“Construction Materials” exhibition provides a unique opportunity to discuss construction industry development, to demonstrate new products, to conclude contracts, to promote cooperation among building industry representatives, scientists, engineers, and state authorities. This forum is traditionally aimed at the competitiveness increase of the Russian construction industry manufacturers”
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development and Construction
Post Show release
On 28-31 January CEC “Expocentre” in Moscow hosted the 15th anniversary edition of the specialized exhibition “Construction Materials-2014”.
The exhibition was organized by “Euroexpo”, one of the leading exhibition companies in Russia.
This year the exhibition brought together manufacturers and suppliers of construction materials and equipment, dealers, retailers, state authorities and industry associations’ representatives. The vast exhibitor geography covered more than 78 regions of the Russian Federation and 25 countries.
The number of new exhibitors is growing every year, and 2014 was no exception: over 270 companies from Russia, the CIS countries and abroad demonstrated their products, innovations and technologies at the area of 8,800 sq. m.
For the fifth year running, the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus organized the national exposition, providing Belarusian manufacturers with a good opportunity to demonstrate their potential, and Russian consumers to become familiar with a wide range of high-quality constriction materials and services.
We are pleased to note that the regular exhibitors share is about 75%. That proves the efficiency of the results and high expected returns of the previous exhibitions.
One of the key indicators of exhibition success is the attendance rate. Despite of the intense January colds, the exhibition was attended by more than 14 000 visitors from 79 regions of Russia and 25 countries. 87% of the visitors were the building industry experts (according to the statistics data of Russcom IT Systems audit).
In visitors’ opinion, “Construction Materials” is an excellent opportunity to get the accurate and reliable information about the latest innovations and developments of the leading manufacturers from Russia and abroad on the eve of the construction season.
The official opening ceremony of the “Construction Materials” took place on 28 January 2014. Among the honoured guests who welcomed the exhibitors and guests there were: Alexander Stepanov, Head of the Directorate for Research and Technology Policy at the Moscow Department of Urban Development, Ivan Novitsky, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma, Mikhail Posokhin, President of the National Association of Designers, Mikhail Viktorov, the Adviser to Chairman of the Federal Inter-Industry Council of “Business Russia”, Sergey Kuchikhin, Vice President of the Russian Builders Union, Vladislav Gerashchenko, Director of the Association of Ceramic Wall Materials Manufacturers, Nicolay Somov, Board Chairman of the Non-Commercial Partnership “Silicate Producers Association”, Gleb Grinfeld, Executive director of the National Association of Autoclaved Aerocrete Manufacturers, Daniel Stanke, Commercial Director of “Wienerberger”.
The honoured guests welcomed the exhibitors, guests and the organizers and congratulated them with the anniversary of the show. In their address they brought to notice the importance of the exhibition for the construction industry development, and the important role of the domestic building materials in the Russian construction industry.
It is worth to note that the exhibition is growing not only by attracting new exhibitors, but also due to the new expositions launching. For the first time “Construction Materials-2014” presented the CERAMATEX exposition of equipment, technologies and materials for the ceramic industry. The exposition was very topical, since the Russian plants need modern manufacturing equipment, including for the purposes of modernization of the existing facilities. CERAMATECH consolidated the interests of the high-tech equipment manufacturers and developers and the industrial business representatives. Among the CERAMATEX exhibitors there were the companies from Spain, Italy, France, and Portugal.
WOOD IN CONSTRUCTION specialized exposition was organized within “Construction Materials” exhibition for the second time, representing 22 companies. The exposition was dedicated to wood and wood-based construction materials.
The exhibition’s business programme aroused great interest among the visitors. By making up the events programme, the organizers took into account the latest trends of the building materials market, and innovative technologies development in Russia and in the world. One of the most important events of the exhibition was the all-Russian scientific and practical conference “Energy-efficient buildings today. Regulations and practical application”, initiated and organized by the All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia” under the support of the “STROY-PROFI” magazine.
The Conference brought together the leading experts in energy efficiency: both theoretician scientists and practitioners: builders, industrialists, businessmen. They came from different Russian regions to get answers on many topical questions. The Conference speakers noted the relevance of energy efficient technologies application in construction. According to the participants, now Russia has favourable environment for practical mass application of energy efficient technologies, including the standard construction and public utilities sector.
The construction industry development was widely discussed in other events of the exhibition’s business programme, including:
- Round table “Green technologies in construction on example of ceramic wall materials. Current realities in Russia. International experience. Development prospects” (Organizer: Association of Ceramic Wall Materials Manufacturers);
- 2nd Conference with international participation “Modern Wood-Based Materials in Industrial and Civil Construction” (Organizers: LDK CNIICK, “Euroexpo”, “LesPromInform”);
- Round table "Cost reduction of wall ceramic materials by production process optimization" (Organizer: Association of Ceramic Materials Manufacturers);
- Seminar "Application of autoclaved aerated concrete products" (Organizer: “ECO-Zolotoprodukt-Ryazan”);
- Seminar “Application of SOVBI foam concrete in building and reconstruction of buildings, roads, and in pipes insulation” (Organizer: ADS SOVBI Stroy).
