Archive for the ‘India’ Category
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
At the recently held Entrepreneur India Awards 2011, DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd’s CMD Mr. Subhasish Chakraborty was awarded as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Consumer Business category. This award ceremony was organized by Franchise India so as to commend those individuals who have contributed significantly towards the growth of entrepreneurship in our country. NASSCOM Emerge Forum and Entrepreneur India Advisors were the knowledge partners for the occasion.
Awardees were nominated after a rigorous selection process wherein nominations were received from established as well as budding entrepreneurs from all parts of the country. On receiving this prestigious award, Mr. Subhasishi Chakraborty expressed his delight by saying, “The initiative taken by Franchise India in awarding the entrepreneurs in various fields is very encouraging to both young and budding entrepreneurs as well as the established entrepreneurs. We at DTDC are elated on the achievement and the recognition bestowed upon us for our contribution to the industry in order to “Make Life Easy” for the consumers. It has enthused us to continue our innovative products and best services. Recognition from such a highly prestigious institute helps organizations to increase their franchise network by giving entrepreneurial opportunities to thousands.”
The awards ceremony was a part of Entrepreneur India 2011, a two day national conference which was organized to serve as a platform for the young and aspiring entrepreneurs to get a better understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation and how to unleash the creative potential in individuals, companies and regions.
Commenting on Entrepreneur India Awards 2011, Mr. Gaurav Marya (President, Franchise India Holdings Limited) said, “Individuals like Mr. Subhasish Chakraborty, with their passion and out-of-the-box thinking, have changed the way entrepreneurship is perceived in our country. Through these awards we want to recognize and felicitate these entrepreneurs and give them their due recognition. Hopefully, others will be inspired by them to take that one requisite step towards making their entrepreneurial dreams come true.”
World Chess Federation’s President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Entrepreneur India Awards 2011 also witnessed scintillating performances by singer Shibani Kashyap and Angels Dance Troupe.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
India, the largest democratic state, has the fifth largest electricity grid and third largest Transmission & Distribution network respectively in the world. However, due to the dramatically increasing economic activities and rising electricity consumption, there has been a significant challenge to face for Indian government. Origins of India’s smart grid efforts are multi-factorial in nature but primarily concern three main issues which are the subject of current or planned government backed initiatives: 1) Balance the supply and demand of the power market; 2) Electrify a large segment of its rural population to receive electrical services; 3) Optimize electrical usage by being able to manage loads and mitigate operating inefficiencies. Furthermore, central government involvement in the smart grid has expanded beyond the confines of Ministry of Power into an inter-department task force known as India Smart Grid Task Force.
“Under my stewardship, we wish to evolve a future roadmap for development of Smart Grid in India aided by the most modern and latest technologies in the field.” said by Shri Sam Pitroda, the Chairman of India Smart Grid Task Force who is confirmed to be the opening keynote speaker of World Smart Gird Conference Series India Week. He is planning to present the role of India Smart Grid Task Force, national smart grid initiatives, and India’s smart grid roadmap and strategy in the environment of emerging economic.
Meantime, Dr. Pramod Deo, Chairman of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission which takes responsible of tariff, legal and regulatory issues, will present the regulatory challenges and opportunities for India Smart Grid.
Not only two senior speakers above, but also some main local utilities, such as Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM), Reliance Infrastructure, NDPL, APCPDCL, and BSES have also be arranged to speak in this event for their own perspectives towards smart grid.
World Smart Grid Conference Series-India Week 2011, to be held on September 13th to 16th in Mumbai, is a unique event for you to attain deep understandings on India’s smart grid initiatives, roadmap, regulatory environment, ongoing pilots of local utilities, network local and international smart grid industry executives and share insights on the future market developments.
The conference is vendor-neutral, product-neutral, and platform-neutral with highly intense interaction between delegates, and allows for real discussion and debate, not simply a series of “product presentations”.
