Agrorus 2013 Ц a reflection of RussiaТs agro-industrial sector
The government officials, farming experts, and agricultural producers who took part in the Agrorus Exhibition and Trade Fair all came to the same optimistic conclusion: even under the conditions imposed by RussiaТs membership of the WTO, Russian agriculture and its associated industries have the capacity to operate and thrive.
Alexander Petrikov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, drew attention to the wide range of projects this year – the scale of the exhibition and trade fair reached far beyond the country’s borders. At Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, both indoors and outdoors, around 1,400 producers, farms, and private businesses from 17 countries showcased their products. Russia was represented by 53 of the country’s regions. The exhibition and trade fair covered an area of approximately 56,000 square metres. Over the days it was open, from 26 August to 1 September, the event attracted over 116,000 people, including over 14,000 experts in the field.
Leningrad Region played an active role in the exhibition and trade fair. About 300 of the region’s farms and companies displayed their products. As Sergei Yakhnyuk, Deputy Governor of Leningrad Region, said, in some sectors of the agricultural industry, notably poultry farming, Leningrad Region is in the top three Russian regions, and over the first seven months of this year, gross production growth reached 7%.
As part of the business programme, experts from countries including Belarus, Belgium, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Finland took part in about 40 individual events. The experts discussed questions concerning the development of the fishing industry, how to attract young people into agriculture, important aspects of veterinary and customs control for agricultural products, the development of research to support agriculture, and many other topics of importance to today’s agricultural sector workers. More than 3,600 people attended events as part of the business programme.
NEVA 2013, one of the largest exhibitions in the world to showcase civil shipbuilding and water transport, has opened at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex. This year, more than 650 companies from 30 countries are presenting their work and technologies in St Petersburg.
On 1 October 2013, ExpoForum will complete the restructuring of its business and the construction and exhibition sides of the company will become the responsibility of different legal entities.
At the press conference dedicated to the opening of the Kino Expo International Convention and Trade Fair, the present and future of the film industry in St Petersburg was discussed, along with Kino ExpoТs move to the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2014.