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Dear partners!

The Organizing Committee of Moscow International Framing Forum decided to hold the MIFF every two years.

Our third Forum is scheduled in the fall of 2015.

What was the reason for such decision? Some of you might know, that last year, after the success of MIFF-2013, we announced the next Forum in the 2014.

The decision to postpone the Forum to next year was made upon serious reflections and discussions on the basis of a survey conducted among the framers in many regions of Russia. Most of the interviewed colleagues called optimal holding the Forums every two years.

First, the survey showed that an alarming political and economic situation in our country, unfortunately, does not help the desire of the framers to go to the Forum in Moscow. Many of the framers now, in summer of 2014, just cannot imagine leaving their workshops in the coming fall even for a few days: it is already clear that the upcoming season will bring everyday tense struggle for revenue. Moreover, for many Russian framers, especially for the framers from regions far from Moscow, the cost of a trip to Moscow this year is already even higher than before.

Secondly, the survey showed that many framers simply are not ready to visit the forums every year. The fact is that only a few of them manage in one year since visiting the previous event to usefor the benefit of their business all information obtained by attending seminars and workshops of MIFF's intensive training program.

Artem Tambiev, President of NEOART – main sponsor of the MIFF, says:

"For NEOART MIFF is the non - profit project. We are ready to make big efforts and to spend quite a bit of money organizing it, because we believe that our industry deserves to have at least one event of such scale. We do perfectly realize that for many framers to make a trip to Moscow is not an easy decision. That is why we would like to do everything to make their visit to MIFF proved to be most useful for their business, so every framer could find in MIFF's program a lot of relevant, useful information and lots of new interesting products at the stands of the exhibitors.

But, there is no such goal as "lure" the framers to our Forums every year, postponing for next year important topics and interesting speakers, it is just not our style. We are not living from the sales of the MIFF's tickets, our interest is the development of Russian framingmarket, and we, if we could, would gladly make the exhibition and the education free for Russian framers.

So, if the format "every two years" is more acceptable for our clients, then so be it.

NEOART will continue helping to organizethe MIFF every two years, trying to fill in the gaps between the Forums with lots of other interesting educational events. This year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NEOART we will hold a All-Russian Framing Competition, as well as seminars on framing design and framing technology. Our plans for this autumn include the start of the new educational online project..."

We apologize to those of you who, no matter what the circumstances, had planned to visitour Forum this year!

Looking forward to see you at MIFF-2015!