The 3rd International Industrial Exhibition "INNOPROM. Central Asia" was attended by 457 exhibitors from such industrial sectors as mechanical engineering, metallurgy, IT, energy. "Made in Uzbekistan" stand presented key companies — UzAuto, Uzkimyosanoat, Uzeltechsanoat, TEXNOPARK, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Company and others — and main investment projects. All 14 Uzbekistan regions organized their stands with local companies as well as a lot of SMEs also participated in the fair.
At INNOPROM, participants signed at least 51 documents, including agreements between regions on the development of trade and industrial cooperation and contracts for the supply of various equipment between companies. Agreements were reached on the creation of the first independent infrastructure operator in Uzbekistan.
The exhibition is growing and developing as several new formats have become available to INNOPROM participants this year. With the support of ministries, INNOPROM launched its premier B2B direct procurement platform. Small and medium-sized enterprises — component manufacturers had an opportunity to meet directly with the largest industrial companies to present their solutions.
Another premier format was technology tours to INNOPROM. During all three days of the exhibition, participants could visit stands with the most innovative exhibits. Representatives of the companies showed key solutions and established new business contacts.
As a part of the main plenary session, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin conveyed congratulations on the occasion of the opening of INNOPROM, and also addressed its participants.
The addresses of the heads of state were read by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodjaev and the Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov. The event was also attended by the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Karabaev, the First Deputy Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan Isojon Kurbonzoda, as well as heads of regions, associations and the largest companies.