From 18 to 21 May 2011 in Sochi was held XX Anniversary International Forum “BEER-2011”. There was an extensive business program, an international professional competition of beer, raw materials, equipment and non-alcoholic drinks, Festival “Beer in Sochi” and much more.
The honorary right to open the forum was given to Alexander Mordovin, Assistant Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture, Food Policy and Fishery and the President of the Barley and Malt Union.
At the invitation of the Union of Russian Brewers on May 20, Alexander Mordovin participated in the roundtable on state regulation and further development of the brewing industry. During the roundtable, Victor Piatko, Vice Chairman of the Council of the Union of Russian Brewers (Vice-President of the United Breweries Heineken) has presented in detail the forthcoming legislative changes affecting the whole production chain “malting barley – beer”. Mr. V. Klein, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Union of Russian Brewers (CEO of LLC Tomsk Beer) announced the general consensus on the need to consolidate efforts and revitalize the work of all industry representatives to champion Russian brewing business and not to adopt unduly restrictive measures against the production and trafficking of beer production.
The Barley and Malt Union is grateful to the Union of Russian Brewers, and personally, to Vyacheslav Mamontov, Union Council President, for organizing a round table and for invitation to participate in it representatives The Barley and Malt Union.
The Barley and Malt Union states to intensify its efforts in work with legislative and executive powers to defend the industry-wide interests in order to develop a balanced approach that takes into account the interests of all industry participants, in the sphere of state regulation of production and turnover of beer production and to integrate Representatives of the Barley and Malt Union in the relevant expert committees and working groups.