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The 17th International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography NEVA 2023 will be held on September 18–21, 2023, in St. Petersburg at EXPOFORUM.

The key industry event is traditionally held with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Transport of Russia, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Government of St. Petersburg, Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Fishery, Maritime Council under the Government of St. Petersburg, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Russian Chamber of Shipping, Association of Commercial Seaports and other industry associations.

The strategic partner of the exhibition and conference NEVA 2023 is Marine Instrument Engineering Corporation, the innovative partner is AK Bars Shipbuilding Corporation, the official partners are FSUE Rosmorport and Turkish Ship Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association, the business program partners are Shipbuilding Complex Zvezda, Krylov State Scientific Centre, All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters (VARPE) and Volga Shipping Company. The Vineta enterprise will be a partner of the sports program

The exhibition will be located at EXPOFORUM, the largest convention and exhibition centre, in four pavilions (E, F, G, H), Passage and outdoor space, where projects of low-tonnage shipbuilding will be presented. This year the interest of Russian and international exhibitors to the NEVA exhibition exceeded all expectations, so the exhibition area was expanded, the fourth pavilion E was added – the signature of the Convention and Exhibition complex and the most modern pavilion in terms of equipment and design, fitted with the most advanced eco-technologies.

The area of more than 30 thousand sq. m will accommodate large-scale expositions by the headliners of NEVA 2023, such as the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Rosatom State Corporation, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, Marine Instrumentation Corporation, Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport, AK Bars Shipbuilding Corporation, Marine Technics (MT-Group), Sitronics KT, Neva Travel, Centre for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technology, Science and Production Company Morsvyazavtomatika (MSA), ZAO SMM and others.

One of the main priorities of the exhibition program is the Arctic theme, which will be widely presented with the support of Rosatom State Corporation, the State Commission for Arctic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, as well as the Government of St. Petersburg. The largest corporations and industry leaders in Arctic shipbuilding are preparing an impressive exposition program. In addition, for the first time the exhibition will feature a stand of the St. Petersburg Committee for Arctic Affairs. International delegations from CIS countries, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and other friendly states are expected.

Traditionally, NEVA will be visited by representatives of Korea. So far, 10 Korean companies have confirmed their participation in the event and have booked more than 100 square meters in Pavilion G. Over the years, the exhibition has been supported by KOTRA (Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and KOMEA (Korea Marine Equipment Association).

India will also present its national pavilion. A delegation from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways of India is expected to arrive.

All 4 days of the exhibition will be accompanied by an up-to-date business program, which will include a plenary session “Russian Maritime Industry: New Priorities against the Background of Global Challenges” and more than 30 business events: conferences, round tables, strategic and working sessions. The key topics of the discussion are measures of state support of the maritime industry and implementation of import substitution in shipbuilding and ship repair, continuation of international cooperation in the new realities, fleet renewal, formation of new routes and logistics chains, development of port activities, fishing industry, introduction of innovative technologies, implementation of offshore projects, improvement of efficiency of educational processes and personnel training for shipbuilding and shipping industries. Leading experts and industry professionals are invited as speakers – both from leading Russian corporations, shipyards, enterprises, design bureaus, scientific and educational institutions, specialized associations and mass media, as well as from international organizations.

Traditionally, NEVA will become a meeting place for industry leaders and an ideal communication platform for negotiations and signing partnership agreements in comfortable “Arctic” and “Marine” business halls.

Venue: EXPOFORUM, 64/1 Peterburgskoye Shosse, St. Petersburg.

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