25th International exhibition of building and finishing materials
18-20 April 2019 • EXPOFORUM, St.Petersburg, Russia

Post show release 2017

 News

28 April 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia
From 19 to 21 April, 2017 in St. Petersburg, CEC EXPOFORUM, the
23rd International exhibition of building and finishing materials InterStroyExpo /
Worldbuild St. Petersburg was held.
 
On the first exhibition day – 19 April – the official opening ceremony took place, where the following persons participated:
 
Igor Shikalov, Deputy Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee on Construction
Ivan Serebritsky, Deputy Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee on Nature Management, Environmental Protection and Ensuring Ecological Safety
Alexey Belousov, member of the NOSTROY Council, Vice-President, General Director of the St. Petersburg Association of Builders and the Union of Designers
Lev Kaplan, Vice-President, Director of the St. Petersburg Union of Construction Companies ‘SOYUZPETROSTROY’
Alexander Grimitlin, coordinator of the National Association of Designers and Surveyors in the Northwest Federal District, President of the ABOK North-West
Irina Belinskaya, General Director of the St. Petersburg Construction Center
Sergey Voronkov, General Director of ExpoForum-International
Irina Lyubina, Director of PRIMEXPO / ITE St. Petersburg
 
Guests of the opening ceremony noted the high level of organisation of the exhibition and expressed confidence that its holding will become an impetus for the further construction industry development in the region.
 
The exhibition started with the winners awarding ceremony of the international contest ‘Innovation in construction’ that was initiated by St. Petersburg Committee on Construction. This year 11 companies became winners of the contest.
 
3rd  place diplomas were awarded companies NOISEPROOF (soundproofing compound GREEN GLUE) and MC-Bauchemie (additive ‘Plitonit Estrikh’).
 
Holders of 2nd place diplomas became the companies TEOHIM NEVA (series of additives in concrete ELASTOBETON), Acoustic RU (acoustic triplex SOUNDLINE), NICHIHA (NICHIHA fiber-cement panels of the COOL series), MC-Bauchemie (SuperKamin ThermalPlaster).
 
Companies awarded with 1st place diplomas - ABZ-1 Group (multi-brushed rubber-asphaltic concrete Gap Grade), OGNEZA (fire-resistant thermoexpanding sealant OGNEZA-GT for deformation structural joints), PENETRON (Penetron-concrete), SMU–OKNA VEKA (software complex Intelligent Metering), SOPPKA (fireproofing compounds and paints Soppka), TIZOL (fire protection system of air ducts ET VENT EI 240).
 
This year 176 companies from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Germany and Lithuania took part in the exhibition. 6,496 visitors from 16 foreign countries and 44 regions of Russia attended the exhibition. Among the visitors of the exhibition there are heads and procurement specialists of building companies, heads and sales specialists of trading companies, as well as architects, designers, engineers, representatives of development companies.

Visitors acquainted with a wide range of building and finishing materials, windows, facades, doors, tools, lighting and electrotechnical items, flooring, and also construction and lifting machinery.
 
Among the exhibitors novelties there are:  silicone repellent ‘Elcon Aqwell’, super-mobile concrete plant ‘Mobile-20’, nonflammable repellent boards ‘ULTRALIGHT’, technical porcelain tile from the ‘Strengthened’ collection, glass curtain systems  ‘Vision-Line’ and ‘Vision-Slider’, waterproof material ‘Dorflex M’, trellised flooring ‘Reshnastil’, premium mat paint ‘Caparol PremiumClean’ and many other products.
 
The business programme of the exhibition was opened by the plenary session of the 17th Building Congress IBC – ‘More effective and faster - a key turning point in the system for obtaining approvals.’ The Vice-governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Govorunov, the Plenipotentiary for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs in
St. Petersburg Alexander Abrosimov, the Deputy head of the Administration of the Governor of St. Petersburg - the Head of the Project Administration - the project office Julia Ludinova, the heads of the profile committees and building companies.
 
The vice-governor noted that in St. Petersburg the pace of housing construction is one of the highest in the country. More than 3 million square meters of residential was commissioned last year - this is almost 8% more than planned.
 
Also on the first day of the exhibition was held 10th International Forum on City Planning and Architecture A.city. The key subject of A.city 2017 is ‘Architectural competitions as an important stage of the decision-making process in the urban planning and improvement of architecture quality’. Forum participants discussed the results of the contests ‘The Gray Belt. Transformation’ and ‘Petersburg Style of the 21st Century’, which were held by the St. Petersburg Committee on Architecture and Urban Planning in 2016, and prospects for the development of contest practice in
St. Petersburg.
 
Alongside with InterStroyExpo / WorldBuild St. Petersburg was held the 4th International exhibition of heating, water supply, ventilation, air conditioning and pool equipment Aquatherm St. Petersburg.
 
The 24th International exhibition of building and finishing materials WorldBuild St. Petersburg / InterStroyExpo will be held on April 17-19, 2018 in CEC EXPOFORUM, St. Petersburg, Russia.