1959-2019

RU
1959

First exhibition

1959

Expocentre started staging trade shows. Expocentre organised the American National Exhibition in Sokolniki Park (Moscow) and the Soviet Exhibition of Science, Technology and Culture in Coliseum (New York).

1965

Khimia1965

1965

The 1st Khimia international exhibition. Beginning of Expocentre’s regular international trade shows with participation of domestic and foreign companies.

1966

1966

First Soviet Pilot-Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin attends Expocentre’s international exhibition in Sokolniki Park.

1967

EXPO 67

EXPO 67

Expocentre organised the Soviet Pavilion at EXPO 67 in Montreal (Canada). After the exhibition the Soviet Pavilion (Flying Roof), known informally as Montreal, was built at VDNKh.

1975
1975

Expocentre joined UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Khimia became the first Russian event to receive the UFI approved logo.

1977

Elektro 77

1977

The 2nd Elektro International Exhibition and the 2nd World Electrotechnical Congress in Sokolniki Park.

1977

Pavilion No.1

1977

Expocentre’s new venue! Construction of Pavilion No.1 was completed on the fairgrounds at Krasnopresnenskaya embankment.

1978

1978

The 1st Derevoobrabotka exhibition at Krasnaya Presnya.

1985

1985

Filmmaker Yefim Gamburg produced an advertising cartoon about the Expocentre All-Union Association at the Soyuzmultfilm animation studio.

1991
1991

The International Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs since 2006) was founded with participation of Expocentre.

1994

1994

Since that time Expocentre’s trade shows are held only on the fairgrounds at Krasnaya Presnya.

2002

Pavilion No.7

2002

Construction of Pavilion No.7 was completed. The idea of two-level exhibition area with transforming halls was first put into practice. Expocentre started holding congresses and conferences.

2005

UFI Congress

2005

Expocentre was the first company in Russia to organise the UFI Congress in Moscow.

2005

EXPO 2005

2005

The Russian Pavilion was organised at EXPO 2005 in Nagoya (Japan). Russian Pavilion was among the top five pavilions. It was attended by record number of visitors – 5 million people.

2006

Pavilion No.8

2006

Construction of Pavilion No.8 was completed. It is one of the most technologically advanced exhibition pavilions in Russia, which meets the most demanding acoustic requirements.

2008

2008

Expocentre took prize of the International Fair Poster Competition supported by UFI in the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria). The poster of the International Salon of Ophthalmologic Optics (MCOO) took second place.

2009

2009

Expocentre was given the Quality Award of the Government of the Russian Federation.

2010

2010

Expocentre’s team built the Church of St. Seraphim of Sorov and donated it to the Russian Orthodox Church.

2012
2012

Expocentre was the first among the exhibition companies of Eastern Europe to join the European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA.

2013

2013

Expocentre became the winner of the Company of the Year National Award. The Award Expert Council called Expocentre the best company in the Exhibition Business category.

2013

2013

The Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions project was first presented at Prodexpo 2013. At Expocentre’s trade shows the exhibitors can get consultations and clarifications regarding intellectual property and assistance in solving conflicts connected with violations of exclusive rights.

2014

2014

Expocentre was the first company in Russia to host the General Assembly of the European Major Exhibition Centres Association ЕМЕСА.

2015

2015

Expocentre hosted the conference of trade show companies of SCO and BRICS countries.

2017

2017

The Fourth Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions was held at Expocentre Fairgrounds with participation of the Presidents of both countries.

2017

Community Forum

2017

The Community Forum of active citizens was held at Expocentre with participation of the President of Russia.

2018

68th FIFA Congress

2018

Expocentre Fairgrounds hosted the 68th FIFA Congress timed to FIFA World Cup.

2019

60th anniversary

2019

Expocentre is a world-known Russian exhibition and congress company, a leading organiser of trade shows in Russia with 60 years of experience. Expocentre Fairgrounds has 9 exhibition pavilions with modern engineering and technical equipment and 39 comfortable conference halls.