ExpoElectronica: import substitution, official visits and agreements
From 12 to 14 April 2022, the International Exhibitions ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo took place at Crocus Expo
Vasily Shpak, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation: “Today is a challenging time; however, it provides us with opportunities to develop new approaches and solve our problems. I want to assure you that we work 24/7 to mitigate the imposed sanctions and ensure uninterrupted production. We have already adopted support measures, like additional capitalization of the Industrial Development Fund, which issues preferential loans, by 20 billion rubles; or an increase of subsidies for preferential loans to backbone enterprises up to 120 billion rubles. In addition, we work on targeted measures currently required by the industry, i.e. expansion of tax incentives for enterprises of the radio-electronic industry that develop and sell their own products, a reduction in the rate of insurance premiums from 30.2% to 7.6%, and reduction in the corporate income tax rate from 20% to 3%.”
ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo became a unique platform where electronics industry experts could find new contacts, conclude agreements, and discuss industry issues. The exhibitions showcased all products of micro and radio electronics important for import substitution. More than 120 Russian manufacturers introduced computer equipment, industrial computers, robotization and automation systems, electricity meters, and much more.
In 2022, 355 companies (vs 282 companies in 2021) from Russia, Austria, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, China, and Norway exhibited at ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo. The trade shows were attended by 16,435 industry professionals from 20 countries and 70 regions of Russia, among which 8,151 visited for the first time. The number of visitors increased almost by 50% compared to last year. The share of visitors from Russian regions also increased by 45%. Traditionally, ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo are the platforms where industry experts solve their business problems, and such an increase in attendance reinforces their status.
Meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation
One of the key events at the exhibitions was the closed meeting with Oleg Bochkarev, the Deputy Chairman of the Collegium of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, dedicated to supporting domestic manufacturers in the implementation and use of domestic basic materials and chemical technologies in the radio-electronic industry. The main organizer of the meeting was the National Association of Developers and Manufacturers of Basic Materials for Electronic Products, which unites manufacturers and consumers of basic and technological materials for the radio-electronic industry. At the meeting the experts discussed import substitution, consolidation of the industry to overcome the sanctions, and use of domestic products. The VIP participants to the meeting also had a tour of the exhibitions.
The business programme of ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo lasted 3 days. Over 1,000 unique listeners attended 23 events featuring 90 industry experts. The programme saw new content events, such as meetings on robotics, medical technology, passive electronic components, and industrial design. First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy Denis Kravchenko and Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Konstantin Dolgov visited the exhibitions.
At the analytical session “Russian electronics today: current state, development forecasts”, the speakers reported on the current situation in the industry, highlighted existing problems and respective support measures. General Director of VT Svetlana Legostaeva emphasized the relevance of the industry needs. They included tax maneuvers and preferences.
At the conference “Basis of Industry Development” the experts of the Basis Consortium Association spoke about achievements since the announcement of its creation at ExpoElectronica 2021. Aleksey Alekseev, Director for Electronic Engineering of the Basis Consortium Association, advised that more than 50 projects had been financed, and some of them had been successfully completed. Also, a product classifier, a development roadmap, and projects of the “zero” stage were created. With all the above, the Consortium was in the process of further development and approval of work algorithms in the field of electronic engineering.
Six cooperation agreements between the leading industry Consortiums were signed in the Main Hall.
At technical seminars for exhibitors experts presented their technologies and shared professional experience.
The exhibitions were attended by: Head of the Machine-Building Complex Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan Elmira Khasanova, Chief Specialist of the Export Development Department of Goods at the International Economic Center Dmitry Baranov, as well as representatives of the Embassy of Belarus, the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia, the Moscow-Taipei Coordinating Commission for Economic and Cultural Cooperation, and the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency.
The main event of the final day of the exhibitions was the ELECTRONICA Award, founded in 2021 by the ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo team with the support of the Association of Russian Electronics Manufacturers. The Journal “Electronics: Science, Technology, Business” became the exclusive information partner. The expert jury and visitors voted for projects of the nominees: RU Electronics, AKM, Getchips, DS-Robotics, Kulon, MicroEM Technologies, Research Institute of Electronic Technology, NTO, PRODIS, Techno-Logika, Form, Dipaul, Elektron-Mash, Technological Centre, and Digital Solutions. In 2022, the winners of the second ELECTRONICA Business Award were:
Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics: Digital Solutions and Form Contract manufacturing: MicroEM Technologies Power electronics: Research Institute of Electronic Technology Industrial Design, Trusted platform, and Localization: Dipaul Basic technologies and means of production: PRODIS and NTO Russian distributors of electronic components: RU Electronics and Getchips The winners received personalized ELECTRONICA Award figurines.
In 2022, ExpoElectronica and ElectronTechExpo received support of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, the Government of Moscow, and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
- Sponsor of the registration area – RU Electronics
- Sponsor of the guidebook – ELVEES
- Sponsor of the lounge area for exhibitors – TechnoPrist
- Sponsor of the lounge area for visitors – Elekate
- Digital Sponsor – NKAB
- Media partner – TV channel “MIR”