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Ugol Rossii 2017 reports record numbers

14/07/2017

The whole cross-section of mining in Novokuznetsk: Over 32,500
trade visitors benefited from the synergies generated by the
sector’s biggest trade fair trio in Russia

A positive mood prevailed at the Kuzbass Fair Exhibition Centre: the trade
fairs Ugol Rossii & Mining, the International Trade Fair for Coal Mining
Technology, Preparation and Materials Handling, Nedra Rossii, the
International Trade Fair for Exploitation, Processing and Refining of Metals
and Industrial Minerals, and safety & health closed with a marked
increase in visitor attendance. Over 32,500 international trade visitors
gathered information here on the entire cross-section of innovations in
mining technology from 6 to 9 June 2017. This corresponds to a 13%
increase in visitor attendance over the previous event.
To the tune of 600 exhibitors from 24 countries presented product
innovations, services and technical processes on over 40,000 square metres
of exhibition space. In addition to the strong Russian participation and many
international companies, joint pavilions from China, the United Kingdom,
Poland as well as the Czech Republic were represented in Novokuznetsk.
The positive verdict of Jane Isaacs, Director General of ABMEC
(Association of British Mining Equipment) read: “A good place to meet old
and new customers, friends – colleagues. The visitors were influential and
of good quality.”
Erhard Wienkamp, Executive Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, also sees
the trade fair results with satisfaction: “The organiser Messe Düsseldorf,
Messe Düsseldorf Moscow and our longstanding local partner Kuzbass Fair
are very satisfied with how the event went. Russian business is picking up
again. Our exhibitors have reported very positive discussions at their stands
over the past few days of the trade fair.”
The Kemerovo region and the city of Novokuznetsk extend a cordial
welcome to investors. They can benefit from regional aid measures and
political support. One of the industry leaders, the Liebherr company, for
example, used the duration of the trade fair to open a repair and
warehousing complex with workshop near Belovo. The new repair centre –
already the third centre of its kind in Russia – is designed to guarantee
sustainable after-sales services for all the Liebherr construction machines
employed in the Kemerovo region.
Ugol Rossii & Mining has long been considered a leading trade fair for
the sector in Russia. Held in parallel with Nedra Rossi and Safety & Health it gives trade visitors such as mine operators, mining engineers,
exploration experts and geo-scientists true added value.
Themed days as well as an extensive line-up of accompanying events
including workshops, seminars and international conferences rounded off the
ranges on display. Trade fairs and side events provided an ideal platform for
networking among scientists, politicians and industry representatives on both
the exhibitors’ and visitors’ side.
The next exhibition will be held in Novkuznetsk exhibition centre from 5 to 8 June
2018.