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  • The International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography NEVA 2023

    Dates:   2023 September 18 - 2023 September 21

    The 17th edition of NEVA Exhibition & Conference.
    NEVA, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography, is one of the world’s ten largest maritime industry fairs. The event has been held since 1991 with the support of the Russian official authorities.
    NEVA is an unparalleled platform for business promotion, inspiration, and networking with the key players of the industry. We will do our best to ensure the maximum efficiency of participation, combining exhibition and comprehensive conference programme to cover the entire range of issues of importance for the maritime industry.

    NEVA 2023, the 17th International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography, will be held from 18 to 21 September 2023 in St. Petersburg at ExpoForum Exhibition Centre. The key industry event in 2023.

    The grand exhibition will occupy all pavilions of Expoforum Exhibition Center (E, F, G, H), the Passage and a street space where low-tonnage shipbuilding projects will be presented. On an area of more than 30 thousand square meters, expositions will be presented by largest Russian companies, such as the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Rosatom State Corporation, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, Marine Instrumentation Corporation, FSUE Rosmorport, AK Bars Shipbuilding corporation, Marine Technics (MT-Group), Sitronics KT, Neva Travel, Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Technology Center, RPC Morsvyazavtomatica, CJSC SMM and others.

    In previous years, the exhibition occupied three pavilions. Three months before NEVA 2023, three exhibition pavilions were 100% booked. In order to exhibit all comers, the organizers decided to expand the exhibition area and open bookings in one more pavilion. Pavilion E is the most modern pavilion in terms of equipment and design in Expoforum.

    The exhibition plan is posted on the website. The list of companies is constantly updating and can be tracked by the link. Аbout 700 exhibitors and 30 thousand visitors and delegates are expected to take part in the NEVA 2023 exhibition.

    Today participation in events is especially significant, since exhibitions and congresses are the most important tools of people's diplomacy, they ensure the development of economic relations.

    For more than 30 years, NEVA has regularly gathered tens of thousands of people from all over the world who are ready for cooperation and business development. It provides ample opportunities for finding new business partners, developing business contacts and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of shipbuilding, shipping and ship repair. International delegations from CIS countries, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Indonesia and other States are expected on this event.

    In particular, on an area of over 1300 sq. more than 40 largest shipyards and manufacturers of ship equipment from Turkey will present their products and services. The national pavilion of Turkey will traditionally be organized at the exhibition, as well as individual stands of companies. Among them are well–known shipyards such as Kuzey Star, Sefine, Ozata, Desan, Dogruyol, Denkar, as well as more than 20 suppliers of ship equipment and materials.

    At least 50 companies from China are going to participate in the NEVA. This year, the organization of the Chinese National Pavilion takes place in close cooperation with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). More than 1000 sq. m are booked by Chinese organizations, including Haixing Maritime Electric Group, Shanghai Powermaster Marine Technology Co. Ltd, Lyen Marine, Dezhou Hengli Electrical Machinery, Tianjin Hairun Marine Technical, Shanghai Electric Machinery, Huzhou Jibao Mechanical Equipment,  Gansu Hehong New Materials, Qingdao Donghengli New Material, Qinhuangdao Sino-Ocean Marine Equipment & Мachinery, Fuzhou FMEC Industry and others. In addition, the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) is forming a delegation from Hubei Province.

    Taking into account the positive experience and wishes of the NEVA participants, international business dialogues "Russia – China" and "Russia – Turkey" are organized.

    By tradition, representatives of South Korea will visit the NEVA. For many years, the exhibition has been supported by KOMEA (Korea Marine Equipment Association).

    Business negotiations with potential participants from Indonesia, Vietnam and Latin American countries are continuing. 

    All 4 days of the exhibition will be accompanied by an up-to-date business program, within the framework of which there will be hosted the plenary session "Marine industry of Russia: new priorities against global challenges" and more than 30 business events: conferences, round tables, strategic and working sessions. The key topics of discussion were measures of state support for the marine industry and the implementation of import substitution in shipbuilding and ship repair, the continuation of international cooperation in new realities, fleet renewal, the formation of new routes and logistics chains, the development of port activities, the fishing industry, the introduction of innovative technologies, the implementation of offshore projects, improving the efficiency of educational processes and training for shipbuilding and shipping industries. Leading experts and industry professionals are invited as speakers – both from leading Russian corporations, shipyards, enterprises, design bureaus, scientific and educational institutions, specialized associations and mass media, and from international organizations. The current version of the business programme architecture can be found on the website.

    The main priorities of the exposition and business programme are the Arctic topic and fishing fleet renovation. These areas are open for cooperation with foreign partners.

    Traditionally, NEVA will become a meeting platform for industry leaders and an ideal communication platform for negotiations and signing of partnership agreements in the comfortable «Arctic» and «Maritime» business halls.

    Additional options are offered as part of the "Delegate" and "VIP" packages. For international participants, delegate packages will include on-site coordination, assistance in organizing business meetings. The event organizers will facilitate appointments.

    In addition, for effective participants interaction the Matchmaking centre will be created. This is an effective platform for negotiations between buyers and suppliers, between Russian and foreign participants.

    NEVA-International company issues the official invitations for business visas

    To receive an invitation, a participant of the NEVA 2023 Exhibition & Conference should contact their personal manager.

    Translation service

    NEVA-International has a long-term experience of cooperation with leading translation companies in St. Petersburg. Exhibitors of the NEVA 2023 Exhibition can order the services of an interpreter in advance. The organizer will select the most suitable specialist who will be able to accompany the client both on and off the event site.

    In addition, the NEVA 2023 site will have a Concierge Service. If a participant suddenly needs an interpreter, the organizer will be able to help.

    Cultural programme

    The culture sphere in St. Petersburg has returned to pre-pandemic indicators: museums are open, concerts and performances are held, restaurants welcomes guests.

    A special rich cultural programme will be organized for foreign guests of NEVA 2023. The event partner DenRus tour operator will introduce the participants to the sights of St. Petersburg and immerse them in its atmosphere.

    In 2023, it will not be necessary for foreign participants to have personal badges

    For foreign participants who wish to visit the event incognito, a special badge will be provided, allowing them to enter the exhibition and business programme events.

    Venue: St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoe sh., 64/1, Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center, pavilions E, F, G, H, Passage, inter-pavilion space.

    Organizer: NEVA-International Ltd.


    The NEVA Exhibition and Conference was founded in 1990 by governmental order of the USSR and has been held continuously since 1991. In 2013, the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1910-r dated October 21, 2013 on holding the NEVA exhibition was issued. Currently, NEVA is among the top 10 largest world exhibitions in the shipbuilding industry and is the main business event of the Russian maritime industry.

    NEVA has become a universally recognized international platform for business cooperation and expert dialogue between specialists in the fields of production of civil vessels for various purposes, the creation of marine technical means for the development of the ocean and its shelf, including the Arctic zone and the Northern Sea Route, the development of navigation on inland waterways, the modernization of fishing and specialized fleet, the renewal of the port equipment fleet.

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