Eminent Speakers Confirmed:
? Sam Pitroda, Chair, India Smart Grid Task Force
? Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
? V. K. Shah, Executive Director (APDRP), Power Finance Corporation
? Narendra Singh Sodha, Executive Director, Power Grid Corporation of India
? Ramesh Narayanan, CEO, BSES Yamuna Power Limited
? Sunil Wadhwa, Managing Director, NDPL
? Ajoy Rajani, Vice President, Reliance Infrastructure
? Abhijit Roy, Head – New Technology Initiatives, Reliance Infrastructure
? Jacob Joseph, Deputy General Manager, TATA Power
? Amit Prasad, Director of Smart Grid, New Delhi Municipal Counci
? Jayant Deo, CEO and Managing Director, India Energy Exchange
? Claudio Lima, Vice Chair, IEEE P2030 Smart Grid Architecture
? Ashish Khanna, Senior Energy Specialist, South Asia Sustainable Development, World Bank
? Monali Zeya Hazra, Program Management Specialist, USAID
? Norbert Karl, Global Sales & Business Development Smart Grid, Siemens
? Larry Kraft, Senior Vice President, Digi International
? Manu Rishi Puri, Sr Managing Consultant?IBM – Global Business Services
? Somnath Chatterjee, Head – Energy, Utilities and Chemicals CoE, Capgemini
? Senior Executive, Schneider Electric
? Senior Executive, National Instruments
Organizing Committee of World Smart Grid Conference Series India Week 2011
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Friday, June 24th, 2011
“It’s bright and sunny in the cloud front”. Lux Rao, National Manager –Cloud Consulting Services, HP, quipped, starting the proceedings of 2nd Annual Cloud Computing Summit with a bang, bringing out the beautiful oxymoron which describes the present state of the cloud. While Cloud Computing has gone far beyond being a fad, the picture is still cloudy if we bring in the challenges involved in implementation. Lux pointed out that while what of cloud computing has been settled, the question of when and how still remains.
Narsipur Amarnath, Senior Architect, Yahoo addressed the first morning session on how Cloud Computing can be used to address Internet scale computing needs. He pointed at the inevitable fixed budget trade-off essential in balancing Agility and Stability. With more than 38,000 servers and 170 peta bytes of storage, he walked the audience through Yahoo’s Cloud Architecture with Hadoop Clusters. Internet Scale encompassed handling asymptotic behavior for corner cases & boundary conditions to cope with the increasing complexity of the systems.
The energy levels surged as Steve McWhirter, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Asia Pacific, Salesforce took over the podium in front of a visibly excited audience to deliver his keynote on “Cloud 2- The Next Generation of Cloud Computing”. Steve pointed out how cloud computing represented the natural progression from Mainframe to Client-server. He pointed out its cost advantages, as companies are able to reduce their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 54%. He also highlighted the impending shift from Waterfall to Agile development.
“In a social enterprise, you can become a friend of documents”, Steve teased amusingly, showcasing the amazing possibilities that emerge from harnessing social technologies within enterprises. He also brought to light Cloud’s greener side as it is 95 % more energy efficient than on-premise systems. “We are entering the Post-PC apps era”, Steve declared, with the growth of next generation devices. He pointed out to a Salesforce study titled, Post PC revolutions – Is India Inc ready? which stated that India would have 205 million mobile workers by 2015.
Telcos hovering around the Cloud
This was followed by a panel discussion on Driving telcos in the cloud-space, moderated by Sridhar T Pai, CEO, Tonse Telecom. Sethu Madhavan Srinivasan, Director Marketing and Strategy, Huawei Telecommuncation addressed the need to bridge the Web 2.0 world with the Telecom world, who are no longer satisfied with the traditional plumbing role, through a social Community Map layer. With live examples, he talked about Huawei’s Single Cloud, which unifies the Service Cloud with the Enterprise Cloud. He used the metaphor of a digital shopping mall to explain the nature of Single Cloud. He pointed out that the transformation of IP based networks to Cloud remained one of the big challenges. Lux Rao corroborated the evolution of telecom, which once used to run last mile operations, has shifted towards distribution of IT services. He advised the telcos to invest ahead of the curve.
“The journey to the cloud has to be a holistic journey involving the transformation of the organization”, Lux Rao shared from his personal experience over the challenges involved in adopting the Cloud. The discussion veered towards the standardization, which went together with openness, as the panelists enthused about DMTF and SNIA’s cloud efforts. The panelists voiced their support towards an Open Cloud Architecture based on X86 hardware. To an audience comment about the organic evolution of technology, the panelists opined that the regulatory environment also played a major role in deciding the course of evolution.
ERP on Cloud
Shyaam Sunder, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ramco Systems addressed the drivers behind the shift to the cloud. In response to the debate on standardization, he averred that markets often do not wait for standards in perfecting the solutions offered. He recollected the pioneering efforts of IONA towards standardization of the erstwhile CORBA architecture. He highlighted the transition from time dependency to time sensitivity, approaching towards Time Criticality. He showcased Ramco’s gateway products such as Zero Touch and Switch-on Analytics which enable enterprises to take baby steps towards the cloud world. He contrasted the ERPimplementation of the yesteryears with the Cloud, where firms, which previously had to implement ERP first in order to install Analytics, now could switch on Analytics as they proceeded with the implementation.
