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Operation Status and Strategy of Global Top Exhibition Venues 3. Operation Status and Strategy of Asia’s Largest Exhibition Venues ② [Global 12th] Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center ? Asia’s 3rd largest and Russia’s largest venue

3. Operation Status and Strategy of Asia’s Largest Exhibition Venues
② [Global 12th] Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center ? Asia’s 3rd largest and Russia’s largest venue

Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center (hereafter, Crocus Expo) is located in Crocus City, a large business complex on the outskirts of Moscow. Crocus Expo had its first facility, Pavilion 1, completed in March 2004, Pavilion 2 in 2005, and Pavilion 3 in 2007, thus securing its current indoor exhibition space of 214,936㎡. This makes it Russia’s largest, the world’s 12th largest, and Asia’s 3rd largest size.

A multiplex that masses exhibition & convention infrastructure and concert hall, hotel, and restaurant
Crocus Expo is a multiplex that integrates various MICE facilities such as exhibition facilities, convention facilities, concert hall, restaurant, and hotel. Expo facilities, which include three pavilions, each of which has exhibition hall, conference hall, and restaurant. Pavilion 3 has a concert hall named Crocus City Hall and accessory facilities such as Aquarium Hotel with 225 rooms. Each pavilion is connected to outside, and a moving walk installed in each connection promotes the convenience for visitors’ mobility.

Exhibition hall and conference hall that freely merges or splits
The three pavilions of Crocus Expo has total 19 exhibition halls; Pavilion with 4 halls, Pavilion 2 with 7 halls, and Pavilion 3 with 8 halls. The indoor exhibition space for Pavilion 1 is about 28,225㎡, with the size of Hall 1 being 4,730㎡, Hall 2 4,338㎡, Hall 3 8,407㎡, and Hall 4 10,750㎡. As the exhibition halls have soundproof portable partitions, they can be combined into one single space for hosting a large event. Pavilion has 4 conference halls, while the capacity for each hall can change. Total capacity for the four conference halls is 1,000 seats, and halls 1, 2, 3, and 4 are designed to combine with one another.

Owned and operated by Crocus Group, a private facility operator, while event-organizing business is run by Crocus International
Crocus Expo is owned and operated by Crocus Group, while its event-organizing business is handled by Crocus International. Crocus Group has operated Crocus Expo and Tvoy Dome, a large complex, in Crocus Cty and business complex which includes a distinctive advanced commercial and business compound. It also created Agalarov Estate, which operates in Moscow and in its suburbs. Furthermore, it is implementing and operating Vegas, a leisure business project which comprises a commerce and entertainment complex including retail, mega store, theme park, and multiplex cinema. Crocus International has conducted not only the exhibitions held at Crocus Expo, but also hosted exhibitions using the large venues in Moscow. Besides, it operates event-organizing business in the other cities of Russia.

Taking up 50% of exhibitions & conventions held in Russia with yearly 170 hosted events and 27 directly supervised events
Since it was created in 2004, Crocus Expo has over 530 exhibitions, which accounts for 50% of all events held in Russia. With the three-stage construction and expansion of Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, each year has seen increase in hosted events. Since it hosted 52 events in 2004, the number grew to 78 in 2005 and 109 in 2006, now more than double the number of events from the first year. In 2008, it hosted 155 events, used exhibition space 2,150,000㎡, up 20% (450,000㎡) from 2007. In 2011, Crocus Expo hosted 170 events, of which 27 were directly supervised by Crocus International. Meanwhile, annual Crocus Expo audience exceeds 5 million people.

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