Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair set to shine in its 6th edition

North India’s biggest jewellery trade show at Pragati Maidan by UBM India

The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF), hosted by UBM India, is all set to bring back top-notch jewellers, import & export merchants and industry associations in the capital city with its 6th edition. The three day fair from 9th – 11th September 2017 to be held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, will showcase some of the latest attractions in the jewellery industry. The fair is recognised as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations, and the industry at large, with support from eminent associations namely the Karol Bagh Jewellers Association, Delhi Bullion & Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association and Maliwara Jewellers Association.

With over 280 participating exhibitors and a growth of 80% in participation, the show has truly evolved as the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers. The upcoming show will see jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representative from trade and governmental organisations, all come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business. This year, the expo will also be holding an insightful seminar by the National Institute of Diamond and Gems and Design Academy of India.

The list of exhibitors this year include Gitanjali Jewellery Retail Limited, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Zar Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Unique Chains Pvt. Ltd., Yamuna Diamond, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., Bluestone Jewellery & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., Royal Chains Pvt. Ltd., Ridhi Sidhi Gems & Jewellery, Solanki Jewellers, Damara Gold Pvt. Ltd., Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., Swarnshilp Chain & Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., N.D. Diamonds & Jewels, Silver City, Yash Gold, Shilpi Jewels amongst others. As a curtain raiser, UBM India has staged a series of successful road shows at North Indian cities like Jaipur, Ludhiyana and Meerut.

Speaking on the announcement of the 6th edition of DJGF and the ever-growing prospects of the jewellery industry in North India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Despite a slight slowdown in the jewellery sector after demonetisation and GST rollout, the jewellery industry is expected to register a 10 per cent growth in the current fiscal, especially during the festive season, that is slated to set in earlier this year. The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair, just prior to the season will act as a ready reckoner for trends, innovations, and insights, and help the industry take advantage of this growth. Currently, the Gems and Jewellery market is witnessing remarkable changes in consumer preferences owing to economic and geographical influences. Young millennials with disposable income seek to purchase innovative and bespoke designs for aesthetic rather than for purely investment purposes. The organised sector will continue to play a fundamental role as it has the potential to adapt to the consumer and economic changes. While still at a nascent stage, the opportunities for growth for the organised retail jewellery market in India are unlimited."

“In 2016, the 5th edition of Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair reinforced a sense of trust in the jewellery market and offered an array of scintillating products. Over the years too, the fair has rapidly evolved as an industry trade platform for the Indian jewellery sector in North India. DJGF 2017 – the North’s largest show in terms of size and volume in its 6th edition will further augment and elevate this sector. The fair comes with a rich legacy of fortifying our India footprints in the jewellery vertical along with successful shows in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai.”- he further added.

The DJGF 2017 will also witness the third edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards, a unique initiative by UBM India through which excellence and efforts of individuals & organisations in the Retail Jewellery Business are recognised and honoured on a pan India level.

The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards along with Ernst & Young as process advisors, will draw out the best of the country’s talent in the retail jewellery industry through a methodical, professional procedure. The extensive award categories this year are crafted, keeping in mind, the diverse activities of the retail jewellery industry, comprising 'Store of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Most Innovative Marketing Campaign’, ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ and ‘Excellence in Design’.

The highlight of RJGA 2017 will be India’s first ever Walk of Fame for the Retail Jewellery — an exclusive showcase of master pieces by eminent brands. This year too, the awards ceremony will be marked by captivating fashion sequences, insights from industry stalwarts, entertainment and networking sessions.

The 10th edition of IFSEC India gets underway in the Capital

South Asia’s largest Security and surveillance congregation by UBM India

• 20 participating countries & over 300 brands showcase Smart Security for Emerging India
• Launch of the first ever IFSEC India Awards
• Two-day high impact conferences focussing on Homeland Security

UBM India today launched the 10th edition of International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India, a three day show between December 8-10, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. IFSEC 2016 was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India, Guest of Honour, Shri Ramsewak Paikra, Hon’ble Minister for Home, Government of Chhattisgarh other key dignitaries Shri D. R. Kaarthikeyan, IPS (Retd.), Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Homeland Security; Mr. Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front; Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav, President, APSA; Dr. Arvind Gupta, Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India; Shri Anil Dhawan, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Homeland Security; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.


The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the security and fire domain.
The show was a convener of internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials that provided informative demos and a wealth of opportunities for the visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.
IFSEC India in its 10th anniversary saw participation from countries such as Australia, China, Hungary, India, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA. It is well-supported in its endeavours by associations such as APSA, ESAI and ESSCI.
The expo has over 300 participating brands which includes premier plus partners such as Aditya Infotech, Advik, Dahua, ERD Technologies, ESSL, HI-Focus, Hikvision, HANWHA TECHWIN
(formerly SAMSUNG TECHWIN), Secureye, Fortune Marketing, Tech smart, Tenda, Hamsa, Uniview, ZKTeco. The Premier Partners of UBM India for the expo included ACSYS, Axestrack,

Face ID, Honeywell, Lilin, Mantra, Panasonic, Road point, Sparsh, Starex, Unicam systems, Unique Electrovision and Zebronics.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 10th edition of IFSEC India Expo, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Today, cities across the world are evolving faster than at any point in history. They have become more congested, and criminal activities have soared up, leading to the destruction of carefully tended to public assets. Compounding the problems, global terrorism has become a major concern that presents communities and neighbourhoods with dire security problems. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts to the progress and vision of the security industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, spot trends and come up with integrated, high-tech solutions that are at once cost effective and easy to implement.”
“This year, we have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum with the 10th anniversary of IFSEC and the expo is proud to feature a broader platter of technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport and access control, in addition to surveillance, for the knowledge of end users and providers. The multiple country participation, involvement of industry leaders, top global brands exhibiting their solution offerings, and content-rich conferences considerably augments the value of the expo.” he further added.
With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India this year proactively deciphered relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a two-day conference with the theme ‘Security strategies to counter external and internal threats’ and ‘Creating a Smarter and Safer World with State-of-the-art Security Technology’ alongside the exhibition. Day 1 included technical sessions on Procurement of Security Equipment; Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs; Forensic Sciences Training & Development; Airport Security & UAV / Drones Policy. Day 2 will include sessions on Border Management Strategy; Challenges of Leftist Extremism and its Impact on National Security; Public Transport Security; Securing the Digital Network. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Conference’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively.
IFSEC India also launched the first ever IFSEC India Awards in India, which has been specially crafted to get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals in the limelight. The awards (which will be held on 8th Dec ) will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisor for the IFSEC India Awards is Ernst & Young and is supported by ASSOCHAM. The presenting partners for the awards are Dahua Technology & HIK Vision.
According to industry reports by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), India, along with Britain, Germany and France is poised to emerge as one of largest players in the global Homeland Security (HLS) market by 2020. The key opportunities of IFSEC

India 2016 accordingly lie in the areas of Urban surveillance, critical infrastructure protection, border, port & airport security, transport security, fire safety, cyber security, Home Automation, Safe cities and so on.

Industry Speak:
Prama Hikvision India
Mr. Ashish P. Dhakan M.D. and CEO Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The landscape for the security industry in India is quite conducive and congenial. All major sectors in India are expanding obligating security cover. The major initiatives of the Modi Administration such as ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘City Surveillance’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Demonetization’ have thrown open a flood gate of opportunities for the security industry in India. India’s security market has topped Rs 6800 crore or USD 1 billion this year. The growth is pretty good this year. Increase in militancy, rising crimes, growing economy and falling prices of security devise have accelerated the security industry’s growth rate in India. Globally the increase in terrorism has compelled all people and companies to be more security conscious. More and more latest security devices are installed even in public places in Europe to protect people and prevent loss or damage to properties. As such the security spending world-wide has been on the rise and nobody wants to take a chance.”
“IFSEC India 2016 is showcasing cutting edge products like CCTV & video surveillance, biometrics & RFID, integrated systems, access control, cyber security, integrated systems, physical security, perimeter protection, fire detection systems, intruder alarms and fire alarms. IFSEC India 2016 cements its position within the global security market.”He further added.

Honeywell Security and Fire India
Mr. Sharad Yadav, General Manager, Honeywell Security and Fire India
“Honeywell has a strong legacy of eight decades in India and understands deeply the security & safety requirements of the country. We are supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government and locally manufacturing the products for them. At IFSEC, Honeywell will be showcasing its “Integrated Security & Fire Solutions” portfolio that covers a comprehensive range of products & solutions including video surveillance, access control for protection of premises, fire alarm systems for fire detection and burglar alarms for intruder monitoring. Honeywell is well positioned to help local customers in India meet the security and fire requirements across all market segments and verticals are it in enterprise, SMB, banking, hospitality, and retail, residential and industrial among others.”

This year Honeywell will be showcasing among other new products, eVance™ Facility Manager, a cloud-based technology that enables greater insight on the health of fire systems and better decision making, MaxPro™ Cloud Alarm Monitor, a cloud-based platform that enables powerful remote monitoring and real-time response across multiple sites, eQUIP™ Camera Series, high image quality cameras withstanding varying degrees of lighting and weather conditions suitable for a wide variety of applications, and the Xtralis range of solutions for remote visual verification of fire and intrusion risks, advanced perimeter security technologies, and video analyticssoftware.

Safe Cities: IFSEC India’s advocacy for Industry

10th edition of South Asia’s largest Security event by UBM India

300 Companies, 20+ Countries showcases Smart Security for Emerging India

As part of the world’s leading portfolio of security and fire safety events, the International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India, expo hosted by UBM India, is back once again with its 10th edition of the expo scheduled from 8th – 10th December 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Supported by APSA and ESAI, the expo is the region’s pre-eminent authority on the expertise and guidance of industrial security.

Today, cities across the world are constantly evolving faster than at any point in history. They have become more congested, and criminal activities have soared up, leading to the destruction of public assets. Compounding the problems, terrorism has become a major concern that presents communities and neighbourhoods with new security problems. Faced with a wealth of often elusive challenges, cities are expected to manage and control the change to allow their communities to have a standard of living that meets modern-day expectations.



In the age of smart technology and to match the pace of smart cities, the need for smart security is of utmost significance. The rising need for advanced security, increasing public surveillance, growing IT infrastructure, increasing IT spends, and surging criminal activities have spurred the market for IP Video Surveillance systems in India. From the earlier Analog CCTV technology, there has been a steady technology shift to Internet Protocol (IP) based (digital), open source and fully integrated systems, with the option for remote surveillance, background screening, video analytics, digital video and sensor-based detection. It has hardly surprising then that the fastest growing end-user industry is projected to be city surveillance.

The growing awareness in the retail and enterprise segment too is giving security solutions a cult status. Under these circumstances, IFSEC India will act as catalysts for the progress and vision of the industry, as we provide a platform for industry players to collectively ideate, innovate, and spot trends like the shift in India’s security paradigm from a preventive approach to a monitoring and response strategy. In its tenth edition, IFSEC is proud to feature technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport, access control, in addition to surveillance, for the knowledge of end users and providers.

Over 300 companies from 20+ countries from the security and fire domain have confirmed participation for the 2016 edition; some of the premier plus partners include Aditya Infotech, Advik, Dahua, ERD Technologies, ESSL, HI-Focus, Hikvision, HANWHA TECHWIN(formerly SAMSUNG TECHWIN), Secureye, Fortune Marketing, Tech smart, Tenda, Hamsa, Uniview, ZKTeco. Our Premier Partners include ACSYS, Axestrack, Blue I, Face ID, Honeywell, Lilin, Mantra, Panasonic, Road point, Sparsh, Starex, Unicam systems, Unique Electrovision and Zebronics.

Speaking on the announcement of IFSEC India 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “According to industry reports by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), India, along with Britain, Germany and France is poised to emerge as one of largest player in global Homeland Security (HLS) market by 2020. The demand for video surveillance in India has grown not only in corporate houses but also risen sharply among the RWAs and security agencies as well. The demand for other security systems like Access Control, Biometrics, Alarm Systems, Transport Security, Home Automation, Perimeter Security and Metal Detectors has increased too. The booming demand for these security solutions, falling costs of products & installation coupled with hassle-free installation & portability is making wireless security an instant hit. Against this landscape, IFSEC 2016, South Asia’s largest annual exposition in the security industry, shall showcase some of the finest IP electronic surveillance technologies & architectures to secure our tomorrows.”

“This year, we have also reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum with the 10th anniversary of our expo which will provide a perfect platform for stakeholders from the security and fire community to come together and address challenges that have acted as speed bumps to this growth.” he further added.

With the increasing focus on Homeland security in India, IFSEC India, this year has decided to proactively decipher relevant insights gained in the global security market by conducting a two day conference with the theme ‘Security strategies to counter external and internal threats’ and ‘Creating a Smarter and Safer World with State-of-the-art Security Technology’ alongside the exhibition. The expo is supported by Assocham & PWC as ‘Conference’ and ‘Knowledge Partners’, respectively.

This year, IFSEC India will be launching the first ever IFSEC India Awards in India. The Electronic Security Industry in India is proliferating and the awards are crafted to specially get the minds behind electronic security in various industry verticals like BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare, PSUs, IT & ITES and Infrastructure in the limelight. The awards will recognise the excellence and innovations of CSOs & Security officers who continuously work behind the scenes to ensure robust security. The process advisors for the IFSEC India Awards will be Ernst and Young.
The key opportunities of the IFSEC India 2016 lie in the areas of Urban surveillance, critical infrastructure protection, border, port & airport security, transport security, fire safety, cyber security, Home Automation , Safe cities and so on.

Over 100 renowned brands to showcase at the 2nd edition of India Kitchen and Bath

A pioneer exhibition for the kitchen and bath industry by UBM Index Trade Fairs

UBM Index Trade Fairs, organisers of the flagship show INDEX FAIRS, will host the 2nd edition of India Kitchen & Bath, its pioneer exhibition for the kitchen and bath industry. The exhibition will be held from 22-24 July 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The three day trade fair is a strategic platform that will bring buyers and traders from sectors such as kitchen and bath equipments, OEM white goods, accessories, kitchen and bath furniture and fittings, lighting products with architects, interior designers, builders, project managers, consultants, procurement heads across the hospitality, corporate and government, all under one roof. The event is supported by Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), All India Hardware Association, Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum, India council of ceramic tiles & Sanitary ware and Endorsed by India Design Council (IDC).

The fair will be marked by knowledge forums, seminars , an Art enclave, a Sculpture Zone and a Kudos Gallery (A tribute to Indian Architecture Design). The trade fair will also see a presentation on the ‘India Design Mark’ by The India Design Council, to promote innovations of budding Architects & Designers of the industry. One of the highlights of the event include ‘Design Yatra’, an all India initiative by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers ( IIID ) to spread design in the masses. Design Yatra is a convoy of four nano cars that was inaugurated at the National convention of IIID at Indore in February 2016. The convoy which will commence its journey from IKB 2016, will campaign in about 30 cities comprising IIID’s regional chapters and centers that will organise a number of events around the theme “Design for the masses.” The second day of the event will feature the Interactive knowledge seminar “A treat in retreat” by Ar. Tony Joseph and IIID, Delhi chapter along with the Flag off ceremony of “Design Yatra” which is expected be attended by over 80 eminent Architects.

India Kitchen & Bath 2016 will witness the presence of renowned brands such as Hafele, Geberit, Godrej Interio, Century Ply, Kkolar, Labacha, Saniflo, Hardwyn, Blum, Liebherr, Nagold, Glint Faucets, Lifetime, Brassage, Ecostone, JB Glass, Slimline, Karcher, Wadbros, Aquarium Bath, Sanituf, Mahalaxmi lumbers, Supreme Solar, Venus and Surajwood amongst others that will display their products and offerings. The event will see participation from countries such as France, South Korea & China.

Speaking on the announcement of the second edition of India Kitchen and Bath 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “With the luxury market in India growing at a CAGR of 25 per cent over the last couple of years, the modular kitchen and sanitary ware markets have witnessed a shift from utility to luxury. Factors such as increasing disposable incomes, higher standards of living, increasing expenditure on beautifying homes and purchase of premium products, the industry is expected to further grow in the coming years. Against this landscape, UBM Indexfairs India with its second edition of India Kitchen and Bath will help tap and further harness the potential for this growing market in India”.

“With India Kitchen and Bath being one of the leading trade events in the Northern region, UBM Indexfairs will provide an excellent platform to the Specifier community. It will offer market-entry and business opportunities to the growing market in this region while strengthening the supply chain cycle of the industry” he added.

Mr L.A Khan, Managing Director, UBM Index Trade Fairs further elaborated, “Rapid urbanisation has lead to increased standards of living, which has resulted in escalated demand for super-premium or luxury bathroom products as well as prefabricated kitchens. India Kitchen & Bath is an extension of our offering to the niche segment of the Specifier industry we have been catering to, since the last 28 years. It is a platform that will give an exposure to Indian and global brands to showcase their products, technology and innovations to the industry and will help buyers to meet and interact with quality brands in order to grow their business.”

UBM India hosts UBM Index annually in Mumbai, India’s biggest interiors, architecture and design event, that hosts over 25,000 trade visitors and 300 exhibitors with country pavilions from China, Turkey, UK and Spain.

2016 Taiwan Trade Mission to India: Green Business Opportunities at Smart Cities India 2016

Entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan (MOFA), the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is pleased to announce its participation in the Smart Cities India 2016 from the 11th to the 13th of May at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center, in New Delhi. 8 dynamic enterprises from Taiwan, such as Portwell Inc., Moxa Inc., and Edimax Technology Co., Ltd., will showcase their state-of-the-art products ranging from home/community security devices, electric water meters, GPRS transmission data loggers, digital valve-control meters, ultrasonic flow meters, automatic meter reading systems, industrial/commercial POE switches, green building materials, and smart WiFi solutions that include WiFi routers, extenders, network cameras, smart plugs, as well as other electronics like in-vehicle computers, industrial gateways, and many others.

The highlights include New Hua Bio Tech’s product called Nustone. Nustone is a new generation of spray paint that creates a superior looking surface, and is identical looking to classic granite and stone on a building’s exterior and interior. New Hua attended GLOBE 2016 early March in Vancouver. GLOBE is the biggest, and most important Global Commercial Innovative Conference and Expo in North America. During the show, many Canadian companies have inquired in New Hua’s unique products.

Portwell Inc., a global-leading innovator and supplier of embedded networking appliances, announces CAD-0231, a new desktop communication/network security appliance that can be the total solution to fulfill customers’ needs for applications in WAN optimization, cloud computing and routers. Energy Management System’s Velocity Multi-jet Electronic Water Meter is the world’s first NMD (Non-Magnetic Drive) domestic electronic water meter which equipped with LCD electronic register. All these intelligent management functions make the NMD domestic electronic water meter a better metering tool toward precious water management.

At the TAITRA service station, in addition to presenting brochures and various promotional materials that represent Taiwan’s key business sectors, TAITRA will also provide helpful tips on how to do business with Taiwan. We will facilitate visitors and buyers in product/supplier sourcing and introduce the available business and partnering opportunities. TAITRA warmly welcomes enterprises interested in Taiwanese products to visit the Taiwan Pavilion at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center from May 11th-13th. For additional information, please contact:

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Ms. Kim Hsieh
Email: kim_hsieh@taitra.org.tw
Telephone: +886-2-2725-5200 Ext. 1332
Fax: +886-2-8780-1897

Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India
Email: ind@mofa.gov.tw
Telephone: +91-11-4607-7777
Fax: +91-11-4107-2245

Smart Cities India 2016 expo to unveil what it takes to build smart cities in India

The 100 smart cities mission launched by the government to inject our cities with the latest infrastructure and amenities is ambitious and unprecedented.

The project requires smart planning and organisation to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision a reality. Important factors include, preparing the roadmap with schedules for completion of each task; allotment of funds and resources; technical provisions to build smart cities; involvement of countries, ministries, associations, etc., and how their efforts can be leveraged to create “smart cities” in India.

To address these questions, the Exhibitions India Group is organising the 2nd edition of Smart Cities India 2016 expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 11-13 May 2016.

The expo will attract 350 exhibitors from 50 countries showcasing their capabilities over three days.

Respected names like Logipix Ltd (Hungary) will display high resolution cameras for city surveillance; Cleverciti Systems GmBH Germany), will display sensors for managing parking; Ecube Labs (Korea), will display IoT based intelligent solutions for managing waste; REC Solar ( Noway), will showcase solar solutions, including integrated manufacturing of polysilicon to wafers, cells, panels and turnkey solar solutions; Sundrax LLC (Russia), will present Intelligent street lights; while Trestor Inc. (Canada), will demonstrate solutions for building smart communities, and many other innovators will demonstrate a wide variety of products and solutions.

In addition to the exhibition, 300 leaders from around the world will converge at the conference including: Anders H. Lier (President & CEO, Enoro, Norway); Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh (Head of Institute, SmartCity.institute Germany); Doug Haines (CEO, Haines Security Solutions, United States); Julian Marwitz (CEO, Arineos, Germany); Maria Adahl (Director, Open Arena-Urban Development, Sweden); and Ruben Dubelaar (Project Director, Dutch Sports Infrastructure (FME), Netherlands) , etc.

The forum will host concurrent conference sessions on topics including: “Evolution of connected transport ecosystems”; “Make in India”; “Solar rooftops technologies & engineering”; and “Waste management solutions”; “Debt & equity financing”; and “National and international policies and financing models”, etc.

The expo will be a platform for other nations to share case studies, insights, and technical know-how while building smart cities in their own countries. Individual country pavilions at the expo will be from the Czech Republic, Holland, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan. One of the largest pavilions at the expo will be hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei World Trade Center Liaison Office (Mumbai), with more than 100 companies displaying their technologies, products and services.

Commenting on their participation, Michael Lin, Director of Taipei World Trade Center Liaison Office, Mumbai, said: “India’s economic outlook looks promising, especially with the Indian government actively launching initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India and Smart Cities. The country has demonstrated a strong potential for development. Taiwan is well known for producing advanced technology products. We are keen to take part in this initiative, and look forward to form partnerships with India in this period of growth.”

The country pavilion hosted by the Netherlands, will demonstrate the best smart cities solutions in the areas of electric mobility, smart infrastructure, traffic management, and urban planning, etc.

Fons Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, said: “The Netherlands has a long-standing tradition in comprehensive integrated planning. It combines drawing up long-term agendas, working in alliances, planning based on design and research, and producing integrated visions on water, housing, infrastructure, and nature. Our experience has proven helpful in facing the challenges of our urbanizing world. