I welcome participants and finalists of the Power Industry Leaders All-Russian Contest. This contest is held for the first time in our country and generated interest in the professional community immediately. Almost 2,000 highly trained professionals from all-over Russia participate in it. Those who passed the screening tests and are ready to compete in the finals in the power grid facilities of the Chelyabinsk Region.
The modern power industry system is one of the main prerequisites of the economic and social development. The industry faces new, large scale, objectives now. And these objectives cannot be addressed without you, talented, ambitious, focused people we pin great hopes on. Yet, it is your unconventional, bright thinking that enables to implement the boldest and the most advanced ideas.
I am sure you will be able to show special managerial qualities, not only deep knowledge. And your example will make engeneering professions more prestigious and popular.
I wish you a successful performance, success, well deserved victories and, of course, career achievements.