Post Show Report Russian Week of High Technologies 2020

17 / 11 / 2020

Russian Week of High Technologies 2020 is part of the Research-Technology-Innovations Expo project. This year it has once again confirmed its status of an effective platform for market participants where they can see achievements of the ICT industry, and innovative developments in the field of telecommunications and navigation equipment.

Dates: 26 November 2020

Venue: EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science, Rossvyaz the Federal Agency of Communications

Assisted in preparations: the Competence Center of Import Substitution in the ICT Sector, the Russian Software Products Association Russian Software

Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibitors: 154 companies, including 144 Russian exhibitors

Countries: 10 (Belarus, China, Finland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the UK, the USA)

Regional pavilions and group stands: 8

Attendance: 5,031 professional visitors from 162 cities of Russia and 22 countries

The Russian Week of High Technologies brought together several events united by the concept of Digital Transformation:

  • the 32nd edition of the Sviaz International Exhibition for Information and Communications Technology  
  • the 12th edition of the Navitech International Exhibition for Navigation Systems, Technologies and Services
  • Sviaz 2020 Forum: Digital Future of the Telecom Industry
  • Russian Software Forum: Effective Solutions for Digital Economy

Sergey Bednov, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO

It is the fifth time that EXPOCENTRE arranges Russian Week of High Technologies. Over these years it has gained a lot of respect, recognition and relevance among industry professionals. This important event is a cross-industry platform for creation and development of Russias digital economy infrastructure. Despite the current difficulties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, 150 companies from 10 countries and 8 regions of Russia have come here to exhibit their products and services. For many telecom companies, participation in the week, especially in the current environment, is not only a way to achieve competitive advantages but also a prerequisite for maintaining their positions and for further development.

The participants of the official opening ceremony were Russian Deputy Minister of the Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksim Parshin, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly, Chairman of the Organising Committee of Research-Technology-Innovations Expo Vladimir Kononov, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin, Head of the Department of Radioelectronic Industry of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Vasiliy Shpak, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO Sergey Bednov, Head of the Federal Agency of Communications (Rossvyaz) Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Deputy Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow Alexander Gorbatko, and other officials and dignitaries.

During the ceremony, the speakers talked about a key role of digital technologies in the life of modern society. Thanks to digital technologies implemented previously, a business dialogue with entrepreneurs did not stop even in the environment of severe pandemic related limitations. It served as an additional impetus for active work on development of high technologies, which can be seen at these exhibitions.

Digital services during the pandemic allowed everyone to remain effective, i.e. to receive services and work remotely. No doubt that it increased the load on telecommunications. At the same time, the easing of tax policy allowed Russian software companies to reach better quality.

Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Despite all the difficulties associated with such a major event, it was important for us to show that it was possible to hold such exhibitions at a high safety and security level in Russia, as well as prove their relevance and high demand. The topic of digitalization, including access to the Internet throughout the country, satellite communications, telecommunications, and so on, is currently at the forefront of importance and urgency.

As a tribute to the 5th edition of Russian Week of High Technologies, a special postal card with a postal stamp Sviaz 2020 with an EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds picture and a special souvenir seal stamp were made. During the closing part of the opening ceremony, the officials and dignitaries took part in a postal card cancellation ceremony.

Watch the opening ceremony>>.

Sviaz 2020

Sviaz is the main event of Russian Week of High Technologies. This year it showcased key trends of the global and Russian markets of information technologies for different sectors of the digital economy.

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Rossvyaz the Federal Agency of Communications

Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

General sponsor: Megafon PAO 

Products on display: tlecommunications, network infrastructure, data transmission networks, satellite and mobile communications, TV and radio broadcasting, cables, IT services, IoT, Russian software, software, etc.

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

Sviaz 2020 is the main event for the telecom industry in Russia and Europe. It aims to promote and develop Russian technologies. Sviaz 2020 is not only a showcase of advanced developments but also a platform to exchange opinions and experience among representatives of the authorities, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and developers of telecom equipment, and service providers.

