Post Show Report Elektro 2022
Elektro 2022, the 30th anniversary edition of the International Exhibition for Electrical Equipment, Lighting Engineering and Building Automation, took place at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, from 6 through 9 June 2023.
This year Elektro celebrated its 50th anniversary. Over its half-century history, this electrical industry trade show has become a key international networking platform that brings together professionals and major companies working in the field of electrical engineering, electrical equipment for power engineering and construction, lighting and automation.
The opening ceremony of Elektro 2022 was a spectacular event for everyone in attendance. The participants were united by a single neon chain of 150 light elements – a symbol of successful networking of the show participants to achieve the maximum commercial results.
Dates: 6–9 June 2022
Venue: EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia
Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO
Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Attendance: 7 139 unique visitors
Exhibitors: 159 companies
Countries: 9 (Austria, Belarus, China, Czechia, Germany, Moldova, Russia, Spain, Turkiye)
Foreign exhibitors: Altinsoy Enerji, Felo, EAE, Orbis, Giovenzana, Isovolta AG, SFA Electric, NE-AD, Tekpan Industrial, Makelsan, Kozlov Minsk Electrotechnical Plant, Belselelektrosetstroy, Terrazn, Yudzhen, etc.
Russian exhibitors: 129 companies from 7 federal districts and 27 oblasts (Finder, IEK, Pandora Led, TDM Electric, Allur, Velikie Luki Plant of Alkaline Acumulators, Grandmotors, GTR, Preora, New Industrial Technologies, ORTEA, Rosvacuum, Svaiprof, Simecs, Electroizolit, Texenergo, Absolut Technologies, Kopos Electro, Korenev Plant of Law Voltage Equipment, Krasnodar Plant of Reinforced Plastic Products, Meandr, Powerconcept, Spetsenergostroy, Sonet Invest, Elektra, ELMA, etc.
Russian regional pavilions: the Chuvash Republic, Republic of Tatarstan, and Irkutsk, Kaluga, and Vladimir Oblasts
Products on display: all aspects of equipment, systems and technologies for energy, manufacturing industries, construction, transport and urban infrastructure: power supply, high-voltage and low-voltage equipment, lighting engineering, cable and wire products, wiring and installation products and tools, metering, control and measurement equipment, building automation, and energy efficiency
A group stand for Irkutsk oblast manufacturers was organised with financial support from the My Business Centre. Optoservis, Irkutsk Relay Plant, and Bratskvodstroy presented their products and services. The East Siberian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was the stand’s operator.
The Regional Engineering Centre at the My Business Centre in Chuvashia organised a group stand of the region's electrical engineering companies. Zavod Energomash, Kaskad Group, and ORTIS presented their products. These included, in particular, high- and low-voltage equipment, reactive power compensation units, modular buildings, soft starters, and products for the automation market and electronic components. There were also representatives of Relematika, Chuvashkabel Factory, Elektroavtomat, Elektropribor, and MEKO.
Four companies from the Vladimir oblast presented their advanced achievements: Steklolenta, Izotex, KEB-Rus, and Eliz. Pandora LED from Kaluga presented its LED lamps and spotlights.
Four companies showed their developments at the stand of the Republic of Tatarstan: Tatpolymer, RU-DRIVE, Berkana, and Promenergo.
Manufacturer Day opened the conference programme of Elektro 2022. The participants of the foresight session on the electrical engineering market: substitute or import? discussed how to 'weather the storm' of bans and restrictions, the delayed start of modernisation projects and the introduction of new products, as well as intensifying investments in production, increasing production capacity in the new realities and methods of stabilising the current market situation.
According to session moderator Andrey Romanchuk, a board member of the Telegram Channel Energy Today, the dynamics of import substitution in this country has grown over the period of anti-Russian sanctions in the last 8 years. He expressed confidence that, despite some nuances of modern production and business processes in Russia, Russian companies are capable of operating independently in the domestic electrical market, and in the next 2-3-5 years one can expect the maximum level of import substitution and independence of the Russian industrial and energy clusters from Western suppliers.
Reports were made by Deputy Head at the Representative Office of the Kaliningrad Oblast in the Russian Government Andrey Semenov, Commercial Director at IEK GROUP Artyom Maymor, Head at the Expertise Support Center of ANO Soyuzexpertiza Oksana Polyanskaya.
The Interelectromash Association organised the Conference on the Promising Projects and Directions for the Development of Electrical Machinery and Insulating Materials in the Context of Today's Challenges devoted to relevant issues for the development of the electrical industry in the new realities.
