The 18th Russian Internet-forum (RIF+KIB) was held in Moscow region, 23-25 April. The chief of RAEK Sergey Plugotarenko made a report "Runet today. Analytics, numerals, facts" on the first day of the conference. According to him, the audience of Runet today is 68,7 mln people, the annual increment is 7%. The half of the users surfs the network daily, and for 18% users the mobile Internet has become the main method of connection to Runet.
The deputy minister of communication of RF Mark Shmulevich told about the ideas of the government in IT sphere, the strategy of industry development. Ruslan Tagiev (TNS Russia) provided information about the audit indices of Runet.
On the second day of the conference the commission RAEK internet-mass media (Notamedia, "Echo of MoscowZ", RAEK) declared about the foundation of Internet Media Awards devoted to Edward Snowden. The acceptance of the applications will start in May 2014, the list of the winners will be announced in September. Also, on the second day there was a section devoted to the development of internet-service.
On the third day of the forum the audience could visit nine parallel sections which topics were the 20th anniversary of Runet, social media, e-commerce, advertisement, design, digital, crowdsourcing, smart-TV, etc.
This year the company iVengo Mobile was the infopartner of the forum. It was possible to communicate with the representatives of the company near the stand iVengo in digital in the exhibition zone. In exchange for a visit-card you could get the souvenir production and a smile of charming employees of the company. Together with the partner-company UBER there was held an action. Each member got a promo code for a trip by UBER premium-class cars with the sum of money 1500 rubles. For getting the promo code it was necessary not only to leave a visit-card but also come up to the stand iVengo Mobile, take a photo and share it in Facebook with hashtags #ivengo #RIF2014 #ilovemobile.