Association of Innovative Regions of Russia

The AIRR acts as a mediator for effective economic cooperation between member regions, with the association representing their interests at an interregional, national, and international level.

The AIRR incorporates 17 regions of Russia: the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republic of Mordovia, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Altai Territory, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Perm Territory, Irkutsk Region, Kaluga Region, Lipetsk Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Novgorod Region, Novosibirsk Region, Samara Region, Tomsk Region, Tyumen Region, and Ulyanovsk Region.

The association provides a range of analytical services for the Forum. These include a rating of Russia’s regions (SMART), a rating of media activity and the workforce’s access to the innovation economy (STEM) in each region, national reports, monitoring of anti-crisis support for SMEs in the regions, monitoring of the efficiency assessment system for innovations at companies, and more. In addition, best regional practices by AIRR members will be presented at the event.

The AIRR stand will see a number of cooperation agreements signed. These will cover economic partnerships and territorial development. The association will also hold several closed meetings with representatives of relevant government agencies and ministries.

Belgorod Region

Belgorod Region – A Place of New Opportunities is the slogan for the region’s stand at the exhibition.

It embodies the idea that Belgorod Region offers a wealth of opportunities, both for businesses, and for people. It is a place where people want to live, work, and unwind.

Visitors will have the chance to learn key information about the region, as well as about its economic growth, contribution to national projects, social development, human capital, and successful initiatives. All this will be presented using AR technology.

Investors will also benefit from an interactive map of the region displaying its top 10 investment sites and industrial parks, as well as the Gubkin advanced special economic zone, all while detailing the infrastructure which has been put in place. This will help investors choose a site and learn more about its infrastructure, and about available forms of support.

The stand will also feature a “space lilac”, a unique project by Innovative Solutions in Agriculture – a world-class science and education centre. The launch of micropropagation on an automated space flight will help in efforts to study the behaviour of plants from Belgorod State University, home to the largest lilac nursery in Russia.

Yenisey Siberia

The Krasnoyarsk Region is one of Siberia's richest regions. Its natural reserves and strong and competitive industrial potential are drivers of its rapid economic growth and the prerequisites for its high investment appeal. The Krasnoyarsk Region is part of Yenisey Siberia, which comprises three regions located on the banks of the Yenisey River: the Krasnoyarsk Region, the Republic of Khakassia, and the Tyva Republic. Yenisey Siberia is home to a unique countrywide integrated investment project that combines the resource, economic, and infrastructure potential of the regions. The Yenisey Siberia comprehensive investment project consists of 32 projects with a total investment value of over RUB 1.9 trillion. More than 60 companies – global industrial market leaders – are involved in the investment projects.

The comprehensive investment project is supported by the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation, a regional development institution of the Krasnoyarsk Region, the Republic of Khakassia, and the Tyva Republic. The Development Corporation's tasks also include attracting new investment projects to the regions, creating mechanisms for cooperation between large investors and representatives of small and medium-sized businesses and academic institutions, conducting large-scale business projects, and promoting the Yenisey Siberia territorial brand at the federal and international levels.

The Krasnoyarsk Region, the Republic of Khakassia, and the Tuva Republic have all the necessary resources and capabilities to develop effective economic cooperation with foreign countries.

Kaluga Region
Kaluga Region’s stand is dedicated to technologies which are changing life for the better. It will organically incorporate authentic local art and innovations by leading companies in the region, as it showcases safe and efficient forms of urban transport, including the HoverBike aerotaxi, ergonomic and reliable DC stations for Pandora electric cars, and torchère-style air purifiers by Elmat. Visitors will be able to learn about infrastructure, logistics, and digital projects that Russia can be truly proud of. In addition, the stand will feature tech solutions from Laminam, VMK Invest, and a unique mosaic by outstanding artist Marco Bravura. As a result, guests will not only get to experience a range of products and developments in action, but also get to take a trip through the skies above Kaluga, visit a planetarium, and learn about the ancient culture of the region.
Leningrad Region

Leningrad Region will use SPIEF to present its socioeconomic development outcomes and plans for the future. The stand will focus on the green economy. Leningrad Region is at the forefront of decarbonization efforts and tops Russia’s regional ESG ranking, and will showcase its future plans and developments in the field.

The work of Team 47 will also come under focus, and attention will be given to the rapid growth exhibited by the region over the past decade. Visitors to the stand will have the chance to learn about key investment projects and programmes being implemented in the region.

Leningrad Region’s stand traditionally attracts large numbers of guests, and has been specially designed to reflect the region’s dynamism and growth. As in previous years, there will also be an Investbar, where guest will be able to sample locally produced fare. What’s more, local producers will be represented at the stand even more extensively than before. The stand will incorporate furniture, decorative panels, and elements of interior design which have been specially ordered from regional companies. In addition, the Forest Reserve interactive relaxation area will provide a space for Forum participants to unwind and decompress.

The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic

For the first time, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic will have a thematic stand – Arctic: Territory of Dialogue – at the Forum. It will be attended by heads of federal executive authorities, heads of Arctic regions, business representatives and authoritative experts (300 square metres (3,229 sq.ft.), Building G, ExpoForum).

