Synergy of CTT Expo, COMvex, CTO Expo - trade fair event No. 1 in Russia

The synergy of CTT Expo, COMvex and CTO Expo results exceeded all expectations. The total area of the projects achieved more than 100,000 m2, thereby becoming the largest trade fair event in 2023 not only in Russia, but also in the CIS and Eastern Europe. The interest of the professional audience was expressed in a record number of 65,815 visitors.

Facts and figures

May 23 – 26, 2023, Sigma Expo Group presented for the first time at Crocus Expo the unique concept which united three intersecting full-fledged projects in the fields of construction machinery, commercial transport, as well as spare parts, after-sales market, and service - CTT Expo, COMvex and CTO Expo. The twofold increased area of the CTT Expo confirmed the status of the leading communication platform for the construction industry. COMvex and CTO Expo exhibitions debuted as significant premieres of the industry as part of the main synergy of the year.

"The scale of the event is impressive. We are participating for the first time and are very delighted. We are surprised by the show scales and well-known names among exhibitors. It’s very useful when OEMs for equipment and vehicles are present at the show together with components and spare-parts manufacturers. We plan to participate in the exhibition next year, as we see the prospects of this trend, the prospects for the development of the automotive components market, and we are ready to expand this direction. The synergy format should be preserved, as it gives an opportunity to communicate with representatives of different vehicles manufacturers. It took us a long time to make the decision to participate this year. But since there is a new event, three exhibitions together, a huge number of participants, we decided that we should give it a try. And we are really impressed." - Yulia Kurochkina, Fenox, exhibitor of CTO Expo.

The large-scaled exposition of three trade fairs was presented by 1,268 companies, which is four times higher than in 2022. Companies from 14 countries of the world demonstrated their products: Russia, Belarus, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, South Korea, Türkiye, UAE.

The Turkish exposition reached record of 4,663 m2 and was represented by 100 companies. The Chinese exposition has grown up to 612 companies on the area of 8,663 m2. Fully booked halls No. 13,14,15, as well as the Crocus Expo outdoor area in front of all three pavilions comparable in size with 10 football fields became for four days the center of maximum attention of the business audience.

The outdoor area, which has always been the hallmark of CTT Expo, increased by 2.5 times compared to last year, also due to COMvex exposition expansion. TOP companies by booth size this year: XCMG - 2002 m2, KAMAZ – 1824 m2, Techstroykontact – 1710 m2, Rusbusinessavto – 1567 m2, Sany – 1555 m2, LIUGONG – 1209 m2, Zoomlion – 1200 m2.

"We made our debut at COMvex. The exhibition, of course, is certainly impressive in its scale. My management and I are glad to be participants of the exhibition. Huge traffic, we are working non-stop. Lots of potential customers as well as offers of cooperation. Consumer interest is very high. Three exhibitions in one is a great solution. We have also found potential partners not only among the buyers of our products, but also new suppliers, logistics companies. Next year we are presenting the market with a more extensive product line" - Julia Bors, Beiben Trucks, exhibitor of COMvex.

Visitors of the exhibition

The increased interest of the professional audience in a large-scale industry event was obvious from its first day. Even one hour before the opening, queues of experts and buyers lined up in front of the entrances. This activity persisted throughout all four days. This is confirmed by the number of visitors: the record level of 65 815 experts. There was no such visitor traffic even in 2014, when CTT Expo was the largest event in the entire exhibition space.

For the first time, the exhibitions were visited by representatives of the professional community from 510 cities of all 89 regions of Russia. Representatives of 56 countries came to study the market and purchase machinery, vehicles, and equipment for their businesses.

The quality level of the audience, according to the exhibitors, exceeded all expectations. The exhibitions were attended by representatives of such companies as ALROSA, ATOMHYDROMONTAZH, AUCHAN Retail Russia, AUTODOC.RU , GC "Business Lines", GEFCO, "Gazstroyprom", MIRSTROY, GK Stroytransgaz, Geomining, TRANSTECHSERVICE, DORSTROY-TRANS, Rosseti, SUEK, Yarkamp, BELUGA GROUP, GK Globaltrak, Delko, Miratorg, Russian Post, PONY EXPRESS, PepsiCo, AUTO-EURO, ARTRANS-M, LADA CENTER PERM, MOTORLINE, Zazap24.ru and many others.

"This is my first time at CTT Expo. I was not just surprised but amazed by its scale: different manufacturers are represented, both Russian and from near abroad countries, such as Turkey and China. The synergy of the three trade fairs is a profound idea, it gives an opportunity for networking and communication. Having visited only one exhibition, I have already gained a lot of contacts, learned that there are other business communities and committees helping the industry. When everyone unites, problems are solved. It's worth visiting such events. When they are united, it’s an even bigger scale" – Irina, Asfaltmash, Togliatti, a visitor to CTT Expo.

Business program

A survey of registered visitors to all three exhibitions this year showed a particularly high interest in business program. This is evidenced by statistics: more than 3,100 experts visited business program areas.

In a non-stop mode, the most popular topics were announced on three thematic platforms of the business program of each of the exhibitions: from current issues of road construction, transport construction and the mining industry to vital problems of the commercial transport market development and details of effective training of service station experts.

