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19 - 22 March 2019, Moscow, IEC 'Expocentre'

13.04.2017 Techtextil Russia 2017 was a success

Russian Textile Week brought together major exhibitions of the industry

Techtextil Russia to be held annually from 2017

The ninth edition of Techtextil Russia (20 to 22 February 2017) was a success. In 2017, 67 companies from 10 countries, including Belarus, Belgium, China, India, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Russia presented their equipment, technologies and products at Techtextil Russia, leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. Techtextil Russia took place in the framework of the Russian Textile Week. Many companies participated in the exhibition for the first time reflecting the constantly growing importance and popularity of the fair and its professional recognition.

At the opening ceremony of the Russian Textile Week, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viсtor Evtukhov said that "the industry benefits from the implementation of comprehensive supportive measures by the government.” In addition, Victor Evtukhov noted the growth in technical textiles production, including nonwoven materials, which amounted to 26.6%. The production of workwear and personal protective equipment has increased by nearly 40%.

Michael Jaenecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles & Textile Processing at Messe Frankfurt, underlined the effectiveness of combining the leading industry events on one site: "We are happy to be part of the Russian Textile Week with Techextil. We think, that – despite of its young age – the Russian Textile Week has very good prospects to become the main platform for exchange of information in the region. From my point of view, combining all sectoral events on the same platform and at the same time, offers the opportunity to cover the maximum of topics and to discuss all relevant trends relevant to the market”.

Among the exhibitors of the European pavilion, where companies such as Dakota, Bekintex, Bonino Carding Machines, and the new Vetex, SC & T Plant s.r.l. Russian companies in the market of technical textiles and non-woven materials where represented by companies such as Ivanovoiskozh, APO Aleko Polimers, as well as Sinteks, who recently entered the market of technical textiles. Belarus was represented by market leaders and already regular participants of the exhibition such as Mogilevkhimvolokno and Ruchayka.

The reviews of the participants underline the success of the exhibition:

The company Daman, Mustafa Kudia, Managing director, Booth A6:

"I think that we take part in the exhibition next year. This is our first experience of exhibiting in Russia. We found this exhibition very helpful for our product. The organization is very good. And we also found very good marketing in Russia, so we are looking forward on the next year”.

The company Syntex, Bushueva Svetlana, Technologist weaving, Booth C1: "We participated for the first time in the exhibition. For organizations have no complaints - everything is coherently and clearly. Everything was very pleasant, especially the location of our booth. We hope that the next exhibition we will be more productive, we’ll have more customers because many of our customers we hadn’t enough time to inform, but still had a lot of visitors. We hope that next year everything goes wonderful. "

The company Ivanovoiskozh, Russia, Musatova Marina, Commercial director, stand B2: "This exhibition is an excellent event and presents a large number of manufacturers of textile fabrics, chemical raw materials, textile equipment. This exhibition is of interest to many visitors, potential and existing clients of the company Ivanovoiskozh. All those who are engaged in tent structures, all who supply automotive, defense, and oil industries will find suppliers of raw materials for a particular product that they need for their type of activity, here. Techtextil grows and develops, so that participation in the event results in connecting to new business partners and the opportunity to meet with them and get acquainted. "

The company Retex, Marek Urban, Manager of Strategic Development, Czech Republic, stand A2: "We chose the exhibition Techtextil in Russia, because we want to do business here, we want to start selling our products here and doing our production. At this exhibition, we met only with new customers, because the Russian market is new for us. We have 30 new contacts, if there are 5 of them, which will be able to develop, it will be a success. This is our first exhibition, and we will be very happy to be here next year. "

Within the Russian Textile Week five top events took place at the Expocentre fairground at the same time: Techtextil Russia,  Inlegmash CJF – Child and Junior Fashion Spring, Children's fashion, Interfabric as well as the IV international forum of light industry "Legpromforum-2017". CPM Moscow - the largest fashion fair in Eastern Europe was held in parallel to the Russian Textile Week. 

The organizers of the Russian Textile Week are IEC Expocentre and the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Light Industry, the official partner is Messe Frankfurt RUS. Responding to the needs of the technical textiles and fibrous materials market, Messe Frankfurt RUS turned Techtextil Russia into an annual event. Uniting leading industry events at one venue already proved its effectiveness last year. Industry professionals positively assessed the joint exhibitions of Techtextil Russia and Inlegmash in previous years. The format of the Russian Textile Week allows visitors to attend one site and at the same time discuss a wide range of topics and to identify necessary solutions.

Technical textiles and equipment for its production is recognized as the main factor of the Russian textile and light industry development. This sub-sector has been actively promoted and supported by governmental structures at regional and federal levels. Market players understand the importance of this industry and increase production capacity, actively engage themselves in transfer of foreign technologies in this field as well as localization of production.

Elena Kravtsova
Show Director

+7 495 649 87 75 ext.125

Tamara Kuprina
Marketing manager

+7 495 649 87 75 ext.14

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
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Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most populair venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

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*preliminary numbers 2016

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