While integration is implemented today through EDI and Web-services, Cloud ERP integration would be WSO2 compliant in the future. He averred that Cloud would be able to bring down the implementation time. He corroborated the benefits of multi-tenancy, through standardization and economics of scale, which has been the fundamental compulsion for an organization to move over to the Cloud. Every time the finance minister announces the budget change, the change can be modeled into the application through one central activity for the benefit of the subscribers. Every firm has a distinctive approach to the Cloud. Private Cloud would be preferred when business model is unique and does not lend itself to easy productization with standard ERP delivery. Business data is not contained in the metadata of the application and products that are available. Vendor is unable to provide resources time-critically. Financial impact of time criticality is cost-structure elasticity, being able to pull and push the components into it.
He also introduced Community Cloud, where any group of people can be grouped into a Community Cloud. It is presently used in the Aviation industry to subscribe to the industry specific templates through the Cloud. He advised the need to take baby steps as and when one is comfortable so that one becomes proficient with using Cloud based solution, either through a general ledger or inventory of purchase applications and then move bigger. One doesn’t have to take the great leap like Lord Hanuman did when he saw the sun up there and thought it to be a big orange.
To an audience question about metadata conceptualization challenge in Cloud, he pointed out such a challenge exists as there is ambiguity about developing use-cases. The four modes of intermediation-disintermediation, new intermediation and re-intermediation and intermediation constantly evolve as an account of new technology development shifting technologies of today to oblivion. As long as this happens, metadata conceptualization would remain a challenge. It is impossible to completely simulate every use-case that is going to happen in the next ten years. If one could do that, quarter and quarter predictability of profits should also be possible. Businesses cannot be run like a metronome. The principal dependency is the ability to articulate the metadata, which is application independent.
Ashish Varlekar, Head of Microsoft Practice & Alliance Manager, L&T Infotech walked the audience through a case study which involved a succes sful implementation of a performance management system built over Azure platform. He highlighted the Load Balancing features of PaaS and L&T’s Silver Line application to control and manage PaaS Apps.
Subu Iyer, Section Manager, IPG R&D Hub, HP presented his session on the future of printing in cloud. By 2012, Internet will be the biggest driver of pages, with 35 % of the pages being printed from the Web. He talked at length about Web connected printers which possessed email addresses for printing, and Driverless printers which can print documents anywhere, anytime.
The Afternoon session began with a panel discussion on Evaluating key emerging markets for improved strategy, moderated by Mani Doraisamy, Co-Founder & CTO, Orange Scape. Jyotish Kumar Ghosh, Sr. VP & Head IT Services, Sify presented an interesting case study on the deployment of cloud at Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. Mandar Naik, Director, Platform Strategy, Microsoft talked about cloud’s eventual development defined in terms of one- size-fits-all approach. Mani Doraisamy brilliantly brought the necessary business shift, which is all inclusive, to bring Cloud Computing to the fore with an analogy recollecting Steve Jobs famous words, “We have to let go of this notion that for Apple to live, Microsoft has to die”.
Sudhakar S Marthi, Vice President Sales & Marketing – APAC, Zoho Corporation presented his session on “Cloud Computing for SMEs”. With 14% of SMBs already on cloud and another 10% expected by 2012, cloud is becoming more of a reality for SMBs. He also highlighted few interesting features in ZOHO where mail threads are converted to forum threads and wiki articles.
Pavan Yara, Consultant, Eucalyptus Systems talked about the unique features of Eucalyptus systems and its hypervisor Independence. The ensuing Panel discussion on Infrastructure, Deployment, Integration & Security Strategies focused on the unique challenges in deploying the cloud. Integration has to be upfront activity rather than an afterthought after installation. Mathan Kasilingam, Regional Manager, Systems Engineering, Symantec highlighted the initiatives taken at his firm to provide confidence about the security to the clients. The panelists agreed on the need for federated clouds to talk to each other.
