April 12, 2018. Moscow. Germany has confirmed its participation in the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM-2018, which will be held in Ekaterinburg on July 9-12. German companies have been participating in the exhibition since 2010. At INNOPROM-2017, Germany expanded its participation format by presenting its enterprises (15 companies total) at the national stand for the first time. Event participants included Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle (manufacturer of milling machines and cutting centers), SHW (metalworking equipment), Pilz (automation systems), etc.
“German companies appreciate the opportunity to access Russian clients outside Moscow provided by INNOROM. German businesses are looking forward to their participation in the exhibition,” Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ekaterinburg Stefan Keil.
Prospective 2018 visitors include Hach Lange, manufacturer of systems for water quality analysis, and Kracht GmbH, which specializes in industrial hydraulics. INNOPROM guests also include Hauhinco Maschinenfabrik, Hydrotechnik GmbH, etc. A complete list of German national stand participants is available here.
In addition to participating in the exhibition, German corporate representatives and members of professional associations will partake in INNOPROM business events (http://www.innoprom.com/business-program/programma-meropriyatiy-2018/) including the Russia-Germany Industrial Forum.
At INNOPROM-2017, the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) organized two business events under the Russia-Germany Forum: round table on Industrial Digitalization: German Experience and forum on Increased Production in Russia: Real Prospect for German Mechanical Engineering?
INNOPROM Program featured such an event for the first time. Forum participants included Head of Moscow VDMA branch Sven Flasshoff, General Director of GEA Refrigeration RUS Oliver Cescotti, General Director of Herrenknecht Russia Henning Johannis et al. VDMA, the Forum partner, praised the efficiency of the event which provided Russian and German participants with the opportunity to discuss manufacturer issues and assess cooperation prospects in mechanical engineering.
Germany currently holds the second place after China by trade turnover with Russia (9%). In 2018, German companies intend to intensify their business activity and increase investment into the Russian economy.
The Ninth International Trade Fair will be held on July 9-12, 2018. INNOPROM-2018 main theme is Digital Manufacturing.
International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM has been held annually in Ekaterinburg since 2010. In 2012, the federal status was conferred upon the exhibition by the Government of the Russian Federation. Event participants include over 600 companies from 105 countries. During 4 exhibition days, INNOPROM-2017 attracted over 50,000 visitors, more than 60% of them professionals. All global industrial leaders participate in the exhibition. Italy, Germany, India, Japan, and other countries regularly present their national exhibits. In 2017, INNOPROM launched the National Buyer Industrial Export Development Program (IndEx), which brought 200 professional buyers of industrial products to Ekaterinburg.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is the organizer of INNOPROM. Business Event LLC (http://business-event.com/ru/), part of Formika Group (http://formika.ru/), is the operator of the exhibition.