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CERBA Business Mission to INNOPROM-2021

  • 05 Jul 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10 Jul 2021
  • 8:00 PM

Dear CERBA Members and Friends,

On behalf of CERBA we are pleased to invite you to the business mission to INNOPROM-2021 International trade show and Forum of Industrial Innovations taking place from July 6th to 9th 2021 in Ekaterinburg (Russia).

INNOPROM - is the largest in Russia industrial event outside of Moscow and featuring main areas of modern industrial development, including Industrial Automation and IOT, Extraction and processing of Mineral resources, Machine engineering, Advanced Power Engineering, Greentech , etc. Organizational partner country of INNOPROM-2021 - is Italy.

The CERBA Business Mission is anticipated from July 5th to 10th. We will be offering a comprehensive business program and opportunities to build new industry connections in broad range of companies attending the Show from Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. The Mission will help to promote Canadian achievements in sustainable industry, climate change prevention and reduction of carbon emissions.

The mission is supported by the Russian Trade Mission to Ottawa. Participation of the representative of the Canadian Embassy to Moscow is under discussion as well.

The Official Program outlines:

  •  Participation at the INNOPROM -2021 official events and Business program
  •  Round table and networking event: “Canada-Eurasia Business dialog” within the Trade Show outlines
  •  Meetings with major business and government stakeholders,
  •  Presentations at the selected sessions of INNOPROM Forum of Innovations (optional, list of sessions and panel discussions suggested for participation will be provided upon a request)
  •  B2B meetings and tailored individual business programs with visits to the local industrial facilities (according to the individual interests of the delegates)

The Mission package also includes:

  •  Support to obtaining visa to Russia
  •  Logistical advisory and reservation of hotels in Ekaterinburg on special government rates (for the duration of the official Mission program)
  •  Coordination of the program and assistance on ground with access to transportation, translation and other needs according to the delegates requirements (within the Official Program)
  •  Sights seeing excursions (optional)

Admission fees:

  •  Regular Rate: $2500.- CAD
  •  Membership Rate: $1500.-CAD

The fee covers expenses related to the Official Program and does not include accommodation, flights and other services outside of Official Program meetings and events.

Discount program:

30% for the 2nd participant of the same company; 50% for the 3rd participants of the same company; there are other discount options available depending on delegate's needs and arrangements. 

GST 5% (applied only to the Canada based)

Draft of the Business Program is to be posted at the website shortly.

For questions and Indication of Interest, please, contact

Tatiana Domilovskaya - Regional Director, Vancouver Chapter

+1 604 720 2905,[email protected]



The Sverdlovsk Region is a geographically extensive, economically highly developed constituent region of the Russian Federation. With a very high level of business, cultural and social activity, it is among those Russian regions with the brightest prospects for economic development.


The Sverdlovsk Regional Administration 

  • Evgeny Kuivashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region
  • Alexey Orlov, First Deputy of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region
  • Vladimir Tungusov, First Deputy of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region
  • Andrey Sobolev, Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region

Brief overview

  • Total land area – 194,300 sq km
  • Population – over 4.33 million people (90% are ethnic Russians; 84% are urban residents)
  • The regional capital is Ekaterinburg (land area: 495 sq km; population: 1.45 million people; straight line distance to Moscow: 1,667 km)
  • Other major cities: Nizhny Tagil (population: 357,300), Kamensk-Uralsky (171,500), and Pervouralsk (125,600)
  • Mineral resources – gold, platinum, asbestos, bauxite; mineral raw materials — iron, nickel, chrome, manganese and copper 
  • The regional economy is based on mining and metals. Uranium enrichment, non-ferrous metal ore beneficiation and heavy engineering are also highly developed industries in the region.
  • The Sverdlovsk Region’s gross regional product (GRP) accounted for 2.2% of Russia’s overall GDP in 2016. 


 The Sverdlovsk Region today 

  • Russia’s largest center of industrial production, accounting for fully 40% of the country’s total industrial output
  • Russia’s third-largest transportation hub (Europe and Asia’s most important transportation arteries traverse the region, which is also home to one of Russia’s busiest air traffic hubs)
  • One of Russia’s largest centers of education and scientific research
  • Leading venue for international conventions, trade fairs and exhibitions, and world-class sporting events
  • One of Russia’s most highly developed regions with an advanced economy and promising investment opportunities  

 The Sverdlovsk Region enjoys a highly favorable geographical location in the heart of Eurasia, making it one of Russia’s key transit centers. The city of Ekaterinburg is one of the country’s largest transportation hubs.

Moreover, the Sverdlovsk Region has been actively developing its potential as a major international logistics hub. It is home to a territorial management center that handles international and regional connections and traffic flows, such as the main latitudinal corridor, an extension of International Transport Corridor No. 2, which runs from Berlin, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod through Ekaterinburg to Beijing.

Sverdlovsk transport and logistics facilities: 

  • Koltsovo International Airport and Hub
  • seven main railway lines of the Sverdlovsk Railway for cargo and passenger flows going to both Europe and Asia
  • six federal highways, including the “West East” international transportation corridor and a system of federal highways
  • 7 of international and regional level terminal and logistics facilities  

International and foreign economic activities

 The Sverdlovsk Region has a sufficiently diversified economic structure and high economic growth rates. Thus, it is heavily involved in international trade. Regional foreign trade turnover in 2016 reached USD 10,2 billion with USD 7,3 billion in exports and USD 2,9 billion in imports. The region has foreign economic relations with over 135 countries. The biggest cross-border transactions comes from USA, China, the Netherlands, Algeria and Kazakhstan  

The Sverdlovsk Region mainly exports metals and metalware (45.4% of exports), engineering and chemical products (25.8% and 16.8% respectively). It mainly imports automobiles and equipment (36.1%), metals and chemical products (20.3% and 18.0%, respectively).