In response to an audience question on security strategies in VoIP space, Bikram Barman, Senior Engineering Manager at RSA, Security Division, EMC talked of possibilities of extending private cloud to a public cloud in a secure way. Girish Dave, Head of Core Network Solutions presented interesting case studies in Cloud deployment, ranging from Pudong’s Health Cloud to China Mobile. He stated that deploying cloud required higher operational skill sets. He also highlighted at the different standards existing at telcos at UNI and subscriber levels. The final panel discussion on Sharing resources in the cloud value chain brought the legal perspective in the purview of the Cloud. Anu Vaidyanathan, CEO, PatNMarks urged the audience to look at Intellectual Property as a defense card rather than an offense card. She highlighted various examples where big companies have used patents as weapons against the competitors. Mani Doraisamy concluded the session eloquently showcasing the innovator’s dilemma in offering services that have never been offered and the incredible opportunity that lies in providing these services.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Building Operational Efficiency and Reducing Cost Whilst Maintaining High Quality Standards
Mumbai, India, 27 April 2011-The Indian healthcare industry is booming and is expected to develop into a US$ 280 billion industry come 2020. Currently, many corporate players have descended upon the healthcare industry due to the rising concern of healthcare operations management. The demand for better quality healthcare services is more prevalent today than ever before.
Healthcare Operations Management India 2011, will be a two-day regional event and is scheduled to be held on the 11th-12th of August 2011 at Mumbai, India. This event with 14 interactive sessions has been specially designed in such a way to provide participants with a great platform to meet and discuss new ideas, challenges and future direction whilst gaining useful knowledge through practical case studies and presentations.
According to Project Manager, Geraldine Lopez, “The conference will address the key issues in healthcare management strategies, cost containment while increasing revenue, patient care and safety, healthcare information systems and telemedicine as well as medical tourism. Some of the highlights include learning from expert practitioners and award winners from leading organizations in India and across the borders, gaining insights on the latest technologies and software in the market.”
The event will feature top-notch speakers from the best local and international hospitals. They are Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, CEO of Dr. LH Hiranandani Hospital, Dr. Praneet Kumar, CEO, Dr. B L Memorial Hospital, Raju Narayan, CEO of Parkway East Hospital, Ravi Virmani, Executive Director of Max Super Specialty Hospital and a multitude of others.
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Monday, April 4th, 2011
With Indian healthcare sector currently witnessing its peak in terms of business potential and return on investment, the medical industry is expected to become a $ 280 billion industry by 2020 with spending on health estimated to grow by 14 per cent annually. However, despite the positive trends witnessed, India as a country, even after six decades of its political independence, is still struggling to address the healthcare needs of majority of its population. At the very outset, we have to acknowledge that the main problem in India’s health sector is not the unavailability of medicine and human resources, but their proper accessibility & distribution.
Recognizing the above trends in the Indian medical sector, INK Business Media Pvt Ltd, a leading conference production & management company would be organizing a two day conference – MediHealth Congress 2011-Redifining Innovation, Infrastructure & investment in Healthcare, with an aim to bring together the experts from the healthcare industry to identify, debate & come out with some feasible solutions to bridge the gaps in Indian medical system.
To be organized in Chennai on 5 May 2011, the focus of the conference would be on deriving competent strategies to achieve profitability for the investors and at the same time make healthcare accessible & affordable to the common man. Moreover, the focus would also be on business development, innovations in the healthcare sector, developing mobile healthcare, telemedicine & related technologies, and ways to enable healthcare facilities and consultancy reach remote areas.
What is in store?
At MediHealth Congress each delegate gets an opportunity to -
• Meet over 25+ word-class speakers
• Network with more than 250+ decision makers in the healthcare sector
• Visit concurrent exhibition
• Meet the technology manufacturers & suppliers and gauge the recent technology innovations
• Meet policy makers & leading health associations
• Attract international investors and much more.
Some of the sessions the forum intends to cover include effective business models for specialty & multispecialty hospitals in India; top management strategies in practice: Creating better healthcare delivery in hospitals; hospital Infrastructure: Importance in patient satisfaction & business growth; Dealing with technology adoption, finance & insurance issues in healthcare organizations; Innovations in medical technology: How important is it for a doctor to know & adopt; Telemedicine-effective platform for efficient healthcare delivery; Concept of Medicities/healthcities: How to make it a success in India; Medical Tourism-Way forward for India & globalization of Indian Healthcare; Healthcare Retail: An overview; Ethical & legal concerns in healthcare etc.
Advisory panel & speakers
The fact that this conference is being organized for the first time did little to deter the organizers from scheduling a robust line up of speakers & esteemed advisory board members for the event. The advisory panel of MediHealth Congress 2011 includes Dr Narottam Puri, Advisor – Medical, Fortis Healthcare Limited; Dr Prem Jagyasi, MD & CEO – ExHealth, Dubai HealthCare City, UAE; Mr Rajendra Pratap Gupta, International Healthcare & Retail Expert; and Dr Dev Taneja, Director – Indo American Hospitals. Apart from the advisory panel, about 15 other speakers have confirmed their presence at the event. For more details regarding confirmed speakers and detailed agenda for the co0nference, one can visit the event website – www.medihealthcongress.com.
