TransRussia hailed as the must attend transport exhibition in Russia

The 16th edition of Russia’s most comprehensive and well established exhibition for the Russian transport and logistics industry took place on 26-29 April, in Moscow, Russia and was hailed as a “must attend event” for international transport and logistics companies. The TransRussia exhibition covers the entire spectrum of transport sectors, and provides an opportunity to build new business contacts and re-connect with clients.

This year TransRussia had grown in size again, and moved in pavilion 2 to accommodate the companies who all share the common aim to grow their business interests in Russia. 504 companies from 30 countries exhibited to showcase their services and products to the industry and to increase the awareness of their presence. 12 national group stands also represented their countries to the Russian market. Over the 4 days of the exhibition, the attendance from the industry was 18,100, an increase from 2010.

TransRussia also included a conference which presented the latest industry developments and brought business leaders and key figures together. For the 1st time this year, TransRussia was held simultaneously with MIPS, the Moscow International Security, Fire and Protection exhibition, also organised by ITE. The co-location lent itself to a shared interest for the business programmes with the topic of transport security; and discussing the government initiatives in the field of transport security, and evaluating the effectiveness of security measures at transport infrastructure facilities.

For visitors, TransRussia provides the ideal opportunity to source the latest solutions, products and services available to the Russian market, and for exhibitors it’s a chance to meet with new and old customers, they can gauge how the market is likely to develop over the next few years and get immediate feedback from the market on their company.
TransRussia exhibitor, Lida Maclean, Business Manager Containers, Port of Rotterdam, said “We have made some good contacts, the quality of the visitors is high, managing director level; you talk to the right people, the decision makers, in my opinion everyone is here, and it is a good exhibition, good turnout, and a lot of people. We exhibit to show what we can do as a Port and our position in Europe”.

TransRussia exhibitor, Perry Neuman, Managing Director Russia and Belarus, Kuehne + Nagel commented, “We have a history of participating at TransRussia, we clearly recognise that TransRussia was very supportive in making our brand in Russia much more well known in the market. We participate for marketing reasons, to attract new business and contracts, very often we make the 1st contacts here, every year we have a business pipeline out of TransRussia. I’m absolutely overwhelmed with the volume of people here, our booth is very busy”.

Julia Wocka-Gowda, Event Manager – Transport division, ITE, commented “We are delighted that TransRussia has had another successful year and is the recognised platform for international companies to access the Russian transport market. There is a really positive atmosphere on the show floor that Russia has emerged from the recession and demand is on the up for many companies.”

TransRussia is proud to be supported by the Ministry of Transport of Russia, Federal Customs of Russia, JSC Russian Railways, Freight Forwarders Association of Russia, EuroAsian Transport Union and The Guild of Freight Forwarders.
The next edition of TransRussia takes place 24-27 April 2012, at the Expo Centre, Moscow, Russia and will feature an additional pavilion, 8.1 to accommodate the growing marine sector at the show. In response to the growth of the air cargo freight sector in the Russian transport industry, TransRussia will also be introducing an air freight area which will enable international providers to grow their interests in the Russian market.

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