The 12th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019 will be held in Moscow from 16 to 18 May next year in accordance with the Russian Federation Government Decree No. 2403-r dated 30, October 2017. The expo will take place in halls N3 and 4 of the 1st pavillion, Crocus Expo IEC.
HeliRussia is the biggest helicopter expo in Europe and North Asia that gathers people from around the world. The expo runs yearly since 2008 and showcases all products and services of the helicopter industry, including military.
HeliRussia today has become one of the central events for Russian and foreign aerospace companies. HeliRussia features various business activities: novelties are shown, contracts are signed, key issues are discussed, trends are formed, winners of industry competitions are awarded. The expo allows to build and develop business ties, establish inter- and cross-industry cooperation and to develop government relations.
Previous edition, HeliRussia 2018, was held from 24 to 26 May in Moscow. It gathered 246 companies including 49 internationals from 19 countries: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Russia, Spain, UK and USA. Last year, 237 companies took part in the exhibition, 50 of them were foreign. This number remains at the level of previous events and confirms the stability and interest of Russian aerospace market for domestic and foreign companies.
18 helicopters were showcased at the expo in 2018, 3 of which are premieres (VRT500, “Kasatka 505” and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X) and one being military (Mi-171Sh). Also 12 models of UAVs were demonstrated, among which 2 new models were shown for the first time.
22 companies presented military products, 20 which were Russian and 2 foreign.
The indoors exhibition area of HeliRussia 2018 occupied two halls and amounted to 12,600 square meters. The area of the open exposition was 1 000 sq. m. Total exhibition space measured up to 13 600 square meters.
Business program of the expo is one of its key components. In 2018, it included 59 events. HeliRussia is attended by company executives, specialists and experts, representatives of state authorities and industrial associations. This makes business communication the most effective, enabling to identify problems, address them and implement the decisions.
Traditional conferences were held this year: “Aviation Equipment”, “Helicopter Market: Realities and Prospects”, “Medical Evacuation”. New events taken place: conference on agricultural aviation and panel discussion on military-technical cooperation aspects.
Recognized all around the globe, HeliRussia enjoys the support at the highest level. Greetings to participants, visitors and organizers of the expo are annually sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin and prominent state and public figures of Russia. The expo opening ceremony is attended by high-ranking guests.
The organizer of the exhibition is the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the host of the exhibition is Russian Exhibition Systems. HeliRussia is held on the initiative and with the support of the Helicopter Industry Association since 2008.