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Czech Republic introduced a great national exposition at INNOPROM-2015

09 July 2015 Business mission of Czech Republic to the Sverdlovsk region takes an active part in the VI International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM-2015. Mr Jan Mladek, the Minister of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic headed the business mission. Except that Czech Republic introduced the collective national exposition of industrial enterprises this year, the delegation took an active part in Czech-Russian business-forum and representatives of enterprises of both countries held the business meetings in B2B format. In the frame of the trade fair the Minister of Industry and Trade also met with his colleague the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Mr Denis Manturov.

“INNOPROM is very important for us, that is why our enterprises are widely presented at the trade fair. And I came as the minister of industry to support them and to assist the development of cooperation with Russian companies”, - Mr Jan Mladek noticed.
According to Czech minister, among the priority areas of cooperation between Russia and Czech Republic are the following: machine engineering, aviation industry, energy saving, power industry and utilities. The Minister emphasized also that Russia needs modernization of communal municipal heating, that is why the Czech companies have great opportunities for building new institutes.   
The Minister explained that three delegations came to INNOPROM: official delegation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, delegation of businessmen (almost 50 persons) and representatives of South Czechia - the most active partner of the Sverdlovsk region.
 “We consider the Sverdlovsk region as an important partner in the Russian Federation. Economy structure of the Sverdlovsk region is very similar with economy structure of Czech Republic as a whole. Our industry, just like here, composes about one third part of GDP. Agricultural sector is insignificant (2.5%) and the rest economic sectors are almost the same. Such situation itself presents huge opportunities for cooperation”, - Mr Jan Mladek noticed.
“Ural and Czech enterprises have long term partnership relations. Except that there is a complete mutual understanding on the level of representatives of the state authority and business of our countries.  Today the Sverdlovsk region is ready to discuss with Czech Republic the roadmap for further establishment of cooperation ties system”, - Mr Andrei Sobolev, the Minister of International and External Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk region noticed earlier. 
In 2014 turnover of the Sverdlovsk region with Czech Republic was equal to 236.5 mln US dollars. This sum decreased on 12% in comparison with 2013. Export decreased on 36% exceeding amount of 148 mln, and import increased 2.5 times on the contrary. Metals and metal goods were mainly exported to Czech Republic. Engineering products were imported to the Sverdlovsk region composing 86% of region’s import.

International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM has been held annually in Ekaterinburg since 2010. In 2014, INNOPROM hosted around 600 companies from 70 countries. Ekaterinburg was visited by more than 30 foreign delegations. During INNOPROM, 19 major agreements were signed totaling 6 bn roubles. The event was widely covered by federal and regional media; more than 300 media representatives were live in the press centre of INNOPROM.  According to the forecasts of the operator of the event, GC FORMIKA, the number of exhibitors and partners INNOPROM 2015 will surpass last year’s.

The general information partner for INNOPROM-2015 was Interfax. Media support for the event was similarly provided by Russian press media (Rossiyskaya Gazera, Gazeta.ru, PRIME Economic Information, Russia Beyond The Headlines, and publications included BRICS, Expert, Business Rossiya, Delovoy Kvartal ('Business Quarter'), Izvestiya, and The Moscow Times.


For more information, please contact with the Press Secretary of the INNOPROM 2015 Svetlana Ilyuk by phone +7 963 970 89 36
or with the head of the press center of the exhibition (IEC Ekat-EXPO) Ekaterina Graboedova +7 922 214 55 36



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