First Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Science and High Technologies, Chairman of the exhibition organizing committee Vladimir Kononov sent his welcome address to the participants in the 25th Anniversary International Exhibition for Electrical Equipment, Lighting Engineering and Building Automation Elektro 2016.
“For twenty-five years Elektro has become a symbol of the latest achievements and accomplishments in electrical engineering”, wrote Vladimir Kononov. “The show has opened doors to thousands of challenging ideas, technology, and projects. Today, in the current economic environment, Elektro rightfully enjoys the status of the best trade show that is confirmed by professional ratings and expert evaluation. The positive advantage of the trade show is a direct dialogue between authorities and businessmen, as well as participation of international companies and Expocentre’s standing as Russia’s leading fairground.”
Vladimir Kononov emphasized the importance of the 1st industry championship ‘WorldSkills Russia’ in the Electrical Works category for specialists working at industrial enterprises. The event is organized by the WorldSkills international movement and will first run at Elektro 2016. The aim of the competition is to enhance the prestige of blue-collar jobs and develop vocational education. “The WorldSkills mission is to raise the recognition of skilled people, and show how important skills are in achieving personal success and economic growth of a country”, pointed out Vladimir Kononov.
Elektro 2016 runs from June 6 through 9 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.