Here is the text of the welcoming address in extenso.
On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, I welcome the organizers and participants of the 2nd International Basalt Forum.
The 1st Forum, held in 2016, attracted considerable participation globally. The participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, China, Venezuela, Syria, Poland and other countries expressed their vision of the current state in the basalt processing and application. As a result, there was signed an agreement on the construction of continuous basalt fiber production facility in Moglino (Pskov) that is a special economic zone of the industrial-production type (SEZ).
It is important to note that establishing such type of production facilities will contribute to the growth of the domestic production base, as well as the saturation and systematic development of the basalt fiber market. I am confident that such events will allow participants to become more familiar with the production processes, application fields of basalt based products and composites.
I invite all concerned enterprises and organizations to take an active part in the forthcoming event.
I am confident that the current Forum will be remembered for meaningful discussions, interesting meetings and will contribute to the promotion of promising ideas and initiatives.
I wish you good luck and fruitful work!
S.A. Tsyb, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Anyone wishing to take part in the exhibition or in the Forum, find program details and/or registration form on the event website.
Contact information of the 2nd International Basalt Forum Organizing Committee:
+7 495 204 28 00