Sergey Trofimov

Dear colleagues,

We are very sorry to learn of the death of Sergey Trofimov, Presidium member of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF), and President of RESTEC.

Sergey Trofimov, who died on 27 January, was an expert of the exhibition industry, and a person of great talent. One of the best representatives of our industry in Russia, he dedicated his life to this business, building up a close-knit team of dedicated professionals who will continue his work for years to come.

Thanks to his talent and managerial qualities his company has become one of the leaders of the Russian exhibition industry. RESTEC is a member of both RUEF and UFI.

Under the auspices and supervision of Sergey Trofimov his professional team organized a number of significant exhibitions and congresses, encouraging cultural and business cooperation between Russia and other countries, and improving the investment attractiveness of the country as a whole.

Through his work Sergey Trofimov contributed to the development of the Russian and global exhibition industry, and was highly appreciated by his Russian and foreign colleagues. Our honoured colleague took part in the drafting of important regulations that play a key role in exhibition industry today. He also founded the Europe-Asia Event Forum, an excellent platform for experience and knowledge exchange and matchmaking, greatly valued by the exhibition community.

Sergey Trofimov did a lot for promoting the Russian exhibition industry to foreign markets. For many years, he was an elected member of the UFI Board of Directors. We have received condolences from many UFI member companies around the world, all expressing their high appreciation of Sergey’s achievements.

We spent many years side by side with Sergey; these were years of collaboration and mutual support. Sergey’s passing is a huge loss to us, his friends and coworkers.


UFI President
RUEF President
  Sergey Alexeev
 UFI Managing Director  Kai Hattendorf
 RUEF Executive Director  Liudmila Smorodova
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