Tatarstan oil and gas chemical forum in Kazan has completed its work

The XXII petrochemical forum took place in Kazan, Tatarstan on 2 – 4 September, 2015, which is one of the largest events in the field of petrochemical industry in Russia, supported by the President of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Government of Tatarstan. Forum sponsors - the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Republic, OJSC "Tatneftekhiminvest-holding", OJSC "Tatneft", OJSC "TAIF", CJSC "Neftekonsortsium" and the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan. The temporary acting President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and the Head of Bashkortostan Republic Rustem Khamitov both attended the opening ceremony of the Tatarstan petrochemical forum.
The main objectives of the forum - the expansion of collaboration between the enterprises of petrochemical complex, deepening of the industrial cooperation and the development of raw material base of the oil industry of the republics. This year the forum was attended by over 200 companies, including more than 130 companies from different regions of Russia, more than 50 enterprises of Tatarstan, as well as 24 foreign companies - from China, Denmark, USA, Poland, Germany, Austria, India, France and other countries. The delegation from the Bashkortostan Republic consisted of about 40 companies involved in the activities of the forum.

The forum held four specialized trade exhibitions: "Oil, gas. Petrochemistry", "Eco-technologies and equipment of the XXI century", "Geo-Kazan: Exploration. Geodesy. Cartography", "Interplastics. Kazan", 6 scientific conferences, 2 of them were international - "Features of unconventional hydrocarbons fields exploration and development" and "Perspective directions of development of petrochemical complex." International specialized exhibition of plastics and rubber "Interplastics. Kazan" was held in the framework of the forum for the first time.  

The forum was held roundtable discussions on the use of petrochemical products produced in Tatarstan in capital and road construction. During the exhibition the heads of the regions were presented by short presentations of exhibitors. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the forum, the temporary acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov said: "We are traditionally holding this forum for the 22nd time before the oil and gas industry workers Day. Of course, for such republics as Tatarstan and Bashkortostan petrochemical complex is the foundation of the economy. The new technologies, the discussions presented here are very important for the development of the petrochemical industry of our country ", - Minnikhanov said at the opening ceremony and thanked all the participants.
Rustem Khamitov, in his turn, emphasized the importance of the regional collaboration. "We must work together. Tatarstan and Bashkortostan – are the inseparable parts of the petrochemical complex of Russia. We shall restore the communication where it’s incomplete and we shall bolster those ties, which are now well developed and stable," - said the head of the Bashkortostan Republic. "We do not need theoretical considerations about what is produced by a particular company. We need an implementation, markets, mutual reinforcement of the capabilities of our industries. Our republics must cooperate more actively and closely and in all areas. This also applies to the development of new materials, their use, and scaling of production ", - said Rustem Khamitov, answering journalists' questions after the event. "What do we see today: scientists, science, innovative enterprises of Tatarstan are working in their place, ours - at our place. No interaction. And of course it is possible to double the market, in the part of the research results implementation. Tatarstan and Bashkortostan - it is already the market doubling. In addition, the two republics could promote joint production in the surrounding Volga Federal District, Urals Federal District, and so on. That is clearly needed nowadays"- continued Rustem Khamitov.
According to him, the representatives of Bashkortostan have seen the dozens of common ground for collaboration between the two regions at the Tatarstan's petrochemical forum. In particular, Rustem Khamitov spoke about the possibility of creating a joint petrochemical cluster of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan.
Rustam Minnikhanov in his turn suggested carrying out the joint development of standards in various sectors, particularly in construction. "This is something that is missing so far. Tatarstan develops standards individually – so does Bashkortostan. If we work out a common standard for the two regions, we introduce it into action - here's a doubling of the market at once. It will be a completely different scale, "- commented Rustam Minnikhanov on the Rustem Khamitov’s proposal.
In his turn the temporary acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan, commenting on the possibility of a joint petrochemical cluster, said: "We do have many things interrelated, but they must be further developed, there should be closer integration. We will work both on the petrochemical projects, and on the use of petrochemical raw materials. Currently we are creating a joint working group. We are two major regions and our achievements may then be broadcasted across the country." The head of the Bashkortostan Republic thanked Rustam Minnikhanov and Tatarstan authorities for the excellent organization of the forum. " I strongly hope that this exhibition and this September will be the beginning of a powerful new collaborative work of the enterprises of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan" - Rustem Khamitov said.

Based on materials of «Tatar-inform» « RIANOVOSTI»