Top Industry Associations Partner with CeBIT India 2015 to further India’s Digital Economy

Bangalore, India, September 17, 2015: CeBIT India 2015, organized by Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary company of the global joint venture of Deutsche Messe (Germany) and Fiera Milano Group (Italy), promises to unite the entire IT ecosystem in the country by partnering with key IT associations including Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT), Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka (CLIK), Federation of All India IT Association (FAIITA), and Federation of IT Dealers’ Associations-Karnataka (FITDAK). Scheduled to be held from 29th-31st October, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), CeBIT India 2015 will also host leading women entrepreneurs in the country as a part of a special Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE) pavillion.

According to recent estimates by DeitY, India imports worth USD 100 billion of electronic items every year. At this scale, is it estimated to touch USD 400 billion by 2020, possibly surpassing the import bill on fuel. To counter this gnawing deficit, the government’s Digital India program intends to promote the country as an attractive destination for setting up manufacturing facilities. Themed D!economy or Digital Economy, CeBIT India will support the Government vision of Digital India by creating a network of business opportunities and a digital marketplace for the Indian IT enterprise.

Recongizing the importance that the MSME sector plays in Indias Digital vision, CeBIT India will will showcase the innovation and strength of the Indian SMEs/MSMEs through exclusive pavillions by FICCI, MAIT, CLIK, FAIITA, FITDAK, and STPI. Approximately 200+ MSMEs will take part in CeBIT India this year. With the support from Ministry of MSMEs and these Industry Associations, CeBIT hopes to boost the contribution of Indian MSMEs, currently at 8% of India’s GDP.

“Last year CeBIT India served as a platform for over 120 Indian MSMEs who initated a large number of deals at the show. In 2015, through our association with key IT associations like CLIK, FITDAK, FAIITA, and COWE, we aim to provide a further impetus to the SME/MSME segment by connecting them with the global industry and bringing global opportunities in the Digital Economy to their doorstep. With India on its way to become a digital superpower, the focus is on the development of the MSME sector to truly realize the vision of a self-reliant digital nation. This year’s edition of CeBIT India will strengthen the Government’s Digital India campaign by congregating various stakeholders on a single platform and encourging conversations around digital economy.”, said Mehul Lanvers-Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.

“India is undergoing a digital transformation. The significance of digital innovation has been widely hailed by enterprises and government alike. Government spending on Information technology is expected to further increase, facilitated by the government’s push for electronic service delivery for citizens and increase in the use of platforms such as Adhaar, and projects such as Digital India, smart cities, skills India etc. Enterprises are also taking awareness of the digital significance on the economy and its immense impact on their businesses. FICCI is happy to be associated with CeBIT India this year. Taking forwards the Government’s Digital India vision, FICCI and CeBIT India 2015 will create a platform for pertinent discussions about the digital future of India. With its lead theme on D! Economy, CeBIT India 2015 aims to bring a digital solutions marketplace to India, paving the way to India’s Digital India vision, bringing the public and private sectors from across India together. FICCI will also lead India’s participation at CEBIIT Hannover in 2016’’ said Dr. A. Didar Singh, General Secretary, FICCI, on their partnership with CeBIT India.

“STPI has been instrumental in promoting the MSME community since more than past two decades. Facilitating this truly international experience for our MSME members through a well-recognized brand like CeBIT promises to create further momentum in the market.” said Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI

Mr. Muralikrishnan, President, MAIT SME said, “We are unstinting in our commitment to empower SMEs and MSMEs in the country, and by continuing our association with CeBIT India, we aim to build world-class competitiveness  of our IT ecosystem.”

Champak Raj Gurjar, President, FAIITA (Federation of All India IT Association) said, “Through our association with CeBIT India, we aim to provide a global platform to our members wherein they can showcase their innovations to a world-class audience.”

  1. Ananda Rao, President, FITDAK (Federation of IT Dealers Association of Karnataka) said, “We are happy to continue our association with CeBIT India this year. Through the show’s renowned platform, we aim to deepen our member network and create more business opportunities for the association”

Mohandas U, President, CLIK (Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka) asserted, “CLIK is focused on growing the ESDM ecosystem in Karnataka and our partnership with CeBIT India further strengthens this objective.”

Rupa Rani, Founder, Chairperson and President, Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE), Karnataka Chapter said, “At COWE, we are engaged in the social and economic upliftment of women, gearing  women power through entrepreneurship. CeBIT India is an excellent platform for our members to connect with a global IT audience and grow their network.”

CeBIT is the world’s largest and most international computer expo. Since 1999, the CeBIT organizers  Deutsche Messe AG (“German Trade Show, Inc.”) have organized international Business IT and ICT shows outside of Germany bearing the CeBIT brand in Australia, Turkey and Brazil. With the sustained success and growth worldwide, Deutsche Messe AG  brought CeBIT to India last year, tailor-made to suit the Indian IT industry needs and demands. CeBIT India 2014 hosted 9311 business buyers from various industry spectrums over 3 days who were treated to an extravagant display of latest trends and technology by leading IT companies.

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