Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Welcome to the opening of Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition in Moscow!
Metal has always been the symbol of progress and transition of the civilization from the Stone Age to a totally new level of development. It is true in our age as well despite us using synthetic materials and the most up-to-date digital technologies. Today products of the steel industry, mechanic engineering, and metalworking are and will be significant to all the industry segments.
Your show as always exhibits the most interesting solutions. It is important to note that the biggest part of the exposition exhibits Russian equipment made with the application of innovative technologies. It being in good demand in our country successfully competes with foreign analogues. Moreover, it is widely used in industrial residential and road building and in implementations of the most large-scale projects on which economic development and living standards depend. Without your products building of the Crimea Bridge and the FIFA World Cup’2018 in particular would be impossible.
In my belief, the conferences, seminars, and roundtables held during the exhibitions will provide you a good opportunity to discuss further prospects of the industry and develop concrete proposals raising investments and economic potential.
Wishing all the exhibitors fruitful dialogues, successful work and all the best.
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Dear Exhibitors and Visitors of Metal-Expo'2018,
On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and myself congratulations on the official opening of Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition!
Metal-Expo’2018 International Exhibition is a significant event for the Russian steel industry, the base of the real sector of the national economy accounting for 4.5% of the GDP and creating more than 700k of highly productive jobs.
The exhibition always brings together on one platform leading Russian and international steel companies, tubes and hardware producers, engineering companies, and steel products users. At the event the exhibitors show their latest solutions, share advanced experience and know-how and conclude mutually beneficial contracts.
A defining feature of the exhibition are specialized roundtables and panel discussions focused on implementation of scientific and practical industrial innovations meeting users’ growing requirements for products’ quality in various segment of the steel industry.
In my belief, Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition facilitates expansion of inter industry investments, signing new mutually beneficial contracts, and finding joint resolutions facing contemporary challenges.
Wishing all the exhibitors and visitors of Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition successful and fruitful work!
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, President
Greetings to exhibitors, guests and organizers of Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition on behalf of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs!
Metal-Expo’2018 is a platform to discuss current state and prospects of development of steel and metalworking companies, as well as equipment and solutions suppliers. Over the last few years the exhibition has grown into the key international event for the steel industry.
Steel industry professionals expect from Metal-Expo’2018 comprehensive assessment of the domestic steel market structure and expansion of cooperation with international partners who have a good chance to view the latest achievements of the industry segment.
In my belief, the Metal-Expo’2018 hard-driving program of events will spark keen interest of steel industry professionals and contribute to development of international cooperation and strengthening of business relations.
The exhibition will provide a good opportunity to constructively exchange views and work out practical recommendations.
Wishing all the exhibitors, guests and organizers of Metal-Expo’2018, the 24th International Industrial Exhibition fruitful work, constructive meetings and success in business!
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.
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."