|OPENING OF EXHIBITION
Monday 22 November 10:00-10:30
Exhibition Hall E2
The IST 99 exhibition will be opened by Mr Erkki
Liikanen, Member of the European Commission
responsible for Enterprise and Information Society.
The exhibition, covering 4000 sqm, consists of 4 main
The major part of the exhibition is oriented towards results from previous Commission
R&D Programmes in information and communications technologies. Some 80 projects
display their results, clustered in accordance with the main topics of the conference.
These include training and learning, electronic commerce, services for the citizens,
multimedia, INFO2000; manufacturing, 3D; visualisation, micro-electronics, invention
garage; children / playing and learning, quality of live, health care, disabled &
Special villages and pavilions
Several areas in the exhibition are devoted to special themes. Finnish
technology applications and research activities are presented in the meeting
Finland pavilion. The 25 winners of the European IST Prize display their
technologies and products in the EISTP village and some highly interactive music
generating technologies are hosted in the Interaction Café.
Several non-EU countries present their research activities and are looking for R&D
collaboration. Central and Eastern European counties are represented, as well as a number
of non-EU Mediterranean countries and other countries associated to the 5th Framework
Projects and actions of a horizontal nature inform the visitor on their awareness
activities, support actions and services. Some of them are from within the IST Programme,
others originate from initiatives like the Global Cities Dialogue or EUREKA. Last but not
least, the key actions and messages of the Information Society Directorate General of the
European Commission are displayed in a visual and attractive manner.