International Exhibition Centre

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International Exhibition Centre
Міжнародний виставковий центр
Международный Выставочный Центр (Киев).JPG
Exterior view of the complex (2006)
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°27′08″N 30°35′29″E / 50.45222°N 30.59139°E / 50.45222; 30.59139Coordinates: 50°27′08″N 30°35′29″E / 50.45222°N 30.59139°E / 50.45222; 30.59139
Public transit Kiev Metro:
Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line at Livoberezhna
Owner Anatoliy Tkachenko
Capacity 11,000
Construction
Opened October 2002
Architect Yanosh Vih
Project manager Eduard Safronov
Website
www.mvc-expo.com.ua

The International Exhibition Centre (Ukrainian: Міжнародний виставковий центр) in Kiev is the largest exhibition center in Ukraine.[1] Located in the western portion of Livoberezhna microdistrict, the center was opened in October 2002, and the head of the center since its construction was Anatoly Tkachenko.

On 9 September 2016, the International Exhibition Centre was announced as the host venue of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.[2]

History[edit]

The idea of building the complex was from Viktor Tkachenko, then director of the Palace of Sports. Current director of the center, Ukrainian architect Yanush Wig designed the complex, and Eduard Safronov was the head of its construction.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The center combines in a single architectural ensemble three pavilions with a total area of 58,000 sqm, of which 28,018 m² are for exhibitions. The complex has a congress hall and fourteen conference rooms with a capacity of 90-600 seats, meeting rooms, rooms for storing valuables and weapons, cafes and fast food restaurants, bathrooms, toilets and air conditioning.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "International Exhibition Centre - History and perspective". mvc-expo.com. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 

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Preceded by
Globe Arena
Stockholm
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

2017
Succeeded by
Altice Arena
Lisbon