On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, I am pleased to welcome you in Russian Outdoor Village – a collective stand of Russian producers organized within the framework of ISPO Munich 2017, a major professional exhibition of sports goods and services!
The Russian market of products for sports and outdoor activities has a very high potential. The large scale of the country, a great number of prospective buyers (over 100 mln. people, which exceeds the population of Germany, the largest sports goods market in Europe) – these are factors which regularly open new horizons and promote fast development of the Russian outdoor segment.
Over recent years, our government has taken essential measures to support Russian manufacturers: it actively modernizes the legislation and statutory regulation, promotes the renovation of productive capacities, and offsets expenses on research and development activities. At the same time, we help our entrepreneurs present their products in the international market, organizing collective stands at the major exhibitions and forums.
It is nice to see that the applied efforts yield favourable results: clothes for sports, outdoor activities and work in extreme conditions with the label “Made in Russia” spark a growing interest and are in great demand among foreign customers. Many Russian companies already have their representative offices and shops abroad, and their products are as good as imported analogues or even surpass them in quality. We have a lot to be proud of and offer our foreign customers. The collective stand of Russian producers Russian Outdoor Village is a great opportunity for the best Russian specialists to learn about state-of-the-art solutions and worldwide trends in outdoor goods production.
I wish you successful work at ISPO Munich 2017!
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation