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Inauguration of the Informatics Fair 2018 from left to right: Grisel Reyes León, president of GEIC; Maimir Mesa Ramos, Cuban minister of Communications; Mr. Chaesub Lee, director of standardization of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Photo: Alberto Medina Cruz

The XVII International Informatics Conference and Fair 2018 opens its doors

Zenia Camps Vidal |
March 20, 2018 - 17:15
Inauguration of the Informatics Fair 2018 from left to right: Grisel Reyes León, president of GEIC; Maimir Mesa Ramos, Cuban minister of Communications; Mr. Chaesub Lee, director of standardization of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Inauguration of the Informatics Fair 2018 from left to right: Grisel Reyes León, president of GEIC; Maimir Mesa Ramos, Cuban minister of Communications; Mr. Chaesub Lee, director of standardization of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Photo: Alberto Medina Cruz

The XVII was officially inaugurated in the Pabexpo exposition grounds on the Tuesday morning of March 20th with the attendance of Maimir Mesa Ramos, Minister of Communications.

“For a sustainable development” is the motto of this event whose main objective is to promote the bases of the Integral Policy for the Improvement of the Computerization of the Cuban society.

The key note speech of the inauguration was delivered by Grisel Reyes León, President of the Business Group of Information Technology and Communications (GEIC), who welcomed the attendees and expressed Cuba’s will to play an important role in the technological world and to contribute to the development of our country.

In addition, Mesa Ramos, Minister of Communication and Mr. Chaesub Lee, Director of Standardization of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), cancelled a pane of stamps allegoric to this edition of Informatics.

The event, dedicated to promoting electronics domain, not only in the market of the Fair, but also in the business forum, hosts 58 exhibition stands, out of which 42 belong to Cuban companies and 13 to foreign companies from 8 countries.

The opening also included a tour of the presidency which started at Cuba exhibition stand, where 24 computer solutions are being presented, including among them the work of three self-employed workers.

During the first day of the exhibition event, our University presented in its booth the video games developed by the Vertex center and the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (Icaic).

Additionally, new collaborative alliances are opened from the first day of the Fair for the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) from conversations with Enrique Villagra, executive director of Isoltec, a company that is dedicated to offer technological solutions and maintenance in different industries.

Likewise, Rafael Torralbas, Director of Technology Transfer at UCI, accompanied by other directors of the institution had a round of negotiations with Leo Zhao, a representative of the Huawei Management Department for Latin America. Our university is one of the Cuban partners of the Huawei company, so during the exchange there were discussed several issues in which our institution has been working for more than a year.

The inauguration key note address was delivered by Grisel Reyes León

The inauguration key note address was delivered by Grisel Reyes León.

The opening included a tour of the fair by the presidency, which started at UCI exhibition booth

The opening included a tour of the fair by the presidency, which started at UCI exhibition booth.

Isoltec, UCI and Icaic during the negotiation talks for new alliances

Isoltec, UCI and Icaic during the negotiation talks for new alliances.

Meeting of UCI and Huawei

Meeting of UCI and Huawei.

Presentation of video games developed in the Vertex center of UCI

Presentation of video games developed in the Vertex center of UCI.