The International Exhibition and Conference on infrastructure for new and emerging cities in Africa and the Middle East «INFRA Africa & Middle East Expo 2017» was held in Cairo. At the exhibition, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency organized a united exposition representing Tatarstan’s exporters: «TNG Group» oilfield servicing company, «POZIS» refrigerating equipment producing plant, Kazan helicopter plant, «RariTEK» group of companies, «KAMAZ», «Nefis-bioproduct» plant, «Tamle» industrial-trading company and others.
The official opening of the exhibition took place under the patronage of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources of the Arab Republic of Egypt by the Minister, Mr. Mahmoud Abu Zeid and the President of the State Water and Sewage Treatment Holding Mr. Mamdouh Raslan.
In addition to the stand of Tatarstan, the following companies of Russian entities were represented: producers of metal processing machines «Techpromservice», producers of new generation of air conditioners «Himmash», producers of ABS plastic and polystyrene foam JSC «Plastic» (Uzlovaya city) and others.
Possible export of Tatarstan’s products at the Egyptian market and the prospectives of mutual export development were discussed at the exhibition.
The negotiations were conducted with the President of the Egyptian company SARSCo Dr. Hussein Shaban on non-resource exports. On the Egyptian side, interest was expressed in cooperation with machine-engineering cluster, production of Kazan Helicopter Plant, Shipbuilding Plant named after A.M. Gorky and production of Halal food.
In the middle of November, Dr. Hussein plans a reciprocal visit to Moscow.
The delegation of Tatarstan met with the leadership of Sabbour Consulting group of companies in the person of the Head of the company Mr. Sabbour. Sabbour Consulting plays a major role in development of the construction industry and engineering services in Egypt, as well as in state or private consulting services in all spheres and and brunches of engineering and construction in Egypt and other Arab countries.
Taking into account great experience of the Republic of Tatarstan in construction of large facilities during international events, the presentation of different brunches of construction industry of the republic was made, such producers of construction materials as «Complex profile plant», «TechVent» and others were submitted to Mr. Sabbour.
In addition, the negotiations were held with the representatives of Egyptian companies «ISKRAEMECO», «SMCO Co. for export and import» and «El Fath PipeTechnology & Modern Irrigation».
«We used the opportunities of the exhibition in Egypt to present production originating from he territory of the Republic of Tatarstan and also to find sales partners for these products. Export demonstrates our competitiveness. For entrepreneurs sales on other markets are particular business-challenge as well as diversification of business risks», — the Head of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina commented.
INFRA 2017, held on October 17-19, was attended by more than 250 companies from 24 countries around the world.