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The 17th International Energetika & Elektrotechnika Exhibition finished its work on May 14. The event has been held in St. Petersburg since 1993. In 1995 the exhibition was awarded with a Sign of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs and in 2008 – a Sign of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) for the high professional level and the contribution to expansion of foreign economic links, that is a prove of the exhibition quality, a certificate of the event compliance with the world level.
Energetika & Elektrotechnika exhibition is one of the largest exhibitions in the energy sphere in the Eastern Europe. It is held with the support of Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the RF Energy Ministry, St. Petersburg Government, Leningrad region Government, St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Leningrad region Legislative Assembly, Association of economic interaction of the entities of the North-West of Russia, Regional administration of Federal Energy Agency of the North-Western federal district, Power engineers union of the North-West of Russia, Gas club, AVOK Severo-Zapad.
The official opening ceremony was participated by: Oleg Trishkin, St. Petersburg Government Chairman for Power industry and engineering provision; Alexander Olhovsky, St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly deputy, Vladimir Katenev, Chairman of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pavel Okley, Deputy Director General of IDGC Holding; Alexander Grimitlin, President of Association of engineers for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, warmth supply and construction thermo-physics; Alexey Tregubov, Vice-president of Union of power engineers of the North-West of Russia; Igor Kirsanov, Director General of RESTEC® Exhibition Company.
In 2010 the event was participated by more than 300 firms – leaders of the industrial market from Russia and 10 foreign countries – Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Hungary, Germany, China, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Finland. The leading producers of power and electric technical equipment and machines demonstrated a wide range of products and services.
During its long history Energetika & Elektrotechnika exhibition became an important marketing tool for introduction of new achievements and advanced technologies, strengthening international links and attracting new investments to the industry.
In 2010 for the first time Matchmaking Center was organised for the industry experts at the exhibition. Over 110 business meetings were held at the area of the Center. Receiving organisations were: St. Petersburg Power industry and engineering provision Committee, St. Petersburg Committee of Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Commerce, IDGC of the North-West, Magistral Power Networks of the North-West, Leningrad Region Managing Electric Network Company, TGK-1, Petersburgteploenergo, St. Petersburg Power networks, Energosnab Branch office of TEK SPb SUE. During three days of work the Center services were used not only by Russian companies but also by the representatives of foreign companies: SGB Starkstrom (Germany), WasionTechnology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd (China) and Beijing Hua Tian Mechanical-Electrical Institute Co., Ltd. (BHT) (China).
The open meeting of Energomarket company held on the site of the Matchmaking center to the subject of 'Role of Technologic Competence and Commercialization in the Innovation Process. Power industry' was of great interest for the exhibition participants and visitors. Representatives of DIZCON, Russky Besshatunny Dvigatel, LIMIKOR, Energopromengineering made the main reports, representatives St. Petersburg Administration (Economic Development, Industrial Policy Committee, Investment policy department), Union of power engineers, high schools, small companies (Dinrus, Polyflex, SET), Business angels took part in the meeting.
The most discussed topics of the exhibition were: increase of energy efficiency and energy audit of companies, as well as issues of international cooperation in the sphere of power industry.
Traditionally the second day of the exhibition was declared a Day of Germany (organiser – Federal Ministry of Economy and technologies of Germany). Its main topic was the German experience in the sphere of energy saving technologies in industry and development of renewable power market.
St. Petersburg program in the sphere of energy saving and energy efficiency improvement in part of regional rule-making was presented in the course of Energy Efficiency of Industrial Enterprises scientific and practical conference. Conference participants not only discussed the ways to perfect the state mechanism of economic stimulation of energy saving at an industrial enterprise, but also with interest listened to the reports of representatives of KINEF LLC, Novaya Era OJSC, Miassky Mashinostroitelny Zavod OJSC about realisation of technical solutions in the sphere of energy efficiency at their enterprises.
Distribution Network Complex of the RF: Condition, Problems, Solutions conference took place within the framework of the exhibition for the first time. IDGC Holding was represented at the event by: Pavel Okley, Deputy Director General – Technical Director; Alexander Uzhanov, Director for information policy and Dmitry Medvedev, Head of Department for technical development and regulation. Over 600 delegates participated in the conference – representatives of IDGC divisions and subsidiary companies, St. Petersburg Government and Leningrad region Government, foreign companies EDF (France), ERDF (France), Neksans (France), Shneider Electric, VS Energy International (Ukraine), heads and experts of the largest Russian energy companies, research and educational institutions. Honouring of participants of World War II took place at the conference upon the initiative of veterans of distribution energy network complex of Russia, within the framework of Victory Flag Relay, started on May 5, 2010 in the Victory Hall of the Central Museum of Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Currently important issues of power industry: energy saving, energy efficiency, reliability and staff training seminar-conference of St. Petersburg agricultural university was held with great success. It concerned the issues of organisation of reconstruction of power supply of area within emergency situations in energy network complexes, as well as peculiarities of usage of energy saving technologies in automated production.
It was for the first time that Energetika & Elektrotechnika exhibition was chosen as a venue for holding Renewable Power Sources in Russia. Problems, Solutions, Prospects innovation forum. The event organisers were: Energy Effective and Energy Saving Technologies Innovation Center, Russian scientific and technical association of power engineers and electrical technicians, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and Lenexpo JSC. The main idea developed by the experts was that renewable power sources are the priority direction of the world economy development and the main external challenge to Russia. According to Nikolay Kirillov, honoured inventor of the RF, academician of the Academy of Military Sciences, senior expert of Energy Saving Technologies Innovation Center, unlike in foreign countries in Russia legislative basis for wide introduction of alternative and small power industry is still not accepted. Nevertheless, the scientist is certain that life itself will make us search for new ways as easily available traditional power resources are exhausting rapidly.
The final chord of the exhibition business program was the broadened session of Committee for Industry and Power industry of Severo-Zapad Association and Engineering section of St. Petersburg Union of scientists of RAS. Problems and prospects of usage of renewable power sources in the region, experience of usage of local fuel types and development of small power industry on this basis were among the key issues discussed at the session.
The session resulted in resolution to make a proposal to the RF Government – to commit Energy Ministry to accelerate elaboration and acceptance of legal regulations aimed at support of renewable power industry development, to accept Torf (Peat) long-term federal program, providing state support of research and development works in the sphere of development of modern technologies of peat combustion, as well as several pilot projects of construction of small generating units working on peat.
Energetika & Elektrotechnika exhibition had a wide public reaction, that was to a large extent promoted by the well developed advertising campaign in specialised, business, general political mass media. According to the registration, the event was visited by about 10,000 specialists – energy technicians, builders, machine builders, scientific employees of Russia and foreign countries.
According to the tradition during the exhibition questioning of participants and visitors was held aiming at studying efficiency of the event. Analysis showed that most of the participants were satisfied with the results of their work, the exhibition exceeded their expectations in intensity of business meetings and contacts.
Organisers express their great appreciation to all the participants, visitors and advertising and information partners for the interest to the event and invite to the 18th Energetika & Elektrotechnika exhibition on May 17 to 20, 2011.