January 2019

Today, Minister Karimov held a meeting on organising exhibition activities in Tatarstan. By tradition, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan annually holds five major international industrial exhibitions:

  • Energy. Resource Saving
  • TIAF supported by Automechanika
  • Aerospace Technologies (AKTO) International Specialised Exhibition
  • Tatarstan Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals Forum
  • Mechanical Engineering. Metalworking International Exhibition and TechnoWelding Specialised Exhibition.

The meeting was attended by top executives from the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre, Kazanskaya Yarmarka, Directorate of Sports and Social Programmes, and other concerned parties.

The participants to the meeting agreed to coordinate joint actions for effective placement on the new site, as well as the opportunity of organising a standing exhibition of the republic’s industrial potential in the new facility.

On April 11, 2019, the Russian Venture Forum will take place in Kazan; its venue will be the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre.

The Russian Venture Forum has been held in Tatarstan since 2005. The purpose of the Forum is promoting the development of a venture capital investment system in Russia, attracting the attention of a wide range of investors to Russian innovative technology companies, and raising investment for knowledge-intensive small and medium-sized businesses.

This major international platform for discussions and negotiations is a meeting place for Russian and foreign venture capital participants. The Forum is a unique platform for those who are looking for new partners and customers, who know how to lay the foundation for the future development of business, for those who are looking for an opportunity to become a co-investor with leading industry experts, for those who is the first to identify the most promising sectors for investment.

The forum is included in the register of official events by EBAN, Venture Club, Tech Tour, NABA, RVK, RAVI.

In 2018, a total of 542 applications from start-ups to participate in the Forum were received from 42 cities of Russia and 25 countries. In the exhibition block of the Forum, 50 innovation companies were represented. The 2018 Forum was visited by 1542 Russian and foreign experts.

For more information about the Forum, please call: +7 (843) 570-39-27 (Innovation Activities Development Dept.) or see the website

January 2019

Today, a delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation represented by Deputy Minister Vasily Osmakov and Deputy Director for Strategic Development and Corporate Policies Department Artur Galiullin visited the Technopolis Himgrad. The delegation was accompanied by Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov and other officials.

During the visit, the guests were given an insight into the site and history of Technopolis as the first certified industrial park in Russia, and were informed about tax privileges for residents and existing business support programmes. In the production module, representatives of the federal ministry examined the conditions for locating production facilities in the territory of the Technopolis, saw the exhibition of finished products manufactured by residents, and visited the design office for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft.

The event ended with a visit to Danaflex, a Russia’s leading manufacturer of flexible packaging and wrapping film. Group President Ayrat Bashirov conducted a tour of the production facilities and demonstrated advanced printing and extrusion equipment.

January 2019

Today, a working meeting was held in the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan between representatives of industrial enterprises at the InnoKam territorially detached innovation and production cluster and representatives of Russian Railways. The meeting was moderated by Deputy Minister Aleksey Savelchev.

The main issue under discussion was reconciliation of the information on the estimated industrial output and traffic until 2030. At present, the carrying capacity of the railway hub is sufficient for the timely delivery. However, an increase in production outputs by cluster’s large industrial enterprises would result in increased hub’s traffic loads. Therefore, it is important to coordinate the interaction between all participants in the process beforehand in order to develop relevant timely decisions by the federal railway carrier.

January 2019

From February 26 to 28, Kazan, for the fifth time, will see the International Automotive Forum TIAF 2019 supported by Automechanika, a leading international exhibition brand in the field of automotive parts, components, and automotive service equipment. A unique feature of the Forum is its region-wise character. For five years, TIAF has acquired the status of a key event for the automotive component industry in the Volga Region.

This year, the Forum and the Exhibition will be held at a new venue, the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre. The change in its location is due to the need to scale up the event and bring it to a new level.

The business programme of the TIAF supported by Automechanika 2019 includes a plenary session, working panels with the participation of recognised industry’s experts, business meetings with buyers from automakers and discussions on the most urgent issues of the Russia’s automotive industry.

The second day of the Forum, February 27, will see a special session of direct negotiations, B2B meetings, of automakers and wholesale buyers with suppliers from Russia. On the third day, a tour of the production sites in Tatarstan is scheduled.

For more information, please visit

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POZIS, a part of the Tecmash Concern (Rostec Corporation), was visited by a delegation of managers and experts of the Kazan Helicopters headed by Managing Director Yury Pustovgarov. The parties signed an agreement that reinforces the desire of the parties to strengthen cooperation in the field of engineering and exchange of expertise in the field of lean manufacturing.

