Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 6 /Trend E.Ismayilov /
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony of the 18th Azerbaijan International Exhibition "Telecommunications and Information Technologies" (Bakutel 2012) in Baku on Nov. 6.
The Head of State and his spouse viewed the exhibition. After seeing the exposition, President Aliyev wished success to participants, and gave his instructions and recommendations.
The exhibition is attended by 160 companies from 23 countries. The exhibition features eight collective expositions, including national groups of Austria, Canada, Israel, France, Lithuania, Croatia and Estonia. Slovenian national group attends the exhibition for the first time this year.
The regular participants, including leading local and international IT companies, mobile operators, retailers, telecom operators, service companies make up 40 percent of the exhibition.
The exhibition includes such segments as telecommunications, broadband communication and technology, wireless communications, satellite communications and technology, broadcasting equipment and technologies, software and automation systems, IT and office technologies.
As before, the exhibition focuses on the aerospace industry, creating a system of satellites and personnel training.
One of the participants in this sector is a stand of Azerkosmos, which is preparing to launch Azerbaijan's first telecommunications satellite Azersat into orbit in 2013.