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12 September 2018

Chairman of the Governing Board and first vice president of Russian Paralympic committee Pavel Rozhkov in the exhibition center “VDNKH” participated at the opening of the 8th international specialized exposition “InvaExpo. Society for all 2018”.

At the beginning of the opening ceremony made a speech the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Exhibition, chairman of the All-Russian Society of Disabled People, champion of Paralympic Games Mikhail Terentyev. He read out the message of greeting of the President of the Government of the Russian Federation.

"Dear friends!

I greet you at the opening of the 8th International Specialized Exhibition "InvaExpo. Society for All 2018".

A very important idea is laid in the title: regardless of health limitations, every person should have the opportunity to live a full life - to learn, develop creative abilities, to achieve professional realization, to do sports. And the task of the state, business and society is to create all necessary conditions for this, to help those who face serious every day difficulties.

The exhibition is a vivid example of such an effective interaction. On this unique platform are presented the most successful projects in the development of modern infrastructure for disabled people and are demonstrated the latest technical means of rehabilitation, the best domestic and global developments. It is very important indeed that the suppliers and the manufacturers are open for business contacts with government customers.

In addition to the business program, guests will find a variety of cultural and sporting events. The festival of arts "Parafest" will help to discover talented, creatively gifted people. And the best paralympic athletes of Russia will share their experience in overcoming the most difficult tests at the master classes.

I am confident that the exhibition will make life of disabled people more comfortable and active. After all, their faith in themselves, in their capabilities, largely depends on this.

I wish you fruitful work and all the best.

D.Medvedev »

Pavel Rozhkov in his greeting speech noted:

"On behalf of the Paralympic Committee of Russia, I greet you! The RPC is one of the oldest participants of this exhibition; the achievements of the organizations represented here daily help the preparation of the Russian national teams for the most important world starts.

The RPC is also presented on the exhibition with a stand where the business part of the exhibition will be held, as well as by our Paralympic Games Champions headed by the 4-time champion Alexei Ashapatov.

I wish to all the participants of the exhibition a good work! "


The opening ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation Andrei Kigim, the chairman of the Pension Fund of Russia Anton Drozdov, the director of the Moscow Center for Child Psychoneurology Tatiana Batysheva, the Minister of Social Development of the Moscow Region Irina Fayevskaya, the deputy head of the Department of Social Protection of the City of Moscow Andrey Beshtanko, acting president of the All-Russian public organization of the disabled "All-Russian Society of Deaf people" Vadim Ivanchenko, Director General of the Presidential Fund grants for the development of civil society Ilya Chukalin and others.
Павел Рожков посетил стенды участников выставки и принял участие в просмотре мастер-классов по паралимпийским видам спорта, организованных на стенде ПКР.

On the RPC stand took place demonstration fencing fights on wheelchair with the participation of Nikolay Lukyanov - world and European champion and Alexander Martinkevich - champion of Russia, monitor-coach - Pavel Belyavsky.

The purpose of the exhibition is to demonstrate the achievements of domestic and foreign goods and services of the rehabilitation industry, the production of technical means of rehabilitation, the creation of an accessible environment; organization of interaction and effective cooperation of state customers with manufacturers and suppliers of products and services for people with disabilities.


The exhibition program includes business events that will take place all three days and will be open to visitors. These are round tables and conferences, dialogue platforms and seminars with the participation of leading Russian and foreign experts. The sports program is also designed for three days and will be rich and varied. Adaptive physical education, master classes of famous athletes, intergration sports, in which every visitor and guest of the exhibition can take part. The cultural program includes the traditional festival of arts "EuroParafest", the Children's Parent day - a big family fiesta, which will take place on September 14, the last day of the Exhibition's work.


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