Festival of Country Living 2014 post release


Festival of Country Living
16-19 September 2014, IEC “Crocus Expo”, Moscow


On 16-19 September 2014, IEC “Crocus Expo” hosted the Festival of Country Living that comprised Barbecue Expo, GardenTool and GardenComfort exhibitions. The Organizer of the Festival was EUROEXPO exhibition company.

The joint exposition represented over 100 exhibitors from 11 countries: Russia, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Denmark, France, China, Poland, Taiwan, Pakistan and South Korea. Leading companies demonstrated their products and services, including Weber-Stephen, Coleman, Euro-Grill/Napoleon, Grillkoff, Big Green Egg, B-Trade, Brigadier Technologies, Globus International Group, Optpromtorg, Korsa and others.

The honoured guests welcomed the exhibitors and visitors at the Festival’s opening ceremony:

  • Mikhail Strigoun, executive director of “Euroexpo”;
  • Artem Engoyan, president of the Russian Barbecue Association,
  • Jaan Habicht, president of the International Barbecue Association

The honoured guests thanked the Festival partners: the International Barbecue Association, the Russian Barbecue Association, and the BIAG Barbecue Industry Association Grill for their active support of the show.

The key event of the Festival was the Barbecue Expo International exhibition that has been the only specialized event in Russia for barbecue & grilling equipment and accessories for 3 years. During the exhibition the leading companies from Russia and abroad showcased their new products, showing how it works and explaining in detail their benefits. The exposition also presented accessories and related products for barbequing and grilling.

The General Assembly of the International Barbecue Association took place shortly before the exhibition opening, electing Jaan Habicht the President of the Association.

During the exhibition the visitors had an opportunity to attend the business programme events. Every day “Euro-Grill” hosted the cooking shows of Napoleon grills presented by the world-famous BBQ-chief Andreas Rummel (Germany). “Ecowood” from Tomsk hold a master class “Birchwood skewers: the best solution for grilling meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and mushrooms”. BIG GREEN EGG, PRIMO G&S and WEBER-STEPHEN hosted diverse master classes and presentations of barbecue and grilling equipment.

The traditional “The Whole Hog on the Grill” Barbecue Show took place on 16 September at the outdoor area of the Festival. The Grill Masters Team, the vice champions of the Whole Hog Barbecue World Championship that had taken place in Estonia, participated in the show this year. The show was organized by the Russian Barbecue Association and “Miratorg” Agribusiness Holding.

Especially for the Barbecue Expo “Liniya Vkusa” magazine prepared a special menu of Kuban grilled specialties and showed how to cook simple but very tasty national dishes in a few minutes, maintaining the freshness and natural flavour of the products.

On 18 September the best Russian grill chiefs participated at the Best Grill Profi cooking contest. The Contest results are the following:

1 place in the final standing, 1 place in “My Best Grill” Nomination, 1 place in “Dessert from the Grill” Nomination: Aleksey Zabelin, Moscow.

2 place in the final standing, 2 place in “My Best Grill” Nomination, 3 place in “Dessert from the Grill” Nomination: Leonid Golubev, Moscow.

3 place in the final standing, 3 place in “My Best Grill” Nomination, 2 place in “Dessert from the Grill” Nomination: Sergey Fedulov, Novosibirsk.

The GardenTool 2014 International exhibition brought together manufacturers, distributors, wholesale and retail chains who demonstrated modern gardening equipment and tools.

For 8 years the exhibition has been a significant event for specialists interested in purchasing modern and high-quality equipment: wholesalers, retailers, chains and specialized shops, landscape design companies, gardening centres, transplant nurseries, landscape studios, and private customers. The exhibitors demonstrated a wide range of lawn mowers, trimmers, irrigation systems, as well as gardening tools and equipment.

The fans of active lifestyle and landscape design specialists found many interesting and topical ideas at the first edition of the International specialized exhibition of products and services for garden design Garden Comfort 2014. The exhibitors showcased garden and lawn furniture, garden sculpture, artificial ponds, gazebos and canopies, sports and children’s playgrounds and many other products.

See you at the Festival of Country living in 2015 that will be running on 15-18 September in IEC “Crocus Expo”!

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