The Organizing Committee for preparing for Russian Energy Week 2018 holds a meeting
On 21 December 2017, the Organizing Committee for preparing for and holding the Russian Energy Week 2018 International Forum held a meeting chaired by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation. Opening the session, the Head of the Ministry of Energy of Russia stressed that, according to all indices, Russian Energy Week had become a key event in the global energy in the year now drawing to a closer. “We have had a lot of positive feedback from participants in REW this year and proposals for participation in the next one, Russian President has highly appraised the standard of the Forum. This naturally imposes considerable responsibility on the Organizing Committee. Next year, we will have not only to maintain the event’s high status but also ensure a qualitative growth”, said Alexander Novak.
The meeting summarized the results of the Russian Energy Week held in October 2017. The Forum brought together a large number of participants, more than 10,000 people; 6,500 people attended the REW venue in Moscow, and more than 4,000 attended the St. Petersburg venue. The innovative 3D installation booth mounted by the Moscow Government prompted great interest among both guests and participants.
The meeting also discussed organizational issues of preparing the venue for the Russian Energy Week 2018 and the event’s business programme.
Anton Kobyakov, Russian Presidential Adviser, noted the Moscow Government’s significant contribution to preparing for and holding the Forum’s events. He also said that plans for 2018 involved changing the concept of the Forum venue’s design, environment and contents.
“We intend to apply a conceptually new approach to the environment of the Manege exhibition space. Currently, proposals are being developed on the exhibition zoning and planning solutions”, he said.
Particular attention was devoted to working with volunteers. The meeting noted successful collaboration between the Roscongress Foundation and volunteer organizations on such major international events held in Russia as SPIEF, the EEF, the Russian Investment Forum, etc. The participants suggested further developing cooperation with Russia’s universities training professionals in the energy sector for their students to volunteer at the Forum.
The Russian Energy Week will be held in Moscow on 3–6 October 2018.
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The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has completed a trial run of the commercial LADA VESTA CNG natural gas passenger vehicle. The test drive to determine the convenience and economic performance of the natural gas vehicle in Moscow was conducted with the support of AVTOVAZ over the course of a month – from 10 July to 10 August.
The Russian Ministry of Energy is preparing a wide range of legislative initiatives that aim to improve the country’s energy security. Deputy Minister of Energy Andrei Cherezov, who oversees the electric power industry, spoke about the ministry’s plans.