7 June 2017 the world exhibition industry celebrated the Global Exhibitions Day.
One of the key events that day celebrating GED17 in Russia was a video conference held by the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF). Among the participants of the conference there were the heads of the exhibition companies – RUEF members, leaders of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry – UFI, representatives of Russian media.
The participants of the conference were greeted by Sergey Alexeev, RUEF President, vice-president of ExpoForum International, Ltd (St. Petersburg), Alexander Murichev, executive vice-president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, Sergey Bednov, RUEF vice-president, CEO of Expocentre JSC, (Moscow), Valeriy Barulin, RUEF vice-president, CEO of Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka, JSC (Nizhniy Novgorod).
The participants of the video conference noted that the Global Exhibitions Day has really become a global and effective tool for promoting exhibition industry. The initiative of celebrating GED is topical today showing the role of exhibitions in developing business and economies.
Except the video conference there was a flash mob organized by RUEF members simultaneously releasing balloons with GED17 logo. It was impressive!
Celebration of GED17 in Russia will not be limited to one day only. Traditional RUEF ExpoMotoRace is organized, this year it will go through Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Pskov, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Rostov, Minsk.
Getting ready for GED18!
RUEF Executive Board