Monday, April 25, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of elcomUkraine

Exhibitors experience upswing and a more buoyant business mood as international loans reach the realization level

190 exhibitors from 10 countries discussed business with 7,080 professional visitors at Ukraine’s major energy and industrial event

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of elcomUkraine exhibitors experienced an upswing and a more buoyant business mood in the country.
Exhibitors of Ukraine’s major energy and industrial event reported that World Bank and IMF loans have now reached the realization level. Billions in aid to the modernization of infrastructure and industry are being invested.
Another positive factor is the association and free trade agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which marks a milestone for Ukraine.
elcomUkraine took place on 19 to 22 April 2016 at the KyivExpoPlaza. The event is organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and their Ukrainian partners Euroindex.
This year 190 exhibitors from 10 countries discussed their business with an audience of some 7,500 professional visitors compared to 143 exhibitors in 2015.

The official opening was held with the participation of:

  • Mr Sergei Sävchuk, Chairman of the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
  • Ms Christina Hageneder, Project Director at GIZ Ukraine
  • Ms Diana Korsakaite, Chief of Party at ENGILITY
  • Mr Sohéil Moghtader, ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association,  Europa-Referent Fachverband Licht
  • Mr Olexii Tkachenko, CEO of ARDENS' UKRAINE
  • Mr Valerii Pekar and Mr Vladimir Shmukler, Presidents of Euroindex
  • Mr Martin März, Managing Director of fairtrade

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Read what the exhibitors said

Germany again left a heavy footprint with an important presentation. The official German participation was presented by the German 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.

Exhibitors presented their innovations in the fields of modern, efficient and sustainable infrastructure in power transmission and distribution, building and industrial automation, electro-technology and lighting technology.

elcomUkraine 2016 once again delivered as an excellent platform for decision-makers from all sectors of the Central and Eastern European industry, public institutions and the services industry to get in contact with cutting-edge solutions first, and to meet new suppliers. A major event bringing the two sides of supply and demand together for business.

An integral part of elcomUkraine also is its action-packed program of professional conferences, presentations and seminars.

The target of elcomUkraine during the past 20 years has always been to support the Ukrainian industry and Ukrainian SMEs to improve their production facilities and to challenge the Ukrainian government on its way to modernize public infrastructure and introduce energy efficiency in all walks of life.

As Ukraine’s leading industrial trade show between 1997 and 2016 elcomUkraine has succeeded to meanwhile accompany a whole generation and has served as its major platform for technological exchange targeting to enhance cooperation between industrialists and technology suppliers.

It goes without saying that the energy and industrial sector is one of the largest segments of the Ukrainian industry. The sector generates hundreds of thousands of jobs in the country and employs a considerable amount of the Ukrainian workforce.

According to ZVEI-German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association main Ukrainian imports consist of power engineering technology, cables and wires, automation technology, industrial control systems and lighting technology.

And the level and quantity of these imports has been relatively stable also during the past few years, with a peak of 6.5 billion euro in 2012 and a low still amounting to 3.9 billion euro in 2014, figures for 2015 though being not yet available. China, Russia and Germany are the most important supplier countries.