CTT Expo was supported by both long-term partners and new partners of the business program: ID-marketing Research Company, Russian public association "OPORA of RUSSIA", The Concrete Road Association, Soyuzdorstroy, MADI, Academy of Mining Sciences and Mining Industry Journal, Non-profit Partnership for Mining Industries of Russia, International Association of Foundation Contractor IAFC, National Association of Construction Machinery Lessors NAAST, National Association of Demolition Organizations NADO. Special mention should be devoted to the official partner of the CTT Expo - the Transneft company, who held a special session on the basic principles of procurement procedures for automotive, road construction equipment, spare parts, maintenance and repair work as part of the CTT FORUM business program.

We have launched COMvex exhibition as the leader not only in the exposition part, but also in the content. The National Association of Truck Motor Transport "Gruzautotrans", NAPTA, the National Gas Engine Association, the magazine "Transport on alternative fuel", "Autostat", "AutoBoss" delivered their valuable inputs into the business program. Special acknowledgment is devoted to the partner - logistics company Network Logistic.

The Industry Talks business area at CTO Expo exhibition brought together the expert community in the auto parts and after-sales service market. Opinion leaders shared their competencies and were represented by Association NAPAK, Automotive cluster "Avtoprom North-West", RASTO, ROAD, Automarketolog, Autostat-Info, Right Automotive Business, Engineering Center “Smart” as well as GROUPAUTO Russia, who acted also as co-organiser of CTO Expo.

Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia

The highlight of the first day - May 23 was the Award Ceremony of the winners of the contest «The Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia 2023» — the most authoritative industry competition with more than 20 years of history. This year, the innovation of the contest was online voting. More than 300 professionals voted for the best commercial vehicles.

The award ceremony was held at the Backstage restaurant. More than 200 owners and top managers of commercial transport companies, OEMs and Tier 1&2 suppliers took part in the evening reception.

The official partner of the ceremony was Coşkunoz Alabuga, as well as the company "Belshina" — one of the largest tire production companies in Europe.

Winners and photos from the ceremony are on the official website best-comvehicle.ru, as well as in the official telegram channel KTT Magazine.

The general information partner of the exhibition and competition is the magazine "Commercial Transport and Technologies".

Construction Equipment Innovations in Russia 2023

The highlight event of the second day - May 24, was the award ceremony of the winners of the annual contest “Construction Equipment Innovations in Russia 2023”. In the solemn atmosphere of the evening event, the best representatives in their category were announced. This year, it was especially difficult for the jury members to choose the winners among the record number of 75 submitted applications for all the years of the contest.

Online voting has also hit the record level. Compared to 2022, the number of experts who voted doubled and made up to 1200 people. The general partner of the Award was Avito Special Equipment.

The winners, as well as photos from the ceremony, are published on the website www.construction-innovation.ru.

The results of surveys of exhibitors and visitors of all three exhibitions confirmed the need to follow the synergy format in 2024. The number of applications submitted already for next year exceeds the planned exhibition area. The exposition in the outdoor area has been increased by additional sectors and is already fully booked, indoor area is being formed taking into account the additional Pavilion No.2. The brightest moments and the warm atmosphere of an unforgettable event are in the photo and video reports on the official websites of the exhibitions.

The team of organisers sincerely thanks our exhibitors, partners and the specialized audience to the largest synergy industry event for the support and looking forward to meeting at CTT Expo, COMvex, CTO Expo May 28-31, 2024 in the Crocus Expo.

СТТ Expo - leading trade fair for construction equipment and technologies in Russia and Eastern Europe. The 20-year history of the event confirms its unique communication platform status. The show inspires innovation and serves construction industry development. Every year CTT Expo brings together market players of construction, special and commercial equipment, machines and vehicles, spare parts and service, as well as developers of technologies and innovative solutions for construction machinery at Crocus Expo - one of the largest and modern fairgrounds of the world. CTT Expo is privileged by support of strong partner network, delivering a unique business program framework. Exhibitors 2023: 910 from 12 countries; Space 2023: 70,893 m2; Visitors 2023: 63,015.

COMvex - international trade fair for commercial vehicles and technologies, covering freight and passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, automotive spare parts and components, trailers and semi-trailers, superstructures, telematics, IT-development, and services. In 2023, the exhibition was held for the first time in the Crocus Expo in Pavilion No. 3 and on the outdoor area together with СTT Expo. Exhibitors 2023: 114 from 5 countries; Space 2023: 27,201 m2; Visitors 2023: 33,683.

CTO Expo - international trade fair for spare parts, automotive aftersales market and service. It covers such sections as spare parts and components, diagnostic and repair equipment, accessories and customizing, batteries and electronics, oils, car wash and care, telematics, IT and digital solutions. Exhibitors 2023: 910 from 12 countries; Space 2023: 8,818 m2; Visitors 2023: 28,219.

SIGMA EXPO GROUP - organiser of the largest industry exhibition event of 2023: synergy of the leading trade fair for construction machinery and technologies in Russia CTT Expo, the international trade fair for commercial vehicles and technologies COMvex, the international trade fair for spare parts, after-sales market and service CTO Expo, Construction Equipment Innovations in Russia Award, The Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia Award