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MIR STEKLA 2009 – Start Today!

Post Time:Jun 09,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:569

Mir Stekla’2009, the 11th International Exhibition for Glass Products, Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing Technology, run at Expocentre Fairgrounds on June 8-11, 2009. The organizers of this major glass industry event are Expocentre and the Russian Union of Architects.

Mir Stekla is now the largest trade event in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. It has become the most efficient platform for business networking and, as Expocentre’s other exhibitions, contributes to the development of the domestic industry and economy.

Mir Stekla’2008 Anniversary Exhibition enjoyed participation of 396 exhibitors from 24 countries who displayed their products on the floor space of 8 329 sq m net.

The total visitor attendance at Mir Stekla’2008 made up 9 508, 74% out of them were industry specialists.

The high international status of the show is recognized by foreign manufacturers (228 companies), actively participating in it, and is confirmed by UFI - the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and RUEF - the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.

Unique opportunities offered by Mir Stekla:
· Introduce a new product or trade mark to your target audience;
· Influence customers’ perception of your product via face-to-face communication; · Enhance brand awareness and strengthen your corporate image in your customers’ mind;
· Examine the glass market potential and set out new directions in business development;
· Make direct sales;
· Improve the distribution system;
· Reach a greater number of the target audience;
· Develop sales leads;
· Research the market, explore needs and expectations of prospective clients.

See further details at EXPOCENTR Address: 14,Krasnopresnenskaya nab.,123 100 Moscow, Russia Phone: +7 (499) 795-37-59 Fax: +7 (499) 795-26-57


The first international glass industry exhibition Mir Stekla took place at Expocentre in summer of 1999, with 178 exhibitors from 14 countries participating. In spite of a difficult period for the country’s economy, the exhibition was very successful and became Russia’s main forum for the glass industry. The key achievement of Mir Stekla exhibitions of early years was to make glass and glass product market in Russia, a bit chaotic before, more organized and coherent.

Moscow Perspective newspaper wrote about the first Show:

“One can be sure that no visitor was left unimpressed by the Mir Stekla’1999 Exhibition, its exhibits and displays. But its main achievement was that it brought together those who were interested in the development of the Russian glass industry through access to most up to date hardware and software, hi-tech and know-how, revitalizing its local traditions, enhancing competitiveness of Russian Glass and Glassware.”

Each Mir Stekla edition brought something new every year with key figures increasing. In 2003 the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced its support for the event, and the Exhibition has been held under its auspices since then. In 2004 the Exhibition was approved by IUEF - International Union of Exhibitions and Fairs and UFI - the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

IUEF sign is awarded for high level of organization and positive role in developing the Russian market. UFI Approved Event sign is given to recognize top quality of an exhibition and its compliance with the highest world standards. It is awarded to an event which meets a set of criteria: effectiveness, demonstration of new achievements and advanced experience in the respective industry around the world, number of visitors including professional/business visitors scored by the show.

In addition, Mir Stekla received official support of the Government of Moscow as a very efficient trade show well representing its respective industry, which adds considerably to the development of the City’s economy and its infrastructure.

In 2005 the number of international participants was greater than that of domestic ones for the first time ever. The proportion is increasing as the Exhibition grows in international recognition. Overseas participants consider it as an effective launching pad to enter the Russian market.

Number of participating companies

ArtGlass, the first international salon for art and decorative glass was held as part of Mir Stekla’2006 and became a highlight of the Exhibition. Leaded panes, interior glass decorations, souvenirs, tableware and jewelry attracted a lot of attention from the public and business visitors.

By 2006 Mir Stekla had ranked among the three largest glass industry events in Europe.

Exhibition space 1999-2008 (net, sq.m)

During the event’s ten-year history, the exhibition area taken up has grown sixfold. New participants appeared from among the glass industry leaders and world-known brands. Italy, Germany, China and Hungary arranged their national displays. The Exhibition attracted more and more attention from the largest and respectful glass industry associations worldwide.

The list of Mir Stekla permanent partners includes the German Machinery and Plant Manufacturer’s Association (VDMA); the Italian Glass Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers’ Association (GIMAV); the Hungarian Glass Industry Association (MUSz); China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CISC-CCPIT).

A Centre of Science and Education was set up at Mir Stekla for the first time in 2008. The Centre is a specialized display of leading Russian research/scientific and educational institutions. Being the representative of the entire spectrum of entities involved in promoting technical/technological progress and educational programs for training glass industry specialists, the Centre helps develop co-operation between science and the business.

From year to year Mir Stekla attracts more and more professional visitors, many of whom are top managers or responsible decision makers from glass making factories, building or trading organizations and companies.

Number of visitors, 2003-2008

The 10th jubilee Mir Stekla exhibition was held from 9 to 12 June 2008. The third day of its work was marked by a gala award ceremony to honour Mir Stekla long-standing participants.

The organizers were particularly grateful to participants with 10 years participation record. Those were companies that had supported the Project since its launch and included Borsky Glass Factory, Bottero, Vostech, Glassrobots, Gusevsky Glass Factory named after Dzerzhinsky, Intermac, Technical Glass Research Institute, Parkinson-Spencer, Podolsk Refractory Plant, Ritsteklo, Orel Steklomash, Stekloholding, Salavatsteklo, Saratov Institute of Glass, Saratovstroysteklo, Symbol company, Steklostreoy, Tamglass-Bavelonni.

A gala reception devoted to the opening of Mir Stekla’2008 took place onboard a riverboat. A boat trip along the Moskva River, picturesque landscapes of Russia’s capital and an easy-going friendly atmosphere allowed the guests to relax and enjoy the party.

Source: GlassOnWebAuthor: shangyi

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