Bakutel 2013 will demonstrate the achievements of Azerbaijan in the field of ICT in recent years
The 19th Azerbaijan International Telecommunication and Information Technology Exhibition, Bakutel 2013, which will be held in Baku Expo Centre from 2 to 5 December, will close the autumn 2013 exhibition season. The year 2013 has been declared the Year of ICT in Azerbaijan on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. In connection with this, Bakutel 2013 will demonstrate the achievements of Azerbaijan in the field of ICT in recent years. The exhibition will reflect on projects such as the Trans Eurasian Super Information Highway (TASIM), and will present the achievements of the space industry in Azerbaijan. The exhibition will link with the theme of the development of an IT park in Azerbaijan, which is charged with the task of developing small and medium-sized ICT enterprises. As is tradition, the exhibition will be well-attended by leading ICT companies, Azerbaijani mobile network operators, communications providers and internet service providers. The exhibition will also be attended by companies from Belarus, China, Malaysia, Russia, Slovenia, the USA, Ukraine and Japan. The distinguishing feature of this year's exhibition will be the large number of national stands, whose participation will take place with active support from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
An extensive business programme has been scheduled for the exhibition. Thus, the following events will be held during the exhibition: a conference on cyber security; the 1st Virtual Conference of Azerbaijanis around the World; an international scientific and practical conference on the topic of ‘The Internet in Azerbaijan: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, held with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and the Institute of Information Technologies of ANAS; the Annual Forum of the Main Telecommunications Operators of the TASIM Consortium; the 1st National Forum of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Internet Governance, titled ‘The Internet as an engine for regional development and advancement’; an event related to the establishment of a centre for specialists in public-private partnerships in the ICT sector of the Republic of Azerbaijan; a meeting of the SPECA Project Working Group on knowledge-based development of the economy of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; and various ICT forums covering Azerbaijan, Argentina and the United States.