Monday, October 6, 2014

Business with Ukraine on the upswing as billions in aid to the modernization of infrastructure and industry are being invested

GTAI: “Association & Free Trade Agreement is a milestone for Ukraine”

elcomUkraine 2015 featuring official pavilions of China, Germany & Turkey

According GTAI-Germany Trade & Invest “the association and free trade agreement with the EU is a milestone for Ukraine. The mutual custom duties are set to almost zero. The adaptation to standards and regulations of the EU will significantly improve the business climate in Ukraine. And billions in aid to the modernization of infrastructure and industry are on.”

The contract provides for a gradual adaptation of rules and standards to the standards of the EU. Kiev is obliged to respect democratic principles, human rights, rule of law and free market economy.

In addition, there should be a free trade zone between the EU and Ukraine, which provides an adaptation of the Ukrainian economy in the areas of competition, procurement, copyrights, tenders, subsidies, certification, financial market and traffic to the EU.

GTAI therefore predicts significantly more investments in Ukraine and estimates that economic recovery is possible already in 2015.

The adoption of EU standards and the competitiveness in free trade with the European Union, however, require immense modernization efforts from the Ukrainian companies.

For the areas of energy and electrical engineering, energy efficiency and automation the 19th International Trade Fair elcomUkraine 2015 guarantees ideal access to the Ukrainian market.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and their Ukrainian partners Euroindex the 19th elcomUkraine will take place on 21-24 April 2015.

Central Europe’s leading international trade fair on power engineering, electrical engineering, energy efficiency and automation will once again be held at the KyivExpoPlaza in Kiev.

elcomUkraine 2015: Featuring official pavilions of China, Germany & Turkey

Good news for 2015: in addition to individual exhibitors three international pavilions will again be participating at elcomUkraine 2015: China, Turkey and the official German pavilion.

The German participation is presented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and supported by ZVEI - the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association.

Mr Marius Rieger of ZVEI at elcomUkraine 2014

ZVEI supports the official German pavilion at elcomUkraine since 1998. For us it is important that German companies through trade fairs open up new markets and then consolidate their presence. elcom is Ukraine’s leading trade fair to establish and maintain business.
Through our presence, ZVEI sends positive signals to our member companies, in particular to the German exhibitors at elcom and to their partners in Ukraine.
We act here as the central contact of the German electrical industry and show that the German industry offers a wide portfolio at a very high level.

elcomUkraine 2015


  1. Strong market. According to ZVEI – the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, Ukrainian imports of electro-technology amounted to 5.855 billion Euro in 2013.   Ukrainian producers have exported electro-technology at a value of 3.687 billion Euro.

  2. Top governmental support in Ukraine and from all over Europe. Organised with full governmental support in Ukraine and featuring official participations of China, Germany and Turkey.

  3. Excellent visitor base. 7,158 registered industry professionals (2014).

  4. Top quality exhibitors. 215 exhibitors from 10 countries (2014).

  5. Valuable conference program. Action-packed professional conferences, presentations and seminars

  6. High satisfaction rates. More than 90% of the exhibitors recommend the event and were satisfied with the visitors’ quality.

elcomUkraine 2014 live!

elcomUkraine 2014 stood firm in turbulent times.

Exhibitors satisfied. Targets achieved.

The exhibitors were satisfied with elcomUkraine 2014. They have reached their targets. This is the result of an analysis of the exhibitors’ questionnaires conducted by the organizers fairtrade and Euroindex.

Exhibitors were satisfied with the number of visitors, with the quality of the business meetings and the exhibition as a whole. Uncertain are the exhibitors, however, on business prospects.

The most important trade fair targets included to obtain information about the current market situation, to maintain existing and build new business contacts and to improve the distribution network.

Ukraine’s leading energy, electrical engineering and industrial event can look back on a long history. It has always prevailed, whether during the global financial crisis of 2008/09 or during the Russia crisis of 1998/99.

Perhaps the 2014 event was even one of the most important ones for the Ukrainian and the international business community. In order to meet and to exchange views on technology and on what is best for Ukraine in the future.

This is what they said ...

