Tatiana Gigel, Chair of the Advisory Council on the Timber Industry, member of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management

The exhibition and its conference events allow for a full analysis of the timber industry. It is an opportunity for company managers to show what they have achieved and also to highlight the problems that need to be solved.

Andrey Samsonov, CEO, Felder Group Russia

This year Felder traditionally participates in Lesdrevmash. It is not only a platform where we show our state-of-the-art equipment models, but also a platform for concluding contracts.

We have tried to make our showcase more practical, more interesting for our customers. We show the machines in operation and offer the best conditions for purchasing machines right here and now at the show. A special highlight this year is that we have brought a 5-axle 7-metre machine, which was sold directly from the stand.

Yuri Khokhlov, Director of Technical Policy, KAMI

Lesdrevmash fair is a milestone event for us. We have been taking part in it for 28 years, and it has always been very fruitful. Visitors come here not only from our country, but also from neighbouring countries.

We made our stand as large as possible, it is 1,600 square metres. Due to the absence of manufacturers from a number of countries, we have tried to substitute the interests of clients from different areas of woodworking and furniture production. We are showing the latest achievements and new products. We have great expectations from this years show. There are serious clients here, especially from the Far East. All in all, we expect a positive result from the show.

Special thanks go to the organisers. Lesdrevmash is held at a very high level, everything is very comfortable and accessible. The timing has become more convenient. We have very many foreign colleagues, and they, too, express their appreciation for the quality of such a complex event. The unique infrastructure of Lesdrevmash made it possible to organise a demonstration of high-performance heavy machines.

Ivan Dementyev, CEO,

We have been preparing for this show for a very long time. We have brought interesting machines, heavy machines that we haven't exhibited before. We presented the most sophisticated technological solutions. The important event was that the biggest furniture manufacturers came from every corner of Russia, even the most remote ones, and were very interested in buying equipment. To be honest, we did not expect such a demand. All the equipment was sold out in the first two days.

We met all our objectives at this show and gained a great experience. On behalf of, I would like to express my huge thanks to the organisers of the event in its preparation and execution.

Pavel Baskakov, Sales Director, LIGA

This year, LIGA participated in a new format. Our stand was located in Pavilion No. 8, where we demonstrated state-of-the-art solutions for furniture manufacturers for four days. It was a very convenient format, which was also appreciated by our visitors. The work was very comfortable, and the interaction with EXPOCENTRE was at the highest level.

We showed more than 30 pieces of equipment in operation, and not only conventional machines, but also automatic lines and the most in-demand tools.

LIGA has already decided to take part in Lesdrevmash 2024 in two years, which will be an anniversary edition of the show. We are sure that it will be a great event, very colourful and rewarding.