Post Show Report Russian Industry Week 2020

17 / 11 / 2020
On 1922 October 2020 EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, hosted the first Russian Industry Week. It brought together the Technoforum 2020 International Exhibition for Equipment and Technology for Materials Processing, the new Rusweld 2020 International Exhibition for Welding and Cutting Equipment, Technologies and Materials, and the Lesdrevmash 2020 International Exhibition for Machinery, Equipment and Technology for Logging, Woodworking and Furniture Industries. 

Exhibitors: 250+ companies

Countries: 17 (Austria, Belarus, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, the USA)

Attendance: 7,544 visits

Associate events: 31

Floor space: 20,000 sq m

Sergey Bednov, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO

Russian Industry Week is a search for new comprehensive solutions to technological and engineering problems of the industry. I am sure that this new project has a bright future. Despite the current difficulties, the week had a lot of activities. It showcased innovative developments and operating equipment, and offered many interesting events. It is safe to say that our new show Rusweld was a success. We managed to arrange an interesting showcase. I am happy to say that the majority of exhibitors have already confirmed their participation in 2021.

Russian Industry Week was opened by Chairman of the Organising Committee of Research-Technology-Innovations Expo, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly Vladimir Kononov, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Mikhail Ivanov, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Forestry Agency Ivan Sovetnikov, Russian Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Andrey Omelchuk, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin, Vice President at Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) Dmitry Pristanskov, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO Sergey Bednov, and heads of industry associations, educational and research institutions.

On the same day, the new Rusweld 2020 exhibition was opened by President of the National Agency of Welding Control, Member the Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolay Alyoshin, Director General of NAKS the National Agency of Welding Control Andrey Prilutskiy, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO Sergey Bednov, Managing Director of ESAB in Russia and the CIS Dmitry Kuraksa, and other officials and dignitaries.

Technoforum 2020

The Technoforum 2020 International Exhibition for Equipment and Technologies for Materials Processing has once again become a perfect platform for demonstration of innovative equipment and advanced solutions for mechanical engineering, machine tool building and materials processing.

The showcased equipment was in great demand by industry professionals and business visitors. Several exhibits machine tools were bought on the first days of the exhibition.

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science, the Union of Composites Manufacturers, RPA CNIITMASH AO, the Russian Association of Robotics (RAR)

Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Part of the Research-Technologies-Innovations Expo project

Exhibitors: 100+ companies (3D CONTROL, BLM, Heinrich Kipp, Weber Comechanics, GKMP Research & Production Company, Invent, Intehnika, Iscar, Knuth, OSK-GROUP, Laser Center, Lipetsk Machine Tool Plant, NPK Morsvyazavtomatica, Okuma, Pumori, Sonatec, LK Machinery, Russkiy Instrument, Sarapul Electrogenerator Plant, Stanko Group, Transet, Technored, PLM Ural, etc.) Companies from Belgorod, Lipetsk and Yaroslavl oblasts exhibited with support of their respective regional funds.

Attendance: 4,200 professional visitors

Types of products on display: products and technologies for all production processes from research to pilot and mass production of finished products; in 2020, the sectors of Heat Treatment and Composite Materials, Technologies and Equipment were added

Russias leading STANKIN Moscow State University of Technology presented the latest developments in additive manufacturing, robotics and machine tool building, and held a series of events devoted to the current problems of digitalization and standardization, and development of the industrys human resources.

Small innovative enterprises showcased in the Zone of Innovations where they demonstrated their latest industrial developments, got acquainted and established contacts with investors and major players of the industry.

The Employment Centre at Technoforum gave information about current job offers of exhibiting companies, posted CVs of young professionals, and offered professional career development consultations.

Strategic partner of Technoforum 2020: Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), one of the worlds leaders in production of copper and platinum, the largest producer of nickel and palladium

Rusweld 2020

Advanced solutions and international practices of the welding industry were demonstrated at EXPOCENTREs new Rusweld 2020 International Exhibition for Welding and Cutting Equipment, Technologies and Materials.

