Belarus is one of the IT leaders in the Eurasian Economic Union, Karine Minasyan, Eurasian Economic Commission Member of the Board (Minister) for Domestic Markets, Informatization, Information and Communication Technologies, said during the opening ceremony of the TIBO 2018 expo, BelTA has learned.
“I would like to congratulate the Belarusian government with such a big and organic event for the country as TIBO as Belarus is one of the IT leaders in the Eurasian Economic Union,” Karine Minasyan said.
According to her, the expo shows it. “The event displays a great number of ideas, projects and opportunities that can be implemented in the Eurasian Economic Union,” Karine Minasyan noted.
The minister also took part in the Eurasian Digital Forum which focused on the ways of overcoming barriers to digital transformation, easing inter-country cooperation in trade and promoting the integration into the transcontinental delivery chains.
The TIBO 2018 expo opened in Minsk on 15 May. It has brought together more than 100 companies from 15 countries (Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, and Japan).
TIBO's central exposition will be IT Country Belarus featuring innovative developments in the field of information technologies of government bodies and Belarusian IT companies, resident companies of the Hi-Tech Park, and their possible applications in healthcare, education, public security, transport, and agriculture. TIBO also showcases the national pavilions of Kazakhstan (the partner country of the forum this year) and Azerbaijan and also the collective stands of the State Science and Technology Committee, the Minsk City Hall, the State Military Industry Committee.
This year's expo displays the latest achievements in robotics, new mobile services and applications, IT for the urban sector and utilities services, geo-information and navigation technologies. The focus is on startup advancement and popularization of IT among the youth.