As is known, this year marks the 200th anniversary of the creation of modern postal services in Azerbaijan and the 100th anniversary of the Ministry of Post and Telegraph. This historical event did not go unnoticed by the organizers of the 24th Azerbaijan International Exhibition and Conference Telecommunications, Innovations and High Technologies (Bakutel-2018). Thus, this year’s exhibition will feature a museum reflecting the rich history of postal and communication services. It will showcase various things related to postal history such as exhibits, letters, telegrams, communication devices, switching telephones, the Morse code, official documents on periods of the sphere, samples of uniforms of postal and communication workers, used items, parcels, letters, small packages and wrappers.
There will also be a special corner where samples of postal items of the Second World War, letters of soldiers, mailboxes, mail of the 70-80s, and the development of the postal area during great leader Heydar Aliyev’s leadership will also be demonstrated.
Exhibits to be presented at the exhibitions were obtained from individual communications enterprises, the museum of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, the National Archives Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and also personal archives of collectors.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to watch the film “You’ve got letter” reflecting the history of postal and communication service and released in 2018. At the same time, a documentary film “Week of Letters” describing the activities and opportunities of the Azerbaijani post in the 40-50s will also be demonstrated.
Bakutel-2018 participants will be able to make a journey not only into the past, but also into the future. Also, the fully automated post office prototype, where the most demanded services are provided by Azerpost LLC, will also be demonstrated at the exhibition. A post office for receiving and sending mail, electronic scales, self-service terminals of post office, identity scanner, equipment for receiving payments and issuing plastic cards and payment terminals for utilities and other services, automated currency exchange equipment, Smart safe deposit equipment to increase funds in bank accounts, as well as information terminal will be placed at the stand.
The equipment to be presented at the exhibition is planned to be installed in several public places in the future. The department, which will provide necessary postal services 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, will start operating next year.
It should be noted that Azerpost LLC is the only national postal operator in Azerbaijan and, along with traditional postal and telecommunication services, it also provides financial services.
It will be recalled that Bakutel-2018 exhibition-conference is held with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the organizational support of Caspian Event Organizers (CEO) and under the sponsorship of Azercell Telecom.