A report made by Deputy CEO at Ruselprom Svyatoslav Masyutin on the topic of what development models are possible today and what Russian companies should do in the new environment generated a lot of interest. The expert recommended applying the business retention strategy with elements of active development: optimise costs, adapt business processes to conditions of rapid response to changes, consider currency risks, check force majeure clauses in contracts with counterparties, if necessary switch to part-time employment with retention of personnel and pay attention to use of preferences introduced by the Russian Government within the import substitution strategy.
Chief Designer at Ruselprom Lev Makarov spoke about the prospects for the development of electrical machine production. During the conference, the leading members of the Interelectromash Association talked about anti-crisis solutions in the production and repair of electrical machines and noted the value of sharing practical experience.
EXPOCENTRE and the Rostest Academy held the networking session on the risks and opportunities for Russian production in the current environment; anti-crisis solutions to reduce certification costs, effective sourcing tools for materials and components. Experts talked about how to adjust supply logistics and reduce certification costs in the new reality, about new business support tools such as independent inspection and the register of recognised product suppliers in the EAEU, and about the prospects for Russian products entering Asian markets.
One more event that generated a lot of attention was the Workshop on the Protection of Intellectual Property in the Context of Import Substitution, organised by EXPOCENTRE and the GPG patent bureau. The Switch to Ours trend zone featured demonstrations of alternatives for sanctioned electrical products.
Manufacturer Day was concluded with the award ceremony for the winners in the ElektroReklama 2022 competition. A good performance in the competition shows that the companies have accumulated high competencies not only in their industry, but also in marketing communications and in promoting their brands.
The second day of the programme was Customer Day. Its highlight was the Purchasing Centre. The customers were such major companies as Gazprom, Inter RAO, Rosseti, Gazprom Neft, Siberian Generating Company, Russian Railways, T Plus, Grid Company, and others. They held direct negotiations with manufacturers and suppliers of electrical products. In addition to the talks, presentations were given on procurement plans for the range of products displayed at the show and consultations were held on how participants in procurement procedures prepare bids and proposals submitted for participation in the procurement process.
The best customers of the electrical equipment presented by the show won the Purchasing Leader. ELEKTRO Awards. The winners were recognised with gifts and certificates.
At the Conference on Advanced Energy Solutions for Industrial Enterprises, industry experts discussed power supply continuity systems and the practical issues involved. Opinions were expressed on how monitoring helps to improve power supply reliability, what the impact of power quality parameters is on the efficiency of continuous technological processes, and who will compensate for damage caused by power surges. Particular attention was paid to commercial and technical energy metering and process alarm systems in industrial enterprises.
The ElectroMarathon, a speed-dating meeting between customers and suppliers, and the Effective Purchases workshop, which assessed the buying activities of the purchasing companies, attracted the attention of specialists.
The conference programme was concluded with Engineer Day, which featured a number of professional events.
EXPOCENTRE held a unique test drive of electrical CAD with IEK GROUP, Nanosoft and Ascon at the Design Centre. The 'Got Contact!' quest was organised for the visitors, during which they got acquainted with the latest electrical installation products and tools and directly communicated with the manufacturers and suppliers of the equipment used. On the same day, an award ceremony was held for the quest participants.
Within the hackathon of choosing the best equipment for an electrical project in the context of a major reorientation of the Russian market, representatives of IEK GROUP, New Industrial Solutions, ARMAT IEK and BRITE IEK presented technical solutions for the construction of cable routes for electricity supply projects, for residential and commercial construction.
EXPOCENTRE organised the Technical Session on Digital Design: Software Solutions for Engineering Tasks devoted to advanced Russian information design technologies for power supply systems. The session’s main topic was the import substitution of software for information modelling technology. It also dealt with the Russian BIM system for electricians and power supply from equipment connection to the production of schematics and specifications.
A series of master classes were held jointly by EXPOCENTRE and IEK GROUP. The topics included assembling a flat panel, disassembling moulded case circuit breakers, cable stripping and crimping, diving into ONI controlled-based programming, and low-voltage cable systems of apartment blocks.
Elektro 2022 brought many new ideas and mutually beneficial meetings. Professionals exchanged experience and knowledge and discussed new challenges related to sanctions. Leading electrical industry companies demonstrated their achievements to a wide audience of visitors, studied competitors' offers, found new customers and expanded the geography of their product deliveries.
We are looking forward to seeing you at Elektro 2023 that will take place at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds on 6–9 June 2023.
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