07/23/2020 | The show

Wake-up call for Russia’s Process Industry

The Tatarstan Ecological Forum premieres 2-4 September 2020 in Kazan alongside the established Tatarstan Petrochemical Forum and you can be part of it.

The times one could associate Russia’s industry, particularly Russia’s petrochemical sector, with all kinds of environmental wrongdoing and ecological ignorance are definitely over.

By now authorities and industry players alike have understood the necessity to provide appropriate framework conditions to safeguard a healthy environment, and to minimise the ecological impact of industrial growth. This is the overriding motive to hold the first Tatarstan Ecological Forum in Kazan coming September. At the same time, this is also the motive for DECHEMA to support this initiative of the Ministry for Ecology and Natural Resources of Tatarstan, Russia’s petrochemical hub.

Tatarstan is a semi-independent republic which stayed under the political administration of Russia after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It is also the epicenter of the country’s process industry. Thanks to abundant fossil resources, the Republic of Tatarstan gained economic self-determination but remained under Moscow’s umbrella in terms of laws, currency or foreign politics.

As far as Russia’s process industry is concerned, there is no way around Tatarstan. No other Russian region offers a similarly immediate access to fossil resources, together with well-established industrial sites, special economic zones, and efficient logistics.

Hence the Ecological Forum being held this September is not only a clear vote for improving environmental standards - it is also a direct call to action for the country’s petrochemical sector.

Topics of particular focus are

  • clean water
  • industrial water cycles
  • industrial safety
  • energy efficiency
  • circular economy
  • sustainable economic development

The forum will be a meeting point for experts and decision makers from various sectors of the Russian industry, with explicit focus on the petrochemical sector. So the event could very well be groundbreaking in a market which only recently has accepted the ecological challenge. Sure enough, some kind of pioneering approach will be needed here… but it is obvious this implies the chance to leave a footprint in less contested territory with vast development potential.

As official co-organiser DECHEMA will contribute to the event by a conference session of its own.

Be part of Kazan Ecoforum and present your know-how: Submit a paper for any of the forum topics by sending a brief abstract via e-mail to
Ms Ekaterina Sherstobitova: ekaterina.sherstobitova[at]russia.messefrankfurt.com
Tel. +7 4956498775-103
Dr Thomas Scheuring: scheuring[at]dechema.de
Tel. +49 69 7564-336

Please note that speaking slots are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


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