Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka’s history starts in 1817 when the Russian Government made decision to move the trade fair to Nizhny Novgorod to the place of confluence of two great Russian rivers the Volga and the Oka. The contemporary Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka contributes to efficient formation of positive image of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, investment and innovation attraction of the Region, promotion of products, expansion of ties of Nizhny Novgorod and Russian manufacturers. Every year more than 50 exhibition and 220 convention events of the All-Russia Closed JSC Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka make site for presentation of innovative projects, new scientific developments, place for discussion of issue being the most topical for various industries, public health and education, information technologies and banking sphere, agriculture, architecture and art, ecology etc.
Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka enjoys up-to-date infrastructure required for organization and holding of world level exhibitions, congresses and conferences. Its vas operation area accommodates six exhibition halls with total area of 12 000 m2 and 23 000 m2 of outdoor exhibition space. The heart of the Exhibition Center is the majestic Main Fair Building – one of most picturesque sites of the city admired by visitors and tenderly loved by native citizens.
The number of companies participating in Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka’s exhibition events is about 3 500 and the number of visitors reaches 270 000. The subjects of specialized exhibition events are selected based on the main lines of social and economic development of the Russian Federation and in accordance with RF National Projects.
All-Russian and international forums held in Nizhny Novgorod give an incredible opportunity to regions of the Russian Federation, their enterprises and organizations not only to demonstrate the up-to-date level of the industrial complex, the potential of high-tech and knowledge- intensive industries and the best specimens of their products but also to negotiate substantially the most topical issues of social and economic life of the society.
The most important and representative projects of Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka that can be considered as its brand names are five Forums: International Business summit including Scientific, Industrial, and Digital summit (Business summit), International Scientific and Industrial Forum “Great Rivers”/ICEF, Russian Architecture and Construction Forum, International IT-forum.
Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka works efficiently in the field of international exhibition activities. It has held national exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Finland, Bulgaria, India, Italy, Germany, France and some African countries. Expositions organized by Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka in London, Vienna, Hanover, Munich, Geneva, Rome, Leipzig, Prague, Budapest, Shanghai, Beijing, Brno, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and other cities of the world enjoyed a high appraisal of world business society.
Nizhegorodskaya yarmarka in cooperation with the leading world and European companies has become a platform for international famous events: in 2010 and 2012 The Busworld Russia exhibitions were successfully held together with the belgian company Busworld international.
Nowadays Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka actively positions itself in the international are and cooperates with leading exhibition association – UFI, CN CEPLA, Russian union of exhibitions and fair. This cooperation bases on a long-time tradition.
Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka participates in the UFI in two nominations: World Class Exhibition Center and Organizer of Exhibitions Satisfying the Requirements of the World Primary Standards, so Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka is the only Russian exhibition company having two votes in the UFI. Several events of Nizhegorodskaya yarmarka are the «UFI approved events» that means they are internationally recognized and correspond to the world exhibition standard. This fact raises the global status of the Nizhegorodskaya yarmarka activities.
Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka is proud to be at the origination of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs. The RUEF is the only national association intended to solve problems and tasks of the Russian exhibition industry on the Federal and regional levels. The honor sign of the Russian Exhibition and Fair Union was awarded to such events of Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka as “Great Rivers”/ICEF, “Russian Architecture and Construction Forum”, Digital summit (Business summit), Industrial, and Innovation Potential Exhibition “The Future of Russia”. This fact is an evidence of high level of recognition of the events and their conformance to high standards of exhibition industry.