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9th International navigation forum and The 2015 Navitech International Exhibition in Moscow

The 9th Intrnational Navigation Forum is taking place April 22-23 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds, along with the International Exhibition on Navigation Systems, Technologies and Services Navitech-2015. Non-commercial partnership GLONASS is acting as a strategic partner of the Forum and is participating in the Exhibition with a stand presentation.  

The opening ceremony was attended by Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Maksim Sokolov, Mnister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Yevgeny Moskvichev, Chairman of the State Duma committee on transport and other officials. They checked out the exhibits, presented at Navitech-2015. The tour guide at the exhibition was Aleksandr Gurko, President of the GLONASS Union. The GLONASS stand featured innovative solutions using navigation technologies for drivers, pedestrians and passengers.  

Particularly, the stand demonstrated modern solutions for public transport safety, information and advertising media channel, broadcasting location of the bus, various solutions for Indoor-navigation, helpful for emergency services and customers in a store or at the mall, sports trackers and watches with beacon radars. The presentation also features demonstration of Russian public accidents urgent response system ERA-GLONASS.  

In his opening address Igor Levitin expressed gratitude to GLONASS Union for constant attention to such events.  "Events like that annually bring new projects, which are of high importance to us all," he said. Aide also underlined that for the past year the number of navigation devices in the world has exceeded 3.5. billion, 60 % of which use Russian GLONASS signals.  "This is a clear proof of the Russian project prestige, the confirmation of the high technological level," he said.  

"In the course of nine years navigation forum has come a long way: got international status, became key event in the navigation field across CIS.  Following the development of GLONASS technologies, the nature of the Forum also changed. Today the attention is paid to efficient use of navigation, information and communication technologies on transport , in different spheres of economy, in favor of kinds of customers," said Aleksandr Gurko, President of the Non-commercial Partnership GLONASS, "Year after year the Partnership has been a strategic partner of the Forum, demonstrating market trends as part of Navitech Exhibition. The most important event in terms of navigation in Russia was, surely, the last year's commissioning of the public system ERA-GLONASS, based on GLONASS technologies. The next step is using ERA-GLONASS in favor of Russian drivers, federal, departmental and regional systems, for business. This would boost the development of the GLONASS technologies and Russian navigation market."  

The opening ceremony of the International navigation forum featured GLONASS/GNSS-Forum Association award ceremony in the field of navigation:  for the contribution to the creation and development of the GLONASS system.

International navigation forum is the key event in the field of commercial use of satellite navigation systems. Traditionally it is attended by the members of the Russian Government, heads of ministries and bodies, mobile network operators and service-providers, producers of navigation and road vehicle equipment and heads of major international companies.  Every year Navitech Exhibition brings together leading Russian and foreign developers and producers of the navigation equipment, services and software, being the main expo event in the field.