Post Show Report Elektro 2021
29th International Exhibition for Electrical Equipment, Lighting Engineering and Building Automation
7–10 June 2021
Elektro 2021 gave a clear overview of the development priorities of modern electricity and electrical engineering, and introduced professionals to the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment.
This year, despite the worldwide pandemic related restrictions, the 2021 Elektro edition managed to bring together an impressive group of exhibitors from 13 countries.
Dates: 7–10 June 2021
Venue: Pavilion No.2 (Halls 1, 2), EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia
Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO
Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Exhibition area: about 12,000 gross sq m
Attendance: over 6,000 professional visitors
Exhibitors: 158 companies
Countries: Austria, Belarus, China, France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey
Products on dispaly: a wide range of technologies and electrical products for the power industry, all types of manufacturing industries, construction, transportation, and urban infrastructure
Opening the exhibition, Sergey Selivanov, First Deputy Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO, expressed satisfaction with the return to the traditional face-to-face format of the events, which undoubtedly makes participation of exhibitors more effective than online communication.
"It is good to see a large number of visitors here. We all understand that exhibitions are, of course, indispensable and one of the most effective mechanisms for restoring economic processes, trade relations, which are facilitated, among other things, by holding convention and exhibition events", stressed the First Deputy Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO.
Special gratitude to Sponsor of Registration: Chint Electric
This year, there were more companies from Turkey, including EAE Elektrik, TP Elektrik, Sem Transformator, Enel Enerji, KLS Plast & KLS Light. The Economy Ministry of the Slovak Republic arranged a group stand with eight companies: Ecofil, Elkond HHK, Elteco, IMAO electric, Kelex, Kiwa, Kuruc Company, T-industry.
About 130 Russian companies and enterprises presented their innovative developments and new equipment to professionals: Avtopribor, Preora, Pskov Plant of Power Transformers, Rosizolit, Ryazanskiy Zavod Kabelnoy Armatury, Sverdlovskiy Zavod Transformatorov Toka, Sofrino Metalworking Plant, Chuvashkabel Factory, Morsvyazavtomatica, Absolute Technologies, EKF, KM-Profil, Meandr, SKB-EP and others.
The Elektro 2021 conference programme touched on strategically and practically important topics for the development of the industry. Each day of the exhibition was dedicated to a specific topic.
The conference programme was opened with the Day of Science and Technology.
A key event of the Day became the Orientation Session on Managing Innovations: Transformations Based on Knowledge-Intensive Technologies. Participants of the event included leading experts from the Russian public organisation for small and medium entrepreneurship Opora Russia, Inter RAO, Corporation MSP (SME), System Operator of Unified Energy System. They considered directions for innovative transformations in the electric power industry, which would define promising technological and market trends in the near future.
The Workshop on the Industry’s System of Expertise of Design and New Technological Solutions: New Approaches to Performance presented current practices in managing R&D implementation.
The programme of the Day was complemented by the work of the NTI Centre, where networking with major customers of electrical products took place. The experts also showed great interest in TechnoShow, a competition for technological innovations. The visitors were introduced to the achievements of the Russian manufacturers in developing new types of electrical devices and materials of great practical importance and promising methods of their development and efficient use.
On the second day, the conference programme opened with the Customer Day. The Purchasing Centre hosted a networking session with major customers of electrical products.
A number of issues and challenges related to the development of lighting technology were addressed at the Conference on Smart Lighting for Smart City. The conference moderator Sergey Torbeev from the Association of Manufacturers of LEDs noted that the broad concept of "smart city" includes intelligent transport systems, video surveillance, video analytics, security systems and more. At the same time, an intelligent lighting system is an integral part of a smart city.
Within the Customer Day there was also the Focus Session on Competitive Bidding: Development Drivers devoted to procurement trends in the electric power industry, the Conference on Forward Looking Projects and Development Trends for Electrical Machines and Insulation Materials organised by the Interelectromash Association. While Chint and the Development Corporation of Belgorod held the Conference on Prospects for Investments in Renewable Energy Facilities. A workshop was also organised to train customers and suppliers on the rules and practices for conducting and participating in e-procurement in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Act of 18 July 2011.
The Engineer Day was opened with the event of Project Centre “Test drive of CAD for power supply systems”.
Another event, the Panel on Electric Installation: Choosing Optimal Configurations provided a comparative analysis of electrical installation and materials in Russia and the USA, labour resources, and other aspects of activities in the electricity sector, including the solar industry.
Technical Sessions on Advanced Design Tools for Power Supply Systems and Basic Electrical Safety Measures in Electrical Installations gathered a large audience.
A special place in the Engineer Day programme was taken by the Panel on Training of Highly Skilled Workers: Demand on the Labour Market and the Professional Electrical Installation Competition, held under the auspices of the WorldSkills international movement.
The participants of the Hands-on Session on Calculation of Earthing and Lightning Protection for an Industrial Building learned what is needed to make the calculations, what normative documents to use, and how to choose the most suitable solutions.
The Elektro 2021 conference programme concluded with the Manufacturer Day featuring the Orientation Session on Market of Electrical Equipment: Points of Growth. Opening the session, Oksana Polyanskaya, an expert of the Soyuzexpertiza ANO of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told how a Russian manufacturer can prove its competitive edge and also focused on the problem of the quality of industrial products. Irina Fedorenko, Head of the Commercial Department in the Russian Federation of the Piestany Technical Testing Institute (Slovakia), spoke about the main differences in the certification of electrical equipment for the European Union.
The Elektro 2021 conference programme ended with a Meeting of the Marketing Club of the Electrical Engineering Industry and an awards ceremony for the winners of the ElectroReklama 2021 competition. During the competition, the best examples of advertising products from electrical and energy companies were identified and demonstrated, as well as the best industry advertising solutions. The winners in the categories Video Advertising, Outdoor Advertising, Press Advertising and a number of others were awarded diplomas and gift certificates.
Exhibitors and visitors to Elektro 2021 had high commercial results and achieved their goals. They held fruitful negotiations and concluded promising contracts.
We look forward to seeing you at Elektro 2022 from 6 to 9 June 2022 at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds.
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