Impressions of participation in the exhibition are very pleasant and only positive. The exhibition gave many specialists very useful knowledge for their further work. PowerExpo Almaty is an annual event, an authoritative industry platform for today. Every year the organization is improving and becoming larger, and every year there is a growing interest in the site. As part of the business programme, we held a round table “Joint efforts to achieve carbon neutrality”, which aroused the interest of the audience. We are engaged in development of electric power and energy saving, it is a core event for us and we had a lot to tell the audience. The round table brought together various speakers, government and education officials, and representatives from business and industry associations. I can confidently say that the round table was productive. Live exhibitions have always been useful and informative. With the new realities after the pandemic, they have become even more important, because people have not been communicating offline for a long time. Our round table yesterday showed that there were a lot of interested parties, including representatives of the media. I believe that offline exhibitions are an effective tool for business development. We are certainly planning to take part next year. I can confidently say that our participation in PowerExpo Almaty will have an excellent effect on the popularization of the "green energy" topic.
We represent the "MIR" Research Production Association" from Omsk. We are engaged in the production of automated electricity metering systems, as well as the dispatching of energy facilities. This year our company celebrated its 30th anniversary, we have been repeatedly awarded with governmental awards for product quality, and have been on the market for 15 years. During this time, about 50 status projects have been implemented; all major network companies have encountered our equipment to a greater or lesser extent. This is not the first time we have taken part in PowerExpo Almaty. We believe that this event is very helpful in business development. We met with all the major customers here and had a lively dialogue, which is very important. A large number of design institutes and companies engaged in this type of activity expressed interest in the stand, asked questions and received thoughtful answers. The format of live meetings is very important, especially in difficult pandemic times. We are very glad that the business environment is slowly beginning to thaw. We already have plans to participate next year.
We like everything about PowerExpo Almaty this year, it's not the first time we've taken part. Of course, we would have liked to see more exhibitors and visitors, but in today's world any offline event is extremely important for all of us, as it is live communication, which we all miss very much. Offline events help a lot in the development of the industry, because here we don't look at each other through Zoom applications on computer screens, but here we have a live dialogue directly with partners and customers. We really missed smiling at people, drinking coffee together, shaking hands and meeting them warmly. The exhibition definitely hosted our target audience. We hope that the contacts we have made or renewed here will bring us and our partners further victories. The Kazakhstan market is very interesting for us, which is why we are here. We're very happy that this offline event brings us all together. I really hope that next year we will also participate in PowerExpo Almaty.
Our company has participated in the exhibition more than ten times. I can say that this year, compared to previous years, the activity level has become much higher. Despite the fact that the exhibition has decreased in size, the quality has not been lost. At PowerExpo Almaty, we maintained old contacts and made new ones. Usually we don't really expect profile specialists, but the people who visited our stand and were interested in our products were knowledgeable about the current situation in the industry, and quite professional. You know, if you compare it with online communication, then live contact is completely different. After the exhibition, the real work starts, working out new leads. We were supposed to be here for three days, but we extended our stay in Kazakhstan by two weeks, because after the exhibition, we will meet with potential partners in detail. Our company plans to participate next year as well.
The exhibition is very exciting. There are a lot of interesting companies and attractive stands. Among the visitors there are people who are interested in cooperation, ask for information on the cost of installing our equipment. Definitely, PowerExpo Almaty is a good platform for finding new customers and partners. Due to the pandemic we haven't had such events to show ourselves and make a statement about our equipment for a long time. Our company is engaged in the installation of solar power plants on a turnkey basis, from calculations to commissioning. Our visitors are very interested in our products – they take interest, make inquiries about specific products, ask questions about technical specifications. We have previously participated in an exhibition in Dubai, but this is the first time we have taken part in Almaty. There are no comments on the level of organization, everything is very informative and convenient. Offline events are always important, because negotiating with real people is much more convenient and pleasant, you can feel the energy of the person, and it is difficult to do it online. We have already filled out an application to participate next year, we will promote "green energy" and protect the environment. Everyone must do their part to protect the environment, because our children, grandchildren and future generations will be living on Earth tomorrow, we need to encourage and promote "green energy". Resources are not endless, and the sun will be with us for a long time to come.
Our company provides engineering services in construction, we control the quality of construction, technical supervision, compliance of construction projects. This is the first year we are taking part in an exhibition of this kind, for us it is our first experience. It was very interesting and we were going for a long time to get there. Now our stand is exhibited at PowerExpo Almaty, a major industry platform. We are connected to the energy sector in that we are implementing projects with wind and solar power plants. We are very satisfied with the exhibition, we were able to make a lot of acquaintances. The goals set by the trade fair were fully achieved. Already on the second day our company signed several contracts with new partners in the energy sector for the construction of wind power plants, and also formed some agreements on the provision of our services in the design. We definitely plan to participate in the exhibition next year as well.