Companies from Arkhangelsk, Kursk, Samara, Tomsk, Tula, Ulyanovsk, Voronezh Oblasts and Krasnoyarsk Krai took part in the exhibition thanks to cooperation and support of their respective regional support centres for entrepreneurs. The participants included SOCC ZAO (Samara), Arkhitektor IS OOO (Arkhangelsk), Engineering Bureau Fenix OOO (Krasnoyarsk), Skard-Electronics (Kursk), Micran OAO (Tomsk), The Center of Innovative Development of the Tomsk Region, IT companies from Ulyanovsk PROF-IT Group, Smart City, Simtech Development, and others. The exhibition gave them a great opportunity to present their products and services to potential customers and exchange contacts with other exhibitors.

The new product sector Electronic Components for Telecommunications welcomed such companies as Keysight Technologies (USA), Almaz-SP AO (Russia), Inteko OOO (Russia), Pantes Group (Russia), PKK Milandr AO (Russia), Teleconta OOO (Russia), Elecond OAO (Russia), Skard-Electronics (Kursk), etc.

More than 30 companies were newcomers or came back from a long absence: KSS-Kontakt OOO, ZPAS (Poland), Almaz-SP AO, SibTechMetall OOO, Unitess OOO, Akon Technologies OOO, Energoset Invest OOO, Netshe Lab OOO, DWDM.RU, Skard-Electronics, Radio Gigabit OOO, Concern Avtomatika AO, Orbis Solutions OOO and others.

You can find the full list of exhibitors here>>. 

Several unique developments were shown at the exhibition for the first time. ERA Technopolis demonstrated 23 double purpose products: computers, special purpose software, and components. Special Integration demonstrated a scalable complex for protection of high-speed communication channels based on the Quasar cryptographic protection of information. It allows ensuring that data transmission networks meet the requirements of regulators for the protection of personal data and critical infrastructure objects. Concern Avtomatika of Rostec presented a solution for organisation of a secure corporate portal with multimedia services. This new product, called Portal-10, is designed for financial, public and commercial organisations that need to arrange secure exchange of information among their employees. The company also showed a modernized mobile radio station for underwater communication IVA S/W. The new version weights less and allows communicating and transmitting data under water at a distance of up to 150 m. Cable Alliance Holding (Yekaterinburg) showcased fire-resistant optical cables, which have low smoke and gas emission during combustion and low corrosive activity of the released gases.

A new programme for exhibitors called Business Guide premiered at the exhibition. It was organised by Imperia KVK. Suppliers held more than 500 talks with potential strategic customers of telecom and IT solutions. You can learn more about the programmes results here>>.

Navitech 2020

Russian and foreign manufacturers of navigation equipment took part in the 12th edition of the International Exhibition for Navigation Systems, Technologies and Services Navitech 2020 to showcase the latest developments for transport telematics, smart city mobility, and high-precision satellite navigation. Navitech runs concurrently with Sviaz within Russian Week of High Technologies which gives the industry professionals an opportunity to see new products, find new suppliers and partners, get consultations from technical specialists of manufacturing companies, as well as choose the necessary equipment.

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

Under auspice of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

This year, the Navitech exhibitors came from Russia and China. They included such companies as Queclink Wireless Soulutions Co. Ltd, General Microwave, Krasnogorsky Zavod, Data East, LMD Ltd., Marvelmind Robotics, NTLAB.

Three companies from the Tula region, RusGazTekhnologii OOO, Scientific Research Technologies Institute OOO, and ServiceSoft OOO, took part in the exhibition thanks to the Export Support Center. They demonstrated navigation equipment, software and automation systems for river and sea vessels.

Data East introduced the services of cloud geoinformation system CityCloud. These cloud technologies help solve many urban problems, create applications and public maps, monitor the life of the city in real time, effectively interact with people, and collect, store and process large data. Six CityCloud services were demonstrated at the exhibition: Voters' Mandate, Advertising Structures, Movable Retail Facility, Construction Permits, Cadastral Map, and Solid Municipal Waste. They allow municipalities to effectively manage their urban economy.

Developers of the Krasnogorsky Zavod presented a model of the Aurora system to create digital maps from space during emergencies and environmental disasters. Due to its technical characteristics Aurora has no foreign analogues and allows receiving high quality images in panchromatic and multispectral ranges, which is its key advantage.

Supporting events

The event programme of Russian Week of High Technologies at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds was opened with of the Sviaz 2020 Forum: Digital Future of the Telecom Industry. The main topic of its plenary session was the Digital Economy and the Telecom Industry: Towards a New Reality. It was organised by EXPOCENTRE AO and RBC with support of the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science, and the Expert Council on Scientific and Technological Development and Intellectual Property of the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science. The discussed topics included the issues of development of digital economy in Russia, ways to assess the efficiency of implementation of new technologies, and plans of telecom operators related to digital transformation and implementation of 5G networks.

