Today, the Russian metallurgical complex faces an exciting challenge to develop the country's resource base, find alternative material suppliers and new metal products, and create centers of competence under the import substitution program and implement large infrastructure projects. Leading metallurgical and engineering companies, as well as MMK, TMK, Severstal, OMK, NLMK, Metalloinvest, EVRAZ, Mechel, Novostal-M, UMMC, Tulachermet-Steel, AEM-Special Steels, TEMPO, Uraltrubprom, Ural Steel, NVTZ, UMK-Steel, Ashinsky Steel Plant, Zlatoust Steel Plant, Aluminum Metallurg Rus, VSMPO-AVISMA, KUMZ, SMK, Akron Holding Group, CZP, MMK-Metiz, Severstal-Metiz, EZTM, TVEL, Metallinvest, Belarusian Metallurgical Plant, GEMKOM, Chinese Foundry and many others will demonstrate their opportunities in this strategic direction at Metal-Expo'2023.
Thousands of key consumers of metal products from construction, machinery, aircraft, shipbuilding, oil and gas complex, logistics, metalworking and trading companies will visit Moscow's business center. Metal-Expo'2023 will be held simultaneously in three large halls of the Expocentre Exhibition Center. Hall 2 and Hall 8 will host leading steel and non-ferrous metallurgical companies, while Hall 3 will host the "MetallurgMash" exhibition showcasing machinery, equipment, technology and engineering solutions for the steel industry. Investments in metalworking and metal service centers are increasing in the Russian metallurgical industry, which carries out large projects requiring a full range of metallurgical equipment, so the presentation of metallurgical equipment and components is at the forefront.
The ongoing work of metallurgical enterprises is connected with many challenges: changes in export flows and logical chains, changes in procurement and supply chains, changes in tax systems, the need to adjust investment plans, product lines and search for new ways to sell products, tightening of environmental requirements. The market is transforming significantly, producers and traders are getting closer, the way they interact with their counterparts is changing.
The current situation requires companies to study the competitive landscape more carefully, monitor and analyze market trends to maintain business sustainability and faster decision-making. Market players need to develop industry partnerships and customer communities, develop and implement metal consumption promotion programs in cooperation with relevant sectors of the economy, said Alexey Efimov, General Director of Metal-Expo'2023.
The inter-sectoral dialogue will be facilitated by the comprehensive business program of the Metal Week in Moscow, which representatives of the professional community in industry, construction, energy, engineering, will present updated corporate strategies and invest in projects.
The congress part of the event, which includes more than 50 conferences, seminars, round tables in all segments of the metallurgical business: the use of perspective materials and equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, secondary sources, standardization of reinforcing bars, the market for galvanized and polymer products, new types of metal products for automotive and medical, additive and 3-D technologies, the metallurgical market, the hardware industry, marketing in metallurgy, digital transformation, corporate communications and est. The Metal-Expo'2023 conference program will also attract up to 4000 representatives of the construction complex, TEK, engineering, transport and logistics to work at the forum. At the exhibition they can solve all questions related to product supply, technical support and service. Metal-Expo'2023 rightfully belongs to the negotiation platforms that have proven their effectiveness.
As part of the business program, key industry associations and research institutes will hold their events. Traditionally, a meeting of the "Coordinating Council of the metallurgical industry under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia" will take place at Metal-Expo'2023, where all problems and prospects will be discussed. Winners of competitions at Metal-Expo'2023: Main Event in the Russian Steel Industry'2023, Best Russian Sales Network'2023, Steel Service Center'2023, Young Scientists, etc. Some winners will be awarded with gold and silver medals for the most significant achievements in the ferrous and non-ferrous industries and modern steel industry equipment manufacturing.
Considering that the four days of Metal-Expo'2023 will be meetings and negotiations between market members and stakeholders, during the negotiations all participants can solve all their questions and problems, sign cooperation agreements, conclude promising contracts in one place, at the same time. Metal-Expo'2023 is one of the few exhibition events in the country visited by the first contacts of metallurgical companies, decision makers in the purchase and sale of products. The fair is the best opportunity for decision makers and their colleagues from related metal consumption industries to meet forward-looking developments, new services and progressive cooperation models. Face-to-face contact between consumers and producers, industry know-how, exchange of experience, long-term forecasting, discussion of perspective strategies will be an important factor in the stable state and further development of the metallurgical complex and related industries.