7 May 2019
The 5th International specialized exhibition
Facts and figures (2018 edition):
Russian regions: more than 40
Exhibitors: more than 340
Visitors: more than 15 000
The 5th International specialized exhibition Import Substitution will be held according to the regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation (No.719-r dated 21.04.2018), September 10 through 12, 2019 in Crocus Expo. It is a project of the own exhibition centre program. The event is supported by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, other federal offices of executive power and other state institutions.
Mission of the project
The main goal of the Import Substitution exhibition is rendering comprehensive assistance to domestic manufacturers in development and sales of goods and services, their promotion in the internal and world markets, search of business partners, establishment of new sales channels. The project demonstrates the development of the capacity of domestic enterprises and organizations, the results of their activities in various industries of economy and international promotion.
The event contributes to the development and strengthening of cross-industry ties between companies, to improvement of quality of products, decrease in dependence of the Russian economy on import goods and services. The Government of the Russian Federation made an instruction for the Import Substitution exhibition to be granted the status of an annual event.
It is expected that the exposition-2019 will comprise 10 000 sq m. More than 300 companies from more than 40 regions of the country: Moscow and the Moscow region, Yekaterinburg, Rostov, Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh, Ryazan, Samara, Omsk and Irkutsk regions, Republics of Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan, Bashkortostan and others will display their products and services.
Large manufacturing enterprises including Rostec (last year the corporation united about 20 companies of the sphere of modern technological developments), AVTOROS, engineering plant named after Kalinin, Gazpromneft – Lubricants and others exhibited at the project last year. Successful product samples and services of regional producers were exhibited at collective stands among which a large-scale exposition of the Moscow Export Center Made in Moscow (22 capital’s brands). Great interest was attracted by works on development of the Russian software at the collective stand of the Association of Software Developers (ARPP) RusSoft uniting more than 20 companies. Besides, developments of Higher Education Institutions (Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University, RUDN University, the Moscow Polytechnic University) and research institutes were presented as well.
An extensive exposition Import Substitution in Chemical Industry will be presented at the 2019 exhibition. Research Institute of Technology of Organic, Inorganic Chemistry and Biotechnologies (NIITONH&BT) OOO, METACLEY AO, Sibur OOO, Group Orgsyntez AO, POLYPLASTIC NPP and others have already confirmed their participation in the project. Russian Export Center (REC) will present own collective stand with participation of a number of the export-oriented companies for promotion of hi-tech and innovative products and services in domestic market.
Annually more than 15 000 visitors attend the Import Substitution exhibition. Among them are heads and specialists of the enterprises and organizations interested in acquisition of new technologies, developments, equipment, goods and services of national production; representatives of wholesale and retail trade, authorities, public associations, Russian and international financial institutions, scientific sector and educational institutions; foreign investors.
The Import Substitution project is a full-fledged discussion platform for dialogue between representatives of state authorities with entrepreneurs.
During the business program of the exhibition the representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation, heads of regions, state corporations and organizations will share their experience on achieving concrete results in the field of import substitution. Attendees will discuss issues of regional industrial policy and the development of import substitution in individual regions, the support of the authorities’ policy of import substitution, scientific achievements and developments, contributing to the development of production within the frames of plenary sessions and round tables.
A separate exhibition and forum Import Substitution in IT – Digital Sovereignty will be for the first time held within the frames of the Import Substitution exhibition in 2019. It is one of the key strategic challenges of the state. RusSoft Association (ARPP) with the support of the Competence Center on Import Substitution in the Information and Communication Technologies Sphere (TsKIKT) act as organizers of the project.
According to May Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation (2018) and the challenges set by the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation national program, mainly national software should be used in spheres of public and local administration by 2024. The exposition will demonstrate products and complete solutions from Russian IT companies, producers of digital equipment and software developers which are already used or planned to introduction in various organizations. Topical issues of the industry’s support, development stages of the national market, implementation of the Digital Economy national program and others, not less important tasks, will be discussed at the forum.
Representatives of federal and regional authorities, producers of domestic software and hardware, representatives of state corporations, institutes of development, companies with government share, scientific community will participate in the exhibition and forum Import Substitution in IT – Digital Sovereignty.
An exposition of the chemical complex of the Russian Federation will be also arranged and a number of business events will be held within the frames of the exhibition in 2019 by the Chimvest scientific and technical centre (Federal State Unitary Enterprise Chimvest NTTs) with the assistance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.
A representative National forum Russian Production in the Focus of National Projects devoted to participation of business in implementation of the referred State Program will be included into the Import Substitution 2019 calendar of events as well. The forum Russian Production in the Focus of National Projects is a debatable platform for the analysis of import substitution policy and assessment of competitiveness of the power and business within implementation of the President’s decree On National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation through to 2024 (dated May 7, 2018 No.204).
Besides the All-Russian Award in the field of import substitution Project Leader will be for the first time held within the frames of the exhibition. The event is also focused on the main issue of the current year and the next years – 12 National Projects and business community’s participation in them aimed at import substitution, localization and export.
The Import Substitution project contributes to the development and strengthening of cross-industry communications of entities and decrease in dependence of the Russian economy on imported goods and services.
See you in Crocus Expo!