exhibitions and Fairs
PR Director ExpoForum International Ltd
MARIA-BARBARA LUDER
MARIA-BARBARA LUDER
MANAGER LEGAL AFFAIRS, TAXES, TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY ON TRADE FAIRS, AUMA ASSOCIATION
Speaker
GENNADY SHATALOV,
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, REGION PR; FOUNDER, RUSSIAN EVENT AWARDS (VORONEZH, RUSSIA)
KESTELOO MARISKA
MARISKA KESTELOO
FOUNDER, WORD OF MICE
MARCO SPINGER
MARCO SPINGER
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL MARKETS & IT DIVISION, AUMA ASSOCIATION
Speaker
CHRISTIAN DRUART
UFI RESEARCH MANAGER & SECRETARY OF THE UFI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP (PARIS, FRANCE)
Speaker
BJÖRN HANSEN
MANAGING DIRECTOR, MORGENWELT GMBH (HAMBURG, GERMANY)
Speaker
Alejandro Aguilera GÓmez
Undersecretary of Planning and Tourism Policy, Ministry of Tourism of Mexico (Mexico)
Speaker
Gonzalo Gabriel Novelo Lujan
President, AMPROFEC (Mexico)
Speaker
Christian Krause
Company Spokesman, Messe Muenchen (Muenchen, Germany)
НАТАЛИЯ БЕЛЯКОВА
NATALIA BELYAKOVA
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, DOMINA RUSSIA
ЮЛИЯ ЖЕЛЕЗНЯК
YULIYA ZHELEZNYAK
HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY OF THE UDMURT REPUBLIC
КУЗЬМА ЛЕДЕНЕВ
KUZMA LEDENEV
СО-FOUNDER, GAUDI GROUP (Moscow, Russia)
АЛЕКСЕЙ МУНТЯН
ALEKSEY MUNTYAN
INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
АНАТОЛИЙ САФОНОВ
ANATOLY SAFONOV
CHIEF MANAGER EFQM PROGRAM IN RUSSIA, DIRECTOR ROQ CENTER CONSULTING & ASSESSMENT
РЕГИНА ЦВЫРОВА
REGINA TSVYROVA
COO, HYPE FACTORY
АЛЕКСАНДРА ЮРКОВА
ALEKSANDRA YURKOVA
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, EVENT LIVE
Speaker
OLGA ARHIPOVA
HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT, THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM (SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)
Speaker
GLEB VESELOV
CEO, DIGITAL.EXPO (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
Speaker
RUSLAN DEMYANENKO
CEO, EVENTICIOUS (SAMARA, RUSSIA)
Speaker
LIUBOV KAMINSKAIA
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER, GLORYSTORY (SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)
Speaker
KSENIA NAUMENKO
DIRECTOR, GLORYSTORY (SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)
Speaker
ZULFIYA KHALIKOVA
ORGANIZER OF REGIONAL SESSIONS ON THE ATLAS OF FUTURE PROFESSIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BASHKORTOSTAN, METHODOLOGIST, BUSINESS COACH (UFA, RUSSIA)
Speaker
IRINA SHMELEVA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)
Speaker
SERGEY CHERNYSHEVSKIY
CEO, CTO CONGRESS (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
Speaker
MARINA GUNARE
DOCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCES, PROFESSOR OF THE BALTIC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY, DIRECTOR OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME "TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT" (RIGA, LATVIA)
Speaker
THOMAS STENZEL
GENERAL MANAGER, MESSE DÜSSELDORF MOSCOW (MOSCOW, Russia)
Speaker
ALBINA KILDIGULOVA
CEO, BASHKIR EXHIBITION COMPANY (UFA, Russia)
Speaker
Denis Bocharov
Business Development Manager, Orange Business Services Russia and CIS (Moscow, Russia)
Speaker
Elena Vasileva
Head of International Research & Project Management Center, Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Speaker
Pavel Mayorov
General Director, Krasnodar Region Development Corporation (Krasnodar, Russia)
Speaker
Sevda Aliyeva
Director, Azerbaijan Convention Bureau (Azerbaijan)
Speaker
Alexandr Ostrovskiy
director, congress centre "PetroCongress" (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Speaker
Alina Barinova
Founder, WLForum (Woman Leadership Forum) (Moscow, Russia)
Speaker
Denis Papyshev
IT Director, ExpoForum International Ltd. (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Speaker
Natalia Serebrovskaya
ExpoForum Exhibitions Director, ExpoForum International Ltd. (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Speaker
Vadim Subbotin
Deputy General Director for Finance and Commerce, WTC (Moscow, Russia)
Speaker
Alexander Rybakov
Advisor to Director General, WTC Moscow (Moscow, Russia)
Speaker
Alexei Savrasov
Head of Section, Department of International Business Cooperation and Public Relations, WTC Moscow (Moscow, Russia)
Speaker
Maxim Eliseev
Project Coordinator, “Enhancing Donor Relations Pilot Project”, UNIDO (Moscow, Russia)
Speaker
Ekaterina Lebedeva
Vice-President, Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Saint-Petersburg)
Speaker
Michael Dethlefsen
Chief, Procurement Services Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO (Vienna, Austria)
Our participants are professionals and know a lot, вut sometimes just one phrase heard at the Forum is enough to find an answer to a long-awaited answer
PROGRAMME

