REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF THE
XVII INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
POWER ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRY '2019
International Exhibition Centre,
15 Brovarsky Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine
XVІІ International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry '2019" that took place on November, 5‑7 in the capital of Ukraine in the International Exhibition Center successfully completed its work. The trade fair once again confirmed the status of the main sector event in Ukraine gathering the key domestic and foreign players of the energy and electrical markets at the one site.
The International trade fairs "ЕLECTRO INSTALL", "Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy", "OILGASEXPO" and "Mining & Minerals Expo" were held together with the trade show "Power Engineering for Industry".
The exhibition event which has no analogue in Ukraine once again brought together the representatives of government and business, science and industry to implement an innovative scenario for the development of Ukrainian energy, to increase the level of energy efficiency of the national economy, to search the new directions for energy diversification, to develop a saving and environmental model of energy consumption and energy conservation. Thematically related trade fairs holding concentrated a huge number of goods and services, increased the number of useful business contacts. On November 5‑7 the IEC was the shortest way from the manufacturer and supplier to the consumer.
The largest exposition in the country on the area of more than 13,000 sq. m was represented by 405 companies, including 99 foreign companies from 24 countries (Austria, Belarus, France, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA). The exhibition event attracted the attention of the large target audience. About 10,300 visitors from Ukraine and 49 countries were registered.
On November 5, the official opening ceremony of the Forum and the trade fairs was attended by the Deputy Minister of Energy and the Environment of Ukraine Stanislav Kovalevsky, the Chairman of the Coal Industry Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy Housing and Utility Services of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mykhailo Bondar, the Hero of Ukraine, the President of the Assosiation "Ukrhydroenergo" Semen Potashnik, the President of the International Council for Large Electricity Systems CIGRE in Ukraine Olexander Svetelik, Her Majesty's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ukraine Melinda Simmonz and other honored guests.
Welcoming the participants and guests of the Forum and the trade shows, Stanislav Kovalevsky emphasized the importance of taking into account the environmental component in the development of the coal industry. He also noted: "Ensuring energy security will be possible, including through efficient subsoil use and the implementation of the latest technologies".
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ukraine Mrs. Melinda Simmons congratulated the guests and exhibitors on the Forum's opening at the beginning of her speech, she emphasized that the United Kingdom supported Ukraine on its way to the energy independence and noted: "Our companies can help you to realize the most ambitious plans, optimize costs and make the contribution to the Ukraine's energy independence". It should be noted that the British Embassy together with six British companies presented their exposition at the trade fairs for the first time.
The secret of the successful trade fairs of 2019 is first of all in the composition of the participants that determine the technological trends of the energy and electrical markets, in their strong competitive positions and innovative development strategy that allows creating new products. It may also be mentioned the strengths of the professional organization of that important sector event, when, according to the tradition established over many years, the best representatives of the industry, that were the leaders united around like‑minded team and the entire professional community, were involved in holding and participating in the trade fairs and the business program.
We are pleased to note the great contribution of participating companies to organizing their own exposition, the design of impressive stands, active work with partners, colleagues, consumers during all exhibition days, participation in the business program.
The trade fair "Power Engineering for Industry ‘2019" reflected the structural transformations of the market and the Ukrainian power industry changes. These processes are developing rapidly and involve developers and manufacturers of electrical equipment, electronics, microprocessor technology, digital technology and automation in evolutionary scenario.
Co‑located trade fairs "ELECTRO INSTALL" presented the latest low‑voltage products and electronics, and "Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy" significantly expand the exposition of electrical equipment and energy efficient technologies. The exhibitors showed a wide range of products for the generation, conversion, transmission and consumption of electricity, that are able to provide high efficiency, quality and reliability of power supply, reduce the load on electrical grids and optimize energy consumption.
