REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF
XІІІ INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
On November 10-12, 2020 the XIII International Trade Fair "EcoEnergy Expo" took place at the International Exhibition Center. The event was held together with the trade fairs "Power Engineering for Industry", "Еlectro Install", "OilGasExpo" and "Mining & Minerals Expo” within the frames of the International energy business forum "5Е".
This year the trade fair took place in spite of coronavirus pandemic and quarantine restrictions. Definitely, it influenced on the quantity of participants and visitors of the event. However, a wide range of modern energy‑efficient, environmentally friendly equipment at the stands of the participants, the high interest of visitors to the trade fair, the professional level of business events demonstrated the importance of holding of the event on renewable energy, energy efficiency and ecology. After all, these areas are the priorities in the development of the Ukrainian energy sector, which is determined by the need to increase energy and environmental safety.
The main priorities of the trafe fair are further increase of the share of RES in the Ukrainian energy sector, energy saving due to increased energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the introduction of low‑carbon technologies, including the transport sector.
- State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Bondarenko,
- Acting Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Kostiantyn Hura,
- President of the International Council on Large Electric Systems CIGRE in Ukraine Oleksandr Svetelik,
- General Director of the International Exhibition Center Anatoliy Tkachenko,
- General Director of Voltline company / ABB in Ukraine Oleksii Vargatiuk,
- Deputy Director of the Industry Department of Schneider Electric Ukraine Serhiy Bazhenov.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Volodymyr Bondarenko conveyed congratulations to the participants and guests of the event from Acting Minister of Energy Olga Buslavets and stressed the importance of the Forum for launching and continuing business partnerships to attract investment in the energy sector. Volodymyr Bondarenko also stressed: "The Ministry has been working on one of the national strategic directions - integration into the European energy system ENTSO-E, we have been working on the concept of implementation of Smart Grids. We have been developing transparent and clear rules for every participant, investor in the energy market so that, after emerging from the crisis, we can breathe fresh air and know that we have a future - the future of the energy‑independent Ukraine".
During his speech on the occasion of the events opening the Acting Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Kostiantyn Hura noted: "Green Course mobilizes the state's efforts to develop low‑carbon energy industry, energy efficiency and at the same time a competitive economy. IFC estimates that the clean energy and energy efficiency sector can attract up to € 70 billion investments in 2030. This is a huge amount of money for economic growth". Acting Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency also reminded that about € 7 billion have been attracted in these areas over the past 6 years.
This year, to create a modern exposition of efficient technologies and equipment for solar, wind, distributed energy, biofuel production technologies, energy storage systems, LED lighting, solutions for industrial ecology, eco-transport, the regular participants such as German turbines, Peredovi Tekhnolohii, Prana Platinum, ADS, Kriger, Unserv, Bag Filter Factory, Kremenchuk Carbon Black Plant, Electric Vehicles Association of Ukraine took part in the trade fair, as well as new companies - Autoenterprise, Servisprom, Ukrsilenergoproject, etc.
The attention was paid on the stand of the Electric Vehicles Association of Ukraine with the exposition Made in Ukraine, where eco-vehicles, electric scooters, electric buses from the Ukrainian manufacturers could be not only seen, but even tested.
Totally, 114 companies took part in the exhibition events with a total area of more than 7.200 sq.m.
Within the frames of the International energy business forum "5Е" the following events were held:
- Сonference "Environmental Business Advocacy" dedicated to waste management, state environmental control, environmental finance (eco-tax).
The organizer - Eco‑Advocacy Company
- The open discussion "Е-Mobility: made in Ukraine - combining efforts and opportunities to implement projects in the field of energy efficient transport".
The organizer - Civic Organization "Electric Vehicles Association of Ukraine" (EV-UA)
- Round table "Cybersecurity of the Energy Industry - Current Issues and Modern Solutions".
Department of Digital Policy and Security of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine
- Presentations and speeches of participants.
We hope that this year's quarantine restrictions will pass away, and trade fairs will renew their work in full force and become again a center of business activity.
IEC expresses its gratitude to the participants, partners, speakers and guests for their support and active participation in the XIII International Trade Fair "EcoEnergy Expo-2020".
We invite you to participate in the XIV International Trade Fair "EcoEnergy Expo - 2021",
which will take place on October 19-21.