On June 18, 2020, at the general meeting of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs, which was held in an online format for the first time, the international company Reed Exhibitions received the honorary title of a Member of the Union.
"It is extremely important for us to be part of the professional community and to have an opportunity to discuss new ideas for the development of the exhibition industry, to share experience and knowledge in a professional environment," says Anna Dycheva-Smirnova, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Russia, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions Middle East and Reed Exhibitions Turkey.
Reed Exhibitions is a leading international event organization company and the organiser of flagship exhibition and congress projects in Russia since 2006. The multifaceted portfolio of the company consists of projects covering a wide variety of industries. The portfolio includes well-known Russian and international projects like Aquatherm Moscow (HVAC and water supply industry), Ecwatech (water industry), INTERCHARM (perfumery and cosmetics industry), IPLS (contract manufacturing and STM), MAPIC Russia (commercial real estate), NAIS (civil aviation), PAP-FOR (pulp and paper industry), PSI Russia (promotional industry), WasteTech (environmental technologies and waste management) and others.
Membership in the Union will allow Reed Exhibitions to share its rich experience in organizing events, to participate in creating a consolidated position of the professional exhibition community, and to take part in discussing topical issues.
"In the context of the current situation, obtaining information and the opportunity to participate in industry events is becoming even more important. Of course, we are pleased that there are many companies of different sizes and geography in the Union, which makes it possible to get a comprehensive view of the problem and a variety of opinions," says Anna Dycheva-Smirnova.
The Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs unites leading Russian exhibition organisers, owners of exhibition complexes and centers, and service companies operating in the exhibition industry.
The RUEF contributes to the development and strengthening of the exhibition industry in Russia, as an integral part of the socio-economic system of Russia and an effective tool for the development of the national economy. It is a platform for discussing the problems and forming the interests of the exhibition community. The Union's activities promote the exhibition industry in the international arena and create a positive image of Russia in the global investment community.
The Union was founded in 1991 and has been a member of The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry – UFI since 1994. Today, the Union presents more than 900 exhibitions in 46 cities, the exhibition area of which covers more than 2 million square meters. Projects brings together more than 100 thousand participants from 120 countries annually.