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City news, 11.03.2008 09:22

EEPC to open its Mega Exhibition INDEE in St. Petersburg

Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the apex body of Indian engineering exporters is holding its 18th mega Industrial exhibition - INDEE in St Petersburg.

Mr. Rakesh Shah, Chairman, EEPC in a press briefing in Kolkata announced that “exhibitions like INDEE – St Petersburg go a long way in increasing business interactions between two countries while creating an opening for emerging business opportunities in the near future.”

INDEE-St Petersburg 2008 is the 18th in the series of such exhibition organised by EEPC and will be held from 11th to 14th March 2008 at St Petersburg, Russia. The Exhibition is organised in association with Petersburg Technical Fair (PTF) 2008 which is organised by Restec Exhibition Company. Established in 1990, RESTEC is one of Russia’s top five exhibition companies, holding over 100 events both within the country and overseas on an annual basis. India has been declared partner country in this exhibition.

Mr Shah said that “this exhibition is being held at the most opportune time when “Year of Russia” is being celebrated in India in 2008 while “Year of India” will be celebrated in Russia in 2009 to further strengthen all-round strategic partnership between the two nations.

“The first day of the fair will be devoted to Indian industry to commemorate the Year of Russia, which is now under way in India,’ informed Mr Igor Kirsanov, Director General of the Restec Company.

During the 4 day event, EEPC will sign two Memoranda of Understandings with St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Leningrad Chamber of Commerce to fromalise various methods of exchange of business and commercial information benefiting the engineering community of both the countries.

The Exhibition will be inaugurated by Deputy Governor of St Petersburg Mr Mikhail Oseyevsky on 11th March 2008. India’s Ambassador to Russia H.E. Mr Prabhat P Shukla will also be present on this occasion. The Exhibition will be held at Lenexpo Fair Grounds, Gavan in St Petersburg where Council has booked 2800 sq meters of space in Hall No. 8 A.

EEPC organizes Indian Engineering Exhibitions - branded as INDEE in various focused markets with an objective to showcase India's rapid progress in the engineering sector and assist Indian exporters to reach overseas buyers. The participation of various eminent trading communities of different countries result in recommendation and further implementation on the strategies required to increase trade relations between these countries

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