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, NAKS the National Agency of Welding Control, RPA CNIITMASH AO

Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Key partner: NAKS the National Agency of Welding Control

Exhibitors: 30+ companies (ESAB, the exhibitions strategic partner, Weber Comechanics, Vekprom, Vektor Grupp, Eurolux Group, Intertechpribor, Kontur, Rutech, Polysoude S.A.S (France, the representative office in Moscow), Cebora-Russia (Italy, the representative office in the Moscow region), Shtorm (Yekaterinburg), etc.)

Attendance: 3,500 professional visitors

Types of products on display: products and technologies for all types of welding

Nikolay Alyoshin, President of the National Agency of Welding Control, Member the Russian Academy of Sciences

Today, we have Russian technologies that are not available in countries with strong positions in the welding market. For example, it is our patented laser welding with wire feed. At present nobody in the world has such technology. As for the additive technology market, which is worth more than eight billion dollars, the USA is in the lead in right now. But we also have something to show: we were the first to create a flying machine engine based entirely on additive technology. I would like to note that at the next exhibition we will show our foreign colleagues the new achievements of the Russian welding production and welding science at its best.

Dmitry Kuraksa, Managing Director of ESAB in Russia and the CIS

We are sincerely glad that now we have one more serious networking platform. Here all companies, which are engaged in welding technologies, production of welding materials and equipment, and digitization and robotization of welding processes, have an opportunity to discuss the most relevant issues, find the best solutions, and find new growth paths during various panels, workshops and other events.

One of the most important topics at Rusweld 2020 was non-destructive testing of working properties and parameters of welded joints and products to detect defects. The Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics announced the rescheduling of the NDT Territory forum within Russian Industry Week. The society also arranged a group stand and held several events at Rusweld 2020.

ESAB arranged a special demo-track to present its welding materials and new equipment. The companys specialists introduced welding technologies and features of different welding machines and materials, and offered visitors an opportunity to check their qualities themselves. Additionally, ESAB supported several supporting events.

Strategic partner of Rusweld 2020: ESAB,  the world's largest producer of standard welding equipment, consumables, and automation equipment, as well as cutting machines and systems

Lesdrevmash 2020

The central event of Russian Industry Week was the 18th edition of the International Exhibition for Machinery, Equipment and Technology for Logging, Woodworking and Furniture Industries Lesdrevmash 2020.

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Supported by EUMABOIS the European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Wooden Housing Association, the Drevmash Russian Association of Organisations and Enterprises of Woodworking Machine Building, and the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibition partner country: Japan (you can see products and services of 16 Japanese manufacturers at the website launched by Japan Woodworking Machinery Association (JWMA) jointly with machinery manufacturers and the Japan Association for Trade with Russia & NIS (ROTOBO)

Exhibition partner: Biesse (Italy), professional woodworking machinery, high-precision machinery and solutions for the furniture and wood construction industries

General media partner: the LesPromInform magazine

Exhibitors: 100+ companies from Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. Thanks to cooperation with regional centres, companies from Arkhangelsk, Bryansk, Tver, Vladimir and Yaroslavl oblasts, and the Republic of Karelia took part in the exhibition.

Exhibiting companies: Felder, Koimpex, Moldow, Mühlbock-Vanicek, Ponsse, Festool, Polytechnik, Leitz, Ambitech, Griggio Centre, Sagedoktor, Kami, Kovrov Boylers, Ledinek Engineering, Liga, LTT, MDM-Techno, Nevskiye Technologies-Engineering, etc.

International pavilion: Germany (Amandus Kahl, Vollmer, Fagus Grecon, Mӧhringer, Kündig, Stela, WEINIG) with support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany

Attendance: 5,230 professional visitors

Types of products on display: equipment for logging, timber transportation, handling and storage, equipment for furniture manufacturing, wood house construction machinery, sawmilling equipment, wood conditioning equipment and drying chambers, woodworking technology and equipment, machine and hand tools, sharpening equipment, control means, etc.

Supporting events

The event programme opened with the Plenary Session on Digital Transformation: a Path to Sustainability. It was organised by EXPOCENTRE AO, assisted by the Expert Council on Scientific and Technological Development and Intellectual Property of the Russian State Duma, and operated by PRIORITET OOO.