The visit begins with a tour of the company for representatives of the Kazan Helicopters. The guests visited the special, forgery, tool, refrigeration, and machine-building facilities of POZIS.

They were presented the special mechanical engineering centre opened last year, which is a result of an upgrade conducted under the Federal Programme for Reconstruction and Re-Equipment of Facilities. Special attention was paid to the new project worth some RUB 2 billion for retrofitting enterprise’s facilities in order to increase the output of household and medical refrigerating equipment.

The representatives of the Kazan Helicopters were interested in the digital economy experience that is successfully implemented at POZIS, as well as lean principles.

The event was ended with the Technical and Economic Council for Cooperation Development between the Kazan Helicopters and POZIS.

Based on information by POZIS Press Service

January 2019

On January 24, 2019, the KNITU-KAI will see the 1st All-Russian Applied Research Conference titled “Additive Technology and Topological Optimisation”, devoted to the problems of introducing additive technology into the production cycle of an enterprise, developing research and educational programmes in the field of digital design and application of topological optimisation methods for the geometry of products in the interests of the Russia’s manufacturing industry based on the effective application of cutting-edge materials, digital design, engineering analysis, and 3D printing equipment using domestic and foreign software.

A plenary session will also be held within the conference with the participation of Tatarstan’s top officials.

The conference will hear speeches from leading scientists, experts and representatives of enterprises in various areas. The participants will be offered reports on the following topics:

- Powder materials for additive technology;

- 3D printing equipment and technology;

- Mathematical modelling of processes in additive technology;

- Digital design applications.

The conference starts at 9:30 and registration of participants, at 08:30.

January 2019

This week, the Astrakhan Oblast delegation headed by Acting Vice-Governor, Chairman of the Astrakhan Regional Government Rasul Sultanov is on a working visit to Tatarstan. The delegation includes more than 20 people; these are officials from Astrakhan Oblast authorities and Astrakhan city administration, executives of commercial and publicly-funded enterprises.

Earlier, the head of the delegation had a meeting with Prime Minister of Tatarstan Aleksey Pesoshin, where they discussed promising areas of joint cooperation. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan is currently developing an action plan for the implementation of the Agreement between the governments of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Astrakhan Oblast on trade and economic, scientific and technology, social and cultural cooperation.

For the members of the Astrakhan regional delegation, individual programmes were arranged in various areas of activities, including a visit to the Technopolis Himgrad in order to exchange experience in the industrial sector. This was the task set by Astrakhan Governor Sergey Morozov: “Studying the expertise of Tatarstan and the most advanced technologies in various industries, in order to apply them in the Astrakhan Oblast”.

January 2019

Today, the Tatarstan House of Government hosted the ceremonial event of the 14th open republic’s contest for Tatarstan Government Quality Awards with the participation of First Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan Rustam Nigmatullin. Six Tatarstan enterprises and organisations were presented the Tatarstan Government Quality Award in 2018.

The winners are large, medium-sized and small enterprises of the republic, which represent various sectors of the economy: petrochemicals, engineering, energy, food industry, health care, and education. What they have in common is high quality of products and services they offered.

The republic’s organisations located on the territory of Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Bugulma, and Almetyevsk were the most active ones. By industry, the most active ones were industrial enterprises, medical, and educational institutions.

In 2018, a total of 10 applications were submitted for simultaneous participation in the contests for quality awards of Russian Federation and Tatarstan governments. According to the federal contest results, five republic’s organisations became its diploma holders: Tatneft-AZS Centre, Almetyevsk Municipal District, Tatneft Personnel Training Centre, Kazancompressormash, and Shifaly Su-Izhminvody Health Resort.

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted a meeting on the development of export potential at industrial enterprises and promotion of their products to foreign markets. The meeting was held by Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov and attended by Director General of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation Renat Mistakhov, representatives of the External Relations Department at the Tatarstan Presidential Office and the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency.

During the meeting, the participants discussed measures to implement a strategy for exporting products, identified mechanisms and stages for effective interaction, including that with republic’s sales representatives in Russian regions and abroad, as well as the issues of positioning the Tatarstan’s industrial enterprises outside the republic.

“We need to compile a so-called “road map” based on information from enterprises regarding the necessary assistance in establishing business contacts abroad. And, taking into account their suggestions, to make additions to the targeted programme of visits by Tatarstan delegations. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan is prepared to approach this issue comprehensively and, if necessary, advise enterprises on the necessary actions,” Minister Karimov said.

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