The opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Bakutel 2019 International Telecommunications, Innovation and High Technologies was held at the Baku Expo Center on December 3.
Welcoming the participants of the exhibition, Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzada noted that this year's event marks the 25th anniversary of the successful event. “The traditional exhibition, which has become one of the region’s most important events in the field of ICT, plays the role of a platform for the presentation of advanced technological achievements and innovations, the establishment of business relations, the exchange of experience,” the Minister said.
Ramin Guluzade said that under the leadership of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, large-scale economic and structural reforms are being carried out in the country. “In Doing Business 2019 report submitted by the World Bank, Azerbaijan was included in the list of top 10 reformer countries and declared the most reformer country. Currently, the application of information technologies and innovations in management is expanding,” the Minister stressed.
Noting that structural reforms are adapted to the new goals of economic development, the Minister said that a new innovative ecosystem has been created in the country.
Ramin Guluzade emphasized that in accordance with the “Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Telecommunication and Information Technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan” the head of state approved the concept of the “Government Cloud”. This concept creates great opportunities for the introduction of cloud technologies in public administration and other areas of activity in our country.
Ramin Guluzade expressed confidence that the 25th anniversary exhibition Bakutel 2019, as in previous years, will serve to establish business contacts, exchange experience and expand cooperation between participants.
As every year, this year the event also features stands offering interesting projects. The exhibition is not only the largest event in the Caspian region in the field of innovation and high technologies, but also a unique venue for business contacts.
Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao highly appreciated the activities of the anniversary exhibition and praised the reforms on ICT implemented in Azerbaijan in recent years.