June 9-13, the show spaces of Expocentre Fairgrounds were engaged to support Elektro-2008 – the 17th international exhibition of electrical engineering, energy-saving applications and domestic electrical appliances, the Exhibition being arranged by Expocentre Fairgrounds.
Notably, it enjoyed a good deal of support from the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation, OAO Standartelektro, Mayer Expo Group, with the requisite patronage being provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Moscow City Government.
Just to remind, last year’s Elektro marked its 35th-year anniversary, while confirming its status of the largest Russian and CIS-based exhibition representing the electrical engineering industry. Given its superior contribution to development of the sector and top-of-the-line managerial attributes, the Exhibition has received the UFI (World Association of Exhibitors) and RUEF (Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs) awards.
Clearly, Elektro has been persistently demonstrating year-in-year-out growth in terms of footprint and numbers of participants. Elektro-2008 was attended by 718 companies and organizations from the following 29 world countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland.
National exhibit areas were maintained by Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Poland, Taiwan and the Czech Republic. Notably, making their debut with national display stands were exhibitors from Turkey and South Korea.
The overall net footprint has reached in excess of 14,700 square meters.
To underscore, Elektro-2008 featured a host of leading-edge products made available by electrical engineering developers and manufacturers: electrical equipment for assorted industries, new energy saving technologies and materials, new-generation power supply units, innovative projects and developments.
The Exhibition carried the following thematic salons: Electrical Engineering; Electrical Power Engineering; Cables, Wires and Accessories; Energy-Saving and Innovative Solutions.
To point out, the Exhibition was attended by such global electrical engineering majors as Baks, Elgama Elektronika, Gustav Klauke GmbH, J.Helmke & Co., Lovato Electric Spa, Lumel, Omac Engineering SRL, Orbis, Schrack Technik GmbH, Simon and other well-to-do market players.
The mix of domestic participants was radically expanded. Nearly 400 Russian exhibitors from all over the nation arrived to show their products, some of the more visible companies including 3M, Kamkabel, Kashinsky Zavod Elektroapparatury, Kovylkinsky Elektromekhanichesky Zavod, just as numerous other firms and organizations.
Understandably, winning new contracts and effectively engaging target audiences will serve to assure the highest commercial payoff, which numerous Russian participants had come to appreciate in the previous events.
Interestingly, the Exhibition’s business support program featured a scientific conference, round-table, company product presentations and a range of other specialized activities.