Representatives of the organizations and companies that founded the forum said that joint seminars and roundtables with NATO representatives would be held within the framework of the forum for the first time.
The Russia-NATO roundtable where representatives of Russia, Italy, France and other countries will share their experiences reforming and restructuring defense branches is scheduled for April 20. The roundtable will also focus on Russia and NATO's partnership in combating terrorism.
The NATO delegations is expected to have 40 people in it.
Mr. Kovrigo recalled that originally the forum was a Moscow event and was called High Tech in the Defense Complex. Five years later the forum has developed into an international forum and in 2004, 240 people are expected to attend.