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Post-release of the International specialized exhibition Import Substitution 2017
19 October 2017


3rd International specialized exhibition

The 3rd International specialized exhibition Import Substitution was held September 12 to 14, 2017 in Crocus Expo according to the instruction of the Government of the Russian Federation. About 300 companies from more than 40 regions of Russia demonstrated the production potential in creation of high-quality competitive products within the frames of the event.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov, heads of the government economic block estimated the market potential of domestic companies and paid special attention to the products marked “Made in Russia”. Dmitry Medvedev stressed the importance of active promotion of domestic products to foreign markets and highlighted the need to improve its competitiveness as one of the main tasks for the near future. A significant part of the exhibition was a collective exposition of regions of Russia, which represented businesses, organizations and agencies involved in the development, production and implementation of import substituting products.

The exhibition aimed to demonstrate the capabilities and achievements of Russian manufacturers in the field of competitive import substitution of goods and services due to the expansion and development of own production, and by refocusing on new foreign suppliers and partners, as well as the latest technology, advanced development and investment projects that characterize scientific-technical and industrial potential of our country.

The Meeting of the Government Import Substitution Commission chaired by Dmitry Medvedev took place September 12 within the frames of the exhibition. Participants of the meeting:

  • Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (the vice-chairman of the Commission, the chairman of the subcommittee concerning civil industries of economy);
  • Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (the vice-chairman of the Commission, the chairman of the subcommittee concerning defense industry complex);
  • Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;
  • Nikolai Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation;
  • Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation;
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
  • Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation;
  • Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation;
  • Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation;
  • Alexander Tkachyov, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation;
  • other official persons.

The official delegation made the tour at the exposition. The first stand to be visited was the Lipetsk region stand where more than 20 local companies presented their products and achievements. A multi-purpose combined machine ΜM-1905, complete with a sprayer for agriculture production, manufactured by Lipetsk Plant of Utility Vehicles LLC, was part of the region’s exhibition. In addition, the exhibits included products of six residents of the Lipetsk SEZ.

Sergey Kogogin, Director General KAMAZ PAO, personally presented to the head of the official delegation a new generation of the KAMAZ-54901 trucks which mass production is planned for 2019. The leader of the Russian cargo mechanical engineering makes an important contribution to strengthening of import substituting products by the project.

Yunus-Bek Evkurov, the head of the republic of Ingushetia, told personally Dmitry Medvedev about development of import substitution in the region, having illustrated his speech by impressive results.

Dmitry Medvedev was presented the Russian smartphone Inoi R7. Inoi R7 runs on the operating system Sailfish Mobile OS Rus, has a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 212, 16 GB of physical and 2 GB of RAM, five-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, the main camera of 8 MP and front 5 MP. The Prime Minister assured that the gadget is not affiliated with any foreign services, and it means “do not disconnect”.

National Immunobiological Company also participated in the exhibition. The holding company demonstrated immunobiological preparations and pharmaceutical products manufactured in Russia at the exhibition stand of the Rostec State Corporation. The company exhibited the best-in-class immunobiological preparations for influenza prevention, “Sovigripp” and “Ultrix”, bacteriophages and botulinum toxin “Relatox”.

Roselectronica displayed components for radio navigation complexes and a family of navigation microelectronic receivers able to receive signals from all global navigation satellite systems (GLONASS, GPS, Galileo).

Bryanskselmash exposition, located on the area of more than two hundred square meters, won worthy place. The company showed two models of produced equipment – combine harvester DESNA POLESIE GS12A1 and forage harvester DESNA POLESIE FS80.

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia, signed resolution empowering the Russian Export Centre to fund exhibitions of Russian export goods including the 3rd International specialized exhibition Import Substitution. The Russian Export Center was granted an opportunity to provide financial support in arrangement of exhibition stands of the Russian companies on the key foreign and international events held in Russia where it is expected the presence of potential foreign buyers of Russian products. The corporate Russian Export Centre stand united about 30 Russian producers practically from all primary economic branches: medicine, mechanical engineering, food, easy industries and others. More than 700 potential buyers visited the exhibition.

The National Import Substitution Forum with its complex of events directed to optimization of industry import substituting programs in all branches of economy became a significant event of the business program. The Forum was called to outline the development vector for sectors of economy in order to create import substituting goods and services and to draw attention to the problems of legislative and state support. The event gave an impetus to further realization of industrial import substitution programs, search of new production mechanisms and sales channels.

Participants of the Plenary session of the Forum:

  • Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs;
  • Georgy Kalamanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;
  • Pyotr Fradkov, CEO Russian Export Centre;
  • other representatives of the Russian business community.

The Import Substitution exhibition opened up opportunities to showcase innovative import substitution solutions and equipment; to discover new technological trends and developments in the mechanical engineering in Eastern Europe and all over the world; to meet the key Russian and global buyers in the mechanical engineering and generate new sales leads; to meet existing customers face to face and maximize the number of business meetings during several intensive days.

Denis Manturov, the Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, proposed during the Meeting of the Government Import Substitution Commission to include the Import Substitution project into the list of exhibitions supported by the Government of the Russian Federation.

The 4th International specialized exhibition Import Substitution will be held in September 2018 in Crocus Expo.