Igor Schegolev: I am looking forward to having a remarkable week at Expocentre

10 / 05 / 2011

On May 10 Expocentre hosted the official opening of the 23rd International Exhibition for Telecommunications, Control Systems, IT and Communication Services Sviaz-Expocomm2011.

From year to year the Sviaz-Expocomm Exhibition showcases a whole range of the latest developments and advanced technologies of the industry. The exhibition draws public attention and interest of professionals. In 2009 President of the Russian Federation Dmitriy A. Medvedev visited the exhibition. During his visit Mr. Medvedev noted that since its launch Sviaz-Expocomm had gained due authority, having won positions of a largest show for achievements of the industry of communication, information processing and information technology development.

This year 540 companies from 23 countries display their latest developments and achievements at the Sviaz-Expocomm2011 Exhibition.

Sviaz-Expocomm2011 was opened by Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Igor O. Schegolev. Welcoming participants, visitors and organizers of Sviaz-Expocomm2011, the Minister underlined that the current edition was going to be interesting, bright and rich with lots of fascinating and new solutions.

This years edition is devoted to digital content, ways of its distribution, Igor O. Schegolev said. And that is obvious as the technologies of communication, information technologies are developed, first of all, for the purpose of facilitating the content distribution. Lots of things are changing in the sphere of infocommunications; the changes cover not only the technologies, but also a legal sphere and content regulation. The above will be discussed at the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media Board Meeting held within the exhibition, during round tables, at the Mass Communications Council. The attention will be drawn to the states interaction with its citizens and business, to development of information systems for providing electronic services. The above issues will be in the focus of the Council of IT departments chief designers. I am looking forward to having a remarkable week here, at Expocentre, and I would like to thank masters of this famous exhibition complex for their assistance in this exhibition organization.

The Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Vladimir P. Strashko welcomed the exhibition participants on behalf of the Chamber and Expocentre. Mr. Strashko emphasized that each exhibition properly contributed to modernization of the countrys economy.

At the opening ceremony there was a video message of International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Hamadun Ture who said that the Sviaz-Expocomm2011 show was an opportunity to have a look in the future of infocommunications. International Telecommunication Union Deputy Secretary General Houlin Zhao and Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Azerbaijan Ali Abbasov welcomed the audience as well.