Programme 2021 is on its way and we will be ready to publish it soon.

To get information about participating in EFEA as a speaker, please, contact Elena Chetyrkina by chetyrkina@rnc-consult.ru

Participants of the Forum speak the same language – we all are partners and colleagues.

PARTICIPANTS

Events organisers:
  • Exhibition companies
  • Meetings industry companies: PCOs (professional conference organisers) DMCs (destination management companies)
  • Festivals and large-scale events organisers
  • Event agencies
  • Venues:
  • Congress venues
  • Exhibition venues
  • Hotels
  • Other venues with exhibition and congress facilities
  • Regional Marketing Organizations:
  • Convention bureau
  • City tourist offices
  • Regional tourism committees
  • Service companies in the events industry:
  • Stand construction
  • Technical support
  • Media services
  • Temporary staff
  • Security
  • Logistics and brokerage services
  • Design, decoration
  • 70%
    organise exhibitions and congresses
    45%
    organise events abroad
    60%
    organise events for more than 10 years
    67%
    make decisions in the company
    60%
    look for contractors
    71%
    look for venues

    REFERENCES

    «It’s my first time to EFEA, but I represent UFI and UFI is being participating several times. My impression is very good. It is always nice to be in touch with local markets for UFI. And Russian market is a big market, so it’s very interesting and useful to be there».
    Christian Druart
    UFI Research Manager & Secretary of the UFI Sustainable Development Working Group (Paris, France)
    «I’m very grateful for the kind invitation by the Europe+Asia Event Forum to participate in this event. I’m extremely impressed about the programme. I opened for myself, and also for my organization, in terms of how advanced Russia is in the field of exhibition industry and in organizing events».
    Michael Dethlefsen
    Chief, Procurement Services Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO (Vienna, Austria)
    «It looks like a very specific event to discuss new things about event industry».
    Bjorn Hansen
    Managing, Morgenwelt GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)
    Сергей Беднов
    «The annual Europe+Asia Event Forum has acquired the status of an authoritative event for specialists of the industry. Opening a new business season, EFEA allows you to take stock of the work, get up-to-date information about the state of the industry and determine the vector of its development».
    Sergey Bednov
    Director General Expocentre AO Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia)
    «The Europe+Asia Event Forum is a meeting place for colleagues, a great platform for exchanging and obtaining new ideas and insights».
    Kai Hattendorf
    CEO, UFI, Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
    «The EFEA is a great opportunity to see how the Russian exhibition industry and meetings industry work.»
    Loredana Sarti
    Secretary General, Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association (AEFI)
    «The forum provides a great opportunity for the exchange of opinions – it’s what drives the industry forward.»
    Martin Sirk
    CEO ICCA, International Congress and Convention Association
    «The EFEA is a real business site for meeting industry professionals – it is a must-visit event.»
    Anna Górska
    Head of ICCA Central European Chapter, Development director of Expo XXI Warsaw International Expocentre Poland
    «In recent years the Forum has become a significant part of the exhibition community, exhibition industry.»
    Sergey Alexeev
    UFI vice-president, RUEF President, ExpoForum, Jsc vice-president
    Ник Дагдейл-Мур
    «The programme is great! The most relevant topics for the industry that are always interesting to discuss with colleagues are touched upon here».