Who can attend?
INK Business Media would be pleased to welcome Chairmen, Managing Directors, CEOs, Medical Directors, Directors, Business Development Heads, Head of Operations (department) etc from hospitals & clinics; individual medical professionals & practicing physicians as well as policy makers in the healthcare industry.
For more information about the Conference feel free to contact:
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
India has undergone a systematic transition from a closed economy to an open economy since the beginning of economic reforms in the country in 1991. India has witnessed unprecedented levels of economic expansion, along with countries like China, Russia, Mexico and Brazil. India, being a cost effective and labor intensive economy, has benefited immensely from outsourcing of work from developed countries, and a strong manufacturing and export oriented industrial framework. Despite facing issues such as political uncertainty & bureaucratic barriers, the country’s economy, today, is characterized by a liberalized foreign investment and trade policy, with the private sector and deregulation playing a key role.
From a ‘developing nation’ just two decades back, India, today, has emerged as one of the decisive nations shaping the contours of the world economy. Consistently charting a growth path over the last few years, India is an idea whose time has truly arrived. Today, the triumph of the Indian Economy is visible in almost all fields – with some aggressive cross-border acquisitions India has been rewriting the global business equations.
Indian markets offer prospects of high profitability and is ranked third among the most attractive FDI destinations in the world. The country, with its robust legal framework and stable financial market, has transformed from being a highly controlled economy to a liberalized one, with its economy rising by 8.8 per cent in the June 2010 quarter year-on-year, its fastest pace since early 2008.
With huge investments in infrastructure development on the anvil, India is today a preferred investment destination. There are enough reasons for investing in India, be its large knowledge based industries; or simply investing in the fastest growing population of workers and consumers.
Fleming Gulf’s India Investment Convention : 2011, to be held in Dubai from 24th -25th January 2011, will offer a platform to discuss the growth and investment opportunities offered by the Indian Economy and its various robust industries. It will act as a passage to global investors.
The conference will answer few of the following questions amongst others:
What makes India appear so high on the radar of investors? Why and how did the country remain insulated from the economic slump? – Was it because of its robust banking regulations? And, how can investors from the Middle East and around the world participate and reap benefit from the India Investment story?
About Fleming Gulf
With a rich 6-year history of producing high quality, industry specific business events around the world and in the Middle East, Fleming Gulf Conferences is one of the leading names in business intelligence. Our B2B conferences are highly interactive events with number of delegates from specialized industry sectors including Finance, Energy, Transportation & Infrastructure, Shipping, Logistics, Utilities, Real Estate, Construction and more.
Do not miss the opportunity to make the most of the world’s largest free market democracy slated to be a future superpower. For further information and to book your place at the event, please visit our website.
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Mumbai, India- IBB Launched Final Agenda 2nd Annual India National Summit Internet Marketing 2010
IBB International, international provider of business information, launched today the final agenda for their 2nd Annual India National Summit this coming November, 29-30th at the Tunga Hotel in Andheri in Mumbai, India.
Navana Kundu, Head of IBB International Asia-Pacific, presented the agenda of their summit today. Regarding Kundu, Internet Marketing in India are challenging many topics but the top 3 are: Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing & Latest Tools on SEO and Online Advertising.
The day will cover a complete update with the latest tools & best practices of these high impact challenges.
Kundu continues: ‘after the success of last year’s conference, the events returns to Mumbai and we are happy to announce that we have engaged very qualified speakers like Mahesh Murthy of Pinstorm, the chairman of the conference, and marketing experts of Companies like Microsoft, IIT, Jet Airways, eBay, MakeMyTrip.com, WatBlog.com, BookMyShow.com and more’.
‘We thank as well our partners: DMAI, ITM Business School, TIE Mumbai, YourStory and Quasar and I am sure that together it will definitely become another successful and interesting conference‘.
We asked Navana Kundu what the day will bring to the participants. Kundu replied: ‘the participants and speakers will share their expertise and knowledge and present themselves for open questioning along with some great tools and tips. At the end of the day the participants will see how they can make optimum use of all the new digital ways and therefore how they will improve the business of their company.
29th November 2010: Internet Marketing India Summit 2010, Mumbai
30th November 2010: Ooptional): In Depth Workshops on Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing and SEO/Online Advertising.
