|NDT.net||August 2004, Vol. 9 No.08|
The 3rd International Exhibition and Conference for NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES, has again proved to be the premier event in its sector in Russia and CIS countries.
NDT RUSSIA exhibition took place March 17th - 19th 2004 at World Trade Center in Moscow, the conference was run alongside the exhibition in the WTC conference hall with 250 delegates attending. The EFNDT board meeting was held on the March, 19th at the RSNDTTD office, allowing the board directors to visit the the exhibition and speak at the conference.
Over 150 companies from 12 countries exhibited, of which 25% were first time exhibitors. The event was supported by Ministry of Industry, Science and Technologies of the Russian Federation, Moscow Government, Ministry for Economic Growth and Deelopment of the Russian Federation, Federal Mining and Industry Inspectorate, Russian State Committee for standardization and metrology as well as the International Committee for Non-Destructive Control (ICNDT), European Federation of Non-Destructive Control (EFNDT) and International Metallurgist Union.
At the ceremony of the official opening the President of Canadian Society Prof. Douglas Marshall said, that "he is really impressed with the level and size of the exhibition, number of both exhibitors and visitors".
The exhibition NDT RUSSIA is well known internationally - this year the organizers will participate in World Congress for NDT, which will take place at Montreal, Canada in September, 2004.
After this massive success, the organizers decided to move NDT RUSSIA exhibition to the new venue, to accommodate the increasing exhibition space. In 2005 the event will take place on 17-20 May at Olympiysky complex, which is one of the leading venues in Moscow for large events.