Russian Agency for Shipbuilding (Rossudostroenie) General Director, V. Ya.
Pospelov, announced "The aim of the Exhibition is to develop the industrial
and commercial co-operation between domestic and international companies."
Pospelov added that the priorities included "items for commercial sea,
river and fishery shipbuilding, marine equipment and ships for the
exploration of offshore energy. Also included are ports activity,
oceanography, ship repair and maintenance of the sea, river and offshore
The Union of Russian Shipowners (SOROSS) has declared its support for the
Program and invites participation by the world maritime community in the
2nd Maritime Forum of Russia to be held in conjunction with NEVA 2003.
The government of Russia has created the Program to "develop high
technology machinery and equipment for exploration of oil & gas deposits in
the Arctic Offshore Zones 2003 - 2012". Masliukov, President and the
Board of the Union of Oil & Gas Equipment Producers have committed their
support to maximize participation in the Offshore Energy Sector of the
The Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute again jointly organizes the NEVA
Conference & Seminar Program which is coordinated with the 2nd Maritime
Forum during NEVA week under the title "Russian Shipping and Shipbuilding
in the Global Market".
Other leading official administrations participating in NEVA include the
Association of Sea Commercial Ports, Federal Sea Fleet Service
Inland Waterway Service
, Department for Port Development
, Russian Maritime
Register, the Maritime Collegium of Russia and the Ministry of Transport.
The Exhibition this year is an Official Event in the Program to celebrate
the 300 years Anniversary of the City of St Petersburg and the organizers
expect all previous records to be broken with participation already
confirmed by well over 500 exhibiting companies from 40 countries.