On October 12-16, 2015 Kaluga Region is to take part in the 2nd China-Russia EXPO held in Harbin, Heilongjiang. The exhibition is held within the framework of the 20th regular meeting of the heads of governments of Russia and China. Large scale infrastructure projects supporting the development of hi-tech industrial facilities will be presented at an all-Russia exhibition. For instance the attendees pay much attention to industrial parks, Kaluga special economic zone, and Kaluga Region transport and logistics infrastructure. Kaluga Region delegation is headed by Vladimir Potyomkin, Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region.
China-Russia EXPO is a major venue to demonstrate competitive products and innovative developments of Russian and Chinese companies and research institutions, to present industrial and investment potential of Russian regions and Chinese provinces, to develop joint cooperation projects and establish new business contacts.
Kaluga Region delegation participation in EXPO 2015 is to ensure further development and strengthening of cooperation in trade, economic and innovative spheres, and improvement of interregional cooperation including in the field of science.
Today two Chinese automotive industry companies operate their production facilities in Kaluga Region: Fuyao Glass Industry Group producing glass, and Yapp Rus Automotive System manufacturing car fuel systems.
Apart from building their production facilities, Chinese companies take an active part in supplying equipment to a number of innovative plants, including Lafarge plant, the largest concrete production facility in Russia. Petra-Haihua has modernized Kaluga International Airport runway. Apart from that scientific and educational institutions of Kaluga Region cooperate with Chinese organizations. Currently various options for cooperation with railway and air transport companies from China are being reviewed.