MOSCOW, July 4 (Itar-Tass) - The Third International Youth Industrial Forum “Engineers of the Future-2013” will start on Russia’s Lake Baikal on July 18, the press service of the Russian Union of Machine Builders told Itar-Tass on Thursday, July 4.
“More than 3,000 industry specialists from all over Russia and about 250 foreign engineers from almost 30 countries will take part in the Baikal forum. The forum will review the Machine Builders Union’s project ‘Order for Innovations’, which was launched at the end of 2012,” the forum organisers said.
According to State Duma Industry Committee First Deputy Chairman and First Vice-President of the Russian Machine Builders Union Vladimir Gutenev, the project’s goal is “to create a mechanism for drawing young specialists of the machine-building sector into the development of innovation projects and resolution of the most pressing industrial tasks.”
“The project calls for active cooperation between machine-building enterprises and between young engineers and students of technical universities,” the MP said.
A large number of foreign guests are expected to attend the forum. A delegation from Switzerland will be the biggest. During the forum, the Russian-Swiss company Fischer Spindle Technology will open a local office in Irkutsk.
Closer interaction between Switzerland and Russia became possible after the Duma set up a group of MPs for closer ties with the Swiss parliament. “It is important now to expand business contacts between Swiss businessmen and Russian regions,” Gutenev told ITAR-TASS.
France confirmed its participation. Members of France’s Federation of Machine Building will arrive in Russia to give a series of lectures and master classes to their Russian colleagues. Entrepreneurs, industrialists and politicians from Hungary, Germany, Poland and other countries have also expressed their readiness to attend the event.