Post Show Report Sviaz 2017

22 / 05 / 2017

29th International Exhibition for Information and Communications Technology

It was the second time in a row that Sviaz ran as part of the Russian Week of High Technologies which also featured the Navitech International Exhibition, the Big Media Communication Forum, the International Navigation Forum, and other important events.

Dates: 25-28 April 2017

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organized by Expocentre AO

Supported by Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz)

Auspices of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Partner country: Azerbaijan

Logos: UFI, RUEF

Exhibition area: 20,000 sq m

Exhibitors: 332 companies

Foreign exhibitors: 3CX, Corning, Ekinops, Intelsat, Procom, Riello Ups, Rohde & Schwarz, Sumitomo Electric; newcomers FI.MO.TEC (Italy), CobiNet (Germany), PPI INC (the Republic of Korea), SISNET Co. (the Republic of Korea), Alborzpolymer (Iran), KDPOF (Spain), Amplus Communications (Singapore), Gamm-Bud (Poland); Intelsat Corporation (the USA); Beltelecabel , Soyuz-Cable (Belarus); etc.

Russian exhibitors (177) included Gazprom Space Systems, Micran Research & Production Company, Nateks, Telta Perm Telephone Plant, Transvoc, Saranskkabel-Optica, Supertel, RadioComm Technologies, Shtyl Group, Elix-Cable, etc.  

Countries:  23 (including Belarus, China, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the USA, Ukraine, etc.) 

Country pavilions and group stands: Azerbaijan (partner country of the exhibition; the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan occupied 150 sqm to present 8 companies), China (organized by CCPIT), Taiwan (organized by TEEMA)

Product sectors:

  • Communications. Technology, equipment, solutions and services
  • Data networks
  • Telecommunications and network infrastructure
  • TV and radio broadcasting
  • Software
  • IT services
  • Mobile payments
  • Internet based technology and services
  • Date centres
  • Software
  • Startups
  • Work and career in the telecommunications and IT industry 

Show highlights

  • Negotiations between representatives of the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz) and the Chinese delegation organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The Chinese delegation consisted of representatives of Shenzhen enterprises.
  • The Data Centres section. The equipment and technologies for data centres were showcased by Green MDC, Thermocool, Masterwork, Electro-profi, Stego RUS, Janitza (Germany), and others.
  • The Software section presented the latest projects of SimbirSoft, Tottoli GSM, Rosplatforma, TeleSwyz, ATDI (France), Neoco, and 3CX (Cyprus). The section participants  showed solutions in financial and IT sectors, oil industry, health care, education; cloud computing for SIM card management; means of server virtualization; software solutions for radio communications;  software solution for dispatcher systems of digital radio communications, solutions in IP telephony, etc.
  • The Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions project, aimed at minimizing counterfeit products showcased at exhibitions, was continued. 

Associated events


  • Rossvyaz Enlarged Meeting
  • Big Media Communication Forum was organized by Expocentre and RAEC, supported by the Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, the Internet Development Institute, the Coordination Center for TLD RU/, ROCIT.  
  • Business Forum: Sviaz 2017. The Founding Stone of Digital Transformation: State, Society, Business was organized by Open Systems Publications and Expocentre AO
  • International Conference TeleMultiMedia Forum 2017: the Present and Future of Media Consumption in Russia and the World was organized by the Telesputnik Publishing House, Expocentre AO in partnership with GS Group, 1HDTV, MSK-IX, supported by the Association of Communication Agencies of Russia (ACAR), IAB Russia, MOMRI.
  • Conference for Service Providers GPON 2017: Expert Level was organized by Eltex Communications
  • The 21st edition of the Spring Conference on New Digital Technologies Changing Todays Life was organized by Moscow Club of Service Providers Club-Com in partnership with Expocentre AO


Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Head of the Federal Agency of Communications (Rossvyaz)

Rossvyaz traditionally supports this exhibition. Here we showcase several companies such as a state enterprise of space communications, a group stand of our colleges, the Marka publishing house, and several enterprises of the Russian system of broadcasting and alert. All of them are regular participants. Every year they demonstrate the latest developments, new approaches and innovative solutions.  

Gleb Nikitin, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

The Week creates favorable environment for cooperation among market players, shows the industrys achievements and innovative developments for telecommunications and navigation.

Leonid Levin, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications

There are many foreign companies at the exhibition. It means that the high-tech sector is less influenced by political risks, and professionals have many topics to discuss and to share.

 Vladimir Dmitriev, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Russian companies and entrepreneurs are on par with their foreign colleagues in many industry sectors. We can be proud of Russian companies which launch satellites, carry out remote diagnostics, create microelectronic participating databases and supercomputers which rank in the top ten of the worlds largest supercomputers.

 Yuri Proskurin, Sales Manager, EnerSys

Our company has participated in Sviaz for quite some time. Its a question of reputation for us. Our products are intended for communications companies that is why we are especially interested in this exhibition. We are happy with clients who come to our stand. We hope that next year there will be even more big players which in its turn attract more visitors.

 Stanislav Nikitin, Head Engineer, Shanghai MRDcom CO

We manufacture telecommunications equipment. Weve been participating in Sviaz for many years already. Unfortunately, the exhibition shows that the Russian market is still in crisis. But it is our reality, and we are ready for such conditions. The events audience is wide, and we can find our clients here. This is why we are considering participating again next year.

 Igor Kot, Deputy General Director for Marketing and International Business, Gazprom Space Systems

We take part in federal target programs. We are also socially responsible and fight digital inequality in this country. It is an important aspect and reason to participate in Sviaz. We can negotiate new contracts and services during this show. We show not only our achievements but also our prospects. For instance, we are planning to launch a new geo-based Yamal-601 satellite in 2018. It is expected to substitute the previous one. Thanks to a new frequency range it will increase signal power and expand access to satellite broadband Internet.

 Fedor Klimenko, CEO, GreenMDC

We didnt expect such a buzz. We had more than 400 professional visitors to our stand. The overwhelming majority of them were administrative and technical top and mid-level managers of system integrator of big corporate business from Russia and the CIS. During the exhibition we got many questions about our modular data center, its engineering systems, assembly and delivery. Im proud to say that many visitors pointed out high quality of the modular data centers and attention to ergonomics and technical details. Such interest and positive feedback about our solutions support our confidence that we move in the right direction.  

 The 30th Anniversary edition of Sviaz will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, on 2427 April 2018.

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