The Internet+Media plenary meeting opened the Big Media Communication Forum

10 / 05 / 2016

On May, 10 the 28th Sviaz international exhibition featured the Big Media Communication Forum (BMCF 2016) at Expocentre Fairgrounds.

The Forum ran at Sviaz, one of the most significant events of the telecom industry, for the second time. BMCF 2016 is held by the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC) and Expocentre. It is supported by the Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and key players of the high technology area.

BMCF 2016 was opened with the plenary meeting of the Internet+Media Forum. The Forum was organized by RAEC, the Institute for the Development of the Internet (IDI), the Russian Media Communication Union (MCU) and Expocentre.

Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Alexey Volin, Internet Advisor to the President of Russia German Klimenko, Chair of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Leonid Levin, Director of RAEC Sergey Plugotarenko, President of the Media Communication Union Sergey Petrov, and other leading industry experts shared their expectations about the forthcoming event and outlined key topics of the sections and round tables.

The Forum topic is rather important. The number of the challenges in the industry involving over 80 mln people is great. It might be essential to discuss some points of the Internet+Media road map and the initiatives which will probably be introduced, stated German Klimenko. I hope that at this Forum we will be able to find common ground and solutions to the issues set earlier.

Nowadays modern media cannot exist without their implementation on the Internet, emphasized Alexey Volin. When commenting of the topics he dwelled on some important issues, e.g., convergent journalism, IP issues, development of digital agencies, industry consolidation, problems of staff education and training for the Internet.

Leonid Levin told about legislation regulating media and highlighted the issues concerning protection of interests of the Russian businessmen and users. The dialogue between the government, business and the public on the parliament platform and the leading Runet companies will contribute to the industry sustainable development, said the lawmaker.

The Internet+Media Forum, that was first launched at BMCF 2016, opened the first out of eight industry forums devoted to road maps, pointed out Sergey Plugotarenko. He expressed his hope that the Forum, that united a number of events, would allow discussing strategic issues and getting specific results. Sergey Plugotarenko said that the BMCF 2016 program features AdTechRussia 2016 and Digital Media 2016 conferences as well as team competitions for information security Russian Cybersecurity Competition (RCC 2016).

Sergey Petrov announced key topics of the Internet+Media Forum. He is confident that the Forum participants businessmen, government officials and industry experts will do a great job and work out a unified position on completion of the road map where the most relevant initiatives of the Internet industry will be reflected.

The plenary meeting attendees fpund out the opinions of heads of the companies that are the industry key players: Dmitry Chernyshenko (Gazprom-Media), Sergey Kalugin (Rostelecom), Yuliana Slashchyova (CTC Media), and representatives of other companies.

Press Service