I am glad to welcome all participants, organizers and guests of the 10th International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg!
Our city is one of the recognized domestic and world shipbuilding centers. This important industry, employing 50 thousand people and including more than 40 enterprises, produces almost a quarter of all industrial products of the city. In 2020 11 ships were launched at St. Petersburg shipyards, 11 more were laid down.
It is no coincidence that it was in the city on the Neva River that the idea of creating and holding one of the largest maritime exhibitions in the world was born and successfully implemented. The jubilee Salon will be held for the first time at two venues. Modern submarines, frigates, boats and ships will be displayed at the berths of the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg. At the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre specialists will be able to discuss key tasks of the industry, strengthening of partnership relations and entrance of local armament and naval equipment enterprises to new markets.
I wish everyone successful work and unforgettable impressions of your meeting with our beautiful city!
Governor of St. Petersburg