Two events took place within the scope of Kazan fair: 10th field-oriented exhibition "Technical welding" and 15th International exhibition "Kazan 2015: Metal working and mechanical engineering". Ceremonial opening was arranged by the president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, Albert Karimov (assistant prime minister and minister of trade of the Republic of Tatarstan), Ravil Zaripov (assistant president of the Republic of Tatarstan on aircraft complex), Andreas Kray (general director of the Agency of Thuringia economic development, Germany), Nikolay Aleshin (academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the national council on professional qualifications at the President of the Russian Federation), Sven Flasshof (general director of "FDMA Russ-service" company and the Russian department of mechanical engineering association of Germany).
In 2015 participants of these two important events were 133 Russian enterprises, 18 foreign organizations from Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, as well as the Russian branches of companies from Korea, India, Japan, Italy, China, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and Czech Republic. Over 150 companies have participated in these events. Up-to-date equipment, welding tools, accessories, machines, and other equipment were presented to the participants.
"Sikron", one of the leading manufacturers of electric furnaces in the Russian Federation, has also presented its inventions at "Kazan 2015: Metal working and mechanical engineering" exhibition. The company products were highly appreciated by the visitors.