On July 12th at 16:00 in Ekaterinburg ended the Fifth global trade fair INNOPROM.
The Formika Group, INNOPROM’s operator, summed up the reached results.
In INOPROM exhibition and events of business program participated more than 600 companies from 70 countries around the world, over 46,000 unique visitors came during the four days the event was held.
At INNOPROM 19 major deals were clinched, amounting to a total value of 6 billion rubles.
Among the most significant of the deals signed at INNOPROM were:
- An Agreement Of Intent between the Russian State corporation Rostekhnologii, Joint-Stock company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Production & Chemical Engineering Corporation”, and the Joint-Stock Company Titanium Valley and Mashprom Scientific Production Concern JSC.
- A contract to supply the new Russia-1 (R1) tramcar, signed between the Mayor's Office of the City of Ekaterinburg, the Regional Government of Sverdlovsk Region, Urals Wagon Factory Scientific Production Corporation, and Gazprombank.
- A Protocol of Intention to create a new company for the production, servicing and installation of rail transport track between Urals Wagon Factory Scientific Production Corporation, and PESA Rail Transport Corporation JSC.
- A contract for comprehensive export financial insurance between EKSAR PLC and Renault Russia.
- An Agreement On Collaboration In The Field Of Industrial Policy & Trade between the Minister of Trade & Industry of the Russian Federation, Mr Manturov, and the leaders of six Russian Regions – the Sverdlovsk Region, the Omsk Region, the Kostroma region, the Orenburg Region, the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, and the Russian Republic of Udmurtia.
- A Partnership Agreement to hold National Championships in Industrial Working Skills in high-tech industries using the Worldskills methodology.
The largest delegations (by number of delegates) from foreign countries at INNOPROM-2014 were from PR China, Japan, Germany, Thailand, Latin America, and the Arab world.
More than 100 events took place within INNOPROM-2014's Business Program, including discussions, conferences and presentations. Delegates discussed topics which included the development of the computer industry, import substitution, logistics in industry, industrial exports, Russia's intellectual capital, industrial design, technology for cities, and recruitment for industry.
The keynote event of the Business Program was the main plenary session “Industry in search of intelligence: global trends and specifics of Russia”. The event was attended by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, and business leaders from leading large-scale Russian and international corporations.
Also at INNOPROM Dmitry Medvedev handled the First National Industrial Award “INDUSTRIA” to its winner – the Russian biotechnology company Biokad, who fought off fierce competition from more than 4000 other entrants.
INNOPROM-2014 hosted the launch of a new project, the PROFI Festival of Professional Skills. The participants in this project are companies interested in attracting and training new professional recruits, including such corporations as Cisco Systems, Schvabe Holdings, the Chelyabinsk Tubing Manufacturing Plant, the Urals Interregional Distribution Network Corporation, Russian Copper PLC, the Sinara Group PLC, Urals Wagon Manufacturers Scientific Production Corporation, Urals Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The Russian Technology Agency SLC, and Rosatom SLC. During the four days of the Fair, more than 5000 young professionals had the chance to take part in the PROFI events – of whom nearly 500 received direct offers to join apprenticeship programs leading to confirmed job openings with the companies concerned.
Another key INNOPROM-2014 event was the 2nd international conference: “Metropolitan technologies”. This event drew a wide range of participants, including: Leonid Stavitsky, the First Deputy Ministry for Construction and Housing in the Russian Federation; Alexei Komissarov, Head of the Department of Science, Industrial Technology and Business for the City of Moscow; Martin Powell, Head of the City Development division at the Siemens Expert Centre; Jiri Lang, Regional Director for Eastern Europe at the DuPont corporation; Harry Verhaar, Head of Cooperation with State and Governmental Sectors at Philips Lighting Solutions; Stefan Kohler, Head of the German Energy Agency; and Matthew Smith, Global Head of Business Development Strategy and Industrial Solutions at world internet leader Cisco systems.
In the framework of INNOPROM-2014 was held the IV Global Industrial Design Forum (GID). The Forum included master-classes, workshops and lectures by leading international experts in the sphere of industrial design – including Chris Bangle, formerly Lead Designer at the BMW Group; Murat Gunak, formerly Chief Designer for the Volkswagen Group; Oscar Peña, Global Creative Director for Philips Lighting, and industrial designers Karim Rashid and Vladimir Pirozhkov. The GID Forum confirmed its status as the leading Russian space for interchange and interaction between industrialists and designers.
On July 10th at INNOPROM took place the International Conference “Automation and robotics in transport engineering”. Participants in the conference discussed the competitive technological edge available in the car-building industry against a background of slowdown in the industrial sector overall, and how wastage in production methodologies can be cut by the use of automation and localization in manufacturing. Leading exponents in the sphere of robotics gave demonstrations of the latest innovative technologies, and of ways in which robotics and technologies specific to the car-building industry can be integrated in Russian workplaces.
The conference attracted a large number of major players and big names from the automotive industry in Russia, including: Alexander Morozov, Director of the Transport-Building and Special Technologies section of the Ministry of Trade & Industry of the Russian Federation; Martin Leach, General Director of Magma International, and formerly President of Ford Europe; Maxim Nagaitsev, the General Director of NAMI in the Russian Federation; Bo Inge Andersson, President of AutoVaz PLC; Ravil Hisamutdinov, Director of the Technology Centre at KAMAZ PLC; Marcus Osegowitsch, General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus; Andrei Pankov, General Director of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation, Russia; Igor Titov, Deputy General Director at Renault Russia – and also top managers from Hende Motors, and the Union of Car Industry Exporters of Turkey. Among the companies representing robotics technology, the conference was attended by Ivan Yermolaev, General Director of Kuka Russia; Bo Lindeberg, General Director of Yaskawa Russia; Mikhail Akim, Vice-President of ABB Russia; and Takahiro Koji, General Director of Fanuc Brazil.
The INNOPROM Exhibition hit new quality heights this year, with a great number of live manufacturing and working exhibits. At the exhibition were presented brand-new products of such companies as UVZ, the Sinara Group, the Shvabe Group, and many others.
Many leaders in different industrial sectors took part in INNORPOM this year, such as FANUC Robotics, Kuka Roboter, Schneider Electric, Mazak, Siempelkamp, Rittal, DuPont, and similar corporations.
During the four days of the INNOPROM Exhibition, more than 60 Technology Tours were held. This service from INNOPROM was accessed by more than 500 visitors, including 30 groups of delegates from Russian and international companies and organizations, who were able to take an overview of the Exhibition by using this new communications service. More than 40 exhibiting companies took part in the Technology Tours routes around INNOPROM.
At the Global Investment Lounge took place more than 350 business meetings, in which participated representatives from Europe, Asia, Latin America, from countries of the Arab world. Among the companies were Panasonic, KUKA, RVVZ Fund, IIDF, Intelcom and other.
Among the partners of INNOPROM-2014 were Russian and international associations, trade unions, and chambers of commerce, including – The Russian Union of Industry and Business; the Russian Technology Agency; The Strategic Development Agency; The Russo-German International Chamber of Commerce; the Association of Industrial Parks; and the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, the Russian-Arabian Business Council, CN CEPLA, and many others.