The whole cross-section of mining in Novokuznetsk: Over 32,500 trade visitors benefited from the synergies generated by the sector’s biggest trade fair trio in Russia
A positive mood prevailed at the Kuzbass Fair Exhibition Center: the trade fairs UGOL ROSSII & MINING, the International Trade Fair for Coal Mining Technology, Preparation and Materials Handling, NEDRA ROSII, the International Trade Fair for Exploitation, Processing and Refining of Metals and Industrial Minerals, and SAFETY & HEALTH closed with a marked increase in visitor attendance. Over 32,500 international trade visitors gathered information here on the entire cross-section of innovations in mining technology from 6 to 9 June 2017.
To the tune of 600 exhibitors from 24 countries presented product innovations, services and technical processes on over 40,000 square metres of exhibition space. In addition to the strong Russian participation and many international companies, joint pavilions from China, the United Kingdom, Poland as well as the Czech Republic were represented in Novokuznetsk.
The positive verdict of Jane Isaacs, Director General of ABMEC (Association of British Mining Equipment) read: “A good place to meet old and new customers, friends – colleagues. The visitors were influential and of good quality.”
Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, also sees the trade fair results with satisfaction: “The organiser Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf Moscow and our longstanding local partner Kuzbass Fair are very satisfied with how the event went. Russian business is picking up again. Our exhibitors have reported very positive discussions at their stands over the past few days of the trade fair.”
The Kemerovo region and the city of Novokuznetsk extend a cordial welcome to investors. They can benefit from regional aid measures and political support. One of the industry leaders, the Liebherr company, for example, used the duration of the trade fair to open a repair and warehousing complex with workshop near Belovo. The new repair centre – already the third centre of its kind in Russia – is designed to guarantee sustainable after-sales services for all the Liebherr construction machines employed in the Kemerovo region.
UGOL ROSSII & MINING has long been considered a leading trade fair for the sector in Russia. Held in parallel with NEDRAROSII and SAFETY & HEALTH it gives trade visitors such as mine operators, mining engineers, exploration experts and geo-scientists true added value.
Themed days as well as an extensive line-up of accompanying events including workshops, seminars and international conferences rounded off the ranges on display. Trade fairs and side events provided an ideal platform for networking among scientists, politicians and industry representatives on both the exhibitors’ and visitors’ side.
Also meeting with plenty of interest was the Forum organised by VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.). During the “German-Russian Dialogue” aspects of Russia’s current economic situation were discussed and mechanical engineering innovations from Germany were introduced for Russian mines. The principal theme was the future of the German-Russian partnership in mining. With 35 companies Germany accounted for the highest number of international exhibitors.
Monika Bind (VDMA Mining) summarised the importance of the Russian trade fair trio for the German market as follows: “Across all sectors there is no other trade fair held in Russia outside of Moscow with so many participating German companies.”
The next UGOL ROSSII & MINING, NEDRA ROSSII and SAFETY & HEALTH will be held at the Novokuznetsk exhibition centre from 5 to 8 June 2018.