The Russian market is showing signs of movement again if the universal mood following INTERPLASTICA 2010, the International Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, the leading trade fair in the region, is anything to go by. The 13th INTERPLASTICA took place from 26 - 29 January 2010 and was held at the Krasnaya Presnya Expocenter in Moscow, once again in parallel to the UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA trade fair for packaging technology. A sum total of around 800 exhibitors rented approximately 15,000 square metres of exhibition space.
The optimistic mood was not least thanks to the positive response from the 21,000 visitors. The feedback was much more qualified than anticipated by the exhibitors, who were very pleased with the number of specific enquiries and interest in investing shown by the visitors to the fair. Although this is no guarantee for a return to the dynamic market of bygone days, it is nevertheless a good sign that gives cause for optimism. The past few months were characterised by a difficult economic climate and a serious drop in orders as a result of the international financial and economic crisis.
“The market appears to have bottomed out now and things seem to be gradually improving for the Russian market. Companies that took advantage of the tough spell to work on their medium and long term business development and customer relations are profiting from this in particular. INTERPLASTICA offers the ideal platform“, said Erhard Wienkamp, Member of the Management Board of Messe Düsseldorf responsible for international trade fairs.
INTERPLASTICA is organised by Messe Düsseldorf and its Russian subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Moscow. Mechanical engineers, raw material producers, manufacturers of plastic and rubber products, logistics companies and service providers all showcased their product ranges. Official national presentations from Germany, Italy, China, Austria, Taiwan, France and Portugal were part of the fair. Of the countries represented, Germany, Russia and Italy had the largest number of exhibitors, with 135, 129 and 61 respectively. In total, exhibitors from 28 different countries were represented at INTERPLASTICA, presenting a very extensive range of products to the visitors.
Interplastica 2010: Exhibitors sense a positive trend on the Russian market