Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Welcome to the International Industrial Exhibition which is informally called Autumn Metal Week in Moscow.
There are lots of materials we cannot get along without in the daily life. However, since the ancient times metal has always played one of the key roles. Almost all the buildings rest on ferro-concrete foundations, we drive cars, take trains and planes, even use aluminium foil to keep food fresh.
Metal-Expo provides a perfect opportunity to know the latest achievements of the industry for it is attended by the leading ferrous and non-ferrous producers, as well as heavy-engineering and metalworking companies from many world countries.
Due to their active investments, the exposition of Russian steel companies has always stirred steel industry professionals’ interest. Today they have managed to achieve almost full import substitution in the industry segment meeting almost all the needs of the domestic market. Moreover, being in compliance with highest international standards, our products are competitive in the global market. As a result of commissioning of the most state-of-the-art facilities and application of modern technologies together with big work and talent of all the steel industry professionals, many exhibited solutions are unrivaled throughout the world.
Many conferences, seminars and roundtables will be held during the exhibition. Metal Craft Festival with the participation of the most skillful artists from many Russian regions will become one the highlights of the event.
I am sure you will be able to share best practices, discuss joint projects and concluded mutually beneficial contracts.
Wishing you success and new business contacts!
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Dear Exhibitors and Visitors of Metal-Expo'2017,
Greetings on the occasion of the official opening of Metal-Expo’2017, the 23d International Industrial Exhibition on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and my own behalf.
As the key industry of the real sector of national economy, the steel industry supplies heavy engineering, construction, aerospace industry, shipbuilding etc. with high conversion products. Over the last few years Russian steel producers have achieved a lot; due to almost complete import substitution, today they are able to meet the needs of allied industries. National steel companies increase output of products with high added value, try to achieve market differentiation and make special offers. The national steel industry successfully competes in the global market meeting the highest international standards.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation helps the steel industry in many ways including implementations of technical regulation, innovative solutions and import substitution processes in the domestic market. Metal-Expo is one of the biggest annual international industrial events in Russia and the main platform for all the steel industry professionals. The event brings together leading ferrous and non-ferrous producers, heavy-engineering companies, and steel processers from Russia, and all over the world to exhibit the most state-of-the-art equipment and solutions, present new facilities and product types. Taking into account the importance of the steel industry for the development of the national economy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation places a high priority on Metal-Expo’2017 as the main forum for all the steel industry professionals. In my belief, Metal-Expo’2017 and its hard-driving events program will help expand steel products trade channels and application fields, implement innovative solutions, trace the latest industry trends and find solutions to the most pressing problems of the industry. Wishing all the exhibitors and visitors of Metal-Expo’2017 a successful event!
A.K. Serov Steel Works, Director
The exhibition is one of the tools of cooperation with our customers. First of all, we present our products for those, who are not yet our customers. Secondly, we held meeting with our regular customers to discuss future cooperation and turns of supplies in the next year. The exhibition clearly shows the latest product and materials in the market.
Europack is well-known in the market. We use the exhibition not to find, but to strengthen relations with our customers and to find ways of future cooperation. We had many meetings and successful negotiations.
We manufacture equipment for welded & seamless pipes as well as long product manufacture: all this we exhibited at Metal-Expo’2012. In the last few years we fulfilled a number of projects including large ones on big diameter welded pipes production, seamless tubes finishing and long products manufacture.
VSMPO, Deputy Head of Marketing and Sales
The exhibition is a tool to promote our products and it has always been a success. We have held some 50 meetings we planned and we have had many visitors on our stand.
ChTPZ, Director General
Our stand was the most creative for it reflects our approach, our attitude and our skills. We implemented new investment projects which meet the highest requirements of the world innovative technologies and the highest requirements of our customers.
ChLMZ, Director General
Cherepovetsk Casting and Mechanical Plant has participated in Metal-Expo International Industrial Exhibition for the 12th time already. Over the history of our participation our sales have grown 10 times!
Ruukki-RUS, Director General
Metal-Expo has always been an event of the year to the Russian office of Ruukki. We are always happy to use the opportunity to exhibit our solutions and meet with our customers. This time we have had many meetings with our customers from Russia and the CIS and have established many new contacts.
Every year we exhibit our achievements at Metal-Expo. This year we have made a big step for we have mastered the whole range of steel grades including heat-resistant, nickel, corrosion-resistant, structural, alloyed, tool and many more.
Mehel-Steel, Director General
In addition to our traditional products we focused on exhibiting our future products of the universal rails and sections mill we are launching in the near future. In the course of the meetings we held we came to understanding that the market changed turning from the seller to the buyer.
