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INNOPROM-2021. FINAL REVIEW

July 8, 2021, Ekaterinburg, INNOPROM-2021. The 11th International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM 2021 was held in Ekaterinburg, July 5-8, 2021. This time, the partner country of the exhibition was Italy.

More than 500 companies took part in the exhibition (35% of them being foreign), and in total more than 1800 companies, associations and regions of Russia sent their delegations. During these four days, INNOPROM was visited by 20,000 people

National expositions were presented by 11 foreign countries (partner country Italy, Japan, Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Poland, The Czech Republic, Uzbekistan), regional expositions were shown by 18 constituent entities of the Russian Federation (Altai Territory, Kaluga Region, Krasnodar Territory, Leningrad Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Moscow Government, Perm Krai, Republic of Crimea, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Udmurtia, Rostov Oblast, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Saratov Oblast, Tomsk Oblast, Tula Oblast, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Chelyabinsk Oblast and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug). The largest national exposition was presented by the Italian Republic (61 companies), which acted in the honorary status of a partner country.

38 foreign countries sent delegations to participate in INNOPROM. The official delegations of Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Zimbabwe, as well as the EAEU countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan) were headed by ministers in charge of industry. The event was also attended by Artak Kamalyan, the Minister for Industry and Agroindustrial Complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Within the INNOPROM framework, more than 100 business events were held on topical issues of industrial development, including industrial digitalization, production automation, cybersecurity, robotization, energy saving and energy efficiency, waste management and utilization, the development of hydrogen technologies, personnel training, etc. At the beginning of the plenary session, the National Industrial Prize “Industry” was awarded to the winner – “S-Innovations”, the creator of a technology based on high-temperature superconductors. The award was given to the resident of the Skolkovo Foundation (VEB.RF Group) by Mikhail Mishustin, the Chairman of the Russian Government.

Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation: “INNOPROM is a good opportunity to present new developments and ideas, and build mutually beneficial cooperation for the future. I am sure that during the discussions that will take place here over the course of several days, optimal solutions will be offered and, with all my heart, I would like to wish you fruitful work.” 
On the eve of the INNOPROM opening, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation held a meeting with the heads of the leading Russian and foreign industrial enterprises-participants: Enel, Pirelli, Skoda Auto, Renova, Kaspersky Lab, 1C, KAMAZ, UMMC, SIBUR , “PK Transport Systems”, “MCC” Eurochem”, etc. 

On July 5, the first day of the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM 2021, the main strategic session “Flexible Manufacturing. Maximum Adaptation” was held. The main session of INNOPROM-2021 was opened by Mikhail Mishustin, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. “I am sure that much of what theINNOPROM guests and participants will see here, will open up new opportunities for them. And in joint discussions, answers will be found to difficult questions. How the industry will change. What can and should be done by public authorities for this? And most importantly, what consequences of such a transformation people will face. After all, technologies not only simplify our life but also create an environment in which the usual methods no longer work,” Mishustin said in his speech. 
Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, in his speech, touched upon the issues of automation and robotization: “Many people are afraid that some professions will disappear and mankind will face a problem with the lack of jobs. This is not true. According to all international experts’ opinions, by 2025 about 83 existing occupations will be lost, but 95 new will appear. There is no problem of lack of jobs in our country. Today we are in constant search of new highly qualified specialists required by the new enterprises”.
The main session of INNOPROM was also attended by Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Pirelli, Thomas Schaefer, Representative of the Volkswagen Group in Russia and the CIS, Chairman of the Board at Skoda Auto, Gábor Orbán, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter Plc,, Giuseppe Marino, Chief Executive Officer at Ansaldo Energia Spa and Dmitry Konov. Chairman of the Management Board at PAO SIBUR Holding.

Within the framework of the International Trade Fair INNOPROM, the Main Plenary Session of the Russian-Italian Industrial Forum “From Flexible Manufacturing to High-Tech Collaboration. New Outlooks” was held. The session was attended by Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Giancarlo Giorgetti. Minister of Economic Development of the Italian Republic, Dmitry Konov. Chairman of the Management Board at PAO SIBUR Holding, Alexander Dyukov, General Director of Gazprom Neft, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Pirelli, Veronika Nikishina, Director General of the Russian Export Center, Carlo Maria Ferro, President, ICE Agency; Francesco Pensabene, Director of ICE Moscow, Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy, ​​ ICE coordinator for the Russian Federation.

“I'm happy to be here. This is an important signal - to come personally to a major international exhibition, where Italy has the distinct opportunity to show off herself and her industrial and technological achievements revealing her readiness readiness for the large-scale challenges of the future, - said Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister of Economic Development of the Italian Republic. - Big decisions adopted at the international level - energy transition, technology development, expansion of biomedicine boundaries, and the issue of vaccine production. These are the fields in which Italy can show off her wares. In addition, I believe there is a natural and mutual attraction between the Italians and the Russian, which I have seen with my own eyes during these past days. This ‘attraction’ can also contribute to the development and economic cooperation between our two countries.”

The Forum has once again confirmed the effectiveness of b2b platform offered by INNOPROM for communication between small and medium-sized companies with major Russian and international customers.