On April 8, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Congress Hall, Minsk-Arena (Pobediteley Avenue, 111) was host the Official opening ceremony of XXVI International Forum on Information and Communication Technologies “TIBO-2019” and Plenary session “Strategy of digital transformation”.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Informatization and Technics and Communications JSC.

During the event, the international experience of digital transformation, forecasts and prospects for using latest technological trends, important problems and drivers of success in digital transformation were discussed.

Heads of state bodies, international organizations, the known world brands, the largest consulting companies from Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Poland, Great Britain, China and Brazil took part in Official opening of the forum.


Konstantin Shulgan

Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus

Konstantin Noskov

Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

Karine Minasyan

Eurasian Economic Union Board Member – Minister in charge of Domestic Markets, Informatization, Information and Communication Technologies

Kirill Oparin

Head of the CIS Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union

Uldis Reimanis

Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

Nurudin Mukhitdinov

General Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Communications Commonwealth

Olga Sherbina

Country Manager, International Finance Corporation office in the Republic of Belarus

Rashed Mustafa Sarwar

Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Republic of Belarus

Julian Burns

Banker, Information and Communication Technologies Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (United Kingdom)

Elmir Tofig oglu Velizade

Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Xu Weizhong

Cheif Strategy Officer of Huawei Wireless Product Line (China)

Valery Shorzhin

Board member, Vice President of Digital Business Solutions, Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint-Stock Company (Russia)

Yurij Drabkin

Digital Transformation Leader, Secure Power International (India, SAM, Pacific, MEA, Asia, Japan, Russia)

Bianka Siwinska

Executive Director, Perspektywy Education Foundation (Poland)

The participants of event were expected to have a rich program including greetings and speeches of speakers.


Leading mass media provided the coverage of the event. An online broadcast of the event was also organized on the TIBO-2019 Forum website and the official pages of the TIBO-2019 Forum on social networks.