Dmitry Medvedev sent a greeting to organisers, participants and guests at the 21st international Sviaz/Expo Comm Moscow 2009 exhibition

"Since its inception, Sviaz/Expo Comm has acquired a well-deserved reputation and has established itself as one of the largest trade shows in the area of telecommunications, information processing and the development of computer technology,” reads the message. “The results of the most advanced scientific research on display, the important exchange of innovative technologies and engineering innovations, the mutually beneficial contracts that are signed, and a wide variety of applications targeted to the needs of industry, business and the ordinary user – all of these are prominent features of the event.

The field of mass communication is rightly considered one of the most important for modern technological progress, and an exhibition on such a scale contributes to the expansion of international cooperation and the implementation of promising developments for the economy.”

Official Welcome Address
by the Minister of Telecommunications of the Russian Federation
Mr. Igor Shchegolev to the SVIAZ-EXPOCOMM’2009 participants

For the first time in the history of Russia there is a forum, which brings together professionals of the ICT industry and the public media. The need for such a show has long and acutely been felt by the industry and society as a whole. This is basically a new formula of cooperation between telecommunications, IT, and public media professionals, engineers, developers, and equipment manufacturers. It reflects the full information cycle, the circulation of information in society. The SVIAZ-EXPOCOMM Exhibition unites those who creates, manages, stores and delivers competitive content by means of cutting-edge technology and those who distribute information products oriented on a sensible, informed choice of each member of society.

I expect that the show will not be the next “status parade”, but a working tool for all its participants, and an efficient platform for fruitful business contacts and information exchange.

Taking into account that SVIAZ-EXPOCOMM’2009 takes place in a situation of a global financial and economic turbulence I sincerely wish all exhibitors and visitors real results from participating in the Exhibition.

Minister of Telecommunications
of the Russian Federation
Igor Shchegolev

Welcome Address by Evgeni Primakov, the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to the participants and visitors to the Sviaz-Expocomm’2009 International Exhibition

Let me heartily welcome the organizers, participants and visitors to the 21st edition of the International Exhibition for Telecommunications, Control Systems, IT and Communications Services – Sviaz-Expocomm’2009.

The modern age is defined by the rapid development of telecommunications and information technologies. Every year they penetrate all walks of our lives at an increasing rate.

The participation of Russia in this process is a prerequisite for this country’s full integration into the world information space and the creation of the efficient innovation economy.

The Sviaz-Expocomm International Exhibition opens a way for the latest manufacturing technologies, new generation switchgear and high quality telecommunications services.

The exhibition’s success and the industry reforms as a whole – the reforms that the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications is carrying out – raise competitiveness of Russian manufacturers as well as prestige of leading Russian companies that provide communications services.

I wish you every success!

Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Evgeni Primakov