On December 6, Expocentre opened the main Russian event of the year 2010 in the field of health care – the Russian Health Care Week.
The Russian Health Care Week features a series of exhibitions, research events and workshops which enjoy popularity among professionals. These events are the 4th International Exhibition Healthy Lifestyle'2010, 12th Annual Scientific Conference Stomatology’2010, 5th International Scientific Conference Sportmed’2010, 17th International Exhibition Drugstore’2010, Medical and Pharmaceutical International Business Conference. The key event of the Russian Health Care Week is the 20th Anniversary International Exhibition Zdravookhraneniye' 2010.
On behalf of the organizers, Mikhail P. Tolkachev, Deputy General Director of Expocentre, welcomed about 1,300 participating companies from 40 countries which on the area of over 45,000 sq. m display their latest developments, know-how, medical equipment and technologies. This year companies from Germany, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, France, Finland and the Czech Republic will showcase their national expositions. Thus the most important fact is that Russian participants make 70 % of the exhibitors.
Expocentre expresses its deepest gratitude for organizational support to the Ministry of Health Care and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health Care and Social Development of the Russian Federation and Minister of Health Care and Social Development of the Russian Federation Tatyana A. Golikova, the organizers and participants of the Russian Health Care Week'2010 and International Exhibition Zdravookhraneniye' 2010 were welcomed by the Deputy Minister of Health Care and Social Development of the Russian Federation Veronika I. Skvortsova. The Russian Health Care Week essentially widens the opportunities to accesses to the newest and most significant technologies, medical and pharmaceutical products, as the Deputy Minister said.
Member of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly State Duma Committee for Matters concerning Young Persons Maxim N. Mishchenko noticed that children and all Russian citizens' health care had become the main theme of the Russian President Dmitriy A. Medvedev's traditional Message to the Federal Assembly; Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin spoke about low life expectancy in Russia. The Edinaya Rossia political party worked out project Quality of life. Health, aimed at solving the acutest problems of the Russian healthcare. As a result a new federal law was passed. The law stipulates allocation of unprecedented financial resources to regulate the health care branch.
It is important to involve into the project realization various strata of society, business and those being familiar with the innovative developments. In this connection it is necessary to widely introduce the technical and technological solutions and developments displayed at Zdravookhraneniye' 2010, Maxim N. Mishchenko said.
The Zdravookhraneniye' 2010 show is a socially important project which carries all quality certificates of the exhibition community such as UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and RUEF – the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.
From year to year the show has been held under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, on behalf of which Sergei N. Katyrin, Vice-President of RF CCI, addressed the audience.
Deputy Head of the Healthcare Department of Moscow Andrei L. Karavaev as well expressed his conviction that the achievements and developments presented within the Russian Health Care Week'2010 were to be introduced for practice as soon as possible.
A greeting speech of Valentina A. Petrenko, the Chairman of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly State Duma Committee for Social Policy and Healthcare, was announced at the Russian Health Care Week official opening ceremony.