Among the exhibitors there were:
- well‑known foreign companies: ABO Valve s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Mikropor (Turkey), TEDOM a.s. (Czech Republic), Endress Group Romania, OPAL‑RT TECHNOLOGIES (France), Radpol (Poland), SEC Baltic (Lithuania), Belenergoremnaladka (Belorus);
- Ukrainian representatives of the international brands: E.NEXT Ukraine, ЕМКА Ukraine, ETI Ukraine, IEK Ukraine, Schneider Electric Ukraine, Weidmueller International GmbH & Co. Representative, WIKA Prylad, Eaton Electric, Kopos Electro, Legrand Ukraine, OMICRON electronics GmbH Representative, SICAM, SEA Electronics Ukraine, Phoenix Contact, Chint Electrics Ukraine, Honeywell Ukraine, Ergon Electric Ltd.;
- leading Ukrainian producers and suppliers: Azov Cable Company, ALAY, VATRA Corporation, Electrosystems Ukraine, Zaporizhtransformator, Zaporozhye Cable Plant, Zorya‑Mashproekt, Kotloturboprom, Leader Electric ZNA, Odeskabel, Radiy NVP, Relayexport, TPBS (TMM‑Energobud Management), SCaT ‑ Systems of Cable Traces, DKC Ukraine, Dynamo‑Kontinent, Yuzhcable Works, RELSiS, Slavyansk Electro‑Technical Plant, Slavyansk High Voltage Insulators Works, Scame‑UA, Telecard‑Prom, Telecommunication Technologies and others.
For the first time the collective exposition of companies from the South Korea was presented at the exhibition, one could also traditionally get acquainted with the products of the Czech companies Doosan Škoda Power, ENVItech Bohemia, ORGREZ, OSC, UJV ŘEŽ, Železiarne Podbrezová, that presented their products at the collective stand organized by the CzechTrade Promotion Agency.
The number of exhibitors and visitors as well as their qualitative composition, increase of the exhibition space indicates a noticeable growth dynamics. According to the survey results, 98% of respondents consider participating in next year's events.
The participating companies also noted that the International Exhibition Center is the most comfortable and convenient venue for exhibitions due to the developed infrastructure and location, service level.
In 2020 the XIII International Trade Fair "EcoEnergy Expo" which appeared as a result of rebranding of the trade fairs "Energy Efficiency. Renewable energy" and "Industrial Ecology", will be held in the one cluster with the trade shows "Power Engineering for Industry" and "ELECTRO INSTALL".
The rich business program included conferences, workshops, round tables. The events were attended by energy industry experts, government and business representatives, mechanical engineering leaders, representatives of international organizations, relevant public services, industry associations and communities, scientific institutions.
The VI All‑UkrainianPower Engineers Workshop has traditionally brought together the leading experts, executives and engineers of energy companies, industrial enterprises, manufacturers of power generation products, and other energy professionals.
During the workshop, considerable attention was paid to the analysis of the transformation processes occurring in the electricity market, reliability of the power system functioning and ways of its provision, construction of a long‑term balance of power capacities, introduction of energy‑saving technologies in the fields of electricity production and transmission, which influence the competitiveness of existing power facilities.
It was about the problems and challenges that the participants of the new electricity market faced in ensuring the reliable operation of the Ukrainian UES, maintaining the parameters of electricity within the specified limits, as well as the stable functioning of the electricity market and termination of unprofitable work in certain segments of it.
Nuclear Power Day the main topic of which was the conference "Nuclear Power in the Transformation Period" traditionally gathered sector experts and professionals at the IEC. The President of Energoatom Yuriy Nedashkovsky set the tone for the strategic panel: "The State and Nuclear Energy: Interaction Vectors for Growing Economy and High Social Standards" and invited panel members to try to identify the formula for interaction: State and Nuclear Energy or State vs Nuclear Energy, together or against, or maybe away?" and find the answer to the question: "What should be done to overcome this pernicious relationship format that is difficult to call interaction at all?"
During the round table "New Electricity Market: Problems and Solutions" under the guidance of NEC Ukrenergo, the issues related to the problems arising in the electricity market, in particular the balancing market and the support services market, the questions on the calculation of commercial data accounting, billing and acts formation were clarified. There was a discussion between market participants and the Transmission System Operator.