Post Show Report Khimia 2020
23rd Edition of the International Exhibition for Chemical Industry and Science
Khimia 2020 covered all sectors of the chemical industry. The exhibition is the main meeting point of manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and advanced technology for the chemical industry, and consumers of chemical products and services.
Dates: 27–30 October 2020
Venue: EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia
Organised by Expocentre AO
Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Chemists Union, NIITEKHIM OAO, the Chimvest Scientific and Technical Centre, the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, the Chemistry Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
General media partner: the Chem-Courier Information and Analytics Agency
Exhibition area: 5,000 sq m
Exhibitors: 120 exhibitors from Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Japan, including 112 Russian companies (Alliance Energy, SPA Analitpribor, Asterias, AZ-Armaturen Eurasia, BLM Synergy, Berger Pumps, Business-Plast, Busch Vacuum, VDK, Gamma Plast, Gemu GmbH, the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Gidropro, Diam, ET-Service, Impex Electro, Zavod Sintanolov NORCHEM, Kazphosphate, Chemical Engineering Solutions, Kreator Techno, Melytec, MK Vselug, Mito, PumpUnion, Pioneer Trade, Ranta, Reatorg, Swema Rus, Soda-Hlorat, Tigaz Trade, Phosagro, Chimmed, Ekato Rus, Express-Eco-Filter, etc.; newcomers were Japan Machinery Company (Japan), Grass TD, Bonus, Dego Global, Quarco, Legenda (Belarus), SPE Uranus, Samson Controls)
Russian regional group stands: Kaluga, Leningrad, Volgograd, Yaroslavl oblasts
Attendance: 3,500+ professional visitors
Types of products on display: products, technologies and solutions for all sectors of the chemical industry: Chemistry, Petrochemical Industry, Chem-Lab-Analyt, Chemmash. Pumps, Green Chemistry, Plastics Industry, CORRUS – Protection Against Corrosion, StartUp ChemZone, Automation and Digitalization of Production, Services
Sergey Bednov, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO
“Khimia is one of the oldest trade shows of EXPOCENTRE. This year it celebrates its 55th anniversary. Despite the current difficulties we have managed to hold the exhibition. It welcomed 112 Russian and 8 foreign exhibitors. This year’s show kept all its main product sectors. Eleven small and medium enterprises showed interesting developments in the special Startup Chemzone area for innovations. There were many supporting events – forums, workshops, conferences and master classes – taking place every day.”
The opening ceremony was attended by Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Mikhail Ivanov, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Pavel Sorokin, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dmitry Kurochkin, President of the Russian Chemists Union Viktor Ivanov, President of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Genady Shmal, Head of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia Aleksandr Mazhuga, Dean of Chemistry Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University Stepan Kalmykov, and Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO Sergey Bednov.
During a VIP tour around the show, which took place after the opening ceremony, its participants visited stands of leading Russian chemical companies, met with their CEOs and other executives, and highly rated the quality of showcased Russian products. Watch a report>>
Viktor Ivanov, President of the Russian Chemists Union
“The exhibition has 120 exhibitors. Many companies couldn’t showcase their products due to the current restrictions but they had their representatives here who were looking for something new to purchase and introduce at their enterprises. This exhibition always has something to offer both for the heart and for the business.”
President of the Russian Chemists Union Viktor Ivanov and Director General of the Nizhniy Novgorod Region Development Corporation Timur Khalitov signed a cooperation agreement between their organisations. It was a landmark event that will no doubt attract new investors to the region and boost creation of new manufacturing facilities.
The first group stands of the Kaluga, Leningrad, Volgograd, and Yaroslavl oblasts were organised thanks to the assistance of their regional business support centres.
The group stand of the Leningrad oblast featured seven enterprises: RusKomPolimer, Ecomast™, Textile and Technology (Tekstil i Tekhnika) Project Company, Functional Materials, OxiLab, Yanino Ternimal, and the Industry Development Centre of the Leningrad Region, whose representatives also took part in supporting events.
The Volgograd oblast stand included Constanta-2, Rosplast, and SM-Service.
The stand of the Yaroslavl oblast had three exhibitors: Chempromengineering from Rybinsk, Chembiotech from Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, and ChembiReal Sorb Group from Yaroslavl.
Within the business mission, the exhibition was attended by Vladimir entrepreneurs including representatives of Maximum OOO, BMT OOO, Rotoplast OOO, and self-employed Vera Nenasheva and Maxim Leontiev. The mission was organised by the Union the Vladimir Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Business Support Center of the Vladimir Region “Business-Incubator”.
Innovative developments were also showcased by leading institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other colleges and universities of Russia such as the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, the Institute of Solid State Physics, the Skryabin Institute of Microbial Biochemistry and Physiology, the Institute of Chemistry of the Komi Science Center, the Engineering Chemical Technological Center of the Tomsk State University, the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, and MIREA – Russian Technological University.
The Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia showed hemostatic preparations based on aerogel, a new class of binders for polymer composite materials, and ultra-stable optical quartz disk memory. Researchers from the Tomsk State University demonstrated film materials for surgery based on natural compounds, which have antioxidant effect and can replace their imported counterparts. Representatives of the Engineering Chemical Technological Center of the Tomsk State University showed composite film materials based on urea-containing heterocycles used to create new anti-adhesion products for surgery.
The Startup Chemzone supports small and medium companies. This year 11 companies came from Moscow and the Moscow region, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Tula, and Nizhny Novgorod to demonstrate their hi-tech developments. You can learn about each of them here>>.
The Employment Centre gave information about current job offers of exhibiting companies, posted CVs, and offered professional career development consultations.
Natela Kobulashvili, CEO of the Vybor Employment Agency
“The number of vacancies and candidates does not decrease. Companies of the chemical industry need specialists. Today we are talking about the flexibility of our labor market. Candidates are leaving for self-employment. This is a new form, a new trend that allows paying taxes, legally working for an employer. Various consulting services are now appearing on the professional services market. One of them is a Career Development service, which is especially in demand for top managers. Young professionals have to know how to behave on the labor market, how to adapt to it, how to live in the new realities, and how to find oneself in order to be not only professionally successful but also professionally suitable. We confirm our participation next year. Then we will tell you how the market has changed during the year.”
The event programme of Khimia 2020 was opened with the 8th Moscow International Chemical Forum. It is Russia’s largest chemistry and petrochemistry related event organised by the Russian Chemists Union, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and EXPOCENTRE AO.
This year’s central topic of the forum was discussed during its plenary session – the Competitiveness of the Russian Chemical Industry in the New Economic Reality, and the Overcoming the Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Its participants included President of the Russian Chemists Union Viktor Ivanov, Head of the Chemical Industry Division of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Dariya Shevyakina, Vice president of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dmitry Kurochkin, Managing Director, Head of the Industrials Division of Sberbank PAO Natalia Ermakova, Head of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia Aleksandr Mazhuga, Director General of the Nizhniy Novgorod Region Development Corporation Timur Khalitov, Deputy General Director of the Industry Development Centre of the Leningrad Region Vera Shtokaylo, and others.
The 7th Assembly of the Russian Chemists Union summed up the results of the Union’s work in the past year. President of the Union Viktor Ivanov thanked the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for their support for enterprises of the chemical and petrochemical industry, and consistent upholding of the interests of the industry in government bodies and development institutions, in particular, in solving the development problems of the industry of specialty chemicals.
The assembly participants held an award ceremony for honored workers and companies of the chemical industry, including the winners of the Five Stars. Leaders of the Chemical Industry contest, and accepted new members into the Russian Chemists Union. Acron PAO from Velikiy Novgorod became a winner in the nomination of the Best Competed Project of the Year.
The forum also offered the Panel on Preparations for Implementation of New Technical Regulations of the EAEC on Safety of Chemical Products (EAEU TR 041/2017) in Russia, the Session on Chemistry for Pharmaceutics: Import Substitution and Development, the Session on Innovative Chemistry for Farmers, the Session on the Chemistry Through the Eyes of Machines, and the Session on the Circular Economy: Evolution of Chemical Products and Technologies.
The Project Office for the Development of the Arctic and the Russian Chemists Union held the panel on Arctic chemistry. The participants discussed the current state and development trends in the chemical industry and science in relation to the Arctic territories.
To learn more about the programme of the Moscow International Chemical Forum, click here>>.
The Panel on Investing in Innovations was organised by NIITEKHIM OAO and EXPOCENTRE AO. Its participants included President of the Russian Chemists Union Viktor Ivanov, representative of the Industrial Development Fund Sergey Lagutin, Head of the Chemical Industry Division of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Dariya Shevyakina, and other representatives of the industry’s business community.
The International Tank Container Forum was organised by Tank Container World and EXPOCENTRE AO. The event brought together the main tank container operators of Russia and Europe, service companies, equipment suppliers, leasing companies and others. The participants included SpecTransGarant, Infotech Baltika M, KhimInvest Trans, EuroChem Group, HOYER, Den Hartogh, Bertschi, CIMC, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, Servicing of Tank Containers, Tank Container Service, Module, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, and others.
One of the important events was an online consultation session with representatives of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Export Center, and different Russian companies. The event was aimed at the implementation of the support programme for non-resource export of Russian manufacturers. The Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry takes part in this programme. The session participants included Director of the Department of Exhibition, Fair, and Convention Activity of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Department Sergey Selivanov, Deputy Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO Vladimir Guvernatorov, Head Specialists and expert of the Chemical Industry Division of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Technologies of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Irina Arkayeva, and Project Manager of the Russian Export Center Consumer Product Export Support Maxim Chapov.
The Workshop on Innovative Developments in Modern Nanochemistry was organised by the Chemistry Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the Editorial Board of the Supercritical Fluids: Theory and Practice Journal, with support of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs of RUSNANO Group.
To learn more about the events of Khimia 2021, go here>>.
You can see visitor and exhibitor feedback here>>.
To watch the Khimia video diary, click here>>.
The next 24th edition of Khimia will run at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds on October 26–29, 2021.
Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO