Khimia’2011, Plastics Industry Show’2011, Chemmash. Pumps' 2011 and Chem-Lab-Analyt’ 2011 were opened at Expocentre Fairgrounds
For the 16th time, Expocentre opens the Khimia International Exhibition which has been held since 1965. It is the first Russian exhibition acknowledged by UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. It also carries the logo of RUEF – the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF). Other chemical events are the 12th International Specialized Exhibition Plastics Industry Show’2011, which as well carries the RUEF logo, and the International Specialized Exhibitions Chemmash. Pumps' 2011 and Chem-Lab-Analyt’ 2011 which open their doors for the third time.
At the opening ceremony Deputy General Director of Expocentre Anatoliy V. Sobolev welcomed more than 600 participating companies from 33 countries. Mr. Sobolev noted as a pleasant fact that more than a half of the exhibitors were Russian enterprises.
Denis V. Manturov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, addressed the exhibitions participants. Mr. Manturov reminded that the year 2011 was declared as the International Year of Chemistry by the decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations. That fact once again confirmed the chemistry key role for solving global problems of mankind.
Historically, Russia’s chemical industry historically has been a link between various manufactures and spheres. It occupies a special position in the domestic industry structure – at the joint of the engineering industry and raw materials resources. According to the deputy minister, the Russia’s chemical complex, despite the crisis and post crisis rough times, demonstrated confident growth. Mr. Manturov as well named several large-scale projects which had been already realized and those which were in the progress. The Government actively supports the chemical and petrochemical industry of the country with all sorts of measures.
Denis V. Manturov mentioned the industry modernization as a priority of the chemical complex development. He expressed confidence that the exhibition and the accompanying business-related program would make ample opportunities for discussing pending issues, displaying new developments, extending business networks and various forms of economic cooperation.
The chemical exhibitions are run under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Sharing the exhibitions concept, the RF CCI provides all-round support with its administrative and information resources, as the Director of the RF CCI Department for Exhibition, Trade Fair and Congress Activities Igor A. Korotin noted. A major goal of these exhibitions, according to the RF CCI, is to support improving deeper processing of hydrocarbonic raw materials since the chemistry and petrochemistry open infinite opportunities for the society’s further development.
President of the Russian Union of Chemists Victor P. Ivanov congratulated his colleagues on the professional exhibitions opening. Disproving the statements that the Russian chemical industry no more existed, Mr. Ivanov estimated the chemical industry improvements for the period of two years since the previous Khimia exhibition. For these years the Government of Russia, large companies and small business have established in our country lots of serious large and small enterprises which provided new workplaces and new chemical products. Realization of the gas-and-petrol chemistry development plan, according to Victor P. Ivanov, would allow increasing manufacture of chemical production in our country by many times.
In his address, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dean of Chemical Department of the Moscow State University, Valeriy V. Lunin paid attention to the fact that quality of activities in any sphere of public life and economy directly depended on our universities and high schools graduates. The International Mendeleevsky Congress held as part of celebrations of the Year of Chemistry with 1100 visitors, 8 000 reports, including 600 reports made by young talented chemists, demonstrated that there is the chemical science in Russia and there is the youth able to develop this science. The international chemical community has marked Russia’s success in the chemical science and education at various times.
The Khimia exhibition, which comprises a Competition for Young Scientists’ Projects, contributes to the Russian scientific practice development.
On behalf of the business community the DOW General Manager in Russia and CIS countries Oksana L. Pilatova greeted the business partners – participants of the chemical exhibitions. Other honorable guests– public authorities, representatives of the industrial and scientific chemical community- participated in the opening ceremony as well.
Expositions of Khimia’2011, Plastics Industry Show’2011, Chemmash. Pumps' 2011 and Chem-Lab-Analyt’ 2011 are arranged in Pavilions Nos. 2 and 8 of Expocentre Fairgrounds. The exhibitions are open from 10.00 till 18.00, on October 27 from 10.00 till 16.00.