Welcome address

Welcome address to the participants, organizers and visitors to the 28th International Exhibition for Furniture, Fittings and Upholstery Mebel 2016

  Sergey Zheleznyak
Chairman of the Mebel Organizing Committee
Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly
of the Russian Federation
  Viktor Evtukhov
State Secretary – Deputy Minister
of Industry and Trade of the
Russian Federation
  Sergey Katyrin
President
Russian Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
  Sergey Bednov
Director General
Expocentre AO
  Miron Tatsyun
President
Russian Union of Timber
Industrialists and Exporters
  Timur Irtuganov
Director General
Centrlesexpo OAO
  Nikolay Shumakov
President
Union of Architects of Russia

Petr Fradkov. CEO Russian Export Centre Dear colleagues,

I am happy to welcome you to the 28th edition of the Mebel International Exhibition!

International trade shows are essential for promotion of Russian-made products. They increase credibility of Russian manufacturers, help to find new markets, establish business ties, and sign lucrative deals.

The furniture industry has substantial export potential. In an environment of increasing competition, leading enterprises adapt to new economic conditions, upgrade production facilities, and manufacture high-quality furniture, components and fittings.

The targeted government support benefits the strengthening of positions of Russian manufacturers on both domestic and international markets. Being a state-run association, the Russian Export Centre is ready to provide every kind of assistance to industry enterprises to promote their products to international markets, upgrade export skills, and carry out the export procedures.

Let me wish all organizers, exhibitors and visitors fruitful work and every success in carrying out the most daring projects in Russia and other countries!

Petr Fradkov
CEO
Russian Export Centre

Gleb Nikitin. Temporary Acting Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and on behalf of my own I would like to welcome the participants, organizers and visitors to Mebel 2016.

For many years Mebel has been a prestigious event for the industry experts and showed rapid development of the Russian furniture industry. Participation of major manufacturers from many countries testifies to high international standing of the Mebel exhibition. The exhibitors use opportunities provided at the show to expand their business in Russia.

Being one of the leading sectors of the timber industry, the furniture industry facilities development of many allied industries, and easily adapts to new economic conditions, increased competition, strengthening of environmental requirements and consumers’ growing demands.

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade actively implements the programs aimed at the furniture industry upgrading and provides targeted support for leading manufacturers. As a result, the demand for Russia-made furniture is growing, as well as its export potential.

The trade show is an effective networking platform for Russian and foreign manufacturers, designers and suppliers of components. Mebel enables the participants to see the latest developments and technologies.

Let me wish all participants in the trade show effective and beneficial cooperation.

Gleb Nikitin
Temporary Acting Minister of Industry and Trade
of the Russian Federation

Welcome address to participants in Mebel 2016

On behalf of the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia I would like to welcome the participants, visitors and organizers of the Mebel 2016 International Exhibition!

As of today, the Russian furniture market has not reached its pre-crisis figures. Furniture makers and woodworkers still experience a limited demand in the domestic market. That is why company executives should pay special attention to making their products more competitive. Import substitution and winning international markets become especially important. The majority of enterprises have updated technical facilities, which facilitate introduction of the advanced business management and promotion of finished products, including promotion in foreign markets.

Now that the Russian domestic market has limited demand and increased competition, Mebel provides great opportunities to find new partners, make sure the chosen price and assortment policy is right, see products of competitors, and hold business talks with suppliers of materials and components.

Mebel’s associated events will no doubt enhance professional practice of its participants. Industry specialists will receive answers to all relevant questions related to business efficiency, introduction of new products, and development of new cooperation ties.

I am positive that the exhibition will promote the improvement of production potential of Russian enterprises, and saturation of the market with high-quality competitive products.

Let me wish all participants fruitful work, steady business development, and breaking of new grounds.

Aleksandr Shestakov
President
Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia