17th International Exhibition and Conference for Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography

The grand exhibition will occupy all pavilions of Expoforum Exhibition Center (E, F, G, H), the Passage and a street space where low-tonnage shipbuilding projects will be presented. On an area of more than 30 thousand square meters, expositions will be presented by largest Russian companies, such as the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Rosatom State Corporation, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, Marine Instrumentation Corporation, FSUE Rosmorport, AK Bars Shipbuilding corporation, Marine Technics (MT-Group), Sitronics KT, Neva Travel, Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Technology Center, RPC Morsvyazavtomatica, CJSC SMM and others.

In previous years, the exhibition occupied three pavilions. Three months before NEVA 2023, three exhibition pavilions were 100% booked. In order to exhibit all comers, the organizers decided to expand the exhibition area and open bookings in one more pavilion. Pavilion E is the most modern pavilion in terms of equipment and design in Expoforum.

The exhibition plan is posted on the website. The list of companies is constantly updating and can be tracked by the link. Аbout 700 exhibitors and 30 thousand visitors and delegates are expected to take part in the NEVA 2023 exhibition.

Today participation in events is especially significant, since exhibitions and congresses are the most important tools of people’s diplomacy, they ensure the development of economic relations.

For more than 30 years, NEVA has regularly gathered tens of thousands of people from all over the world who are ready for cooperation and business development. It provides ample opportunities for finding new business partners, developing business contacts and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of shipbuilding, shipping and ship repair. International delegations from CIS countries, China, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, South Africa and other States are expected to participate. Business negotiations with potential participants from Latin American countries are continuing.

In particular, on an area of over 1300 sq. more than 40 largest shipyards and manufacturers of ship equipment from Turkey will present their products and services. The national pavilion of Turkey will traditionally be organized at the exhibition, as well as individual stands of companies. Among them are well–known shipyards such as Kuzey Star, Sefine, Ozata, Desan, Dogruyol, Denkar, as well as more than 20 suppliers of ship equipment and materials.

At least 50 companies from China are going to participate in the NEVA. This year, the organization of the Chinese National Pavilion takes place in close cooperation with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). More than 1000 sq. m are booked by Chinese organizations, including Haixing Maritime Electric Group, Shanghai Powermaster Marine Technology Co. Ltd, Lyen Marine, Dezhou Hengli Electrical Machinery, Tianjin Hairun Marine Technical, Shanghai Electric Machinery, Huzhou Jibao Mechanical Equipment,  Gansu Hehong New Materials, Qingdao Donghengli New Material, Qinhuangdao Sino-Ocean Marine Equipment & Мachinery, Fuzhou FMEC Industry and others. In addition, the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) is forming a delegation from Hubei Province.

Taking into account the positive experience and wishes of the NEVA participants, international business dialogues „Russia – China“ and „Russia – Turkey“ are organized.

All 4 days of the exhibition will be accompanied by an up-to-date business program, within the framework of which there will be hosted the plenary session „Marine industry of Russia: new priorities against global challenges“ and more than 30 business events: conferences, round tables, strategic and working sessions. The key topics of discussion were measures of state support for the marine industry and the implementation of import substitution in shipbuilding and ship repair, the continuation of international cooperation in new realities, fleet renewal, the formation of new routes and logistics chains, the development of port activities, the fishing industry, the introduction of innovative technologies, the implementation of offshore projects, improving the efficiency of educational processes and training for shipbuilding and shipping industries. Representatives of state authorities, leading experts and industry professionals are invited as speakers – both from leading Russian corporations, shipyards, enterprises, design bureaus, scientific and educational institutions, specialized associations and mass media, and from international organizations. The current version of the business programme architecture can be found on the website.

The main priorities of the exposition and business programme are the Arctic topic and fishing fleet renovation. These areas are open for cooperation with foreign partners.

Traditionally, NEVA will become a meeting platform for industry leaders and an ideal communication platform for negotiations and signing of partnership agreements in the comfortable «Arctic» and «Maritime» business halls.

Additional options are offered as part of the „Delegate“ and „VIP“ packages. For international participants, delegate packages will include on-site coordination, assistance in organizing business meetings. The event organizers will facilitate appointments.

In addition, for effective participants interaction the Matchmaking centre will be created. This is an effective platform for negotiations between buyers and suppliers, between Russian and foreign participants.

NEVA 2023 Exhibition & Conference organizers have simplified the procedure for obtaining a business visa.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a circular to the foreign missions. It will help foreign participants of NEVA to get the business visas quicker and easier.

All foreigners getting the Invitations from NEVA-International Ltd. will obtain the business visas in an accelerated period (3-5 days).

Step 1. Request the Invitation from the organizers. You will receive it promptly.

Step 2. The invitation, the application for the business visa, your passport and all the documents required for obtaining the visa should be submitted to the Consulate General / Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in your country. You can request the visa for the period from August 28, 2023 to October 08, 2023.

Step 3. Receive the notification that your business visa is ready and get it at the Russian Embassy.

Please check the cost of business visa and the full list of requirements on the website of the Russian Embassy in your country.

Translation service

NEVA-International has a long-term experience of cooperation with leading translation companies in St. Petersburg. Exhibitors of the NEVA 2023 Exhibition can order the services of an interpreter in advance. The organizer will select the most suitable specialist who will be able to accompany the client both on and off the event site.

In addition, the NEVA 2023 site will have a Concierge Service. If a participant suddenly needs an interpreter, the organizer will be able to help.

Cultural programme

The culture sphere in St. Petersburg has returned to pre-pandemic indicators: museums are open, concerts and performances are held, restaurants welcomes guests. A special rich cultural programme will be organized for foreign guests of NEVA 2023. The Exhibition official tour operator DenRus will introduce the participants to the sights of St. Petersburg and immerse them in its atmosphere. DenRus will also help you book a hotel.

In 2023, it will not be necessary for foreign participants to have personal badges

For foreign participants who wish to visit the event incognito, a special badge will be provided, allowing them to enter the exhibition and business programme events.

Venue: St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoe sh., 64/1, Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center, pavilions E, F, G, H, Passage, inter-pavilion space.

Organizer: NEVA-International Ltd.


The NEVA Exhibition and Conference was founded in 1990 by governmental order of the USSR and has been held continuously since 1991. In 2013, the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1910-r dated October 21, 2013 on holding the NEVA exhibition was issued. Currently, NEVA is among the top 10 largest world exhibitions in the shipbuilding industry and is the main business event of the Russian maritime industry.

NEVA has become a universally recognized international platform for business cooperation and expert dialogue between specialists in the fields of production of civil vessels for various purposes, the creation of marine technical means for the development of the ocean and its shelf, including the Arctic zone and the Northern Sea Route, the development of navigation on inland waterways, the modernization of fishing and specialized fleet, the renewal of the port equipment fleet.


Ms. Ksenia Lukmanova
Account Manager
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