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20.03.2019 | Альбина Весина

The Russian Light Industry Week has been launched!

On March 19, the Expocentre Fairgrounds began its work «Russian Textile and Light Industry Week-2019» and the exhibition «Intertkan – 2019.Spring». This is the largest industry event held annually The Russian Union of Textile and Light Industry Entrepreneurs together with the Expocentre with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Eurasian Economic Commission. The event has already become a traditional universally recognized platform for discussing the development of the industry with the participation of leading enterprises of financial and banking structures, retail companies, analysts, experts.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, State Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Yevtukhov, President of Soyuzlegprom Andrey Razbrodin, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Elena Panina, as well as representatives of a number of other federal agencies, business and expert communities of Russia.

 

As part of the first day of the Russian Textile and Light Industry Week, a plenary session "Domestic light industry in modern economic conditions" was held: challenges and prospects". A detailed overview of the current state of affairs in the field of textile and light industry was given in his speech by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov. According to his estimates, after active work over the past five years, it is safe to say that today we have reached the next stage of development of the industry. The potential of domestic enterprises of the light and textile industries is there, and quite good.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

Industry enterprises have repeatedly noted the positive effect of preferential leasing programs, with which a number of companies have implemented interesting projects. For example, the company "Russian leather" implemented a project to build a tannery in the Altai Territory with a capacity of more than 7,000 tons per year, the shoe company "Unichel" participation in the leasing program allowed the new equipment to produce more 1 million pairs of shoes per year, and "Shuisky chintzes" in Ivanovo are implementing a project to produce fabric from yarn of high numbers and special purpose fabrics. This year, support for this mechanism will continue.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

To resolve issues with the raw materials supply of the industry, interaction with is organizedMinistry of Agriculture of Russia. Work in this direction has been carried out for several years. Particular importance is attached to the development of the linen complex. There is an opportunity to organize import substitution along all the production chain, there is a great export potential. According to experts, there will be a shortage of flax fiber in the world in the coming years. We must take full advantage of this opportunity and occupy the appropriate niches.

 

In the final part of the report Viktor Yevtukhov expressed confidence that through the joint efforts of the state and business, we will be able not only to strengthen our positions in the domestic market, which is what we have been doing for several years under the import substitution program, but also to enter world markets, compete with the world's leading brands.

 

Similar assessments were expressed by Viktor Skerepov, Executive Vice President of the RSPP. He stressed that the very exposition of the Week speaks of the high potential of the Russian textile and light industry. The main question is how to most effectively master this potential.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

Elena Dybova, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, emphasized the growing competitiveness of the Russian light industry in her introduction. "Let's say our fabric designers are among the trendsetters of the world today. That is why the Russian light industry has a great future. But we need systematic state support for Russian entrepreneurs in this area. Moreover, according to statistics, on the one hand, the light industry provides almost 2.5% of the volume of industrial production in the Russian Federation, and on the other, about 90% of those employed in the light industry sector work at small and medium-sized enterprises of the industry. In fact, we are talking about the growing demand for state support of small and medium-sized businesses in the light industry.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

In his speech, Soyuzlegprom President Andrey Razbrodin expressed gratitude to the participants of the opening ceremony of the Week, noting also the close and increasingly productive cooperation of the Union with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the developing partnership with the leading German exhibition company Messe Frankfurt, including in the localization of production on the territory of Russia. In addition, in February of this year, the Union and Messe Duesseldorf Moscow (the organizer of the CPM Collection Premiere Moscow exhibition) agreed on uniform dates for holding congress and exhibition events at the Expocenter. As a result, CPM and "Intertank" will be held on the same dates from September 2019.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

As part of the Opening of the Week, an award ceremony was held for the winners of the professional textile competition TEXTILE DESIGN TALENTS 2019, organized on the initiative of Solstudio Textile Design and Soyuzlegprom with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Alexandra Kaloshina, founder of Solstudio Textile Group, commented on it this way: "Design and fashion is a universal language that sometimes tells more about the country than political materials, this is what surrounds us in everyday life. Textile design has always been a reflection of the national character and a big part of the national culture. He shaped the image of the country beyond its borders. Design – light industry engine. Only good equipment is not enough, we know that it must be accompanied by ideas that are strong and in demand, which will then be embodied in the product. Textile design is part of the creative industry, in which our country is now beginning to be a very prominent player in the international arena. And Russian textile artists are becoming a significant, strong part of world fashion.

 

Russian Textile and Light Industry Week 2019

 

The competition was held with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and gathered an unprecedented European jury, which reviewed more than 3,000 works. The first place was taken by Nana Totibadze, the second Nadezhda Grechina, the third place went to Anastasia Kurbatova. Prizes and diplomas were presented to the winners by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov and President of Soyuzlegprom Andrey Razbrodin.

 

Photos provided by the organizers.

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