August 2018

Minnikhanov, Kazan will host a Forum for students studying outside the Republic of Tatarstan.

The Forum’s participants will be 100 talented students in the following areas: IT, engineering sciences, biomedicine, humanitarian sciences.

Who can become a participant: students born in Tatarstan and studying in universities outside the republic.

Selection criteria for the participants: availability of innovative ideas or projects for joint implementation with Tatarstan, proposals of new solutions for companies and enterprises of Tatarstan.

At the Forum, students will have a rich educational and cultural programme, attend networking sessions, meetings with republic’s leaders, top management of major enterprises and business structures. In addition, the Forum’s participants will visit the Red Bull Air Race.

The forum is organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan.

August 2018

Today, a workshop was held on the premises of the Zelenodolsk plant POZIS chaired by Prime Minister of Tatarstan Aleksey Pesoshin and devoted to raising the labour productivity in Tatarstan’s industry and the practice of diversifying production at defence enterprises. The event was attended by executives and representatives of over 50 republic’s industrial enterprises, agencies, and universities.

Albert Karimov made a presentation “Digital Technologies as a Tool for Raising Labour Productivity” and mentioned that the Priority Productivity Improvement Programme, of which Tatarstan became a pilot region last year, is being transformed into the National Project. Raise in productivity is achieved through increasing the added value of products and reducing the working time for their production. One of the important factors in this regard is digitalisation, which is positively evidenced by the economy of Germany: from the introduction of digital solutions in 2013-2015, the added value of the Germany’s economy was 23%.

Further on, reports were heard on raising labour productivity and digitalisation of production (KAMAZ), on new opportunities for digital transformation in industry (СIFRA from RENOVA), on digitalisation in industry (Siemens), and on the prospects for industrial digital solutions in R&D (Kinetika Engineering Centre of the MISIS National Research Institute).

On August 1, Albert Karimov, as a member of the Tatarstan Government delegation, visited POZIS, a major enterprise of the Republic (POZIS is a part of the Techmash Concern (Rostec Corporation).

One of the visit points was a tour of the facilities for the production of household and medical equipment. In the course of the tour, the delegation inspected the highly mechanised manufacturing complexes for housing parts of refrigeration equipment, which have been developed and manufactured by the POZIS Mechanical Engineering Centre within the framework of the import substitution programme, as well as the POZIS production system at the refrigeration equipment’s main line. In the exhibition hall, participants discussed the prospects for the development of the market for diversification products and for the activities of the art painting workshop.


July 2018

Kazanorgsintez summed up the results for the 6 months of the current year. During this period, the company earned a profit of RUB 10 billion, a 20% increase YoY. The company's revenues compared to last year's indicator increased by more than 6% reaching RUB 39.1 billion as of July 1, 2018.

The total value of Kazanorgsintez assets in the first half of the year amounted to RUB 63.7 billion, and the fixed assets value, RUB 35.8 billion.

Kazanorgsintez succeeded to increase its profits and earnings indicators largely due to the growth in its production volumes. The company has consistently increased its output over the past few years. In 2017, Kazanorgsintez recorded the highest figures for polyethylene production in the entire history of its operations. The company’s economic activities were also positively affected by the conditions in the PE market: product price stabilisation and growth, exchange rate changes.

Kazanorgsintez (part of the TAIF Group) is one of the largest enterprises in the Russian Federation. It produces 40% of all Russia’s polyethylene and 100% of domestic polycarbonate. Its portfolio includes polyethylene, PE pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A, polycarbonates; its annual output exceeds 1.7 million tonnes.

Information provided by Kazanorgsintez press service

July 2018

In 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation held the First All-Russian Competition titled “Trade of Russia”, which resulted in selecting the best solutions and ideas implemented through different trade formats. In total, more than 600 applications from entities engaged in trading activities were submitted for the Competition. All projects were divided into the following categories: the Best Shopping City, the Best Shopping Street, the Best Non-Stationary Shopping Facility, the Best Fair, the Best Retail Market, the Best Mobile Shopping Facility, and the Best Non-Chain Store.

