The first Russian Construction Week started at Expocentre
The Russian Construction Week 2019, a new major exhibition and congress project, started today at Expocentre Fairgrounds. It was an answer to the demands of the Russian construction industry. The Week is supported by leading industry associations, business communities, federal and regional authorities.
The Week brings together the new International Exhibition for Building and Finishing Materials and Technologies RosBuild 2019 and well-known in our country and worldwide International Exhibition for Glass Products, Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing Technology Mir Stekla 2019. The Week also features congresses and conferences covering all sectors of the modern construction industry.
More than 400 companies from more than 20 countries showcase their best equipment and advanced materials in all fields of construction at RosBuild 2019 and Mir Stekla 2019.
As pointed out by the moderator of the Week opening ceremony, Director General of Expocentre AO Sergey Bednov, despite its debut, RosBuild 2019, showed good results. Its exhibition occupied 4,000 net sq m to accommodate 221 companies including 180 Russian ones. The product sectors of the trade show are devoted to building materials, facades and roofing, wooden house building, and aluminium in architecture and construction. The group stands are presented by Russian regions such as Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kirov, and Kostroma. Particular importance is given to the Wooden House Building Salon.
The Mir Stekla exhibition, that has run for the 21st time already, is becoming better and larger. As compared to the previous year the exhibition space grew by 400 sq m and the number of exhibitors by 100, said the head of Expocentre. According to him, the supporting program of the Russian Construction Week 2019 will be intense and diverse. The key industry events are the international forum on Aluminium in Architecture and Construction, the conference on Low House, the forum on Translucent Structures. Windows. Facades 2019, plus many others. Over 80 events will be held during five days.
"Located in the centre of Moscow Expocentre has always provided top level exhibition services. To participate in the trade shows at Expocentre Fairgrounds is important and prestigious," said Deputy of the Russian State Duma Pavel Dorokhin at the Week opening ceremony. In his opinion, the fact that the Russian Construction Week is held in Expocentre's pavilions is of great importance for the Russian building industry which, in its turn, is a barometer of development of the whole economy.
Today, the construction industry gives more than 6% of Russia's GDP. More than 200,000 companies are engaged in this industry; 90% of them are SMEs, said Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Maksim Fateyev. Today, participation of the companies from many regions of Russia and more than 20 countries on Expocentre fairgrounds testifies to the importance of both the construction industry and the event.
Chairman of the Committee for Entrepreneurship in the Construction Sector of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Efim Basin, President of the Russian Union of Designers Viktor Novoselov, Chairman of the Glass Union Presidium Vadim Ryzhov, and Director of Moscow branch of ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade) Pier Paolo Celeste warmly congratulated the organisers, participants and visitors on the opening of the first Russian Construction Week.
Press Service, Expocentre AO