Neva 2013 Exhibition Receives Government and Industry Support
The Neva International Exhibition and Conference, which will take place from 24-27 September 2013 at the Lenexpo Exhibition Centre, has been included in the list of events under the auspices of the Marine Board of the Government of the Russian Federation.
The significance of this project for the industry has also been highlighted by representatives of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region Association of Shipbuilders. The idea of holding the Neva event every other year, in odd-numbered years, was approved at a meeting of the Association, attended by 40 companies. This was supported by the Marine Board of the Government of St. Petersburg, the Krylov Scientific and Technical Society of Shipbuilders, and representatives of official city government committees.
One of the prestigious organizations supporting the exhibition is the Association for Development of Sea Rescue, Safety and Diving Equipment and Technologies, which proposed for 2013 increased focus on ‘Water Search and Rescue Resources and Manpower, and Rescue, Sunken Vessel, Diving and Deep Water Technology’. Due to the importance of search and rescue on bodies of water, the themes considered essential for inclusion by specialists include deep water equipment, medical assistance during deep water and diving work, recovery methods for deep water specialists and divers, ways and means of medical and physiological training, and ways and means of providing medical assistance to ships in distress.
The following organizations have already announced their support for NEVA-2013: The Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Department of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Department for Navigation and Oceanography of the Russian Ministry of Defence, The United Shipbuilding Corporation, the Union of Russian Ship Owners, the Association of Sea Commercial Ports, the Russian Association of Oil and Gas Equipment Producers, the Welding Alliance of St. Petersburg and North-West Russia, the German Machine Builders Association (VDMA), the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM), the Ship and Yacht Exporters Association of Turkey, Holland Marine Equipment Association, and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).
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