About the exhibition Center «Crocus Expo»
Official inauguration of «Crocus Expo» Exhibition Ceыnter first pavilion was held on March 18, 2004 and became the main event of the year in the sphere of the exhibition industry which attracted great attention of state officials, press and business representatives. In particular, Mr. A.I. Agalarov, the President of CJSC «CROCUS INTERNATIONAL», Mr. B.V. Gromov, the Governor of Moscow Region, and Mr. A.I. Kaz’min, the President and the Chairman of Sberbank of the Russian Federation attended the ceremony.
«Crocus Expo» International Exhibition Center was designed and constructed using modern building materials in accordance with the highest international architectural standards. Its core business is holding of large international exhibitions of different profiles with participation of Russian and foreign companies.
Much prominence is given to the exhibition center by organizations coordinating development of the exhibition activity. «Crocus International» company, the exhibition center enters in, is a member of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Guild of Exhibition and Fairs Organizations at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
At present «Crocus Expo» is one of the largest and most perspective exhibition grounds in Russia. The indoor exhibition area of its three pavilions occupies 230 000 sq.m. and the outdoor area occupies 106 200 sq.m.
There are eleven exhibition halls in its two pavilions (pavilion 1, pavilion 2), equipped according to the latest international standards, thirteen conference halls (pavilion 1, pavilion 2) with all the necessary facilities for holding exhibition and congress events, presentations and seminars, and nine negotiation rooms.
For visitors convenience there is a covered passageway between the pavilions of the exhibition center equipped with travellators («speedwalks») that save time of observing the expositions displayed on the whole showground site.
«Crocus Expo» International Exhibition Center has a very well developed infrastructure: Sberbank and Crocus Bank Departments, service-centers, food courts, cafes and restaurants (pavilion 1, pavilion 2), taxi service, coatrooms, customs terminal, and handling service are situated at its pavilions.
Multimedia data terminals which help visitors to orient both in the exhibition pavilions and within each particular exhibition are installed at the entrances to each exhibition hall and at food courts.
Advanced security systems will provide comfortable working climate for organizers and exhibitors during an exhibition period as well as during mounting and dismantling periods. Overall guarding is provided during all exhibitions in general, but at the same time exhibitors can order individual guarding of their exhibition booth.
Crocus can be easily reached by metro (the nearest metro stations are «Tushinskaya», «Planernaya» and «Molodezhnaya») and by car. Exhibition Center is situated at the outer side of the Moscow Ring Road (65-66 km) what makes its approach ways very convenient both for heavy-duty vehicles and cars. In the nearest future, after the construction of a roundabout, car owners will have an opportunity to drive up to it from the inner side of the Moscow Ring Road.
It is also necessary to mention about free of charge parking for 20 000 car-places situated in front of «Crocus Expo», which is very much appreciated by organizers, participants and visitors. Moreover, during exhibitions «Crocus Expo» transport department provides shuttle bus services for visitors from metro stations «Tushinskaya» and «Planernaya» to the exhibition center and back.