First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
CTT 2017, the 18th International Trade Fair for Construction Equipment and Technologies, was successfully held between May 30 and June 3 at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow, Russia. The slowly stabilising economic situation and the gradually rising demand on the Russian construction machinery market formed the background against which the exhibition took place.
CTT 2017 attracted more than 20,000 participants from 56 countries and regions. Stefan Rummel, managing director of Messe München, expressed his satisfaction: “Despite the still challenging economic situation, CTT once again confirms its leading role in Russia and the CIS. This show is not only a platform for product presentation, exploring product innovations and market trends, but also a good opportunity for industry communication and cooperation for further growth.”
In total 557 exhibitors, which is an increase of 6.3% compared to last year, from 30 countries showcased their new products and innovations for the Russian and CIS market on 61,000 square meters of exhibition space. Many exhibitors returned to this year’s show. The top ten exhibiting countries were (in this order): Russia, China, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Finland, Korea, Czech Republic, Belarus and Spain.
Andreas Lettl, general director of CTT Expo LLC, who joined the company in December 2016, looks on the results highly favourably: “The satisfying number of visitors and exhibitors reflects the trust in the brand of CTT. Hence, CTT indicates to remain the most important event in the Russian market.” Galina Shamsulina, Marketing Manager at Manitou Vostok LLC also agrees: “The trade fair CTT has always been important for our company as it is the largest exhibition in Moscow”.
Irina Loseva, manager of the advertising department at Chaika-NN, pointed out:” CTT is a platform for maintaining the image of our company. We are satisfied with the results and reached new customers. For us CTT is the most important show. It is most likely that we will take part in the edition next year.”
The exhibitors furthermore emphasised the quality of the visitors. As Dmitry Khohlov, marketing manager at Rusbiznesauto (official dealer of SDLG), remarked: “CTT is an excellent platform for looking for new clients and partners, making important meetings with Russian customers as well as with foreign partners as they are interested in the Russian market and want to get acquainted with it.” Johann Sailer, CEO at GEDA-Dechentreiter, was also very positive: “The growing international character of CTT makes it an ideal springboard for accessing the target markets of Russia and it also serves as an ideal business platform for information exchanges and worldwide collaboration. As expected, most of our visitors came from Moscow and southern Russia, regarding the international character visitors mainly came from the CIS.”
Exhibitors from outside Russia also made good use of this event to showcase their innovations and advanced technologies. This year’s CTT featured four national pavilions from China, Finland, Germany and Italy.
In addition, this year’s show featured a program of 15 accompanying events including seminars, workshops and panel discussions for professionals. Ministries, supporters and associations discussed the current market conditions for local manufacturers of road construction equipment. Further focus topics were self-regulation in the construction industry, possibilities of innovative diamond technologies in the construction industry as well as challenges and solutions in planning and building of airports.
CTT 2017 received official support from various national authorities and professional unions. Among them were: the State Duma Committee for Transport and Construction, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, the Russian Union of Builders, the Russian Engineering Union, the Committee for Entrepreneurship in Construction of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Moscow City Department of Urban Policy and the Ministry of Construction Complex of the Moscow Region.
The next event will take place in Moscow from June 5 to 8, 2018, under the new name of bauma CTT RUSSIA.