Post Show Report Navitech 2017

29 / 05 / 2017

Navitech 2017 once again has confirmed its status as Russia’s unique platform which shows benefits of navigation technologies and services in different sectors of economy and business. The trade show ran as part of the Russian Week of High Technologies along with a major event in the communications industry Sviaz 2017. Such format allowed providing insight into achievements in the communications industry, innovative developments in telecommunications and navigation equipment. This year there is some increase in foreign participants testifying to ongoing integration of satellite navigation systems and development of the global market.

Dates: 25-28 April 2017
Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds
Organized by Expocentre AO
Supported by Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade
Auspices of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Labels: UFI

Exhibition area (exhibition + forum): over 11,000 sq m
Exhibitors: 50 companies
Countries: 6 (Belarus, China, Lithuania, Russia, South Korea, USA)
Attendance: 6,000 trade visitors
Types of products on display: transport navigation and information systems; high-precision satellite navigation; insurance telematics; indoor positioning and navigation; in-vehicle navigation and information systems; personal navigation and information systems, services and devices; professional navigation equipment, modules and components
Participating companies
Foreign companies: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (China), Ruptela UAB (Lithuania), Gurtam (Belarus), D-TEG Security Co., Ltd (South Korea), Gigaiot Software Company Limited (USA), etc.
Russian companies: Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Space Systems, Arusnavi Electronics, Vega-Absolute, Gonets Satellite System, Mielta Technology, MT-Systems, RTL SOFT, ServiceSoft, Sky Electronics, Satellite Solutions, NPO Starline, Treatface, Farwater, Fort-Telecom, Centersviazinform, AT Energy, Eltech, etc.  

Show Highlights

1. Kariot and Mongeo Connected Technology introduced new platforms for carsharing operators. GLONASS AO and its partners (Russian Automobile Fellowship, Cesar Satellite, EuroMobile and Strazh Engineering and Industrial Concern) demonstrated new ERA+ services.
2. Drone Racing Champions CupHD brought together 68 pilots from Russia, Belarus, UAE, and France. The competition took place in Pavilion No.1 on the specially made track occupying 10,000 sq m. According to the organizers’ estimate, competitions of this scale have not been held in Russia before. The 1st prize was given to Rostelecom, the 2nd - Technoserv, the 3rd - Barsuchki. According to Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of Russia, Chairman of the Commission for the Development of General Aviation, “This kind of sport is being developed around the world. I think future pilots and engineers people who are obsessed with the sky are born here.”

Associated Events

  • 11th International Navigation Forum,a traditional event in Russia and EEU countries in the field of navigation technologies. They are successfully used in Russia in many sectors of economy, in transport and power industry, in construction, agriculture and defense. Satellite navigation technologies help to save lives on the roads, monitor passenger traffic and freight logistics, and control operation of emergency services and public utilities.

Dates: 25-26 April 2017
Organized by GLONASS/GNSS-Forum
Strategic partner: GLONASS Union
Participating companies: Glonass Union, Roscosmos, United Nations of Outer Space Affairs, NEC Corporation, China Satellite Navigation Office, and others.
The Forum participants discussed important issues such as global navigation space; new services and business models based on integration of new technologies; development of technologies and services in a smart car and mobile city; future of navigation maps; use of navigation technologies in land management and construction. The Forum also featured the round table devoted to federal projects in transport industry as the basis for future technology development.

  • Russia-China Forum on Using Navigation Technologies. The organizers were China’s Telematics Industry Application Alliance (TIAA) and Glonass Union. The attendees discussed best practices and prospects of Russia-China cooperation in telematics. See more


“Showcasing the best Russian technologies and strengthening collaboration with leading international companies, the Russian Week of High Technologies greatly contributes to implementation of many government programs and investment projects. It opens up new markets and opportunities for national and international manufacturers of means of communication.”
Gleb Nikitin, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia

“These annual events contribute to development of navigation technologies, boost of national economy, and improvement of well-being and quality of our people’s lives.
The results of joint efforts of the government and business aimed at wider use of technologies based on global navigation satellite systems are implemented into new solutions, projects, services, and products. You can get information about them at the forum and see them at the exhibition.”
Vladimir Klimov, Executive Director, GLONASS/GNSS Forum Association

“Since 2017 we have equipped new vehicles with ERA-GLONASS Accident Emergency Response System. I would like to mention that we are the first country in the world which has road safety system. Only by efforts of Russian companies we managed to carry out a core project of the Russian navigation market which would form the basis for further development of innovative services and technologies such as transport telematics.”
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia

“The most promising markets for navigation technologies are transport, agriculture, indoor navigation, and unmanned navigation systems. Next year we expect the launch of pilot zones for testing unmanned transport and mass adoption of services based on navigation data and connectivity.
Alexander Gurko, President, GLONASS Union

The 10th anniversary edition of Navitech is to run from April 24 through 27, 2018 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.
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