Vladimir Kononov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly, Chairman of the Organising Committee of Research-Technology-Innovations Expo

The traditional business of telecom companies is step by step becoming a thing of the past. Today, these companies have new challenges and new opportunities. The future of the industry is closely connected with such terms as cloud services, IoT, 5G, Big Data, and mobile finances.

The forum included several sessions on Points of Growth: Suppliers and New Sales Channels, Smart City Telecom: Investing in Technologies of the Future, 5G in Russia: Economic Growth Vector, and Support for Manufacturers and Developers of Telecommunication Equipment.

Reports were made by Director of the Department of Radio Frequencies and Communication Networks Regulation of the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Andrey Kantsurov, Head of the Department of Radioelectronic Industry of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Vasiliy Shpak, Deputy Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow Alexander Gorbatko, and Megafon Strategy and Business Development Director Alexander Sobolev. Other participants included MTS Vice President for Cloud & Digital Solutions Dmitry Khalin, CEO of Micron PAO and Consortium ANO Telecommunications Technologies Gulnara Hasyanova, Director of IT Information Infrastructure at Data Economy Roman Yakovlev, and other experts.

On the same day there were two online events. The Panel on the Place of Satellite Technology in the IoT Market was organised by the Russian Satellite Communications Company on the initiative of the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz). Experts and representatives of the industry community discussed the role of satellite communications in the Internet of Things ecosystem, the status of IoT standardization, as well as the prospects of satellite technology development in the IoT industry. The event was moderated by Deputy Director General for Communications Systems Development and Operation Evgeny Buydinov. Reports were made by Head of the Communication Networks Development and Operation of the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz) Roman Antipin, and other representatives of the industry. Learn more here>>. The IoT Harvest Conference 2020 was about trends in industrial IoT solutions in 2020, forecasts for the next four years, government support measures, and news about the worlds standards and development trends.

The second most important event was the Russian Software Forum: Effective Solutions for Digital Economy. It was organised by the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science, the Expert Council on Scientific and Technological Development and Intellectual Property of the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science, and EXPOCENTRE AO

The forum participants were Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly, Chairman of the Organising Committee of Research-Technology-Innovations Expo Vladimir Kononov, Russian Deputy Minister of the Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksim Parshin, Deputy Head of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostekhnadzor) Anatoly Geller, Director of the Competence Center of Import Substitution in the ICT Sector Ilya Massukh, Senior Managing Director at the Data Research Competency Development Center of Sberbank PAO Maxim Yeremenko, Executive Director of the Russian Software Products Association Russian Software Renat Lashin, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Research and Development of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Andrey Prikhodko, and other experts.

The forums sessions The Age of the Pandemic: Digital Products for Effective Remote Working and Military Technologies and Economic Growth: the Laws of Integration covered the prospects of development of Russian software tools for remote work, issues concerning barriers to Russian software implementation in government agencies, state companies and the commercial sector.

The International Telecommunication Academy and EXPOCENTRE AO held the 24th International Forum of the International Telecommunication Academy on New Tasks and Opportunities of the Digital Economy Transformation for the Sustainable Development. Many reports were devoted to development of the National Qualifications System in Russia. Other topics included development of information technologies in conditions of digital technologies implementation, prospects of a quantum economy, IoT based solutions, etc. At the forum closing, the results of the Youth Competition for the Best Innovations and Innovative Projects New Generation 2019/2020 were announced. The forum participants were President of the International Telecommunication Academy Anastasia Ositis, Head of the Federal Agency of Communications (Rossvyaz) Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Chair of the Council for Professional Qualifications in Education, Deputy Chair of the Russian State Duma Committee on Education and Science Lyubov Dukhanina, and Chair of the Council for Professional Qualifications in Nuclear Energy Andrey Khitrov.

You can find more about the exhibitor and visitor feedback and events of Russian Week of High Technologies 2020 here >>. 

Join us at the 33rd edition of the Sviaz exhibition and the 13th edition of the Navitech exhibition which will run as part of Russian Week of High Technologies 2021 at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, on 1518 June 2021.   

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO