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Report on the results of
X International trade fair CommunTech ’2012
III trade fair RoadTechExpo ’2012

From 6 till 9 of November in Kyiv in the territory of the International Exhibition Center (15 Brovarsky Ave., metro station Livoberezhna) the events on the development of housing and communal services of Ukraine – VIІI International Congress "Institutional and Technical Aspects of Reformation of Housing and Communal Services" and the X International trade fair "CommunTech’2012" were held.

For ten years professionals of municipal sphere from different cities of Ukraine and abroad have been united by "CommunTech" – the key exhibition event in Ukraine, which has the reputation of the most authoritative branch event. Every year the heads of the state and executive power, branch leaders, professional business community, scientists, investors and experts from countries of the near and far abroad solve problems facing the branch and develop effective mechanisms for cooperation. Solving practical problems of heating, housing exploitation, ensuring of city transport functioning, street and road economy keeping, holding of road construction works, activities of improvement, landscaping, sanitation, waste management in each locality of Ukraine depends greatly on the introduction of new achievements and advanced experience that the exposition demonstrates.

The goal of the event is acceleration of the reform of housing and communal services realization by establishing the effective dialogue between business and government, intensification of the process of modernization and reconstruction of communal enterprises production assets, promotion scientific and technical progress, stimulation of attracting investments into the sector.

Organizers of the Congress and the Exhibition:
- Ministry for Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine
- International Exhibition Center Ltd
By support of the Association of Ukrainian Cities

On 6 of November there was the official opening of the International Congress "Institutional and Technical Aspects of Reformation of Housing and Communal Services", X International trade fair "CommunTech’2012", X International Water Forum "AQUA UKRAINE’2012" and ІІ Trade Fair "EuroBuildExpo’2012".

Uniting a great number of experts, the Congress and the exhibition have gained high rating among other events of related orientation on the scale, geography and number of participants for years of existence. This year 325 exhibitors presented the latest technology and equipment of domestic and foreign manufacturers from 19 countries for a wide application in the communal and housing sector, engineering and transport infrastructure, construction and maintenance of roads, water services, in the sphere of housing, industrial and civil building and others.

The official opening ceremony was attended by:
- Minister of Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine Anatoliy M. Blyznyuk
- Chairman of the National Commission that Performs the State Regulation of Communal Services Valeriy V. Saratov
- Chairman of the State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine Vasyl A. Stashuk
- Vice-president of Association of Cities of Ukraine Myroslav V. Pytsyk
- General director of "International Exhibition Center" Anatoliy V. Tkachenko,
and other honored guests: leaders of profile establishments and departments, central executive government, local self - government bodies, representatives of scientific, international organizations.

After the opening the scale exhibition was viewed. Thematically related to "CommunTech" and "RoadTechExpo" the exhibitions "AQUA UKRAINE" (water supply, water treatment), "EuroBuildExpo" (housing, industrial construction) were held in the neighboring pavilions of the International Exhibition Centre at the same time.

At the briefing for mass media, after reviewing the exhibits, the Chairman of the Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing Anatoliy Bliznyuk defined the main directions of the Ministry’s work for the nearest future: "By the number and value these areas can be conditionally called "seven pillars" which keep the housing reform. These are the deregulation of the branch, full accounting of resources, creation of effective owner of housing, economically justified tariffs, monetization of benefits and subsidies, availability of "cheap money" for upgrading, application of the program target method during the implementation of each of the directions. The head of the Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing stressed the need to work out the mechanisms of investment attraction for the branch reforming and implementation of innovations to the modernization of housing and communal services of Ukraine.

Stable functioning of Ukrainian cities vital activity depends largely on stimulation of development of street and road economy, construction of new overpasses, transport junctions, reconstruction and maintenance of roads. Traditionally, the third year "CommunTech" is held together with "RoadTechExpo" that is the exhibition project of related topics. For years the trade shows has become the starting platform for entering of dozens of successful companies the Ukrainian market. Today these companies occupy the leading position in the target market. New players that appears at the exhibitions each year make other participants to apply the means of competitive struggle, including offering lower prices, improved product characteristics, higher levels of servicing the consumers, production of new goods and etc.

On the total area of the exposition "CommunTech’2012"/"RoadTechExpo’2012", which was about 5300 sq.m., 91 companies from 14 countries (Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, the USA) introduced their achievements in the field of equipment, materials, technologies, techniques for housing and communal services and road sector.

The debutants who joined this year’s participants of the exhibitions "CommunTech-2012"/"RoadTechExpo" aroused considerable visitors’ interest:
1. The Company UMT ("Ukrainian Mobile Technologies") presented its own development - solution for creating the system "Intelligent City" in Kiev - the unified system of municipal transport monitoring and dispatching. Everyone was able to test the system and calculate the cost of its implementation for the real conditions by means of specially developed software solutions - the economizer.
2. Lviv Plant "Electronmash", which is the part of "The Concern Electron", presented the small-sized truck of its own design. It is a real breakthrough in the domestic municipal economy.
3. The domestic Company "Lotta" (Kharkiv) presented the snow - melting equipment of its own production for the first time. The equipment allows to melt snow collected in any part of the city.
4. The Company "Kramar Recycling" is the national provider of waste management.
5. "Ukrainian Steel Construction" – the domestic manufacturer of all types of containers. First this year the company presented its products at the exhibition.
6. Wide range of visitors were presented the communal machinery of the company FAUN, the world leader in production of high quality garbage collecting machinery and vacuum sweepers, and also garbage trucks Caridro from the company "Renault Trucks" that is the official representative of the French company Renault Trucks in Ukraine.
7. The company "Ekta", which is one of the European market leader in the development and production of specialized products based on the LED technology, presented modern solutions for the transport industry: active LED traffic signs, information boards, LED street lamps.
8. The first time in Ukraine in the territory of the IEC three companies from Russia presented their products: "Plant KDM Named After M.I. Kalinin" - equipment for summer and winter road maintenance, "STROMMASHINA CSP" - the leading manufacturer of crushing, grinding and sorting equipment, "Sibur Geosint" - one of the biggest Russian manufacturers of the nonwoven geotextile, which improves the quality and durability of roads and traffic safety.

First at the exhibition the following companies presented their products for road construction:
9. "Volteh"
- the official authorized dealer of Volvo, one of the leading world manufacturers and suppliers of road - building and construction machinery. "Wirtgen Ukraine" is the representation of "Wirtgen Group" in Ukraine, which has provided deliveries and service of road and construction machinery Wirtgen, Vogele, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven, Case, Streumaster, Schafer for many years.
10. "Altsest" - one of the major national market operators on selling of professional tools and equipment for construction, repair road works, forests and gardens maintenance.
11. "Alta", "Logistic Group" showed the loaders for application in different industries.
12. At the stand of "Aeroex" you could see the most modern materials that significantly improve road traffic safety by maintaining the high levels of transport and operational characteristics of roads.

High-quality lighting equipment was demonstrated by such compan ies as:
13. "SHEFT"
is the producer of the LED street lamp ULSL-70, designed to illuminate the highways, streets, parks, etc.
14. At the exhibition you also could see the products of Avdiyivskiy Metal Constructions Details Plant, the manufacturer of the poles and outdoor lighting lamps that don’t inferior to the international standards by their technical data.
15. At the stand of "Polygon-Auto" there were lighting poles that make street lighting to be high-quality and reliable.
16. The comfortable city bus manufacturing in China, that meets the world's requirements, was presented by the company "Volynavtomotoservice".

- Municipal, road construction machinery, equipment and mechanisms for construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, pavements, materials and technologies
The variety of modern machinery, specialized vehicles and equipment for construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, communal and drilling machinery were demonstrated by the leading companies, which have been cooperating with the IEC for many years: Agrometall s.r.o. (Czech Republic), "Ukrindustralgroup", "AvtoKrAZ", "Agromashholding - Ukraine", "Amkodor Ukrospetsmash", "Globus Auto", "Karcher", "Kobalt", "Arzamas Plant for Communal Machine - Building "KOMMASH" (Russia), "Kommash" (Ukraine), "Construction Machinery", "Tehnoplaza Ukraine", "Kharkiv Plant of Construction, Road and Utility Machines" etc.

The company "Budshlyakhmash" which gained the status of the official distributor of the company "RM - Terex" in Ukraine this year, presented to the visitors samples of the backhoe loader Terex TLB 840 and the compact track loader Terex PT-100 G Forestry with mulcher first imported to Ukraine.

- Technical means of traffic management
Equipment and products for traffic safety were represented by the permanent exhibitors: "Atilos", "Rostok - Elekom", "SEA", as well as the company TIOMAN Sp.zo.o Sp.K (Poland).

- Accomplishment and municipal service of cities

- Production and consumption waste management
Special interest of the trade visitors was aroused by the exposition of the domestic and foreign companies: "HAMMEL - Ukraine", Naue GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Remondis AG & Co KG (Germany), "Recycling Line", "Eco - Lviv", "Elkoplast - Ukr", "Terminal Yug", "Tota Group".

"Vida" and "Nurseries and Athletic Fields" visualized the products for playgrounds and sports complexes equipment. "Prodmash" demonstrated products for urban upgrading - benches, trash cans, lanterns for outdoor lighting, etc.

- Energy-saving mechanisms, technologies, equipment, materials, and tools for municipal infrastructure
The topic was presented by such Ukrainian and foreign manufacturers, dealers and distributors of the well - known brands as "Zevs Technologies", "Rothenberger - Center", "Vertex Ukraine", "Dynamo - Continent", "Komposit - K", "Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NASU", etc.

"The Plant Euroformat" introduced the series of passenger lifts, the unique energy - saving technology for heating, as well as improved marshaling kiosks.

Holding of the International Congress "Institutional and Technical Aspects of Reformation of Housing and Communal Services" is the main event of exhibitions’ business program which is aimed at the complex review of all components of the reform of the communal sector. Events of the Congress covered a wide range of the branch scientific and applied issues:
- All-Ukrainian seminar on improvement of human settlement "Improvement’2012". Award ceremony of Mayors of cities - the winners of the annual nationwide competition "The Best Town Improvement and Maintenance of Public Order"
- International Scientific Conference "Reconstruction of Housing"
- Conference "Upgrading of Municipal Power System"
- Training on Waste Management
- Training on Exploitation of Streets and Roads of Settlements
- Seminar participants in the field of green economy "The State of Green Economy in Ukraine"

According to the questioning of visitors and exhibitors of the exhibition "CommunTech’2012", the main statistical parameters that demonstrate the positive trend of the exhibition project development were determined. The high assessment of the quality of the exhibitors and visitors, the level of the organization and business program holding was marked. We analyzed the main factors that influence the decision regarding participation in the exhibition, namely: holding of the exhibition of the state level, the actuality of the topics, the qualitative and quantitative composition of the participants and universality of the exhibition.

One of the factors determining the decision of participation in the "CommunTech’2012" was the simultaneous holding of the exhibitions with similar subjects: ІІІ trade fair "RoadTechExpo", X International Water Forum "AQUA UKRAINE", V International trade fair "Energy Efficiency" and II trade fair "EuroBuildExpo". The complex of the exhibition events gave exhibitors the opportunity to communicate with more numerous target audience of specialists of the related fields.

ANALYTICAL REPORT

Geography of Visitors by Countries

Geography of visitors by countries

%

Ukraine

88

CIS (Belarus, Russia)

5

Foreign countries (Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, the USA, Japan)

7

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Geography of Visitors by the Regions of Ukraine

Geography of visitors by the regions of Ukraine

%

Kyiv and Kyiv region

53

Central/North region: Vinnytsa, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava

14

East region: Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya

18

Central/South region: Kirovograd, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Crimea, Sevastopol City

7

West region: Volyn, Zakarpattya, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi

8

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Activities of the Company

Company's activit ies

%

Manufacturer

21

Wholesale

10

Dealer

7

Distributor

4

Retail

6

Science

5

Services:

Housing and communal services

22

Road construction services

11

Transport services

8

Other services

6

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Position Structure of Visitors

Position

%

Top executive

50

Subdivision manager

24

Specialist/Manager/Scientific

17

Technical staff

5

Other

4

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Specialization of the Company

Specialization

%

Sanitation of areas. Collection, transport, processing and disposal of waste

22

Communal and road-building machinery, machinery for special purpose, passenger transport

17

Communal heat power. Utilities

15

Road and bridge construction. Road safety

15

Outer accomplishment. Street lighting. Green economy

9

Maintenance of housing. Construction and repair of buildings. Lift facilities

8

Executive authorities and local self-government, city administration, housing offices

8

Scientific and educational institutions

3

International and public organizations

2

Other

1

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Topics Interesting to Visitors

Topics

%

Communal machinery, machinery for special purpose

19

Recycling and waste management

18

Engineering technologies of housing and communal services

16

Outer accomplishment of roads and roadside areas improvement

12

Road construction machinery and technologies

10

Maintenance of housing. Lift facilities

13

Means of road safety

4

Lighting of streets, roads, highways

7

Other sections

1

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Purposes of Participation in the Exhibition

Purpose of participation

%

New business contacts, new contracts

36

Demonstration of new products

29

Trade mark's image

19

Getting the information about the market

1

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Exhibition’s Estimation by the Exhibitors

Estimation

Excellent (%)

Good (%)

Satisfactory (%)

Estimation of participant’s staff

29

55

16

Estimation of the Trade Show’s organization quality

52

39

9

Estimation of visitors’ staff

26

51

23

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Intention of the Exhibitors to Participate in the Exhibition "CommunTech’2013"

Participation in the next year

Rather yes
than no (%)

Rather no
than yes (%)

No
(%)

 

83

15

3

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