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The 9th edition of the 5pExpo International Forum of the Exhibition Industry will take place in 2016

The 5pExpo International Forum of the Exhibition Industry is going to become a biennial event running simultaneously with the All-Russian Conference on Exhibition, Fair and Congress Activities. That is why the 9th edition of the Forum scheduled to June of 2015 will be moved to 2016. This decision was made by its organizers, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Expocentre ZAO. 

Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Strashko explained that the new frequency of 5pExpo will increase its appeal to professionals of the exhibition and congress industry. He underlined that "discussions of the most relevant issues of the exhibition market during the All-Russian Conference and a simultaneous showcase of the latest exhibition and congress products will no doubt make it the main event for industry professionals and consumers of exhibition and congress services." 

The Forum has been held annually since 2007 with Russian and foreign companies working on the Russian exhibition market participating. The 5pExpo Forum has already become a main communication platform for professionals of the exhibition and congress industry. It is supported by the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federal Assembly, UFI the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and RUEF the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.  

Dear Colleagues!

Expocentre is inviting you to participate in the 9th International Forum for Exhibition Industry 5pEXPO 2016, which will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds on June 2016.

The event is organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Expocentre ZAO with the support from the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), and the Moscow City Government.

The name 5pEXPO embraces five main elements of modern exhibition:

PLACE fairground and congress centers;
PRODUCT offers on the exhibition market;
PRICE participation cost;
PROMOTION promotion of exhibitions and fairs;
PARTNERSHIP mutually beneficial cooperation.
5pEXPO is recognized the best Russias trade fair for the exhibition industry*

* The ranking was compiled in 2013 according to the event audit conducted pursuant to the rules of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the RF CCI Committee for Fair and Exhibition Activities and Support of Producers and Exporters, and the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF)
For the period since 2007 the Forum has been highly appreciated in Russian and international business community and has become a high-grade platform for the exhibition and congress industry. The Forum was recognized professional and awarded with RUEF (since 2009) and UFI (since 2012) labels. According to the All-Russian Ranking 5pEXPO became the best trade fair for the exhibition industry in 2011-2013. In 2014 the Forum made the next step forward more than 1,200 specialists took part in it, the exhibition area made up about 6,500 sq m.

The 5 2014 programme was drawn up with due regard to the trends and factors, which influence both Russian and global exhibition and convention markets now and will be of great interest in the nearest future.

The 5th All-Russian Conference on Exhibition, Fair and Congress Activities as a Tool to Improve Competitiveness and Modernization of the Russian Economy was held on 4-5 June 2014.

The Conference was supported by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, the Moscow City Government, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF).

The agenda was drawn up with due regard to the recommendations of the Parliament proceedings held at the Council of the Federation devoted to the legal basis of the exhibition, fair and congress activities as a mechanism for competitive growth and promotion of the Russian goods and services to domestic and foreign markets as of February 19, 2014.

The programme included discussion of the main tendencies of the economic growth, measures of state support and development of regulatory system taking into account Russias active integration into the global economic community, programmes and projects of regional development and construction of exhibition centres. Panel discussion on the Concept of the Draft Law on Exhibition, Fair and Congress Activities was held for the first time. The participants discussed procurement procedures in the exhibition industry as part of the Federal purchasing system.

The Forum programme featured the following events:


  • EXPO Exhibitions as Drivers of a National Economy Astana EXPO2017, presentation of the project

Round table discussions

  • Key Areas of Economic Cooperation between the CIS Member-Countries in the Modern Context: Challenges and Prospects
  • Creativity and Innovation in Exhibition Design. Exhibition Technologies
  • Information Technologies for the Exhibition and Meeting Industry


  • Raising Attendance at an Exhibition. Attracting More Target Audience. Effective Practices, Cases and Trends

Presentation session

  • Startup + Exhibition = Success


  • The Right Content for a Business Event: Developing, Distributing, and Assessing its Effectiveness
  • Protection and Enforcement of IP Rights of Exhibitors at Exhibitions: Expocentres Best Practices


  • Innovation Potential of the Meeting Industry

Competition of the young specialists in the meeting industry Event TALENTS

The expoPRODUCT exhibition held a specific place in the programme of the Forum. It showcased the latest technologies and equipment, design and services for exhibitions, congresses and event industry.

Only here you could learn about technological capability of exhibition equipment, original ideas, and design, artistic and creative findings of the leading Russian and foreign companies, meet the exhibition industry experts, and get important information for the exhibitors.

The expoPRODUCT exhibition is:
  • the only exhibition centre for presentation of creative ideas, promising trends and concepts, modern solutions, innovative materials for exhibitors in Russia;
  • a whole spectrum of innovative solutions and services for exhibitors and organizers of exhibitions, best practices and marketing procedures of the Russian expo business;
  • a wide assortment of offers for the exhibition business and event industry; exhibitors and customers of exhibition services - from development of corporate dress code to creation of an exclusive arrangement of exhibits, from arrangement of catering to provision of services by professional personnel;
  • equipment and furniture offered for exhibitions, materials for a pavilion design, creation of ingenious solutions for comfortable expositions from Russian and foreign manufacturers;
  • smart multimedia solutions, mobile technologies a source of inspiration for a wide range of specialists looking for new ideas and concepts in order to draw the visitors and customers' attention.

Sections of the expoPRODUCT exhibition:


  • Arrangement of exhibitions, trade fairs, corporate and other events


  • Design and construction of exhibition stands
  • Movable stands, prefabricated pavilions
  • Exhibition equipment, completing units
  • Exhibition furniture, carpeting
  • Special-purpose equipment


  • Lighting, audio and video equipment, presentation facilities
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Equipment for simultaneous interpreters and guides
  • Advertising and marketing services
  • Business gifts and P.O.S. materials
  • Business tourism
  • Education and training
  • Forwarding and customs services
  • Catering
  • Floral services
  • Event audit, registration systems
  • Financial and insurance services
  • Specialized press / Internet
The EXPODESIGN'2014 Contest,that has already become traditional, was held in the frames of the exhibition and presented innovative design ideas for exhibition stands and their arrangement, features of modern construction and typographic materials.

25 companies submitted 367 applications to participate in the contest. According to the results of the first meeting of the Expert Board 100 best projects entered the short list.

The winners of the contest in the following categories were:

1 place Privet-Media
2 place ExpoGlobal Group
3 place Privet-Media


1 place Interform Design
2 place Aztek Media
3 place BMI Design Studio


1 place Aztek Media
2 place ITE Siberia
3 place Priver-Media


1 place Expoforce
2 place 4 Vida
3 place Stand UP


1 place SYBA
2 place Expoforce
3 place 100 Krat

The attractive feature of the Forum for its participants and visitors was, first of all, in the opportunity to define the most promising subject trends and exhibition centres. The Forum participants were able to present and obtain the information about exhibition and fair programmes; prospective consumers of exhibition services could consider numerous offers to participate in the exhibitions all over the world, establish contacts with the organizers, and negotiate all the issues of interest directly at the Forum.

The 5pEXPO 2014 Forum was the main professional event in the exhibition and congress industry, a place for exchanging experience, presenting technological novelties and ideas and strengthening business connections.

We invite to participate:
  • foreign and Russian exhibition and congress centers;
  • foreign and Russian exhibition and congress organizers;
  • national exhibition and industry associations, unions and associations of manufacturers and exporters of goods and services in Russia and CIS countries;
  • companies, rendering a whole spectrum of exhibition- and trade fair-related services;
  • Russian regional and foreign chambers of commerce;
  • financial and banking institutions, which support organization and conduct of the exhibition events.

Apply today to participate in 5pEXPO

We recommend companies, thinking of participation in the Forum, to visit 'Participants' section of the web site.

We will be glad to answer any questions, concerning the Forum, to assist you in choosing a form of participation that meets your marketing tasks.

See you at 5pEXPO 2016!

Yours sincerely,
5pEXPO Project Team

To participate in the exhibition

Galina Petunina
Phone: +7 (499) 795-27-66
Fax: +7 (499) 795-38-56
E-mail: Petunina@expocentr.ru

To participate in the Forum

Svetlana Rojanskaya
Phone: +7 (499) 795-41-28
Fax: +7 (499) 795-25-99
E-mail: rsk@expocentr.ru