Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade officially supports COMTRANS 2021


The Ministry of Industry and Tradeи торговли has announced official support for the trade show COMTRANS 2021, proving the strategic importance and visibility of this largest and most attended commercial vehicle exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Denis Manturov first time appeared at the show in 2019, visiting stands of Russian and international OEMs, giving priority and special attention to those who participate in the Ministry’s investment Programme. During the visit, the Minister has stated the substantial positive changes in the manufacturing of commercial vehicles in Russia – most major OEMs have renewed and expanded their product lineups. He also added that successfully implemented government incentives led to the steady development of the commercial vehicle industry and to the domination of locally produced models on the Russian internal market, while the international manufacturers ensure the onward development of technological competencies by implementing local production in the Russian Federation.

“We will continue to provide all conditions to ensure both Russian and international OEMs feel comfortably in Russia”, - emphasized Denis Manturov.

The Minister said the National Project for supporting export from Russia gives more opportunities for further development and growth. All measures have been already taken to underpin promotion of locally produced vehicles to the external markets.

For COMTRANS, the official support from the Ministry proves the highest level of organization and importance of this must-participate event for the Russian commercial vehicle market, and the growing opportunities for exhibiting OEMs - both Russian and international.

About the exhibition

COMTRANS is the largest in Russia and Eastern Europe commercial vehicle show, included in the official calendar of the accredited events by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). COMTRANS is traditionally supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Department of Transport and Development of Road and Transport Infrastructure of Moscow City, the Transport Association of the Moscow Agglomeration (TAMA), the Association of European Businesses (AEB). COMTRANS features a 4-day intensive program on the COMTRANS Arena including panel discussions, industrial award ceremony, and other professional content. Speakers and moderators are leading automotive and transport industry experts, top executives of Russian and International manufacturers, representatives of the Russian federal ministries, the Moscow city government, other regulatory bodies, and industry associations. Admission to the COMTRANS Arena is free for all COMTRANS visitors and exhibitors.


ITEMF Expo, a joint venture of two leading international exhibition organizers – Hyve Group and Messe Frankfurt, runs professional events for the automotive industry in Russia. ITEMF Expo’s portfolio includes leading B2B exhibitions and conferences for all sectors of the automotive industry, including aftermarket, trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles: COMTRANS, Busworld Russia, MIMS Automechanika Moscow, IMAF Conference –

The Association of Russian Automakers (OAR) – established in 2003 by leading Russian automobile manufacturers, a full member of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) –

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