UFI’s Global Congress – the exhibition industry’s annual global gathering.

UFI’s Annual Global Congress is known as the exhibition industry’s largest global meeting of the year, combining international networking with unique content. It is an ideal opportunity for members to gain insight into topics of strategic interest, on the current industry trends and challenges that the exhibition industry is currently facing.

Open to UFI members only, it is known as the “must attend” event for all industry professionals.

St. Petersburg is a major centre for industry, research and culture and it is known as the cultural treasure of Russia. The city has an extremely favorable geopolitical location, developed diversified economy and efficient transportation. St. Petersburg has a huge human and intellectual potential, powerful innovation and industrial resources. Moreover, it is the biggest transport hub in north-west Russia. 

St. Petersburg is referred to as an Open-Air Museum which historic old town district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has been a meeting point for politicians, scientists, businessmen for three centuries and hosts more than 115 forums and 180 exhibitions annually.

EXPOFORUM is a new convention and exhibition centre that opened in St. Petersburg on October 7, 2014. It is the most cutting-edge venue of its kind anywhere in Russia – or Europe – for holding business and entertainment events of any size and format – exhibitions, conventions, forums, sports and cultural events.

The concept and architectural design of the complex were developed by a consortium of the leading architectural firms Gerasimov & Partners, NPS Tchoban Voss, Tchoban & Partners and Proektservis LLC. The joint efforts of designers and builders made it possible to create not only a multipurpose complex bringing together the combined experience of the largest European and Asian convention centres, but also a unique work of architecture capable of vying for the title of symbol of St. Petersburg. EXPOFORUM official site.


Modern hotel is anchored in St. Petersburg EXPOFORUM – one of the five largest exposition centres in the world, offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor function space. Enjoy close proximity to major businesses and iconic St. Petersburg attractions. Comfortable rooms and suites have all you need for a relaxing and productive stay. On-site restaurants, bars and recreational amenities including a spa, sauna, pool and fitness centre will help you unwind after a busy day.

  • 166 guest rooms (Standard)
  • 37 executives
  • 26 suites
  • 2 presidental suite
  • 3 accessible rooms


Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum is conveniently set just next to the dynamic St. Petersburg EXPOFORUM. Located near shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment, offices and major companies including Kraft Heinz and Volvo, this friendly hotel in Saint Petersburg is an ideal base for corporate and leisure travelers. Visit popular attractions nearby, including Peterhof Palace and Garden and Catherine Palace in Pushkin.

With comfortable, modern guest rooms equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, an MP3 alarm clock, a handy lapdesk and a comfy bed, our Saint Petersburg hotel offers friendly service and fantastic value in the heart of the city.

  • 79 standard single
  • 62 standard double
  • 63 upgraded category
  • 3 for persons with limited abilities


196140, St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoye sh. 64/1