About the International Youth Industrial Forum – “Engineers of the Future”
Russian Mechanical Engineering Union pays particular attention to raising the profile of the young specialists in industry, to the use of scientific and educational potential in order to engage the youth in the processes of innovative mechanical engineering development systematically. To achieve this goal in 2011, it was decided to create a unique platform that consolidates the engineering community in Russia, promoting professional and personal development of young specialists.
In July 2011, on the shore of Lake Baikal, Russian Mechanical Engineering Union, with support of the State Corporation „Russian Technologies”, the Public Chamber and the Public Council under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation organized the first International Youth Industrial Forum “Engineers of the future 2011”
The Forum brought together more than 1 400 young specialists, academics and students from 291 industrial companies and 52 universities who represented 56 regions of the Russian Federation, as well as participants from 32 foreign countries. Most numerous foreign delegations came from China, Brazil, India, Italy, Germany, France, Slovakia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Holland, Ireland, Slovenia, Macedonia, Venezuela.
In 2012, the Forum was attended by about 2000 Russian specialists, scientists, and students. These were 355 industrial companies, more than 60 leading technical universities of the country.
The educational program of the Forum is arranged by more than 60 Russian companies, among them – the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, JSC OPK “Oboronprom”, the State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs”, JSC “Russian Railways”, JSC “Company “Sukhoi”, FSUE “TsAGI” (Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute), Group of companies “ASCON”, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Gas-Turbine Engineering Research and Production Center “Salut” , JSC “AvtoVAZ”, JSC “RVC” and many others.
The uniqueness of the site gives the possibility to both Russian and foreign young engineers, industry specialists, students to interact with their peers and share their professional experiences in a friendly and informal atmosphere, to discuss topical issues, as well as to communicate with the guests of the Forum – heads of the largest industrial Russian enterprises and representatives of the state authorities.
That’s why this dialogue was particularly valuable. The Forum visited: Evgeny Velikhov – the Secretary of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, President of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Sergei Eroschenko – the governor of Irkutsk region, Andrei Zverev – General Director of JSC “Russian electronics”, Alexei Fedorov – the Vice-President of the Russian Mechanical Engineering Union, General Director Counselor of “Russian technologies” Alexander Veprev- General Director of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant , Leonid Belih – Managing Director of JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant”. The Forum also visited the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Russian public figures, lectures from the leading Russian technical universities, famous athletes.
During the Second International Youth Industrial Forum “Engineers of the Future 2012” the participants had a unique opportunity within the business program to meet the First Vice President of the Russian Engineering Union, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on industry of the Russian Federation Vladimir Gutenev. This dialogue made it possible for young people to get the answers, and for the leadership of the Union – to find out the needs and attitudes of the young specialists.
The participants of the Forum “Engineers of the Future” received governmental telegrams from the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Head of the Presidential Administration, Sergei Ivanov, the President of the Russian Engineering Union Sergei Chemezov, the members of the Federation Council and the State Duma.
The outcome of the Forum was the creation of an international community “Engineers of the Future”, which purpose is knowledge exchange and consolidation of young specialists and representatives of higher education institutions in order to solve the problems associated with the enterprise industry development. Young specialists who had proven themselves within the Forum were included into the advisory council of the State Duma Committee on Industry in the following areas: development of defense industry, aerospace industry, development of engineering and technological base of the machine tool.
In 2013, the International Youth Industrial Forum “Engineers of the Future” will be traditionally organized on the shores of Lake Baikal in Baikal National Park in Irkutsk region near the village Large Goloustnoye. This place brings together for 12 days more than 2,000 representatives of industrial sector from Russia and abroad for elaboration and realization of joint projects and programs aimed at the development of mechanical engineering and related industries.
The Forum is held at the height of the summer season – in the middle of July – at this time of the year in the vicinity of Lake Baikal the most favorable climate is set, that makes it possible to arrange outdoor activities.
The Forum venue has a well-developed infrastructure: in the territory there are more than 30 educational classrooms with capacity of 40 to 100 people, an exhibition hall, a copy center, a spacious dining room, showers with hot and cold running water, laundry facilities, the center of the Emergency Prevention, the duty police station, traffic police station, fire and Emergency Medicine center, catering and retailers. For the Forum participants a wireless Internet access and computer lab are provided. In the nearby village there are shops where you can find basic consumer goods, cafes and hotels.
The camp is divided in delegations of 30-40 people. All participants are provided with modern tents, sleeping bags and a set of souvenirs, including a pillow, a backpack, a jacket and two shirts.
The Forum schedule suggests a highly topical business program, excursions, as well as varied entertainment and sports activities.
Business program includes a variety of panel discussions, debates and presentations of enterprises and innovative projects of young engineers, as well as meetings with high-ranking guests of the Forum. Annually the heads and top managers of major industrial enterprises and public corporations, representatives of federal and regional authorities, outstanding Russian and international engineers and designers come to the Forum.
For the participants a fascinating tour program is elaborated: they will have an exceptional opportunity to plunge into the unique nature of Lake Baikal and the surrounding area, to learn about the culture of the indigenous population, as well as to visit the attractions of a regional central city – Irkutsk.
There is an unforgettable voyage in a comfortable ship on the waves of the world’s cleanest Lake Baikal waiting for the participants. During this trip the guests can see islands and bays of the oldest lake in the world that strike the imagination with their original beauty and grandeur. Experienced sailors, who have overcome a thousand miles of Baikal, are responsible for the trip.
Recreational activities and sports competitions occupy evening hours.
At the Forum area there is a climbing wall – an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet that imitates the relief of the rock. Experienced instructors teach young people the basics of mountaineering and climbing.
For more daring participants Forum organizers have prepared rafting – a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river. Rafting is a great opportunity for all those who want to experience something new.
Another extreme fun for the participants is paintball – a team game in which players compete to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water soluble dye. It is played outdoors on a special area with defending objects. It is a vibrant and exciting physical activity, full of adrenaline and new emotions.
For the participants of the Forum planned cycling routes under the guidance of experienced instructors are organized, competitions in football, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, chess and others are held daily.
Entertaining program is a special part of the Forum. Activities are focused on the formation and development of a team spirit and skills of teamwork. There are many talented people among young engineers who come to the Forum. To show their talents they can participate in an annual contest “Minute of Fame”.
For the participants with an infinite passion for invention a technical competition “I am an Engineer” is organized. It is required to construct an experimental model using only wits and technical imagination.
Girls – Forum participants can compete for the title of “The Forum Beauty”, which is awarded by vote of the jury board. Every day young people can take part in a great number of sport competitions and workshops in DJing, beatboxing and photo. Everyone can find an activity for himself to spend time with pleasure and learn something new. In the evening time discos in the open air with famous DJs are organized.
Foreign participants and foreign delegations are free to join the Forum for any period within the framework of the event. Their programs will be defined and adjusted in accordance with the period of their stay. During the Forum all the participants will be provided with free accommodation, meals (four times a day), medical service, transportation, extensive excursion program, inclusive Lake Baikal as well as meeting and seeing off at the airport. To high rank participants (top managers, directors etc.) individual program, based on personal preferences, will be offered.
Forum Web site: www.enfuture.ru
Telephone: +7 (495) 781-11-04 then dial 278