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    An International Electronics Exhibition was opened in Rome this morning at the 'Congress Hall' of the RUR.

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    General views of exhibit grounds, general activity, and scenes filmed according to description contained in last paragraph above.


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    Background: An International Electronics Exhibition was opened in Rome this morning at the 'Congress Hall' of the RUR. This is the twelfth edition of this exhibition which takes place annually in Rome.

    Several components of this Country's governing group were present at the opening ceremony; foremost among these were the Hon. Aldo Moro (President of the Italian Council) and Senator Giovanni Gronchi: former president of the Italian republic.

    Numerous firms participate in this year's edition of the showing on electronics but for the most part they are 'representatives in Italy of Foreign Firms and what they have placed on show is of 'scarce' value as far as novelties are concerned.

    Two are the 'stands' which are of actual interest: the Canadian exhibit and the exhibit sponsored by the Italian CNEN (Consiglio Nazionale Energia Nucleare) that is to say the Italian National council for Nuclear Research.

    After the 'ritual' benediction of the exhibit area, the Hon. Moro cut the ribbon place at the entrance of the Fair and the actual opening ceremony began. The visiting group first stopped at a scale model of the Nuclear Energy Plant which rises at Latina (British built) then they passed on to the stand sponsored by the Italian Military Aviation and observed a model of the San Marco satellite, after visiting to some extent stands of lesser importance the group arrived at the Canadian Stand.

    At this stand the visitors were greeted by Mr. R.L. Beck G.E.C. representative (the shorter of the two) and Mr. G.T. Leasit of the Manufacturing Industries and Engineering Branch, Trade and Commerce, Ottawa (the taller one of the two).

    Mr. Moro and his party were 'chaperoned' by the above Gentlemen and were shown the more interesting exhibits.

    Before leaving the stand, Mr. Moro met Canadian Ambassador Mr. M.G. Crean and the two passed more time examining what the Canadian stand had to offer.

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