May 12-15 Sviaz-Expocomm’2009, the 21st International Exhibition for Telecommunications, Control Systems, IT and Communication Services was successfully held at Expocentre Fairgrounds. It was the largest exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe featuring the world’s achievements in the field of telecommunications, information handling and computer technologies.
At the official opening ceremony of Sviaz-Expocomm’2009 Sergei Sobyanin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, welcomed the event organizers and exhibitors on behalf of Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, saying that during its lifetime the Svyaz-Expocomm Exhibition had gained authority and become one of the largest shows featuring communications industry achievements, information handling and computer technology developments. It was the event demonstrating advanced scientific achievements; offering a platform to exchange innovations, conclude beneficial contracts, and propose solutions to a wide range of related problems. The mass communications industry is considered to be one of the leaders of modern technological advance, and expositions of such a scale promote broader international co-operation and application of advanced developments to the economy.