The 15th Neftegaz International Exhibition for Equipment and Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industries, held from May 26 to 29, 2014 at Expocentre Fairgrounds, was a significant event not only for Russian but also international oil and gas industry.
The Neftegaz project was created 35 years ago. It is recognized Russia’s largest oil and gas tradeshow and one of the world’s top ten oil and gas shows. International status and good standing of the exhibition are approved by the logos of UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and RUEF – the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.
Neftegaz’2014 was organized by Expocentre ZAO and German Exhibition Company Messe Dusseldorf GmbH. The trade fair was supported by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Moscow City Government. The show ran under the auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This year the trade fair brought together 795 major companies from 33 countries. Equipment and developments showcased on the total exhibition space of 56,648 sqm attracted attention of 20,090 specialists in the oil and gas and other related industries. The flow of visitors was heavy on each day of the exhibition period. The participants held intensive negotiations at their stands and lively, sometimes even heated discussions in congress halls.
At the Neftegaz’2014 exposition the latest accomplishments were put on display by major manufacturers and suppliers of the international oil and gas market, among them China Petroleum Technology and Development, Gardner Denver, JUMO, Kanex Krohne, Man Turbo, Mokveld Valves BV, MTU, Pentair, R&B Industrial Supply, Siemens, VEGA, National Oilwell Varco, Aksa Power Generation, and ABB.
Five countries – Germany, China, Norway, Finland, and the Czech Republic arranged their national pavilions.
Russia was represented by 469 companies from almost all the subjects of the Russian Federation. Among the participants there were such giants of Russian energy and mechanical engineering as Gazprom, Tatneft, Zarubezhneft, Uralmash, Rosatom, President-Neva, Paker, TMK Pipe Metallurgical Company, Gazprom Avtomatizatsiya, and other companies.
The Neftegaz’2014 thematic sectors were dedicated to automation, petrochemical industry, recent developments made by gas, service, engineering, transportation and other companies representing all segments of the oil and gas market.
The key event of the exhibition business related programme was the 5th International Forum on Advanced Petrochemical Technologies for Sustainable Industry Development – ENERCON’2014. The Forum was organized by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Expocentre ZAO with the support of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Russian Ministry of Energy, the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Russian State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environmental Management and Ecology, the Russian State Duma Committee on Energy, major industry unions, and associations.
Participants in the Forum were top Russian experts, representatives of major oil and gas companies, relevant ministries, industry associations, R&D institutes, and their foreign partners. They estimated the current state of the industry and future development of the fuel and energy complex.
Practical-scientific sessions devoted to Russia’s Hard-to-Recover Reserves and Alternative Resources and Development of the Russian Arctic Shelf generated a great interest in the industry experts.
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade held the seminar on Industrial Enterprises of the Crimean Federal District: Supplies of Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry in New Geo-Economical Conditions.
Exhibitors’ and visitors’ feedback testifies to the exhibition relevance and effectiveness.
Dmitry Solodov, Deputy Director of Hydrocarbon Projects Department of Grasys
Research and Production Company
“A hundred percent successful results. The exhibition is of high quality and efficiency. Only positive impressions.
The tradeshow enables us to demonstrate a rapid development of our company and those innovations, which are used in implementation of the projects concerning natural and associated petroleum gas treatment.”
Sergey Titov, Head of Neftegaz Division of Mitsubishi Electric
“I think that Expocentre is one of the major venues in Russia. It is conveniently located in the city centre with good transport accessibility. The event is organized and held at a high level. We will surely take part in the exhibition in future.
We pay great attention to the Neftegaz project because it’s a promising direction for Mitsubishi. Neftegaz is one of the best venues to promote a brand. It is a milestone for our company. This year we’ve participated in the trade fair for the first time and seen that customers are really interested in our equipment.”
Dr. Hubert Keiber, CEO of Siemens OOO in Russia, Head of Industry’s Division
“The Neftegaz exhibition is a very significant event for our company as far as oil and gas business is one of our company’s directions. We offer products and solutions for the oil and gas industry. Participating in the trade fair we meet our customers and key partners. All days were eventful; we met a lot of business partners. The number of visitors to our stand was very large. They were different industry experts with whom we could discuss not only general issues, but also advantages of our equipment and other new products and innovations. We will certainly participate in the exhibition again because it’s a great opportunity for us to meet and communicate with our customers.”
Andy Alexander, ABB Area Sales Manager
“The trade fair is crucial to us. Here we showcase our products, meet our customers and partners, and participate every year. We still consider Russian market very important for us, especially with regard to the oil and gas industry. We are planning further development on this market.
The event organization is very good. I was surprised to see a large number of local companies and visitors. Quality of the visitors and numerous meetings with partners confirm out intention to participate in the next exhibition.”
Marat Aminev, Deputy Director of New Techniques and Technologies of Paker Science and Production Firm, Distinguished Inventor of the Republic of Bashkortostan
“This exhibition is of high priority to us. I’m here for the 7th time and would like to note that the tradeshow organization is improving year by year, its relevance is increasing. Here are a lot of our customers whom we have met at this trade fair before. This exhibition is like a cornerstone for building up relations with our partners. I would like to thank the event organizers, who understand the problems arising between manufacturers and consumers (oilmen in our case) and encourage communication between them. Everybody just benefits from it. We are also changing adjusting to the environment. We improve our fittings and equipment showed at the trade fair. We hope the exhibition will exist, and we, on our part, will try to take its opportunities to present our equipment to the full extent.”
Andrey Desyatskov, Head of Sales Department of Oil and Gas Market of Parker Hannifin OOO
“This trendy exhibition lets visitors see that we work, we are on the market. Participation in the show means new contacts and partners in the future. The number of visitors is large enough. We not only search for new partners at the tradeshow but meet partners of long standing. One of the advantages of the tradeshow is that a lot of regional companies participate in it. The show covers the whole country.”
Yelena Makarova, Manager of Neftegazkompleks-CPS, Research and Production Association
“According to a five-grade scale this exhibition gets a five. Companies from many cities have come to the tradeshow. “The venue is well located and the organization level is high”, these are our clients’ comments. We constantly upgrade our equipment and develop new products. I think we will participate in the exhibition in future. Bearing in mind the policy of our company, we always go ahead, so at the next trade fair we’ll be two-three-five steps ahead.”
Leonid Adamov, Business User Manager of Techexpert OOO
“Fairly large number of contacts and potential clients. We’ve hold a lot of negotiations but we are not ready to rest. We show our products. It is intellectual property that we demonstrate to the visitors We wouldn’t be on the market for twenty-three years if our products weren’t relevant and in demand. We help people enhance efficiency of their production, i.e. business for business.”
Go to the Neftegaz website at http://www.neftegaz-expo.ru/