In the category of the Best Mobile Shopping Facility, the winner was Coffee Motors, a chain of mobile coffee houses (IP I.M. Gainutdinova, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan).

Congratulations to the winner!

July 2018

Dear colleagues, current and retired workers of the trade sector!

On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan I congratulate you on your professional holiday.

The sphere of trade and the market of consumer services are one of the locomotives of the region’s economic development. The republic is among the leaders in terms of retail trade turnover. More than 17,000 enterprises are successfully operated for the benefit of millions of citizens in Tatarstan.

From year to year, you constantly increase the volumes of goods turnover, apply new progressive technologies in your work, more fully satisfying the population's needs for quality goods and bringing the industry's indicators closer to international standards. The mood and well-being of people in Tatarstan largely depends on your accurate, organised and effective work, professionalism, tact, and responsiveness of sellers.

Dear salespersons, I wish you good health, family well-being, commercial success, business initiative, stability, and confidence in the future!

Sincerely, Albert Karimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan.

On the eve of the professional holiday, the Salesperson Day, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan summed up the results of the 15th republic’s contest “Best Goods and Services of Tatarstan 2018” under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister German Lerner.

This programme has been functioning successfully for 21 years. The contest organisers are the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan and the Tatarstan Centre for Standardisation, Metrology, and Certification.

The Republic of Tatarstan holds a leading position among the regions of the Russian Federation in the implementation of the “100 Best Goods of Russia” Programme. This year, a total of 451 applications were received from 205 manufacturing enterprises, organisations, institutions, and masters of folk and art crafts of the republic.

Participation in the contest affords a unique opportunity to demonstrate the goods at the regional and federal levels and to recommend them as the best ones, as winning the contest grants the right to mark the product as “the Best Product of the Year”.

The award ceremony of the contest is scheduled for November 2018.

July 2018

Within their programme in Tatarstan, the delegation from the Embassy of India in Moscow visited the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan. During the visit by First Secretary (Trade Wing) of the Indian Embassy Mrs. Vrindaba Gohil, the parties discussed the topics of the Tatarstan-Indian partnership in the field of mechanical engineering, trade relations, as well as issues of participation of the Indian delegation in the upcoming 3rd GMP Conference. The Indian side confirmed their interest to the pharmaceutical conference to be held on August 27 to August 29 this year. So, Kazan will see a representative delegation of experts from the Indian pharma market, one of the most developed pharmaceutical markets in the world.



July 2018

To assess the potential of public-private partnership, the Republic of Tatarstan was visited by the delegation from the PPP Business Advisory Board of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

The delegation was headed by Jeffrey Hamilton (Great Britain). He is a Chief of the Cooperation and Partnerships Section, Economic Cooperation and Integration Division at UNECE.

During the discussion, international economists showed interest in the main trends of the region's industrial development, the key sales markets of Tatarstan and the prospects for their expansion and growth, their ties with global economic unions and infrastructure projects.

Deputy Minister German Lerner noted that Tatarstan is one of the ten leading Russian regions in terms of key social and economic development indicators, Tatarstan's economy is based on industrial production, and the 2017 gross regional product of the republic was US$ 36.3 billion. He also described the approaches to the integrated development of republic’s economic zones and territories.

July 2018

In the run-up to the 3rd All-Russian GMP Conference, an interview by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Aleksey Savelchev was issued in the Indian pharmaceutical magazine Express Pharma. The conversation took place at the iPhex 2018, the International Exhibition of Pharma and Healthcare held in May this year in New Delhi.

In an interview with journalists, Aleksey Savelchev spoke about the formation of the Russian pharmaceutical market and its regulatory and legal support, the main trends and forecasts for the development of the republic’s pharmaceutical industry.

The 3rd All-Russian GMP Conference with international participation titled “Russia and the World. Management of Potential Growth in the Pharmaceutical Market” will be held on August 27-29, 2018 in Kazan.

The GMP Conference will bring together leading international and Russian experts of the pharmaceutical industry, representatives of government authorities, leaders and professionals in pharmaceutical production, representatives of professional associations and communities – all in all some 1000 attendees from Russia and abroad.

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