The venue involves relevant agencies and companies (Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media, Rosatom State Corporation) which will co-host a number of sessions on the environment and climate, tourism, shipbuilding, digitization, and advanced technologies in the Arctic.

Arctic: Territory of Dialogue business programme has more than 20 events planned in various areas, including sessions from the official SPIEF programme:

•             The Northern Sea Route: An International Transport Corridor;

•             Investment Projects In The Arctic: Preferential Regimes.

Particular attention will be paid to the socio-economic development of the Arctic. Heads of the Russian Arctic regions will make presentations on the investment potential of their territories to the SPIEF audience.

In addition, the forum will include conferences and seminars as part of Russia's chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

As part of the Arctic. Territory of Dialogue programme, tours to the Arctic will be raffled off, 'letters from the North' will be sent jointly with the Russian Post, and a number of other unique events will take place for forum participants.

The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation

The stand of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation will be presented in the recognizable corporate style of the Sport is the Norm of Life federal project. The federal project aims to improve the quality of life of Russians through physical activity and fostering a healthy lifestyle.

Sport is the Norm of Life promotes and develops mass sports and creates the conditions for all Russians to be physically active.

The stand of the Ministry of Sport will present the results of work in 18 main areas of the Ministry's activities.

At the SPIEF, the stand will host the signing of international and domestic agreements on cooperation in sports, the awarding of commemorative awards to mark the 90th anniversary of the GTO (Gotov k trudu i oborone) Ready for Labour and Defense of the USSR, and a gala presentation by the host city of the first Games of the Future 2024.

The unique exhibits of the Sports Museum, as well as a sporting activities area to test your physical form and try yourself in athleticism, coordination, endurance, strength, and speed, will be available to SPIEF guests.

With the support of the Russian Ministry of Sport, a sports programme will also be organized at the Forum. It will feature ice hockey, football, judo, table tennis, basketball, and many other competitions.

Moscow Region

Moscow Region’s stand will showcase the region’s investment potential and provide investors with information about available forms of support. It will also host talks and a number of investment agreement signing ceremonies between Russian and international companies covering projects in the region. There will be presentations of digital innovations, as well as groundbreaking projects and solutions in the fields of business, the environment, education, and tourism.

Nizhny Novgorod Region

"You are going to need keys to discover Nizhny Novgorod" is the main idea of the Nizhny Novgorod Region stand at the SPIEF. History and limitless opportunities are intertwined there. It is a region which is interesting to live and work in. Guests will get a chance to walk through the multiverse of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and immerse themselves in its inexpressible atmosphere with the help of 4D effects. The region's stand combines a conceptually new look at folk arts and crafts in the form of NFT embroidery, innovations, and successful cases. "We create great things for years to come" –achievements of the infrastructure programme dedicated to the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod. How is a world-class IT campus being created? Why is the Kulibin Special Economic Zone a new growth point for Russia’s industry? What will the Arzamas-Diveyevo-Sarov cluster be? The stand will showcase the main strategic projects and programmes in the region. The renewed capital of the Volga region will host a rich event programme in the summer, which will give an additional impetus to the development of creative industries. And, of course, Nizhny Novgorod is all about hospitality.

Republic of North Ossetia–Alania

The Republic of North Ossetia–Alania is a region offering excellent sustainable development potential for industry, agriculture, and tourism.

In the context of today’s new economic order, the region’s stand will showcase a range of groundbreaking initiatives which will help significantly boost economic growth in the coming years through attracting investment, establishing new enterprises, and creating new jobs. These include the Mamison year-round tourist and recreation complex, an agricultural complex cluster, a transport and logistics complex, the development of new tourist destinations, and a trout hatchery and strategic centre to develop the freshwater fishing industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania’s stand. Its groundbreaking ideas, innovations, striking exhibition, and Ossetian hospitality are all sure to leave an impression!

Tambov Region

Tambov Region is with some justification referred to as the heart of Russia. The region boasts unique landscapes, Michurinsk (Russia's only agrarian science city and major transport hub), the Kotovsk advanced special economic zone, around 100 investment sites, a range of industrial parks, and numerous tax incentives. The region trades with 100 partner countries, and offers distinct potential in terms of tourism. It also hosts the International Pokrovskaya Fair – winner of the event tourism Grand Prix. Tambov Region is known for its Russian Estates tourist trail, being part of the fertile Black Earth region, and the Ivanovka Estate Museum, where the great composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff lived and worked. Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer, with a huge range of events planned to take place across the country.

Tambov Region’s stand will highlight the region’s progressiveness and innovative character, the links between its economy and surrounding nature, its environmental friendliness, and fertile soil.

In 1889 the Exposition Universelle opened in Paris. For the event, Russia showcased an extensive collection of soil. A standout exhibit was a huge clod in the shape of a cube, which the awe-struck public dubbed the “Black Earth Cube”. In 2003, a metre-high sample of earth from the Rzhaksinsky District of Tambov Region was presented at the Moscow Polytechnic Institute, resulting in Tambov black earth being recognized as “the epitome of Russian soil”.