NEVA 2017 achieved full occupancy of the gross 26,600m2 space allotted within Expoforum, St Petersburg. Participants included over 630 companies from 36 countries, while the parallel multi-streamed conference attracted over 1,500 speakers and delegates.
Organisers Dolphin Exhibitions reported that those booking stand space on behalf of 2017's major participants had already expressed plans to return, with all seeking more space. New inquiries had come from maritime interests representing 6 new national groups said Matthew White, General Director Dolphin Exhibitions.
“It is fair to say that NEVA 2017 has resulted in the most international exhibition in recent times, and participation at the accompanying conference demonstrated the value of overseas engagement. The feedback is that we can look forward to attracting even more international partners in future," said Mr White.
Both International and Russian organisations alike answered the call of opportunity from NEVA 2017. 15000+ professionals and visitors attended the Exhibition and Conference Programme to join over 600 participating organisations and enjoy a direct networking connection to Russian maritime industry buyers who are actively seeking best-of-breed internationally-sourced products and services to fulfil their live build projects and active redevelopment requirements.