Ugol Rossii 2017 reports record numbers


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.