The opening of the first exhibition took place in the center Kazan Expo
The opening ceremony of the International specialized exhibition “Route 2018” took place in Kazan EXPO; it is the biggest event of transport industry and the first one to be held in the new high-technology center. The President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin, the Head of the Federal Road Agency Andrey Kostyuk and some other guests of the federal and republic levels took part in the exhibition.
Kazan Expo claims for being in the top-5 exhibition centers of Russia for the number of federal events. The second largest exhibition center in Russia will host the world championship WorldSkills-2019 in August 2019.
The center has three exhibition pavilions, which are connected with the gallery, the biggest congress hall in the Volga Federal district for 3000 people, more than 30 conference halls with the capacity of 100-500 people each, 2 VIP lounges with the capacity of 150 and 50 people, 2 food-courts with a total area of 3 813 squire kilometres and more than 3000 parking places.
The center offers the exhibitors: indoor and outdoor exhibition areas – 41 326 squire kilometres and 37 650 squire kilometres accordingly, pillarless space with maximum pressure of 10 tons per one square kilometre for the floor and 12,5m high, technological connections – electricity, water, internet, compressed air.
Center’s public transport accessibility is introduced by the direct connection between Kazan international airport and the electric train station (5 minutes on foot on the covered way), and modern traffic junctions. Infrastructural opportunities of the center allow undertaking outstanding events at the international level: exhibitions, congress, conferences, festivals and concerts.
Center construction is not only a new stage in the exhibition and business infrastructure development of the Republic of Tatarstan, but also the important stage in realization of the concept of development of the airport as Aerotropolis, which means a small city with effective logistics and commercial infrastructure, the central element of which is the air harbor.
Director General of Kazan international airport, JSC Aleksey Starostin:
According to the concept of development of the airport-aerotropolis the logistics center Russian Post was built and started its activity, cooperation with the biggest cargo handlers of Europe and Asia is being developed, aviaservice zone development, hotel construction and other innovations are being planned. Now the biggest exhibition center in the Volga region Kazan Expo, located near the airport and connected with it with the help of the covered way, hosts its first exhibition.
As a result, the airport is becoming the center of attraction for different spheres of activity: cargo transportation, business aviation, financial operations, tourist flow, exhibition activities and others.