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Post-release of the International specialized exhibition Import Substitution 2016
2 November 2016


The 2nd International specialized exhibition Import Substitution

The 2nd International specialized exhibition Import Substitution was held September 13 through 15, 2016 in Crocus Expo IEC in accordance with the Instruction of the Government of the Russian Federation (479-r dated March 22, 2016). The project demonstrated visually and in full the progress of national enterprises in the field of import substitution. The event was attended by more than 10 000 specialists from all industries of economy.

The event was held with the official support of the Ministry for Industry and Trade of Russia, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, other federal executive bodies and the government organizations.

The exposition and the calendar of events of the 2nd International specialized exhibition Import Substitution demonstrated the first results of implementation of tasks set forth by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in the Message to the Federal Assembly on import substitution program support of December 4, 2014.

The goal of the event is assistance to acceleration of development, production and distribution of competitive Russian import substituting goods and services contributing to the development and saturation of national and foreign markets.

Various regions of Russia; industrial, transport and agricultural enterprises, scientific and design organizations, bodies of supervision and licensing; producers and developers of import-substituting technologies and services; organizations engaged in building of modern production objects; suppliers and subcontractors of Russian end product producers, state and public organizations; finance, leasing, insurance and investment companies; educational institutions and mass media had been invited to display their goods and services at the project.

More than 350 companies from 45 regions of Russia demonstrated enterprises’ possibilities in creation of domestic capacities at the second edition of the exhibition in 2016. The overall exposition space increased by 20% in comparison with 2015 and comprised more than 14 000 sq m. The Moscow, Lipetsk, Tula, Voronezh, Ryazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaluga, Omsk and Vologda regions, the Stavropol and Altai regions, the Republic of Chuvashia and some other regions presented key results of work on the main directions of economic activity within corporate stands. The results of the Import Substitution 2016 exhibition revealed that high-quality nationally manufactured products are capable to replace import analogs, and the project can become a reference point of Russian production development in all spheres of economic activity.

The Gala Opening Ceremony of the 2nd International specialized exhibition Import Substitutiontook place on the first day of the event. Participants of the ceremony:

  • Vasily Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;
  • Denis Butsayev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region, Minister of Investments and Innovations of the Moscow region;
  • Sergey Movchan, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg;
  • Ivan Kovalyov, Deputy Prime Minister of Stavropol Krai;
  • Sergey Samokhin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Ryazan region;
  • Artem Verkhovtsev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Voronezh region;
  • Alexey Shchedrov, Head of the Department of Innovative and Industrial policy of the Lipetsk region;
  • Archimandrite Feofilakt, representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The exposition became a platform of review of opportunities and achievements in the field of competitive import substitution of goods and services both due to expansion and adjustment of own domestic production and to reorientation to new foreign suppliers and partners, the latest technologies, perspective developments and investment projects characterizing the scientific, technical and production capacity of Russia. The project provided an opportunity for expansion of business cooperation with national and foreign partners, saturation of the market with qualitative and competitive goods, promotion of developments and creation of new productions for import substituting goods.

The Moscow region was presented by 29 companies this year. Denis Butsayev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region, Minister of Investments and Innovations, told that 38 entities were working within the program for import substitution in the territory of the Moscow region, and by 2020 they should achieve the figure of about 60 companies. It is an ambitious goal. The authorities had organized a special project aiming to implement the program – an inter-branch information system which allows entities to search and find more quickly their partners.

Various events of different formats were held within 3 working days of work of the exhibition: plenary meetings, round tables, forums with participation of representatives of the ministries of Russia, federal and regional authorities, large industrial enterprises and organizations, Academy of Sciences.

The congress program of the exhibition was targeted to become a strategic tribune of the Government of the Russian Federation in the solution of one of the most actual economic and political challenges of modern Russia. The exhibition and the congress program promoted the solution of the following tasks: Filling of the national and foreign markets with qualitative and competitive goods and services; Increase of coordination level of activity of bodies providing functioning and development of competitive goods and services production; Improvement of infrastructure and improvement of existing capacities usage for production of import substituting products; Modernization of technologies in production of import substituting products; Formation and development of international lines for transportation of necessary components to the territory of Russia; Scientific provision for the development of import substituting products manufacture; Increase of investment appeal of competitive products and services production in Russia and Ensuring environment protection at import substituting products manufacture.

Development of Internal Tourism section was for the first time presented within the frames of the event. The section covered various aspects of tourism devoted to the richness of historical and cultural heritage of Russia, sights, resort and medical zones and prospects of tourist development of regions. Moreover, the forum and exhibition Import Substitution in Tourism, initiated and organized by the Agency of Ready Solutions with assistance of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia, acquainted visitors with unique opportunities of tours organization all over the country. Hotels, recreation facilities, camping stations, sanatoria and reserves were presented alongside with stands of regions, tourist operators, producers of modern equipment and outfit. A special place was allocated to the sector devoted to the development of children's tourism.

The Import Substitution exhibition is intended to draw attention of potential investors and customers to the entities, successfully following the policy set by the Government of the Russian Federation, to promote conclusion of mutually advantageous contracts, search of new distribution channels of products.

The majority of the exhibitors noted commercial effect of their participation in the project and they had already expressed their wish to participate in the next edition of the event.

The 3rd specialized exhibition Import Substitution will be hosted in Crocus Expo IEC
September 12 through 14, 2017.