To organizers, participants and guests of the International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2019.
On behalf of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and in my personal capacity I welcome organizers, participants and guests of the International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2019.
Being one of the major specialized world events the International Maritime Defence Show offers shipbuilding and related-industry companies an opportunity to demonstrate the achievements in naval and commercial shipbuilding, as well as science and naval equipment. Surely, the exhibited advanced engineering products, materials and cutting-edge technologies will be of high demand by marine industry and shape its further development.
I am sure, the ninth International Maritime Defence Show will be the bright event for citizens and guests of St. Petersburg, while its unique exposition and comprehensive business program will contribute to the development of Russian shipbuilding, enhancement of its investment potential, strengthening military, information and scientific cooperation.
I wish new impressions, fruitful work and all success in all your endeavours.