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«The future never just happened.
It was created»

William James Durant
The Story of Civilization, 1935

RESTEC EVENTS has a long history. Over the 18 years of its existence, the company has gone a long way from a minor stand construction company to one of the leading event holdings in Russia. Today RESTEC EVENTS is a team of qualified professionals providing a full range of event and marketing services.

RESTEC EVENTS development milestones:

  • RESTEC Exhibition Company was established in 1990. Annually RESTEC Exhibition Company holds more than 100 exhibitions and congress events, including exhibitions in Moscow, St.Petersburg, regions of Russia, as well as about 20 projects abroad, 10 forums and congresses and a great amount of conferences, round tables and seminars.
  • In 1992 “Restec-Congress” Company was established. The main specialization of the company is the organization of congresses and conferences. Joint-Stock Company «Rate North Western» was established in 1994. The main specialization of the company is designing, decoration and leasing of exhibition stands.
  • In 1995 the official tour operator of “Restec” enterprises was established. “Restec-Tour” Ltd is also one of the leading companies servicing corporate groups and individual clients in St.Petersburg. Joint-Stock Company «Rate North Western» becomes an absolute leader in the market of construction and exhibition services of St.Petersburg, occupying 80 % of the market’s volume.
  • In 1998 the 1000th event was held by RESTEC. RAO/CIS Offshore exhibition, devoted to exploiting of oil and gas resources of the Arctic region of Russia and continental part of the CIS. This exhibition in this sphere was the first time to be organized in Russia.
  • In 2000 «Restec Event Management Technology» was founded for strengthening the company’s position at Moscow market. The company provides a full range of services in holding exhibitions and congress events, as well as any other events at all levels.
  • In 2002-2004 “RESTEC” enterprises group starts to realize a series of events in Russia and abroad, dedicated to celebration of the 300th Anniversary of St.Petersburg.
  • In 2004 “Restec-Tour” becomes one of the three leading companies of St.Petersburg business tourism market. Joining separate departments of VO “Restec”, a new company «Restec Event Management» was established in 2005 to improve the quality of the provided exhibition services. Among the main company services there are venue management, catering, equipment lease and etc. Restec International Ltd was established in 2005. Its primary activity is organizing of Russian companies’ participation in international exhibitions and conferences, as well as organizing Russian national pavilions, presentations and conferences of Russian Federation abroad.
  • In 2006 “Restec International Ltd”, “Restec-Tour”, “Rate North Western» , «Restec Event Management Technology», «Restec Event Management » were combined into «RESTEC EVENTS» holding.
  • In 2006 “RESTEC EVENTS” becomes an official operator of St.Petersburg International Economic Forum.
  • Year 2007 −Matchmaking system — an efficient tool of business communication both on the Internet and at exhibitions and congress events developed by RESTEC EVENTS.
  • Year 2009 − RESTEC EVENTS becomes a management company for a unique conference venue of St.Petersburg – Congress Centre PetroCongress, designed and constructed in 2009 in compliance with the high international standards.
  • Year 2010 − RESTEC EVENTS becomes a base for the Cooperation Centre for the generation and implementation of interregional, cross-border and international programs in the North-West Federal District. The Centre provides tools for small and medium enterprises in order to interact with regional, cross-border, international and foreign organisations.