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September 11 2019

SibWoodExpo began its work in Bratsk.

26th exhibition of the latest achievements of the woodworking industry ‘SibWoodExpo’ opened its doors on September 11 in ‘Bratsk-ART’. The exhibition brought together 50 participants from different countries. It symbolizes high interest from foreign partners and the importance of holding this event.

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Enterprises carry various activities in the field of forest management. They presented their technologies and developments for the production of industrial equipment for machine tools, for the manufacture of equipment for wood processing, as well as sawmill equipment. Among the exhibitors are machine-building enterprises, manufacturers of equipment for wooden housing construction, companies that manufacture lifting equipment, manufacturers of chains and tracks for pneumatic tires for industrial tires, enterprises producing hot-water, thermal oil, steam boilers, as well as companies for the production and maintenance of drying plants.

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At the opening ceremony Mayor o city of Bratsk Sergey Serebrenikov made his welcoming speech:

- I welcome you to Bratsk city! For the first time we hold SibWoodExpo exhibition in Bratsk. Holding of the exhibition here is another step forward, another opportunity for everyone who works in the field of forestry to see new technologies and equipment for reforestation. I can safely say that exhibition will be on a very professional level. We hope that organizers, participants and foreign partners will like Bratsk, and holding exhibition here will become a good tradition.

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Vice-president of ‘Partnership of Producers and Entrepreneurs’ Irkutsk regional association of employers Vitaliy Tolstov gave a speech:

- Congratulations on the opening of the exhibition! I know the potential of the Sibexpocentre exhibition complex, and this is a great physical, moral and organizational inputs. I wish all exhibi-tors to find good partners and sign contracts that will allow them to develop in this field.

Scherbachenko Vyacheslav, Head of the Center for Support of Entrepreneurship ‘Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bratsk’ noted:

— It is no doubt that our region is becoming a center of ‘SibWoodExpo’ exhibition. I think that holding such an event is not easy. The event is really necessary for the city to develop the forestry industry.

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Ilya Sitov, Acting Rector of the Bratsk State University welcomed all the participants and visitors:

— Today, Bratsk is the forest center of Irkutsk region. It is important to note, that our University is one of the few uni-versities that trains specialists for the forest industry. The business programme, which is compiled for the event, will fully highlight urgent issues. I believe that exhibition will become popular and it will be held annually in Bratsk.

Director General of Sibexpocentre OJSC, Andrei Shapovalov declared exhibition opened and said:

— On behalf of Sibexpocentre I want to thank everyone, who came here. For only a half of a year we managed to bring together about 50 companies from Russia, Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden, China, and Estonia. People believed in the exhibition in Bratsk and came with their equipment and ideas. Many thanks to all participants, the administration of the city of Bratsk, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, non-profit partnership, and also thanks to the University of Bratsk. We did a business programme together. We will certainly continue negotiations, because now Sibexpocenter is a partner of the German House of Science and Innovation. We want to cooperate with this structure next year. We plan to breathe new life into the business programme of the exhibition. I declare the exhibition open!

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Within the framework of the SibWoodExpo exhibition, a number of business events will be held. At these business events specialists will discuss actual issues of the development of forestry.

On September 10, The Association of Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for the Forestry Complex ‘LESTECH’ together with Bratsk State University and Sibexpocentre OJSC hold a seminar ‘Modern technologies of logging and sawmill production’. The seminar made it possible to find out the state and prospects of logging production, innovations in logging equipment, raw materials for sawmills a modern system of machines, and much more. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Technology and Equipment of the Forestry Complex Igor Grigoryev noted:

‘Leading equipment manufacturers with world brands have been invited to the seminar. And it is necessary to introduce global brands and advanced technologies. I believe that it is very reasonable to hold the SibWoodExpo exhibition in Bratsk. this event is very eventful and useful. It is important to note that this is a good chance to see firsthand the latest equipment and well-known brands. ‘

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On September 11, , Bratsk State University and exhibition The Association of Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for the Forestry Complex ‘LESTECH’ held round table on topic: ‘The problems of the forest complex of the Irkutsk region at the present stage and ways to solve them’. At the event, speakers and specialists discussed forest fires and how to deal with them, problems of reforestation, transition to plantation reforestation, conservation of biological diversity, problems of forest health and sanitary felling, in addition, problems of integrated use and deep processing of wood, as well as training for timber industry complex and forestry of the East Siberian region.

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At the open exhibition area OOO ’Lestechnika’ organized demonstrations - wood carving. LLC ‘Lifting Machines’ organized a demo platform to show the operation of Kesla timber handling equipment. KAMI Association every day holds presentation of new sawing equipment, equipment for processing and utilization of wood. Don’t miss this interesting event, because participants will delight guests with their new products every day.

Exhibition working time on September 11-12 from 10am to 7pm, on September 13 from 10 am to 4 Pm in At ‘Bratsk-ART’.

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