NEFTEGAZ 2019 – leading industry platform for Russian oil & gas industries

An interview with Werner Matthias Dornscheidt,
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

Question: Mr Dornscheidt, a few weeks ago was the beginning of the
registration period for NEFTEGAZ 2019. What’s your impression of the
response from the international oil and gas industries?

Answer: I trust that we will actually do even better with our exhibitors’ and
visitors’ numbers than we did at the previous event in 2018. The demand for
exhibition space continues to be stable despite difficult economic conditions.
We can already see that the exhibition will occupy around 32,000 sqm again.
This makes us the leading oil and gas trade fair in Russia.

Over the four days of NEFTEGAZ 2018 around 600 well-known exhibitors from
27 nations presented their technical innovations in the extraction of oil and gas.
Companies that took part at previous events included major players from
Russia such as Gazprom, Tatneft and Transneft, from China (Kerui), Germany
(Kanex Krohne) and the United States (Honeywell), to name but a few. The
exhibitors were extremely pleased with the event, and some immediately said
that they would like to take part in NEFTEGAZ 2019 again. Germany, too, will
have its own pavilion again.

What’s the difference between NEFTEGAZ and other Russian industry
events? What makes it so attractive for international exhibitors and
visitors?

NEFTEGAZ has been the leading industry platform for the Russian oil and gas
sector for over 30 years. It was first held in 1978. This 19th event will again
cover the entire bandwidth of the oil and gas industries, including numerous
subsectors. These range from drilling equipment through oil and gas extraction,
offshore technology, transport and petrochemical, plants and machinery to
monitoring facilities, environmental protection and fire protection – a unique
spectrum in its diversity.
We are particularly pleased that there is no other trade fair in the industry with
so much support from the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Trade and
Industry of the Russian Federation. The patronage of the Ministry of Energy
was also the reason why we changed the dates for NEFTEGAZ: It is now held
in April each year, so that it always takes place at the same time as the
National Oil & Gas Forum. Another important benefit is that the weather in April
is always pleasant, with moderate temperatures, and that there is a sufficient
gap between the trade fair and the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in
Houston.
The event has been characterised by famous national and international
exhibitors from the very beginning. By presenting innovative technologies and
products at the exhibition stands, the exhibitors attract precisely the target
groups that are relevant to them: experts and visitors who are highly skilled
professionals. There are other trade fairs in the industry that cover similar
sectors or have similar titles, such as “Neft i gaz”. But there is only one
NEFTEGAZ, and it has some unique selling points among its global
competitors.

NEFTEGAZ 2019 will focus on a comprehensive presentation of the
exhibitors, together with innovative engineering. Will there be anything
else in the programme to provide trade visitors with news from the
industry?

NEFTEGAZ 2019 will feature several Russian companies and industry
associations showing the developments and prospects of the oil and gas
industries. This will be true for the trade fair stands and also the wide-ranging
programme of presentations. Last time the National Oil & Gas Forum attracted
over 1,000 delegates, 100 speakers and 130 media representatives to the
premises of the Expocentre. A range of prominent representatives from both oil
and gas invited visitors to listen in on conversations between experts. The
presentations ideally supplement the trade fair, offering some clear added
value to visitors.

Who organises NEFTEGAZ, and what does the trade fair specifically offer
to German and international companies in the industry?

The trade fair is organised by Messe Düsseldorf, OOO Messe Düsseldorf
Moscow, and its local partner, AO EXPOCENTR. Messe Düsseldorf is drawing
on its many years of expertise in holding the two leading global trade fairs Tube
and Valve World, which also involve two related industries. It supports
international companies seeking to gain a profitable foothold in the Russian
market.

NEFTEGAZ 2019 will again have a German pavilion, supported by the German
Machinery & Plant Manufacturers’ Association (VDMA), Europe’s biggest industry
association. German companies will profit from the programme, as they can look
forward to an attractive trade fair with numerous benefits. They can be assured of
a highly visible position in Hall 2.1, a reduced fee for both their stand space and a
shell stand and all-round on-site support by Messe Düsseldorf as well as support
with the planning. As a result, they will be able to give ideal presentations of their
companies, achieving the best possible effect.

China, too, will have its own pavilion, supported by our Chinese partners and
represented by Messe Düsseldorf China.

The success of NEFTEGAZ is based on an ongoing dialogue with our partners.
Thanks to these partnerships, the trade fair has been among the world’s top ten
for many decades now. As before, we will be working with our exhibitors to
provide even greater stimuli for the industry in 2019.

NEFTEGAZ 2018 – International Exhibition for Equipment and Technologies for the Oil and
Gas Industries

In 2018 the leading trade fair for the oil and gas industries NEFTEGAZ presented the complete
spectrum of ranges for the industry: technology innovations for extracting oil and gas desposits,
offshore equipment, material handling equipment, machinery and equipment for the petrochemical
industry, control devices, environmental and fire protection. At NEFTEGAZ 2018 to the tune of
600 exhibitors (28% of these first-time exhibitors) from 27 counties presented their product
innovations on 32,000 square metres of exhibition area. 22,550 trade visitors (40% of these firsttime
visitors) used the trade fair as a business platform for seeking information and investment.

NEFTEGAZ is officially supported by the Russian Energy Ministry as well as by the Ministry for
Industry and Trade. The concurrently held Oil and Gas Forum with over 1,000 delegates and highcalibre
speakers ensured an extensive supporting programme.

NEFTEGAZ is held annually in April following the dates of the National Oil and Gas Forum. For
further details go to www.neftegaz-online.com

Press contact: Contacts for exhibitors:

Larissa Browa Ute Wynhoff / Julian Bolz
Phone +49-211-4560-549 Phone +49-211-4560-7779, -7274
Email: BrowaL@messe-duesseldorf.de E-Mail: WynhoffU@messe-duesseldorf.de
Email: BolzJ@messe-duesseldorf.de
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Further details on NEFTEGAZ can be found at www.neftegaz-online.com.