Summing up the results, it is important to note that for fifteenth years “Construction Materials” exhibition has been successfully meeting its targets: the development of domestic construction materials market and the competitive growth of the domestic manufacturers of the construction industry. The positive feedback of the exhibitors testifies the exhibition’s success best of all:
“Our company participated in “Construction Materials” exhibition several times, and always with positive experience. This exhibition is one of the most important events for our company: being narrowly focused on building materials, it is the place where all the industry meets. So we can get a complete picture of the market situation, and see the offers of our competitors and partners. We also have an opportunity to meet with potential clients and partners, and to show them our products - the ceramic facade blocks. The exhibition is very important for us as it allows us to conduct a lot of meetings and negotiations in short time. We are satisfied with the exhibition, we participate every year and plan to participate next year as well”.
Daniel Stanke, Commercial Director of “Wienerberger”
“We participate in “Construction Materials” exhibition for the first time as it has become very interesting for us. For example, 10 years ago it was aimed at manufacturers of building materials only, and we could not establish the contacts we need. Now, when the market situation has changed, we are considering “Construction Materials” exhibition as a place where you can communicate directly with the end customers. The people who come to our stand prove our expectations. Our stand was visited by builders and private customers, and these contacts and their feedback are very important for us. There is no other exhibition like that in Moscow. No wonder that “Knauf” participates in this show – it is one of the quality indicators of the “Construction Materials” exhibition”.
Stanislav Orekhov, “Perfekta” Dry Mixtures Plant
“We think that the exhibition is very relevant for our company, as it provides an opportunity to meet many potential clients and the partners we are working with. On the first day we met several partner companies from different regions of Russia and conducted negotiations with potential customers. We believe that this exhibition allows us to expand our activities and to strengthen our positions in the market. “Construction Materials” is a very important exhibition for the industry. We had a chance to meet and communicate with people to find out what the market demands today”.
Andrey Sukhorukov, Commercial Director of “Oliva” Paint and Varnish Plant (Ukraine)
“Construction Materials” exhibition is homelike exhibition for us – we participate in the show for the 5th time running. It opens the calendar of international construction exhibitions, in which the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus takes part. The Belarusian manufacturers actively respond to our offer to participate in this event because the exhibition is of great interest of the public, offering an opportunity to sign contracts and establish business relations. The first day has already shown the positive results”.
Petr Sadovsky, Director of “StroyMediaProject” (Belarus), the exhibitor of the joint stand of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic of Belarus
“Many manufacturers of autoclaved aeroconcrete from the Central Russia traditionally exhibit at “Construction Materials” exhibition as most of them work for Moscow. The majority of the visitors represent Moscow’s construction market, so the manufacturers rom the Central Russia are interested in participation in the show and get the significant results of exhibiting”.
Gleb Grinfeld, Executive director of the National Association of Autoclaved Aerocrete Manufacturers
“Euroexpo”, the organizer of “Construction Materials” exhibition EUROEXPO is constantly developing its exhibitions and improving the quality of services for exhibitors and visitors. Euroexpo was among the first exhibition companies who introduced the quality management system (QMS) and certified its services in accordance with the requirements of the international ISO 9000 quality standard in the leading BQI (Bureau Quality International) certification system.
The Organizers would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Sponsors and Partners of the “Construction Materials-2014”:
- “Vse Dlya Stroitelstva” magazine – the general Sponsor of the “Construction Materials” exhibition for 5 years;
- “MosKeram” company – the Official Sponsor of the “Construction Materials” exhibition for 3 years;
- “CERIC” company – Sponsor of the CERAMATECH exposition;
- “NADI” company – the Partner of the “Wood in Construction” exposition;
- All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia” – the organizer of the all-Russian scientific and practical conference “Energy-efficient buildings today. Regulations and practical application”
- LDK CNIICK and “LesPromInform” – the Sponsors of the “Wood in Construction” business programme;
- National Association of Autoclaved Aerocrete Manufacturers;
- Association of Manufacturers of Silicate Products;
- Association of Ceramic Materials Manufacturers;
- Russian Wooden Housing Association
“Construction Materials-2014” was held under the support of CEC “Expocentre”.
See you at the 16th specialized exhibition “Construction Materials-2015” that will take place on 27-30 January 2015 in CEC “Expocentre” in Moscow.