In 2017 the hydrometeorological community celebrated the 20th anniversary of exhibition business in the field of hydrometeorology in Russian Federation/CIS. In 1997 the first
international exhibition METEO EXPO took place in St. Petersburg.
Over the past 20 years IMD Expo International in cooperation with Roshydromet organized 11 international hydrometeorological exhibitions – in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
These exhibitions were organized in conjunction with WMO Commission on Basic Systems, International Conference on Hydrometeorological Safety, 6th and 7th National Meteorological Congresses, 7th Russian National Hydrological Congress and 20th Anniversary Session of CIS Intergovernmental Council on Hydrometeorology. Two METEOREX exhibitions were held in St. Petersburg in 2008 and 2014 respectively. All organizational aspects of the above mentioned events were highly acclaimed by Roshydromet and WMO.