XV International exhibition Welding was open in Lenexpo
The XV International specialized exhibition for welding, cutting, and related technologies “Welding” was opened on May 15 in Lenexpo; it has already become one of the largest industrial projects of Russia, CIS and the Baltic states over the years of its existence. Organizer: ExpoForum JSC.
Over 150 companies from 12 countries of the world (Russia, Austria, Belorussia, Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, Finland, France, Italy, China, USA, and the Czech Republic) participate in the “Welding” exhibition. They present the modern technologies and innovative solutions for metal processing, welding, cutting, and building-up in the main branches of industry. Besides, the business events which are core for the sector take place within the bounds of the exhibition: conventions, forums and presentations.
One of the key booths of the exhibition was the collective exposition of 12 German companies organized by Messe Essen jointly with the German Welding Society (DVS) with the support of the Federal Ministry of Economy of Germany and the Exhibition Committee for the German Economy AUMA. “German manufacturers consider it important to attend the Russian welding market”, - Ferdinand von Veie, the Deputy General Consul of Germany in Saint Petersburg noted in the ceremony of the official opening. Doctor Klaus Middeldorf, the Chief Executive Officer of the German Welding Society agreed with him: “Russia is one of the priority export territories for Germany”. Reich Klaus, the Vice President of the exhibition company Messe Essen GmbH expressed his hope for the future long-term cooperation with ExpoForum JSC.
The Russian party was represented by Sergey Smirnov, the Head of Department of manufacturing industry and agro-industrial complex development of the Committee for Economic Development, industrial policy and trade of the Government of Saint Petersburg; Viktor Ivanov, the First Vice President of the Union of industrialists and entrepreneurs of Saint Petersburg; and Sergey Voronkov, the Chief Executive Officer of ExpoForum JSC, the Director General of Lenexpo JSC.
While delivering an opening speech, Viktor Ivanov noted the urgency of developments presented in the exposition, and emphasized the interest of a number of enterprises of Saint Petersburg in the equipment being displayed in the exhibition.
In the concluding part of the official opening ceremony, Sergey Voronkov thanked the partners on organization of the exhibition for the effective cooperation and invited the participants and guests of the “Welding” to be the members of the business delegation in the exhibition Manufacturing Indonesia in December 2012, where ExpoForum jointly with the Ministry of Economic Development of the RF will present the achievements of the Petersburg industry.
May, 31 in Lenexpo, there was open the Baltic Marine Festival which has became not only a meeting place for professionals of the maritime industry, but also a bright holiday for all the citizens and tourists. The first event of the festival was the parade of yachts and boats which was attended by the representatives of the major media of St. Petersburg.
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About 70 citizens of Pushkin addressed the staff of the archive of the Military Medicine Museum in order to learn the fate of their relatives who had been lost during the Great Patriotic War. The charitable action devoted to the Victory Day was arranged by ExpoForum jointly with the Military Medicine Museum and the administration of Pushkin Region.
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