The first meeting of the INNOPROM’s Organising Committee took place on April 17, 2014, in Moscow, chaired by its head D.V. Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
After the welcoming speech by D.V. Manturov, Chairman of the INNOPROM’s Organising Committee, E.V. Kuyvashev, Deputy Chairman of the Organising Committee of the fair and Governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast, presented the achievements of INNOPROM in 2013. Then Anton Atrashkin, Vice-President of Formika Group, business program Director of INNOPROM reported on the state of preparation for the INNOPROM-2014.
During the meeting, D.V. Manturov set the goal to widen the list of countries which are represented at NNOPROM, the Minister also pointed that the operator should proceed with inviting countries traditionally cooperating with Russia and pay attention to the new markets, including the Arab countries and the countries of Latin America.
As reported by representatives of INNOPROM operator, Formika Group, the trade fair business program includes the Russian-Arab Business Dialogue, in partnership with the Russian-Arab Business Council (RABC), and despite the threat of economic sanctions by Western countries against Russia, a large delegation from Canada is planning to visit INNOPROM.
In addition, Anton Atrashkin on behalf of the trade fair operator told about negotiations with such influential international organisations as the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the Germany Engineering Association (VDMA). One of the achievements is that INNOPROM will be presented in Munich at the International Trade Fair of Automation and Mechatronics, AUTOMATICA, in June 2014. The presentation of the main Russian industrial trade fair will take place at the closed meeting of the IFR Robots Suppliers Committee for global heads of major robotics manufacturers.
In conclusion, the INNOPROM operator listed the brand new products which will be exhibited at the anniversary trade fair, among which is the Russian premiere of the KUKA robot ‘Eva’, the first industrial robot capable of working together with a human; a new generation tram from UVZ; a state-of-the-art microscope from Schwabe; and the personal exhibition of the world-leading industrial designer Chris Bangle.