New Achievements of St. Petersburg Technical Fair

The response of Ocotec Oy, Finland, was also remarkable: “General impression is positive. I like this Fair, it’s well organised. Broad geography of the Russian visitors, even from Siberia”. Another foreign participant that represented S.C. SIM-CO BH SRL (Romania) also remarked: “Very good exhibition. I’m here for the fifth time – and it’s not the last time for sure”.

It was the Fair’s objective not only to demonstrate new products and services, but also to contribute to establishing direct contacts between R&D specialists and high-tech manufacturers – as well as industrialists. St. Petersburg Industrial Congress was conductive to this goal: over 1000 experts took part in its activities. The Congress began with the panel discussion on the Technological Future of Russia - will the year 2012 open the era “intelligent plants”.

A special position was allotted to the Assembly of chief technologists at machine-building enterprises covering the topic of New technologies and Materials – this point of the agenda was important since it was devoted to the issues of applied technologies only. There were 10 different events scheduled within the Congress. As one of the Turkish Ministry’s of Economy representatives mentioned, its “content” was planned and designed at an international level.

The closing day of St. Petersburg Technical Fair offered, among other things, summing-up for the contest - Best Innovative Project and the Best Scientific and Technological Development of the Year 2012. More than 125 organisations participated in the contest submitting 270 projects and developments. The highest decoration of the contest – the Grand Prix – was awarded to the North European Space Consortium non-profit partnership, Arsenal-207 CJSC.

The 6th St. Petersburg Partneriat - a multi-sectoral cooperation platform that ensures efficiency of interregional and international cooperation, consolidation of cultural and economic relations, introduction of innovations, and presentation of achievements – was held along with the PTFair. It was attended by delegates from 58 regions of the Russian Federation represented with 18 stands and 60 regional industrial enterprises overall. Matchmaking center and presentation zone secured holding of 1200 B-2-B meetings for 3000 specialists.

The PTFair activities were carried out with the assistance of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the North-Western Federal District, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Government of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Russian Engineering Union, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

The next edition of PTFair will be held in 2013 on March 12-14.

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