Cooperation agreement signed between Roscongress Foundation and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
A cooperation agreement has been signed between the Roscongress Foundation and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). Putting pen to paper were Roscongress CEO Alexander Stuglev and SPbPU Rector Andrei Rudskoi. The agreement outlines plans for the organizations to share academic and general consulting expertise, knowledge, and information. They have also expressed their intent to support one another in expanding exhibition initiatives, both in St. Petersburg and across the Russian Federation. This will partly involve training personnel for the convention and exhibition industry.
“Our business events frequently feature discussions on transforming the education sector, and on the need for academia and business to work together to produce a new generation of professionals. This cooperation agreement will enable the Roscongress Foundation and one of the leading universities in the country to systemically train the specialists needed for the convention and exhibition industry,” said Stuglev.
Rudskoi drew attention to the substantial contribution that the academic community can make to developing convention and exhibition initiatives in Russia. “The Roscongress Foundation is one of the leading organizers of international business events in Russia, with a great deal of work going on in St. Petersburg specifically. I firmly believe that by working together, our organizations will be able to implement a range of interesting projects,” he said.
Dmitry Karpov, Head of SPbPU’s Directorate for Conventions and Exhibitions, expressed his view that events of this kind were one of the most effective ways in which members of the business community can interact. He also noted how the industry as a whole has transformed into a promising and fast‑growing sector of the economy. “In today’s world, these events play a vital role. They help mobilize intellectual potential to discuss matters concerning the development of the country, as well as topics in the socioeconomic, academic, and cultural spheres. This agreement will enable us to work together on a permanent basis. There will be opportunities to provide expertise and consultations on academic matters, organize training and work experience for students, exchange information, and so on,” he said.