Feb. 3, 2022

ITEMF EXPO and Roscongress Foundation signed a Memorandum of cooperation

Messe Frankfurt RUS subsidiary, ITEMF EXPO and Roscongress Foundation agreed to collaborate by organizing together the range of events and providing support to each others initiatives.
The purpose of the Memorandum is to enhance mutual benefits through the cooperation between two organisations via joint activities such as exhibitions, congresses, festivals, round tables, forums, conferences and others.
The Parties seek to make the best use of their respective best practices, eliminate unnecessary duplication of work, and obtain the most efficient and effective results through cooperative activities in the areas of transportation and automobile manufacturing, green energy, additive manufacturing, construction and infrastructure development, as well as joining forces for comprehensive media coverage in the local and global landscape.

"We have planned a number of joint activities as part of existing business events, including key forums organized by the Roscongress Foundation. We have also reached an agreement to organize a federal forum on "Construction and Infrastructure"." — stated Eugen Alles, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt RUS.

"One of the key areas of cooperation with ITEMF EXPO will be collaboration on auto events, including Automechanika and IMAF. In addition, sessions dedicated to international investment and ESG principles in the automotive industry will be included in business programmes of the Russian Investment Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum". — noted Alexander Stuglev, CEO of the Roscongress Foundation.

"Modern infrastructure is being built at a high rate in our country and we, as professional organizers of exhibitions and congresses, simply must provide a high-quality strategic platform for this growth, both for business and government communications and for promotion of innovative technologies and products, without which it is hard to imagine infrastructural growth, includitng transportation, automobile manufacture, green energy, additive manufacturing, and special and construction equipment." - emphasised Dmitry Zavgorodniy, Managing Director of HYVE International.

The cooperation on such strategically important topics promises to be mutually beneficial in a long run and will help the communication between business and government as well as the development of modern technologies and innovative products.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

* Preliminary figures for 2021

Messe Frankfurt RUS, the subsidiary of the international exhibition organizer, works in Russia since 2002. The portfolio includes 15 international exhibitions and forums. Messe Frankfurt RUS is the exclusive operator of two national Chinese trade fairs organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, China Commodity Fair, and China Machinery Fair. The staff of the company is more than 50 competent specialists with strong expertise in organization different kinds of events.

In 2015 together with Hyve Group (ex-ITE Expo OOO) established a joint-venture ITEMF Expo. The company operates the leading events in automotive sector – MIMS Automechanika Moscow, COMTRANS and Busworld Russia as well as international forum IMAF

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation. The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad. The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 165 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

For more information, please visit: roscongress.org | t.me/Roscongress | t.me/RoscongressDirect | t.me/RoscongressEsp