Within the trade fair GS Group will host the round table on "The new generation of composite chromium coatings". Vladimir Kokhia, Deputy General Director on innovative technologies of the Prancor factory, a part of GS Group, will report on chrome plating using carbon nanostructured materials (NCM). The round table will gather Russian and international experts in the field of industrial innovations, institutes of development, key business Media representatives.

Development and wide application of NCM in various industries is one of GS Group key activities. The holding has got NCM mass-manufactured first in Russia and keeps developing innovative ways of using it since last year. A new chrome plating technology to give materials the unique properties, as well as nano-additive, used in it, are GS Group own development. Innovative method proposed by GS Group specialists, allowing chroming products and various materials, qualitatively differs from formerly developed technologies. Wear resistance, hardness and other properties of the products using NCM Chrome technology are much higher than when using chroming methods of the past generation. Nano-additive is manufactured in innovation cluster Technopolis GS, developed by the holding in Kaliningrad region.

Capabilities of Technopolis GS industries for consumer electronics contract manufacture and for integrated chips packaging with SIP and 3D TSV technologies will be introduced at the exhibition booth (pavilion No.3, booth 3B2).

GS Group will take part in the round table “Modern Industrial and Technology Policies in Asia: challenges and opportunities for Russia”, organized by the Center for Strategic Research “North-West”. Sharaf Kochkarov, Representative for External Relations, Foreign Broadcasting Projects Department, GS Group, will unveil the successful experience of GS Group entering own digital pay-TV operators to the Southeast Asia markets.

GS Group is the only Russian company investing in the development of overseas broadcasting projects based on its own technologies. Having considerable expertise in the launching and management of national digital broadcasting projects, GS Group is successfully implementing projects around the world.

In 2012 the broadcasting project One TV was launched in partnership with a local partner, the first national operator of digital terrestrial television in Cambodia. Preparing the infrastructure and starting broadcasting took less than one year which is a record time for projects of such technical complexity. Broadcasting is now available in 10 Cambodian major provinces, reaching 80 per cent of the country’s population. One TV offers 80 digital channels on various subjects. Packages include local, international and Russian channels. It is planned to rope not less than 400,000 subscribers by 2015.

Besides that, in May 2014 GS Group and Beximco Group, a leading Bangladeshi industrial conglomerate, announced launch of first DTH company for Bangladeshi TV viewers. The newly formed joint venture – Beximco Communications Limited – will come with integrating technological support from GS Group. The commercial launch of the DTH platform is scheduled by the end of 2014 and it aims to net 300,000 subscribers during 2015. The company plans to rope in additional 400,000 subscribers annually. The joint venture will concentrate its activity on the mass segment by offering its customers TV packages with local as well as leading international channels.

The digitization of television in Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar and other countries is in upcoming plans.

GS Group participation program at Innoprom 2014:
July 10 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Round table "Modern Industrial and Technology Policies in Asia: challenges and opportunities for Russia".
Event organizer: Center for Strategic Research "North-West".
GS Group speaker: Sharaf Kochkarov, representative for external relations of the GS Group holding, Department of foreign broadcasting projects.
Topic: "The experience of television operator launch in Southeast Asia".

July 11 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Round table: "The new generation of composite chromium coatings".
Event organizer: GS Group holding.
Speaker: Vladimir Kokhia, Deputy General Director on innovative technologies of the Prancor factory.
Topic: "Chrome plating using nanocarbon material (unique developments)".

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GS Group
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About GS Group

GS Group is an investment and industry holding, operating on the basis of its very own high technologies in telecommunications and innovations. The Russian headquarters of the holding is located in St. Petersburg; the international office is in Zug, Switzerland.

Key activities: implementation of international broadcasting projects, nanomaterials and microelectronics R&D and mass-production; construction and development of Technopolis GS innovation cluster; deep wood processing; investment in venture projects; media content production and management, software products design and integration, full-service advertisement, logistics and trade.