Expocentre delegation had a meeting with German businessmen in Bonn
Expocentre delegates gave a presentation of 2017-2018 trade shows for German businessmen at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Bonn.
Expocentre General Director Sergey Bednov told the German business community that Expocentre provided great opportunities to promote goods and services to the markets of both countries. He said that Expocentre maintained close partnerships with many German trade fair companies, e.g., Messe Dusseldorf, Messe Frankfurt, and others. Expocentre Fairgrounds annually hosts more than 100 trade shows and 700 conferences and congresses with participation of about 30,000 companies from Russia and 100 foreign countries.
He pointed out that Germany was one of the largest participants in Russian trade shows. Every year up to 2,500 German companies and organizations take part in Russian exhibitions. In 2016 Expocentre welcomed 1,303 German companies that was more than a half of the total number of German companies taking part in Russian trade shows.
Sergey Bednov expressed confidence that participation in trade shows was the most effective way to promote products on home and overseas markets and organization of trade shows is the right way to strengthen and develop trade and economic relations as well as cooperation in the areas of science, technology and culture between the countries.
“We are glad that Expocentre’s trade shows invariably attract interest among German businessmen. German Trade Fair Quality Abroad (AUMA) regularly includes our exhibitions as meeting the highest standards in their publications”, said General Director in conclusion.
Head of Expocentre’s Exhibition Operating Management Sergey Gusev told about Expocentre’s leading trade shows to the meeting attendees.
Consul General of the Russian Federation in Bonn Vladimir Sedykh highly appreciated the event. He emphasized that such a meeting was held for the first time in Western Europe.
President and CEO of Messe Dusseldorf Werner Dornscheidt, in his turn, gave a high appraisal of the cooperation between his company and Expocentre.
The presentation generated interest among German industry associations, companies and enterprises seeking a gateway to the Russian market, as well as among local media.