Ever since its first edition in 1995, Mosbuild – Russia’s biggest and best construction and interior design fair – has been growing faster and faster. A point of reference not only for Russia but also for all the other former Soviet countries, this year’s edition is scheduled to be held at the Crocus Expo and Exhibition Center of Moscow from 3rd to 6th April.
In 2006 the fair attracted over 120,000 visitors - architects, designers, planners and construction managers from 59 countries: a fantastic opportunity, then, for major suppliers of building materials, tools, instruments, design technologies, sanitaryware, interior/exterior design materials and lighting equipment. The Sacmi stand will be located at the entrance to the “Technoceramic” hall – one of 15 exhibition categories. It will be a decidedly larger stand than last year’s, a clear indicator of the Group’s confidence in the emerging markets of the formerly Soviet republics.
For Sacmi, exhibiting in the all-Italian area of Technoceramica [Pavilion 5, Hall 1, Stand n. I117], the fair offers a perfect showcase and a unique opportunity to gain insights into the workings of the Russian market. Mosbuild carries a lot of weight among those industry players active in the Federation area as it gives industry experts and purchasers alike first-hand experience of all the latest, innovative technologies/products on the global construction market. For Sacmi it’s nothing less than a “networking point” for exchanging opinions, participating in forums and debates, establishing contacts with customers and suppliers, concluding negotiations and, more generally, doing business.
By the time the fair starts on 3rd April the organisers expect to have attracted at least 2000 exhibitors to Moscow. They also expect – as last year – the percentage rise in the number of visitors to hit double figures. Above all else, that trend stems from the huge growth of the Russian construction industry. The Minister for Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Yakovlev, recently stated that “The construction industry is one of Russia’s key economic expansion areas”. So it should come as no surprise that Vladimir Putin has set himself the goal of increasing construction volumes within the Russian Federation to 80 million square metres by 2010.