REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF THE
XVІІІ INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
POWER ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRY ‑ 2020
International Exhibition Center,
15 Brovarskyi Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine
International Exhibition Center expresses its gratitude to the participants, partners, speakers and guests for their support and active participation in the XVIII International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry ‑ 2020", which took place on November 10‑12 at the largest exhibition grounds of Ukraine simultaneously with "Electro Install", "EcoEnergy Expo", "OilGasExpo", "Mining & Minerals Expo" trade fairs. The events were held within the framework of the International Energy Business Forum "5E".
Organizer: International Exhibition Center.
Despite the 2020 quarantine restrictions, the annual tradition of holding the most important for the professional community industry event has not been broken. During the 18 years of its formation and development, the trade fair "Power Engineering for Industry" has always overcome negative crisis circumstances, took place on schedule, gathered the active professional business community on a single platform. Today the event has the status of the largest industry event in Ukraine, the main meeting place of the engineering and energy business elite and scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, professionals working in the field of power and electrical engineering.
This year, more than ever, experts have an urgent need to get answers to many difficult questions regarding the neutralization of crisis situations in the energy sector, improving the efficiency and reliability of the power system, stabilizing industrial production in various industries. Thanking to the leading companies that did not panic, did not retreat before the coronavirus crisis, the 2020 events have taken place and introduced high‑tech products to its' visitors. 114 companies at the total exhibition area of over 7,200 sq.m took part in the events.
On November 10, the opening ceremony of the XVIII International Energy Business Forum "5E" and the International Trade Fairs "Power Engineering for Industry", "Electro Install", "EcoEnergy Expo", "OilGasExpo", "Mining & Minerals Expo" was attended by:
- 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.
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 state of Ukraine".
During his speech on the occasion of the events opening 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.
Oleksandr Svetelik, President of the International Council on Large Electric Systems CIGRE in Ukraine, said: "This Forum is a basic platform for the introduction of new technologies, for consideration of a new concept of energy sector development in our country… We hope that the next year this situation will stabilize and we shall be able to hold a premier large‑scale event with a meeting of all power engineers, with the invitation of our esteemed colleagues from other countries".
The trade fair "Power Engineering for Industry" is held within one cluster with the exhibition projects "Electro Install", "EcoEnergy Expo". The synergy of sectoral measures forms a holistic view of the market situation in power and electrical engineering and identifies technological trends for all parts of the energy chain ‑ from energy sources to electricity consumption.
The trade fair participants, despite all the 2020 difficulties and challenges, presented a wide range of products that can ensure high efficiency, quality and reliability of electricity supply, reduce the load on the electricity grid, optimize energy consumption. It is a pleasure to note the huge contribution of the participating companies to the organization of their own expositions and active participation in the work of the trade fairs.
Such companies lay the foundation for the renewal and future growth of the Ukrainian economy. According to them, today, among the means of marketing communications, trade fair participation is the most successful opportunity to find new and, most importantly, retain existing customers, strengthen relationships with partners, demonstrate stability and reliability to the market participants.
The program of the International Energy Business Forum "5E" included round table "Cybersecurity of the energy sector ‑ current issues and modern solutions" organized by the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, conference "Environmental Business Advocacy" dedicated to waste management, state environmental control, environmental finance (eco‑tax), presentations and speeches by exhibitors.
In 2020, IEC paid special attention to the measures on preventing spread of infections and ensure the health and safety protection of exhibitors and visitors. 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.
We invite you to participate in the XIX International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry ‑ 2021", which will take place on October 19‑21, 2021!