17 November 2017
The 8th International specialized exhibition and forum
The International specialized exhibition and forum, a representative event devoted to the development of Russian road infrastructure, was held in Crocus Expo October 10 through 13, 2017. ROADEXPO is one of the largest specialized exhibitions in Russia, highly appreciated and rated among not only road branch professionals but among also professionals of allied industries – transport and construction industries because the project covers all aspects of road infrastructure development. The project was supported by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Federal Road Agency.
The Official opening ceremony of the ROADEXPO took place October 10. Participants of the ceremony:
- Igor Levitin, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation;
- Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation;
- Alexei Russkikh, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee of the Federal Assembly for Transport and Construction;
- Roman Starovoyt, Head of the Federal Road Agency;
- Sergey Kelbakh, Chairman of the Board of Russian Highways State-owned company.
In transport infrastructure development, the ministry’s priority areas include promoting uniform policies and standards, coordinating efforts made at different government levels and building federal infrastructure. The Russia’s transport strategy has been recently updated for the period through 2030, which was approved by the Russian Government at the end of the last year. The Transport System Development state program became a key enabler of this strategy. The country’s authorities decided to involve foreign contractors, operators, investors and manufacturers more actively in infrastructure projects. Obviously, we are extremely interested in seeing new professional players enter our market. Do not be afraid of inviting investors and concession participants through open bids to implement federal transport infrastructure projects. The road industry generates the highest number of concession agreements.
210 companies from 11 countries of the world (Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Kazakhstan, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Switzerland) and 34 regions of Russia (Moscow and the Moscow region, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, the Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Belgorod, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Kostroma, Kurgan, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Rostov, Ryazan, Samara, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Smolensk, Tver, Tomsk, Tula, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl regions, the Krasnodar and Krasnoyarsk regions, the Republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Udmurtia and Chuvashia) displayed the latest scientific developments, modern equipment and materials for a full range of works: from geodetic calculations and design and up to construction and operation of highways and installations.
ROADEXPO project has developed to incorporate more than just an exhibition. These special events serve to attract leading exhibitors and visitors and allows all participants the chance to broaden their knowledge and of course their sales potential. The complex of events initiated and organized by the Federal Highway Agency started with Roman Starovoyt's press conference devoted to results of the road season and significant projects of the year. Events of various formats were held within the frames of the business program in 2017: semi-annual plenary meeting of the scientific-practical conference Safe and Quality Roads; meeting of the scientific and technical Council of Federal Road Agency On the Preparation of Road Infrastructure for the Launch of Unmanned Vehicles Caravan; and enlarged meeting of Rosavtodor Public Council.
In 2017 exhibition and forum confirmed once again the high status of the main event of the year for professionals of road and relative industries, reflected development of the road infrastructure of the country, drew up the development plan for the road industry for the next year, promoted various solutions of existing problems, became the platform for communication of all players of the industry: designers and builders, decision makers and end users of transport services. It was the perfect platform from which to preview new products, evaluate market trends, and establish long-lasting and commercially profitable partnerships and effect professional networking related to cargo security and traffic safety and comfort provision. Key feature of the project was in a system approach to solution of the problem of national road system development.
Organizer of the exhibition and forum: Crocus Expo
Co-organizers: Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation,
Federal Road Agency
Co-organizer of the business program: Prime OOO
The 9th International specialized exhibition and forum ROADEXPO will be held
October 16-19, 2018.