Geneva, 17 October 2000. On 17 October 2000, the second Polish industrial and technological exhibition opens at CERN1. The first one was held five years ago and nine of the companies that were present then have come back again this year. Six of those companies were awarded contracts with CERN in 1995. Three Polish officials were present at the Opening Ceremony today: Mrs Malgorzata Kozlowska, Under-secretary of State in the State Committee for Scientific Research, Mr Henryk Ogryczak, Under-secretary of State in Ministry of Economy and Prof. Jerzy Niewodniczanski, President of National Atomic Energy Agency. Professor Luciano Maiani welcomed the Polish delegation to CERN and stressed the important contribution of Polish scientists and industrialists to the work of the laboratory.
The exhibition offers Polish companies the opportunity to establish professional contacts with CERN. Nineteen companies will present their latest technology in the fields of cryogenics and vacuum technologies, electric power and power electronics, heavy mechanical components, small and precision-machined mechanical components, instrumentation, electrical and mechanical, electronics and software, power-control and fibre optic cables.
For four days in October part of CERN will become Poland. The CERN staff will have the opportunity to absorb Polish culture too, as the industrial exhibition is accompanied by a Print and Drawings exhibition of the works of Ryszard Otreba, a piano concert by the Duo of Justyna Galant and Filip Wojciechowski, and a projection of three films: `Tango` with a 1982 Oscar for Best Animated Film, `Love Stories` with a 1997 FIPRESCI Award in Venice, and `Amateur` with a 1980 Grand Prix at the Chicago Film Festival.
After celebrating the shutdown of the 11-year LEP accelerator CERN is now focusing on LHC, a new particle collider which is scheduled to start running in 2005. CERN will develop the most sophisticated technology in order to construct LHC and this is a good opportunity for Polish companies to display their potential and bid for CERN tenders.
LIST OF EXHIBITORS:
1. ELEKTROTIM S.A.
2. TURBOTECH Ltd.
3. IASE INSTITUTE OF POWER SYSTEMS AUTOMATION
4. RAFAKO S.A. (Plc.) Boiler Engineering Company
5. MICROOMEGA Ltd.
6. KORPALSKI Ltd.
7. Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies
8. IMPEL S.A.
9. The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics
10. SELPOL S.A.
11. Mechanical Plant LENA Ltd.
12. ITE Institute of Electron Technology
13. JTT Computer S.A.
14. Institute of Glass and Ceramics
15. ICHTJ Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
16. PROCOM-System S.A.
17. Kriosystem Ltd.
18. Elektromontaz-Export S.A.
19. The Mining Electronics Factory "ZEG" S.A. (Plc.)
EXHIBITION ORGANIZER :
- Techtra Ltd
ul. Dupolska 20
Mr. Maciej Chorowski
Tel. (+48 71) 780 40 54
Fax (+48 71) 780 40 34
- Information: CERN: Claire-Lyse Jullien-Woringer, Division SPL, Tel. +41-22-767-3722