Ex-President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Here we hold meetings with metals suppliers, inform them of our consumption volumes, discuss prices, and turns of supplies.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian
Participation in such forums as Metal-Expo and the experience of cooperation with our partners and colleagues from different industries help us adjust the industrial policy.
Koroyov Pipes Works, Director General
We have always had positive emotions of Metal-Expo for it provides good opportunity to meet with our customers, find new sales markets and find new ideas of business developping.
Asha Steel Works, Head of Marketing
We have participated in Metal-Expo for more than 10 years. Our impressions of the last exhibition are most positive. We had more visitors than a year ago. Steel industry professionals and steel traders asked us definite questions about steel products supplies and discussed the most pressing problems with us. We have seen unprecedented interest to our company from stainless steel sheets consumers and defense enterprises.
Head of Department for Industry and Industrial Policy, The Government of Moscow
In my belief, Metal-Expo as a highly professional event will stimulate competitiveness of Russian steel products and development of business activity.
First Vice-President, Russian Engineering Union
In the organization of the exhibition efforts of industrial enterprises, large steel corporations, leading scientific and public organizations have been united, which enabled to hold event at the highest international level. Russian Engineering Union, supports this event, in my belief, the exhibition would give a new impulse to form competitive, dynamic, diversified and innovative Russian economy, through the creation of modern technological equipment of high quality metals, necessary for the domestic industry.
Deputy Director General, Azerpipe
The exhibition fully met our expectations. Our professionals met with key customers from all over Russia and the CIS and made plans for the next year.
Uraltrubprom, Head of Marketing
We met with our key customers, summed up results of the year, and made plans for the next year. Our professionals held many meetings with potential customers from all over Russia. For the first time we participated in the event on two stands to exhibit and promote our second products line: steel structures.
Eurasian Economical Committee, Chairman
Metal-Expo reflects general situation in the industry for it exhibits the latest achievements of the Russian and international steel industries and heavy engineering. In my belief, the exhibition helps get to know the latest trends in the development of the world steel industry and find solutions to its most pressing problems.
Chamber of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Vice President
Metal-Expo International Exhibition facilitates implementation of energy-saving and environmental friendly technologies, helps increase efficiency and competitiveness of production and attract additional investments in the Russian heavy engineering and metalworking.
Builders Association of Russia, President
Building materials and construction as a whole should become a locomotive in the Russian economy for houses and infrastructure construction additionally charge many segments of the economy.
NOVAEM, Director General
Representatives of all the NOVAEM divisions held many meetings during the exhibition. We received many positive reviews, suggestions and applications to be processed. In our belief, all the agreements we made during the four days of at the fair will be accomplished in the future.
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, President
Metal-Expo is considered one of the key platforms for steel companies reflecting the general condition of the market. Events held during the exhibition provide steel industry professionals a perfect opportunity to discuss the most pressing problems of the industry, define the key points of its development, discuss issues of materials supplies and many more.
Dr. Heike Peitsch
Botschaftsrätin Erster Klasse
Die Metallurgie hat als starkes Standbein der russischen wie auch der deutschen Wirtschaft eine lange Tradition. Die Branche ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel für den hohen Grad der Verflechtung und den sehr guten Stand der deutsch-russischen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen. Auch vor dem Hintergrund der deutsch-russischen Modernisierungspartnerschaft ist es wichtig, bestehende Beziehungen zu pflegen und neue Geschäftskontakte zu knüpfen. Die diesjährige Metall Expo bietet hierzu das ideale Forum. Die Metall Expo ist in den siebzehn Jahren ihres Bestehens zu einer festen Größe in der Metallindustrie geworden und hat sich in dieser Zeit zu einer der wichtigsten Messen im Bereich der Metallurgie und der Metallverarbeitung für Russland und ganz Osteuropa entwickelt.
Ex-Director, Department for Metallurgy and Heavy Engineering, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Counselor-Minister)
We need to develop communications between industries and increase the number of events including those held during Metal-Expo Industrial Exhibition which has been balanced over the recent years in terms of participation of suppliers and consumers of steel equipment and technologies.
Chairman of Board of Directors of Brok-Invest-Service
To us the exhibition has become the ground where we can adjust strategies and test our costomers.
Director General of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK)
"I think Metal-Expo exhibition is necessary to all. It provides a perfect opportunity to establish business contacts, exchange experience, as well as to demonstrate all kinds of steel products we produce at MMK. We are here the the seventh time already (only once we did not participate in Metal-Expo), and we are planning to participate in every Metal-Expo exhibition in the future. At Metal-Expo we meet new partners and work out strategy for the future based on our buyers' demands."