Convergence India Expo 2015, with the theme “Connecting India” opens today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The expo was inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the presence of other dignitaries and industry leaders.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology had shared a message for Convergence India 2015 expo, “I am pleased to be a part of the 23rd edition of Convergence India’15. India is in the midst of a digital revolution, and the government has unveiled new policies and regulations to accelerate adoption of ICT in key economic and strategic sectors to increase the competitiveness and productivity of the nation. We would like the “Digital India” program to be deeply entrenched in our system and to start yielding results, for which we will take help from private companies as well. Events like Convergence India provide an impetus to the ICT industry and will propel the nation forward.”
The Guest of Honor for the occasion was Hon’ble Minister Shri Y.S Chowdary, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, commenting on the occasion, he said “Today the time has come to think about the development of rural India. There is a great need of digitizing each and every sector. Our department recently created an app which guides fishermen, when to fish and when not to fish etc. The beauty of democracy is a rolling model, we need to create a blue print and then work towards the execution.”
Other noteworthy concurrent events taking place at 23rd Convergence India 2015 expo are the 2nd annual Telecom Summit 2015; 2nd annual FTTH Council Asia Pacific Summit; and the jury round of Aegis Graham Bell Awards, which recognise and honour industry leaders in the field of telecom, broadcast, media and entertainment.
Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, said “ICT is an important sector, which will play a vital role in contributing to Mr. Modi’s dream of a Digital India, Smart Cities, Make in India, Made in India, zero defect, zero effect, skill India, competitive India, ease of doing business in India etc., and showcase Indian talent to the world.”
The 2015 exhibition has attracted over 400 companies and their CEO's from 30 countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, UAE, UK, USA, to name a few showcasing the latest trends and technologies in broadband, telecom, cable, satellite, digital India, cloud computing, VAS, LTE Networks etc. Over 15,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the expo over 3 days.