NEVA '93 The International Shipping Exhibition with Russia and the Republics St. Petersburg, September 14-18
The opportunities for new commercial and technical developments it NEVA '93, scheduled for September 14 to 18, 1993, seem to have :aptured the attention of the mariime industry in the former Soviet Jnion. Thirty percent of the exhibiion space has been reserved by heir shipbuilders, equipment aanufacturers, port authorities and larine service industries.
The International Shipping Exibition with Russia and the Reublics embody the mobilization of dvanced technology industries, a lobilization to meet commercial emands and Western-style producon systems. The leading instiltes within the industry will "esent their technologies to find ;w markets and new partnerships ith Western companies.
The major shipbuilding and relir yards of Europe are scheduled participate, and the qualified visirs throughout will find the /aerner Group, Bremer Vulkan d Lisnave among many others in e four exhibition halls. Port and rt equipment interests are reprented by firms from the U.S., nada, Italy, the Netherlands and 'eden. Machinery manufacturers and control equipment producers from Denmark, France and Norway will participate, according to show organizers.
The exhibit hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day of the show.
"It is no coincidence that the Offshore Energy sector is introduced this year at NEVA '93 for the first time," said Roderick Keay of Dolphin Exhibitions, U.K., and co-organizer of NEVA.
"The importance of this potentially massive activity is now recognized in its own right. The NEVA organizers identify its future growth and significance, as a sister industry to commercial shipping and shipbuilding.'; Finland is scheduled to provide one of the largest of the seven national pavilions formed by leading maritime companies. The massive market for port development and equipment will be found at the exhibition, together with leading shipping companies from both ocean and river transportation. More than 5,000 trade visitors are anticipated from the Republic and the Baltic States, together with professionals visiting from overseas.
THE CONFERENCE On the conference side, 30 speakers, 12 from the C.I.S., will present papers to the three-day conference, speakers including senior executives of the ports, the shipping companies, the technical equipment manufacturers and the design bureau.
The NEVA 93 conference program, which is scheduled to run from September 14 to 16, will feature many prominent international speakers, as well as from Russia and the Republics. Confirmed speakers on the international side includes representatives from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), The World Bank, Wartsila Diesel Oy, INTERTANKO, Kvaerner A.S., MacGregor Navire Group, and American Bureau of Shipping. Speakers from Russia and the Republics, are to include representatives from Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute, Russian Committee for Shipbuilding and the International Maritime Law Association.
As a complement to the exhibition and the main conference, which is devoted to shipping activities in general, the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) of Southampton, U.K. has organized a series of technical seminars on topics of current interest in the former Soviet Union in the design, construction and operation of ships, offshore structures and ports. The objective of the seminars is to provide a forum for information exchange on scientific matters relating to shipping and for possible bilateral technology transfer on a commercial basis. The seminars will run in parallel with the exhibition and conference sessions. Delegates will be free to move between the exhibitions, conferences and seminars, in order to obtain maximum value from the conference. The seminars are being held at the same location as the NEVA '93 International Shipping Conference and Exhibition, at the Harbor Exhibition Center, Fasilevsky Island, St.
Petersburg, Russia. Topics are to include: computer aided design (CAD); arctic transportation (note: this seminar to be held at the nearby Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute); advanced marine vehicles; safety at sea; environmental problems; submersibles; ship propulsion; and maritime law.