The 15th Neftegaz International Exhibition was a significant event for the fuel and energy industry not only in Russia but worldwide.
Neftegaz 2014, ranking among the world’s top ten oil and gas trade fairs, brought together 800 exhibitors from 33 countries at Expocentre Fairgrounds. Russia was represented by 486 companies, among them the flagships of the Russian energy and machine building industries such as Gazprom, Zarubezhneft, Tatneft, Uralmash, Rosatom and many others. The total exhibition space made up 60,000 sq m.
The exhibition subjects covered all the segments of the modern fuel and energy industry. According to President of Rosneft Oil Company Igor Sechin, for all those working in the oil and gas industry this exhibition is “a great chance to see the future of the fuel and energy complex, learn about the latest technologies of hydrocarbon production, transportation and processing, environmental and energy-saving programmes.”
Speaking about Neftegaz 2014 strong points, Head of Rosneft said, “The exhibition traditionally brings together major companies from Russia and many other countries to exchange experience and cement partnerships. The main goal is to make the oil and gas industry innovative, high-tech and safe.”
Head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, traditionally participating in the Neftegaz exhibition, is positive that “modern ideas and know-how, obtained at this trade fair, will contribute to a dynamic power industry development.”
President of Lukoil Vagit Alekperov, on his part, stressed the significance of the Neftegaz 2014 exhibition as “an important sectoral platform for discussions and a showcase of accomplishments.” In his opinion, “the development of the Russian oil and gas industry is in the centre of attention of both government and business. Industry professionals, foreign partners and major Russian companies are also interested in it.”
It is the first time that First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Aleksander Torshin and Chairman of the Board of the Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia Yury Shafranik headed the Organizing Committee at the exhibition.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the State Duma, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation, Presidents of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, heads of relevant ministries, Mayor of Moscow, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation welcomed the Neftegaz 2014 participants, visitors and organizers.
The Neftegaz 2014 exhibition, organized by Expocentre ZAO in cooperation with German exhibition company Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, was officially supported by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, and the Moscow City Government. The show ran under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
This year the exhibition subjects devoted to automation, petrochemical industry as well as gas, service, engineering and transport companies gained further development. The key event of the Neftegaz 2014 programme was the 5th International Forum ENERCON.
The ENERCON Forum ran under the slogan “Advanced petrochemical technologies for sustainable industry development”. Its participants were outstanding Russian experts from major oil and gas companies, relevant ministries, branch associations, R&D institutes and their foreign partners. They assessed the current state of the industry and discussed the future development of the fuel and energy complex.
The Neftegaz 2014 Exhibition and ENERCON Forum offered wide opportunities for effective communication between authorities, businessmen and scientists. In the participants’ opinion, the trade show will promote implementation of new technologies in the field of oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and processing as well as dynamic modernization of Russia’s fuel and energy industry.
Expocentre Press Office