Alexander Zhukov attended the opening ceremony of the Licensing World Russia International Exhibition

On March 1, at the Crocus Expo IEC hosted the opening ceremony of the Licensing World Russia international exhibition, bringing together foreign and Russian licensing industry leaders. Within three days licence holders, licensing agencies and experts will talk about their projects and share experience. President of the ROC Alexander Zhukov gave a welcoming speech at the opening ceremony.


“Licensing industry is definitely a very promising sector today, and I am very glad to take part in the opening of the exhibition, where latest in this field will be presented, – said Alexander Zhukov. – The Russian Olympic Committee is taking active part in this event. And tomorrow, 2 March, in the framework of the business program the new brand of the ROC called  Team Russia will be presented.

One can only be glad that today in our country there is a large number of manufacturers producing a wide range of high-quality children’s goods from toys to animated films, bicycles and other popular products. It can be seen that licensing industry revives in Russia. I would like to wish success to the organizers of this exhibition and to all professional participants of the licensing market,” – concluded the head of the ROC.

The opening ceremony was also attended by the Olympic champion in Speed Skating, deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Svetlana Zhurova, double Olympic champion 2014  in Bobsled Alexander Zubkov and two-time Team Fencing Olympic champion Tatyana Logunova.

“It’s not the first time that I take part in the opening of this exhibition, – continued Svetlana Zhurova – and each year   new fast changing technologies amaze me more and more. More and more new Russian manufacturers and new names appear on the market. It seems to me that visiting such exhibitions with children can become a great challenge for parents since all goods presented here are so beautiful and remarkable that they are just asking to become part of the children’s collection of toys. I think that at this exhibition each family will find a lot of useful goods for itself that look particularly bright and attractive on the first day of spring!”

“I congratulate us all on the opening of this modern remarkable exhibition, which has been demonstrating for a number of years the wonders of talent and technologies, – said Antonina Tsitsulina, President of the of Association of Children’s Goods Industry. – Companies from around the Russian Federation which are now winning priority projects and grants are presented at the exhibition. This means that the best Russian manufacturers will work for the benefit of our children. I wish that this exhibition and the projects would go further on and draw upon the international experience and the best Russian traditions.”

At the end of the opening ceremony a tour around the exhibition was organized for participants and guests of the event in which they could admire a wide range of products on display.

Licensing World Russia Exhibition is organized to bring professionals involved in the licensing industry together, and to provide maximum relevant information. The exhibition is organized by the GRAND EXPO CJSC, actively promoting licensing topics.