Opening ceremony of the 2nd international specialized exhibition “Barbecue Expo-2013” took place at CEC “Expocentre” on 16 September
Among the honoured guests who welcomed the exhibitors and visitors there were Mikhail Strigoun, executive director of “Euroexpo”, Artem Engoyan, president of the Russian Barbecue Association, Norbert Jedrau, managing director of the Barbecue Industry Association Grill BIAG, Elman Fletcher, chief editor of “Fire&Food” magazine, Sergey Yushin, chairman of the executive committee of the National Meat Association of Russia, and Elena Guseva, project manager of “Expocentre” hosted exhibitions division. The honoured guests noted the progress of the exhibition and the development pace of the barbecue market in Russia, thanked the “Barbecue Expo-2013” organizers and wished the exhibitions fruitful work and new prospects.
“Our show turns 1 year old today, and, we cannot expect too much from it, like from the child at this age. But we will grow up. We invite you all, as a family, to watch the growth of our exhibition”
Artem Engoyan, president of the Russian Barbecue Association
Norbert Jedrau, managing director of the Barbecue Industry Association Grill BIAG, noted the progress and growth of the show comparing with the last year and wished all exhibitors" to lit the fire in the hearts of the visitors“.
Elman Fletcher, chief editor of “Fire&Food” magazine, confirmed that the “Barbecue Expo” demonstrated a whole variety of the industry, and thanked the “Euroexpo” Austrian office for the support and the invitation to take part in the exhibition.
Sergey Yushin, chairman of the executive committee of the National Meat Association of Russia, noticed that the barbecue culture becomes more and more popular in Russia, and although there has not been invented a special grill “for the Siberian frosts” yet, perhaps that is still to come, because “Russia is a very promising market for barbecue”.
Following Mikhail Strigoun, executive director of “Euroexpo” we would like to wish all "Barbecue Expo-2013“exhibitors “to create a civilized barbecue market of in Russia together” and we hope that this exhibition will be remembered for all the guests and “leave a pleasant aftertaste”.