Welcome address to participants, visitors and organizers of the 28th edition of the Sviaz International Exhibition for Information and Communications Technology

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation  Dmitry MedvedevDear friends,

Let me welcome you to the Sviaz 2016 International Exhibition. This year it once again brings together telecommunications professionals from all over the world.

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call the present times an age of IT breakthrough. Easily accessible and quality communications is a decisive factor in the development of Russia, cementing contacts between its regions, and providing the national security. That is why the government strongly supports development of competitive products which are in high demand not only on the domestic market but also abroad.

Your professional event shows how the state programmes of the telecommunications industry development work. It reveals the results of intensive work on development of Russian software, import substitution and overall upgrade of the industry. Furthermore, this year Sviaz is a keystone of a new project – the Russian Week of High Technologies – which also includes the Big Media Communications Forum and the Navigation Forum.

I am positive that participation in these events will be beneficial and interesting to you. It will help to exchange experience, sign mutually profitable contracts, and promote a dialogue between manufacturers and consumers of your popular products.

I wish you every success.

Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation


Welcome Message to the participants of the 28th International Exhibition "Sviaz 2016"

Sergey Katyrin President Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dear colleagues,
I invite you to take part in the 28th edition of the Sviaz International Exhibition for Information and Communications Technology at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, on 10-13 May 2016.
Communications is a strategic resource of the country. It provides information security, territorial unity, and high quality of life for its people. It is especially important today that Russia strengthens its global position, protects its geopolitical interests, and is committed to the sustainable development of its economy.
During 40 years Sviaz has become a symbol of the latest developments and achievements of telecommunications, IT, control systems, and communications. It helped to launch thousands of promising ideas, technologies, and various projects. Today, in the new economic environment, it is rightfully considered to be the best IT and telecommunications show, which is proved by many professional ratings and expert opinions. Sviaz has undeniable advantages which are a direct dialogue of the authorities and business, a large number of foreign participants, and EXPOCENTRE's high standing as Russia's leading event organizer and venue provider.
Thanks to the support of the Russian Government and Federal Assembly, Sviaz is an event of national importance. The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communication and Ministry of Industry and Trade introduce priorities of the industry development and key projects. They take active part in drawing up the event programme. The State Duma sees the exhibition as a great opportunity to generate a dialogue with heads of industry enterprises and other professionals, and discuss legislative support of the telecommunications industry. Sviaz 2016 will showcase results of software development in Russia, which today is an issue of strategic, national and information security. I would like to emphasize the event's atmosphere of novelty, pursuit of the future, creativity and invention. I am positive that Sviaz 2016 will be an outstanding and vibrant show, give a powerful impetus to development of IT , and strengthen international cooperation.
I wish you every success!

Sergey Zheleznyak
Deputy Chairman
State Duma of the Federal Assembly
of the Russian Federation


Welcome address of Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov to participants, organizers and visitors to Sviaz 2016

Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and on my own behalf I would like to welcome the participants, organizers and visitors to the Sviaz 2016 International Exhibition!

Sviaz demonstrates new products of the communications industry for data processing and IT, and innovative telecommunications developments. It successfully promotes international cooperation.

I would like to emphasize the growing interest in Sviaz of Russian companies which demonstrate domestic accomplishments and developments.

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade carries out state development programs aimed to support leading Russian enterprises which manufacture competitive products for both domestic and foreign markets.

Let me wish you fruitful work, interesting meetings and every success!

Denis Manturov
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation


Welcome Message to the participants of
the 28th International Exhibition "Sviaz 2016"

Sergey Katyrin President Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Let me on behalf of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcome the participants, visitors and organizers of the Sviaz 2016 International Exhibition for Information and Telecommunications Technology.
The sustainable development of Russian industries depends on creation and modernization of the advanced information environment. New inventions, innovative research and breakthrough developments have the most impact on the development of the technological economy, which determines the country's image and life quality of its citizens.
This year Sviaz is a central event of the First Russian Week of High Technologies. The week brings together several large trade shows and conventions.
I believe that the exhibition will once again give a comprehensive picture of the latest Russian and foreign developments in the field of telecommunications, IT and software, and encourage the further development and introduction of high technologies in the key sectors of the Russian economy.
I wish the Sviaz participants, visitors and organizers successful networking and fruitful work!

Sergey Katyrin
President
Russian Chamber
of Commerce and Industry


Welcome Message to the participants of
the 28th International Exhibition "Sviaz 2016"

Sergey Katyrin President Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dear colleagues,
The Sviaz 2016 International Exhibition for Information and Communications Technology is Russia's leading show of innovations and achievements in the field of communications facilities, IT, software and telecommunications.
Sviaz has consistently proven to be an effective platform to exchange experience among industry professionals, and to carry out a dialogue between the authorities, business, industry associations and other industry professionals.
The key associated events of Sviaz 2016 are the Big Media Communication Forum and the Smart Technologies Forum. Sviaz 2016 covers all main sectors of the industry and gives a comprehensive picture of key trends and prospects of the market.
Let me wish all participants and visitors to use the event's unique marketing opportunities for successful business development, fruitful work, beneficial networking and good commercial returns!

Sergey Bednov
Director General
AO "EXPOCENTRE"