Mr Mykhaylo Bubnov,
Siemens Ukraine - Country Division Lead Industry Automation and Drive Technologies:

Siemens Ukraine was founded in 1997. However, the history of cooperation between Ukraine and Siemens dates back to 1853, which means 160 years of successful operations. Ukraine is a big country with limitless possibilities, which, despite all turbulences and current instability, is seen as a country with high growth potential. Siemens Ukraine sees a lot of opportunities to apply our global expertise to Ukrainian enterprises and make them more efficient, competitive and sustainable.

Besides negative effects of the current economic situation in Ukraine we can see some positive trends as well.  For example, the fact that production expenses in many industries are still calculated in hryvnias, allows companies to set better prices on the global market, which positively affects their competitiveness in such industries as food, mining and ore processing, mechanical engineering, etc.
Today the situation is difficult for all companies operating on Ukrainian market, but I am very optimistic about the future of the Ukrainian economy, knowing the engineering potential of the Ukrainian enterprises and the background, provided to students by our technical universities.

elcomUkraine is one of the biggest industrial events in Ukraine. The format of the exhibition allows us to not only present our newest solutions, but also constantly interact with our current and potential customers. Besides, comfortable and personal interaction with clients gives us a chance to learn more about the needs and concerns of our clients, as well as to get acquainted with new developments of our competitors. Siemens pays a lot of attention to excellence and constant development, and the meetings and negotiations in the framework of elcom 2014 only prove the correctness of our strategy.

Mr Erkan Güney
EL-BI – Head Sales and Marketing Office:

EL-BI has an office in Kiev since 2010. Ever since we consequently participate at elcomUkraine. The Ukrainian market is a very important market for us to sell our products like switch sockets, electric accessories and fuse boxes.

In times like these we continue our work like we did before. For us it is very important to be present for our clients.

elcomUkraine is an ideal platform to boost our image and to show our new product lines to our customers and get new contacts.

Mr Sergey A. Shermakov,
ENERGOMERA – Head of Eastern Europe department:

Energomera is a Russian company and we are active on the Ukrainian market since 10 years. This market is very important for us, as it is among the top-three markets in CIS. In times of rising energy costs and increasing demand for equipment in Ukraine we see great potential for our solutions and equipment for metering and managing energy.
The participation at elcomUkraine is a must for us as we want to present new solutions that will be of great demand under the new circumstances. We want to be here for new and old customers and we are do not see any political risks.

See more testimonials here.

Ukrainian energy and electro-technology imports amounted to 5.855 billion Euro in 2013

elcomUkraine takes place on the background of strong Ukrainian imports and exports of power and electro-technology, and an increase in demand for building and industrial automation equipment and solutions.

According to ZVEI – the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, Ukrainian imports of electro-technology amounted to 5.855 billion Euro in 2013 after 6.524 billion Euro in 2012 and 5.644 billion Euro in 2011. China, Russia, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are the major supplier countries.

Ukrainian producers have exported electro-technology at a value of 3.687 billion Euro, compared to 4.636 billion Euro in 2012 and 4.495 billion Euro in 2011. Russia, Hungary, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic being the major export destinations.

Source: ZVEI / Graph: fairtrade 2014

According to Inogate (the international energy co-operation program between the EU and Ukraine and other Central European countries), Ukraine has an energy saving potential of almost 50% as its energy intensity is extremely high. The largest efficiency gains can be achieved in the metallurgy, fuel, power and chemicals sectors.

Energy demand is to double until 2030. As Ukraine currently imports 70% of its energy demand, enormous savings are possible by introducing modern energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and solutions. 


Central Europe’s No 1 Energy & Electro-Technology Event!

elcom Ukraine …

  • The most important platform for decision-makers from all sectors of the Central European industry.
  • Brings the two sides of supply and demand together for business.
  • Features an action-packed program of professional conferences, presentations and seminars.
  • Earned the ‘ufi Approved Event’ quality label as certification of the highest level of professional exhibition standards (ufi - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).
  • Central Europe’s No 1 Energy & Electro-Technology Event!

elcomUkraine: UFI Approved Event. All data compiled according to the UFI Calculation Standards and Definitions, audited by BDO Balance-Audit, Kiev.