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The Mebel 2021 exhibition opened today at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds. More than 600 companies from 17 countries are presenting new products in six EXPOCENTRE’s pavilions on a total area of more than 70,000 sq. m. A national exposition will be presented by Uzbekistan's furniture manufacturers. Special attention will be given to the group stands of the companies from Russia's regions. This year, 19 regions are financing the participation of their manufacturers in the exhibition.
EXPOCENTRE AO organises the exhibition with the support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The exhibition is conveniently structured according to its product sectors. The 10 themed salons combine all segments of the furniture industry. For example, Halls 3 and 7 showcases components, fittings and equipment for furniture production, while two halls of Pavilion 8 are the area of furniture for comfortable sleep, mattresses and fillings. Hall 3 of Pavilion 8 presents office and specialised furniture. Traditionally, residential furniture, upholstered furniture, kitchen furniture are presented on a large scale, and Pavilions 1, 2 and Forum offer the opportunity to talk to manufacturers and see new products.
Special product sectors of the exhibition highlight offerings from companies in franchising, modern digital technology for furniture production and retail.
The Mebel 2021 show takes place offline, in the usual format of friendly conversation, business atmosphere and busy meetings. A small part of the conference programme is streamed online.
The opening ceremony was attended by Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Tatiana Gigel, Member of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management, Artyom Kiryanov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Maxim Fateev, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Evgeny Kesarev, Vice-President of the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia, Timur Irtuganov, General Director of the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, and others.
Oleg Bocharov, on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, congratulated the organisers and the industry for making the exhibition happen. "The agenda of the exhibition's conference programme is of high interest to the Ministry. We understand that if the furniture sub-sector is transformed to suit the market, it becomes modern and interesting," said the Deputy Minister.
Tatiana Gigel called the furniture industry the driver of development of the timber sector. "The Mebel exhibition, which has maintained undying interest for more than thirty years, is worthy of respect," she said.
Maxim Fateev believes that the cream of the furniture industry in Russia and many foreign countries gathered at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds today. That is why he thanked those companies which found the strength, opportunities and means to show their best products at the Mebel 2021 trade show.
In his welcome speech, EXPOCENTRE's First Deputy Director General, Sergey Selivanov, noted that the Mebel exhibition was a unique project which provided the most comprehensive insight into trends in furniture and interior design, the latest materials and production technologies.
"We are very happy to meet, and the exhibition we are opening today is indeed a long-awaited event. The opportunity to see each other, talk to each other in person, and create a real celebration of furniture fashion together is something that inspires and gives strength for business development in these difficult times," he said.
The exhibition runs till November 26.
Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO