The first events industry forum in Russia

Europe + Asia Event Forum #EFEA

We set event trends since 2012
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REGIONS OF RUSSIA
450
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Our participants build and change their business strategies using knowledge and ideas they get at the Forum

EFEA:

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 – 2019

Sergey Bednov
Director General Expocentre AO Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sergey Alexeev
RUEF president, UFI vice-president, vice-president of ExpoForum Int
Jochen Witt
President & CEO, jwc gmbh (Cologne, Germany)
Еkaterina Koliada
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Association of communications and corporate media Directors of Russia
Petrukhnova Kristina
Limited liability company «Information support center «Aspekt», Director
Talisman Valery
Artificial Intelligence Development Agency, Chief innovation officer
Lidia Borisova
Guest lecturer, design thinking consultant, freelance service designer, UX designer Sopia; Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)
Andrey Gusakov
Marketing Coordinator DATAFORUM LLC (St. Petesburg, Russia)
Oksana Salikhova
CEO Vein Technologies
Valeriy Romatskiy
Psychotherapist, MD, PhD Studio psychotherapy Dr. Romatskiy
Nick Dugdale - Moore
Business Development Manager UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
Maria Kuzmitkaia
Business consultant
Anton Curzanov
Taste Lab Group, owner
Sergey Shogurov
General Director JCS VDNH
Igor Scherbakov
Rally Coordinator St.Petersburg Harley Days
Lidia Smolova
Associate Professor, Ph.D. (psychology) St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work
Andrey Zhukovsky
Member of the Presidium and Chairman of the Marketing and Research Committee of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs, Member of the interdepartmental congress and exhibitions working group оf the Russian Export Center, General manager of RussСom IT Systems, Board Director «Event BK Rus». EventBank
Alexey Kalachev
Director of the Russian Convention Bureau (RCB)
Nikolay Volosyankov
OB1, CryptoEvent, Founder
Anton Khramtcov
CEO «Saint-Petersburg handmade festival», «Fiesta Media»
Alexander Chernov
Business trainer, consultant Business school IMISP
Игорь Кирсанов
Igor Kirsanov
General Director of RESEC Exhibition Company
Таисия Селедкова
Taisiya Seledkova
Area Marketing and communication director - OC PAROC
Екатерина Москвина
Ekaterina Moskvina
Deputy General director GEFEST PROJECTION
Алевтина Болгова
Alevtina Bolgova
Director of the Festival St.Petersburg Harley Days
Ирина Кудерова
Irina Kuderova
CEO Sport Leaders
Александр Круглик
Alexander Kruglik
General Director
RLP-Yarmarka
Елена Ублиева
Elena Ublieva
Executive director Russian Union Exhibitions and Fairs
PR Director ExpoForum International Ltd
Сергей Воронков
Sergey Voronkov
CEO Expoforum International LTD
Роман Будников
Roman Budnikov
Вroadcaster on the Perviy channel
Алина Баринова
Alina Barinova
CEO ProfCom - Professional Community of CSR experts (Moscow, Russia)
Елена Дюкарева
Elena Dyukareva
Vice-president
Union “Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry”
Шамиль Хусаинов
Shamil Khussainov
Executive producer
Synergy Business School
Вадим Субботин
Vadim Subbotin
Deputy Director General
World Trade Center Moscow
Кирилл Дворецкий
Kirill Dvoretskiy
Deputy CEO for Operations
Expoforum International ltd.
Дэвид Хинд
David Hind
Professor,
London Metropolitan University
Артур Антонян
Артур Антонян
Первый заместитель Генерального директора
АО «ВДНХ»
Guy Bigwood
Guy Bigwood
Managing Director: Global Destinations Sustainability Index
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

EFEA 2020 key topic:

"Sustainability code in the events industry. People. Planet. Profit"

We live in a very dynamic world but paradoxically need sustainability to move further and develop our events industry businesses and ourselves. So we decided to discuss this duality at EFEA 2020 to look for answers – how to be sustainable and move further at the same time? What is sustainability in the events industry? We look forward to this deep discussion with you and all the colleagues from the industry!

Full programme 2020 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
  • региональные комитеты по туризму
  • 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

    «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
    Сергей Беднов
    «VIII Europe+Asia Event Forum was held at the highest level, confirming its importance for professionals in the industry of meetings, exhibition and congress activities, business tourism. The rich and diverse business program allowed us to discuss a wide range of topical issues related to the development of the industry, to outline guidelines for the future».
    Sergey Bednov
    Director General Expocentre AO Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia)
    «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
  • transfer from and to the official hotels of the forum, to the Gala Dinner venue
  • 470€
    BUY
    «VIP»
  • 3 days of participation
  • participation in the matchmaking center
  • speech (topic and format are to be discussed with the organiser)
  • 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
  • transfer from and to the official hotels of the forum, to the Gala Dinner venue
  • 670€
    BUY
    Speaker
  • 3 days of participation
  • participation in the matchmaking center
  • speech (topic and format are to be discussed with the organiser)
  • speakers’ presentations
  • forum off-line materials
  • speakers’ room
  • lunches, coffee-breaks
  • participation in the Gala Dinner
  • transfer from and to the official hotels of the forum, to the Gala Dinner venue
  • 0€

    To discuss your participation as a speaker, please, contact:
    Elena Chetyrkina
    chetyrkina@rnc-consult.ru

    FOR EARLY BIRDS:
    -15%
    in case of registration before 30th September 2019
    LIKE TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH COLLEAGUES?
    -10%
    for each package beginning from the 4th registered delegate
    PARTICIPATED IN EFEA 2012-2019?
    -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
    SPECIAL RATES FOR HOTEL’S ACCOMMODATION:
    VISA SUPPORT SERVICE 
    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

    OUR OTHER PROJECTS

    Event-live.ru
    Business portal for events industry professionals
  • 3 500 active users
  • 7 700 subscribers
  • 4 000+ riends in social media
  • 250+ industry experts-authors
  • Event LIVE Forum
    Forum for events industry professionals and their customers
  • 300+ specialists
  • 50 buyers
  • 250+ meetings through Matchmaking centre
  • Event LIVE Forum brings together professionals of the events industry and their customers to communicate in Matchmaking center and solve practical issues in the organization of events.

    WHERE AND WHEN?

    22-24 January 2020 / PetroCongress Congress Centre, Lodeynopolskaya st., 5
    PARTNERS
    Organizer
    Under patronage
    Association partner
    Official venue
    Design partner
    Official hotel
    General media partner