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.


Address: St. Petersburg
Peterburgskoye Highway 62 Bldg.1

On the territory of EXPOFORUM


Hilton St.Petersburg Expoforum located close to the Palace and Park ensembles in Pushkin and Peterhof. Comfortable, modern guest rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, an HDTV. Each room is fitted with private bathroom with free toiletries, a hot tub and a bath. Guest rooms include air conditioning and a desk. The hotel’s unique eco SPA complex, which includes an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, snow fountain, hammam, aromatic sauna and other amenities, will help you to unwind after a busy day.


Address: St. Petersburg
Peterburgskoye Highway 62 Bldg.1

On the territory of EXPOFORUM


Hotel is conveniently set just next to the dynamic Expoforum. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with modern interiors. Each room has everything for a comfortable stay. Tea and coffee facilities are offered. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can also have a snack in the snack bar, which is open 24 hours a day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Hotel boasts a fitness centre. Guests can visit nearby attractions like Peterhof Palace and Catherine Palace in Pushkin.


Address: St. Petersburg
Antonenko Lane 2
40 min. to EXPOFORUM


Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg is situated in the historical mansion built in 1851 and occupies one of the city’s most prestigious locations – St. Isaac`s square. There is a Japanese premium restaurant, a delightful atrium, and a bar. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. In each rooms there are bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Complimentary access to fitness center and Mandara Spa (relaxing pool, relaxing room and sauna) for guests. Complimentary highspeed Wi-Fi.

*For this hotel, please precise your stay dates before entering the special codes on the reservation page Your code: UFI


Address: St. Petersburg
Pulkovskoye shosse 41, bld ZD
10 min. to EXPOFORUM


The hotel offers a full range of services for your comfortable stay. The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of Pulkovo airport and is connected with it by a covered walkway. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a bathroom with free toiletries, a free deposit box, bathrobe/ slippers and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The hotel has excellent sound insulation. Guests can use fitness centre and meeting rooms. The on-site restaurant, Live-Inn, and a 24-hour lobby bar are available.


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