Difficult to say when the world held its first exhibition. People who wanted to bring something new, have long understood that any innovation, any know-how must be thoroughly demonstrated. The history of the exhibition business in each country and in each city are different. For example, the first Russian industrial exhibition was held in St. Petersburg in May 1829.
For a long time during the Soviet Union's 'Potemkin' Exhibition of Economic Achievements have been only the capital. In the same region had no professional exhibition business, or culture of participation in industry trade shows among businessmen. In 1951 he organized the first World Industrial Exhibition in London. Since time to hold the World Exhibition has become a good tradition – every first 7, then 2 years to hold the World Exhibition. Since 1878, started to enter into the practice of construction for the exhibition, consisting of several of pavilions. Prior to this time, all the exhibitions were held in one building. In the early 20 th century in Berlin, delegates of 14 countries signed an agreement on the rules of the organization of exhibitions, which have long been a tacit rules of the exhibition events in many countries.
In Ukraine, the first exhibition can be considered Sorochinskaya Fair, which demonstrated new products of agriculture, artisans and the artists. The modern history of the exhibition business in Russia population of slightly more than 20 years. During this very short period of time have accumulated a great experience organizing and conducting, as exhibitions of local scale as well as international and world exhibitions. Repeatedly Representatives of the CIS countries took part in international exhibitions and congresses.