WELCOME SPEECH OF GOVERNOR OF KURSK REGION ALEXANDER MIKHAILOV TO THE GUESTS AND PARTICIPANTS OF THE 17TH INTERREGIONAL UNIVERSAL WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE FAIR "KURSK KORENSKAYA FAIR 2017"
Dear guests and participants of the fair!
I am sincerely glad to welcome you on the official website of the XVIII Interregional Universal Wholesale and Retail Fair “Kursk Korenskaya fair-2018”!
The Fair was revived 18 years ago under the walls of the monastery of the ancient Russian Shrine – Kurskaya Korennaya Nativity of the Blessed Virgin male desert in the settlement Svoboda, where 400 years ago the icon of the mother of God “The Sign” Kurskaya Korennaya was transferred from Kursk with a religious procession for the first time. This Orthodox tradition, which became the starting point of the lately famous throughout Russia fair, still continues nowadays.
Certainly, a long way on the Fair formation has been gone. The Fair became a unique original platform combining the festive atmosphere and current business intensity.
Today, the Kursk Korenskaya Fair has become a significant event in the economic and social development of the Central Federal district, having become an effective platform for constructive dialogue between representatives of business sector, public authorities and the expert community. Throughout the years, the Fair has strengthened its international significance and acquired an important place in the economic and social development of Kursk region.
The Fair contributes to favorable competitive environment creation, introduction of innovative technologies, attraction of investments, expansion of interregional and foreign economic relations of our region. Events of the Fair annually gather thousands of guests not only from the regions of the Russian Federation, but also from near and far abroad.
In 2017 there were guests and participants from 28 countries of the CIS, Europe, Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Latin America, and 36 regions of Russia, including all the regions of the Central Federal district. About 1,400 Russian and foreign companies took part in the Fair.
The fair is a platform for business meetings, negotiations, presentations, conferences, seminars, round tables, conclusion of agreements and contracts on cooperation, business contracts in various sectors of economics, a polygon for the exchange of ideas, technical information, innovative technologies, scientific and technological achievements. Enterprises and organizations of various kinds of activity present their expositions and goods in pavilions, open exhibition and trade platforms.
More than 90 agreements on cooperation were signed during the years of the fair, within the framework of the Fair in 2017 there were 12 documents signed. For instance, there were concluded international documents on partnership with Belarus, Serbia, Moldova, Abkhazia, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Hungary, Germany and many regions of the Russian Federation, which had a great impact on the development of mutual cooperation in the economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
I am sure that in future the Fair will expand, flourish and improve, it will serve to strengthen economic interregional and international relations and will open new prospects for its participants.
We are always ready for dialogue and will be glad to see You at
the XVIII Interregional Universal Wholesale and Retail Fair “Kursk Korenskaya fair-2018”!
The Governor of Kursk region A.N.Mikhailov