The 20th anniversary edition of MosBuild in Moscow saw over 129,000 building and interiors specialists from 81 regions of Russia and 64 countries mark their attendance at Russia’s largest and best-known trade exhibition.
Continuing with its two-week format for the third consecutive year, the MosBuild exhibition was held from 1 to 4 April and 15 to 18 April 2014, and consisted of three large scale exhibitions: MosBuild Fenestration (Windows, Facades, Gates and Automation), MosBuild Building & Interiors, and MosBuild Cersanex (Ceramics, Stone and Bathrooms).
The exhibition was opened by several dignitaries including Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation Elena Sierra and the President of the Russian Union of Builders, Vladimir Yakovlev.
International speakers included the Minister-Counsellor of Trade and Investment Promotion for the Polish Embassy Marek Ochepka and the Ambassador of Belgium for the Russian Federation Alex van Meeuwen.
The 20th edition welcomed 2,325 exhibitors from 48 countries and saw national groups from 18 countries including Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Italy, USA, Germany, Slovakia, Serbia, Malaysia, Korea, China, Croatia, Canada and Belgium. National groups from both the USA and Canada were present at MosBuild for the first time.
MosBuild 2014 also included an extensive business programme, which focused on the relevant topics in the building and interiors industry. Highlights included the E3 Awards, which focussed on ecology, energy conservation and efficiency, and recognised companies with high eco standards; and the E3 Forum featuring seminars centred on the current environmental issues in Russia and energy efficiency in construction and architecture.
Another highlight of the business programme was the 3rd International MosBuild Architecture and Design Awards (MADA), which was aimed at international young architects and students of architecture schools, bringing together representatives from 32 countries who displayed a total of 146 architectural projects.
The MosBuild Diamond Club, a private club exclusively for industry representatives of major retailers, developers, architects, designers and other major participants in the construction and interiors market was a major draw. Members were given the opportunity to meet and negotiate in specially created lounges, designed for conducting business in a relaxed environment.
The 21st edition of MosBuild will again be held next year in a similar two-week format from 31 March to 3 April and from 14 to 17 April 2015.