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Russian show continues growth despite economic woes

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The second of the two Hunting & Fishing Shows in Russia of 2015 looks set to beat last year’s attendance and exhibitor levels.

Despite the well publicised problems facing the Russian economy, the organiser of the country’s biggest fishing tackle show is predicting another year of growth.

September’s Hunting & Fishing Show in Russia looks set to attract more exhibitors and visitors than last year’s event according to Nikolay Reymer, of the Moscow-based exhibition company EXPODESIGN.

He told Angling International that the event, being held from September 10th to 13th at the All Russian Exhibition Centre, Moscow, is expecting to attract around 700 companies – beating last year’s 678. At the time of going to press 600 participants had signed up.

He added: “Last year we had 35,000 visitors, but we are expecting in excess of 40,000 this time around because we have changed the days so that they are more visitor-friendly.”

Reymer added that the fishing tackle sector is suffering less than many industries throughout Russia. “Certainly the economic climate is not the best, but the industry is less affected than most. Sales of the more expensive items, like fishing boats, may have suffered more and we have seen a decline in the number of exhibitors from that sector in the last three years.

“Many companies want to exhibit at the show, but can’t afford to pay in one lump sum. We have got over this problem by staggering the cost over a certain amount of time.”

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