The main topics of the discussion were the strategic development of the Russian manufacturing industry up to 2035, effective tools for the adaptation of production during the COVID crisis, the technological revolution in the post-pandemic economy, additive manufacturing during the pandemic, and successful implementation of digital tools at industrial enterprises.

The participants thanked the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade for its great efforts to support industrial enterprises during the pandemic to minimize negative consequences. Good results were achieved, among other things, through the use of digital platforms and services.

Reports were made by Director of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Committee on Exhibition, Fair and Convention Activities Sergey Selivanov, Director of the Department for Strategic Development of the Manufacturing Sector of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Alexey Uchenov, Chairman of the Cyber-Physical Systems TC 194 Nikita Utkin, First Vice-Rector of MISIS National University of Science and Technology Sergey Salikhov, and General Director of the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia Timur Irtuganov. Representative of Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) Sergey Radkov, Vice President for Technical Development of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Vasily Boitsov, and Deputy Director for IT of the United Engine Corporation Dmitry Eliseev shared successful practices of implementing digital tools at their enterprises.

This year the Week also included the International Conference on Digital Technologies for Machine and Machine Tool Building (TSIFRAMASH 2020), which covered the main trends of Industry 4.0 in the world, new approaches and solutions for creation of smart manufacturing, problems of ensuring integration of control systems of smart manufacturing, and many other topics.

The Technoforum events included the Forum on the Present and Future of Composites. Technologies of Production and Processing of High-Tech Polymers, organised by the Union of Composites Manufacturers, and the Conference on Innovative Technologies for Thermal and Thermochemical Treatment, organised by the State Research Center of the Russian Federation, RPA CNIITMASH AO, Atomenergomash Group, and the Rosatom State Corporation.

Some specific welding related issues were discussed during the Conference on Transition from Non-Destructive Testing to Condition Monitoring in the Smart Manufacturing Conditions. Analysis of Russian and Foreign Experience, the Conference on Industrial Welding and Additive Manufacturing, and the Panel on Welding as Part of Digital Manufacturing.  

Another important event was the 2nd Forum on Forestry Machine Building (Lesmashforum 2020). The forum participants included representatives of the Russian authorities, professional associations of the machine tool industry, scientific community, and forest machine building enterprises. They discussed issues related to systemic problems in the development of the timber industry, use of technology, machinery and equipment, and training of personnel and researchers for the industry.

Other events of Lesdrevmash 2020 included the 12th International Congress and Conference on Biofuel Bioenergy: Biofuel CHP and Boilers, Production of Pellets, Briquettes and Wood Chips,  the Panel on Logging Waste: Problems and Solutions, the Plitprom 2020 Conference: Markets in the Time of Covid-19, and the Conference on Recycling of Furniture, Slab Materials and Woodworking Products The New Life of an Old Wardrobe.

A joint meeting on the relevant problems of the timber industry was organised by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, and Russian Export Center AO with support of EXPOCENTRE AO.

This year a lot of attention was paid to professional competitions.

The TECNOforumLEADER competition of industrial projects, which premiered at Technoforum 2019, brought together event more participants than a year ago. They presented projects of solutions and technologies for materials processing. The winners received awards.

PR offices of exhibitors of Technoforum and Rusweld took part in the PR Battle competition to demonstrate their best practices used during the preparation and running of these exhibitions. The winners were awarded diplomas and certificates for a set of marketing services, which can be used during the exhibitions next year.

Rusweld announced the results of the Welding Art creative competition for the most original welding projects. The competitors were welding craftsmen who create real art from figurines to architectural detail and sculpture groups for houses, parks and gardens. The winners were decided by the number of likes under the post showing their competition entry.   

On every day of Lesdrevmash 2020 young professionals took part in qualifying competitions in the Cabinetmaking and Carpentry skills for the right to be included in the enlarged Russian national WorldSkills team.

To learn more about the events of Russian Industrial Week, go to official website of exhibitions at,,

The next edition of Russian Industry Week, which will bring together the Technoforum, Rusweld, and Reklama international exhibitions, will take place at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds from 18 through 21 October 2021.

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO