11 July 2022
On July 4−7, the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM was held in Yekaterinburg for the 12th time. The partner country was the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The main theme of INNOPROM 2022 was "Industrial transition: from challenges to new opportunities."

More than 600 exhibitors took part in INNOPROM. This year, 79 regions of the Russian Federation sent official delegations to INNOPROM and participants from 51 countries visited the fair. The total number of visitors by the end of the fair amounted to more than 36,000.

INNOPROM hosted more than 100 business events dedicated to current industrial development issues of interest: digital ecosystems, industrial IT, cyber security, transport and logistics. The business program of the fair this year also included two major international forums: Russia-Kazakhstan Industrial Dialogue and Russia-Turkey Business Dialogue.

Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, addressed the participants of the INNOPROM main strategic session: "I welcome all the participants of the main industrial event of Russia: the INNOPROM International Industrial Trade Fair, which is being held for the 12th time. We have many friends in the world, and we appreciate as well as respect everyone. And the fact that we have gathered today confirms that Russia cannot be isolated. We are inextricably linked with the whole world."

Mishustin also noted the special relationship of strategic partnership and alliance with Kazakhstan: "This is another step to deepen industrial cooperation and to start new joint productions. It is important for our countries to strengthen macroeconomic stability in Eurasia, implement joint projects, reduce dependence on foreign supplies, and develop cooperation in domestic production. And we do have successful experience."

"I would like to highlight the dynamic cooperation between our countries in the field of industrial cooperation. This was reflected by the implementation of joint action programs in the field of Kazakh-Russian industrial cooperation. Thus, 13 major projects worth about $ 450 million have already been jointly implemented. Nine more major joint projects worth $ 3 billion are in the process of implementation", said Alikhan Smailov, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

"An import substitution program does not start from scratch. You and I can walk around the INNOPROM stands and see what private companies have achieved. This is the result of planned government work and the implementation of the programs that underpin our technological sovereignty. We have passed the first stage of import substitution — the development, creation and production of industrial products samples. Today we are facing new challenges: we have to do more to create and develop components locally, especially components that we are critically dependent on. But with our colleagues from friendly countries we have conducted, are conducting and will be conducting work on cooperation with industrial enterprises in order to have joint programs in the industrial field", — said Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia.

This year, INNOPROM had some new formats: Component Manufacturers Forum and Dialogue with the Trade Representative. As part of the forum, component manufacturers had the opportunity to present their products directly to procurement directors of the country’s largest industrial companies, such as AvtoVAZ, Gazpromneft, Rosseti, Sibur, STT, Tyazhmash, Metalloinvest, Severstal, and UZGA. The forum was attended by 350 small and medium-sized businesses. By means of the Dialogue with Trade Representatives Platform, participants were able to hold more than 1,000 talks with 48 Russian trade representatives in foreign countries.

INNOPROM has once again confirmed its status as the country’s main industrial trade fair. Despite all the challenges we faced in 2022, INNOPROM has remained a major international platform for shaping the industrial agenda and opening up new business opportunities.

In 2023, INNOPROM will take place on 10 — 13 July.

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