    Nick Dugdale - Moore
    Business Development Manager UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
    Йохен Витт
    «I really like the programme and networking».
    Jochen Witt
    President & CEO, jwc GmbH (Cologne, Germany)
    Дэвид Хинд
    «My recent for being in St-Petersburg is because I’m a member of the «ERASMUS+» project. That has been organised to develop a master degree in tourism for universities in Russia and Kyrgyzstan. It’s my pleasure to be at this wonderful forum where I can meet my colleagues and share experience».
    David Hind
    Professor, London Metropolitan University
    Игорь Коротин
    «We held а productive meeting of the chamber of Commerce and Industry og the Russian Federation dedicated to the preparation of the draft law «About exhibition, fair and congress activities in the Russian Federation.
    It’s a pleasure to work with the organisers of this event. The atmosphere during the forum was very friendly».
    Igor Korotyn
    Director of exhibition, fair and congress activities department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia)
    Николай Карасев
    «I love to come to St. Petersburg. It is wonderful that the EFEA is held here. For me it is an opportunity to communicate with colleagues, like-minded people, to exchange the latest ideas, news, to maintain relations».
    Nikolay Karasev
    General Director of AVK «Expoeffekt» (Moscow, Russia)
    Николай Карасев
    «I am here at this forum for the first time. I would like to note that here you can find a representatives of the entire industry: clients, venues, agencies… So it is possible to look at the situation from different angles and to get different opinions.
    The programme presents a very interesting slice of what is happening in the industry right now. I want to have time to visit all the sessions».
    Elena Konvisar
    Director of marketing in NEOLANT company, founder of the EXPOschool (Moscow, Russia)

    PARTICIPATION PACKAGES

    «STANDARD»
    • 3 days of participation
    • participation in the matchmaking center
    • speakers’ presentations
    • forum off-line materials
    • lunches, coffee-breaks
    • participation in the Gala Dinner
    • transfers
    470
    BUY
    «VIP»
    • 3 days of participation
    • participation in the matchmaking center
    • speakers’ presentations
    • forum off-line materials
    • lunches, coffee-breaks
    • participation in the VIP lunch with speakers
    • participation in the Gala Dinner
    • leaflets in the media corner
    • transfers
    • presentation of the report (exclusive option of VIP-package, available after coordination with Organizing Committee)
    670
    BUY
    LIKE TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH COLLEAGUES?
    -10%
    for each package beginning from the 4th registered delegate
    PARTICIPATED IN EFEA 2012-2020?
    -10%

    Discounts are not summed up.

    ORGANIZER

    R&C Market Research Company
    The only company in Russia providing a full range of marketing and consulting services in the events industry

    TEAM

    Programme producer:
    KAROLINA PETROVA
    Participation:
    ELENA KARPOVA
    Анна Чеснокова
    SPECIAL RATES FOR HOTEL’S ACCOMMODATION:
    VISA SUPPORT SERVICE 
    Partnership:
    Karina Dragunova
    Татьяна Арестова
    Media partnership:
    Tatiana arestova
    You work a lot and at the Forum you finally get an opportunity to distract yourself from business projects and relax in the company of friends

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    WHERE AND WHEN

    27-29 January 2021 / PetroCongress Congress Centre, Lodeynopolskaya st., 5
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    Organizer
    Under patronage
    Supported by
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    Linist
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