Partners' Meeting 2012

Industry news - 7 July 2012

On the 9th of June St. Petersburg hosted the annual meeting of partners of the Russian Association of Sports Facilities "Partners' Meeting 2012" in which ENGO Company acted as the main sponsor.
The main purpose of the event was to discuss issues related to preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Main topic of the conference was preparation of the country and its stadiums for the Championship and, of course, sharing experiences of companies that have already participated in similar projects.

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First part of the meeting has covered thems like new project of Sergey Galitskiy for FC "Krasnodar" about which was talking Dmitry Savenkov, project manager of the company "Investstroy". "The design capacity of the stadium will be 36,000 spectators. All seats for spectators will be covered by roof. Location on the new stadium will be at East-Kruglikovskaia Str., close to the Children's Academy FC "Krasnodar". Stadium is a business project, and will be built entirely on private investments. On the stadium will be 5000 business locations, and 500 VIP-seats", - said Dmitry.
Total cost of the stadium will be approximately 150 million EUR.

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The discussion at Circular Table about major trends in modern stadiums was attended by Andrey Sanin (Head of Consulting at "Donbass Arena Advisory"), Svetlana Gorelova (Senior Associate at "CMS Russia"), Alexander Timokhov (chief architect at "VTB Arena Park").
"We are proud of the fact that during the match between France and Ukraine Donbass Arena was able to cope with natural disasters. As you know, during the match there was a heavy rain. We dried the field in 45 minutes, and the team continued to play", shared Andrey Sanin.

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The second part of the meeting was devoted to stadiums' design, represented by "Mostovik", "CRI-promzdany", "Inteks", "Studio 44", "CB VIPS" and "GL events", which discussed the possibility of a change and development of infrastructure in conjunction with a sports facilities.
No less interesting was the discussion about the conception of "smart" stadium, covered by commercial director of "ISD", Michael Komissarov (access control and security), the head of representation "DNS", Natalia Pilipko (HD-TV for sports), the CEO of "Delta Controls", Mikhail Trifonov (building management systems and enterprise (ERP, BACnet)).
The conference also covered topics like sports facilities equipment and other systems, lighting for the broadcasts, and of course - professional sports turf.
Visitors and participants were national and international companies, such as: "ENGO", "Concept" (furniture and seating for stadiums), "Asteros" (integrated engineering), "Thorn" (energy efficient lighting), "Siemens" (Automation and Control ), "Metaplast" (pipelines) and many others.

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At the end of the conference RASF has organized a boat trip along the Neva River, the participants were able to informally communicate with each other, and enjoy the white nights of St. Petersburg. At the end of the evening director of RASF, Viktor Myakonkov, awarded diplomas all partners and thanked them all for participating in this event.
"ENGO" was pleased to participate in the conference as the main sponsor, tell to the guests about itself and about the problematic of modern sports turf, and, of course - to find all new friends.
Information and photographs provided by the magazine Sport Business Consulting