Contact information: IBB International
International Institute for Benchmarking & Best Practices
phone + 91 33 400 34943.
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
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After working with over 25 clients and the successful delivery of more than 15,000 files in the last 2 years, Draft n Craft is celebrating its 2nd anniversary for excellence in legal transcription services from 11th October – 15th October 2010.
Rakesh K Sharma, Draft n Craft’s Chief Executive, said: “Achieving this milestone only reflects the quality of service and the high level of customer satisfaction that we provide. I am overwhelmed with the response received by our clients.”
As Draft n Craft achieves this high point, their employees celebrate a week long festivity to mark its success in the field and their contribution in achieving it.
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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Expo Summit 2010 is all set to scale new heights this year around. After receiving an overwhelming response and 224 participants last year, Expo Summit 2010 is back with a bang. Scheduled to be held from June 4-5 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, this two- day conference intends to bring in more representation of the International stakeholders from the world exhibition fraternity. The highlight of the event is its encouraging number of participants. We are pleased to reveal that more than 300 participants ranging from exhibition organizers, booth fabricators, logistics companies and service providers from across the globe would be present at the Expo Summit 2010. What is most heartening is the fact that international associations from world over have expressed their keenness to be associated with this high profile event. Expo Summit 2010 is perhaps the only medium through which service providers are able to tap the entire Indian Exhibition Industry extensively that is growing at a very encouraging rate.
Undoubtedly, India holds a commanding position in the list of big and influential international organisers across the world. However, there are quite a few issues that need to be addressed in order to make India the next launch pad for Asia. While, the exhibition trade, globally had advanced to a larger extent, India continues to deal with issues related to stiff government policies and inappropriate venues. In order to ensure that India is indeed the potential hub of exhibitions across the world, itâ€™s very important to adopt a unified stand over various issues of concern and match up the difference that the West has laid for us.
With Expo Summitâ€™ 09, a foundation stone was laid for the Indian Exhibition Industry to build a strong ground that is recognised as an industry. The need to take a forward step in unifying the entire sector and to adopt a unified stand before the policy makers was felt. When Expo Summitâ€™ 09 was taking shape, the industry felt that it would represent its strength and challenges before the policy makers sitting on the other side of the table. However, by the end of the summit, all the industry stake holders, including the policy makers and autonomous bodies came to the consensus that none of them were actually on the other side. Rather, they all were a part of a unique cycle and agreed to adopt a collective approach in the right direction to maintain the graph of augmentation, moving upwards! It was very heartening to witness the formal â€˜discussionâ€™ being transformed into a healthy â€˜dialogueâ€™! The challenge before Expo Summit, 2010 now is to start the second chapter of this dialogue!
Expo Summit 2010 will reinstate its objective to provide the required platform to the exhibition fraternity to stand together. To strengthen this pledge, Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) has also extended its unconditional support to the event. â€œThe Indian exhibition industry has surely benefitted from the platform of Expo Summit being offered by Manch Communications. The association finds a definite synergy with the objective behind this event and will extend all possible support to the organizers to make it a grand successâ€? says Anil Arora, Honâ€™ Secretary, IEIA.
â€œWe have started promoting the event in all possible ways to attract more international speakers and organizers who are eyeing on India to enter and set up their shops. We got an excellent response at UFI Asia Open seminar at Taipei with confirmations from industry stalwarts like Paul Woodward, Michael Duck and Mark Cochrane to speak at the summit. We would also attend UFI Middle East Open Seminar in Bahrain later this month to attract more delegates from that part of the world. We are committed to deliver a prolific experience to all Indian delegates in the summitâ€? says Anuj Mathur, Director, Manch Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Since its formal launch, Expo Summit, 2010 is drawing overwhelming response from various segments of exhibition industry. Some of the international organizations have begun to show keen interest in the event and have also expressed their willingness to be part of it! Litmus Meroform and RE Rogers India have extended their support in the capacity of Foundation Partners of the event. Roder HTS Hocker, the world leader in the tensile structures and Siddhartha Logistics, the new age logistics solution provider have come forward in the support of the event as Associate Sponsors. The event is well promoted by several online and print media covering the trade. Indiamart.com, goingtomeet.com, Events Venues and Avenues are contributing towards the eventâ€™s promotional activities.
â€œWe invite all industry stakeholders to come and attend the two day conference and go back with a motivational approach towards their businesses. Indian companies will surely get a chance to boost their business by venturing with their international counterpartsâ€? concluded Anuj Mathur.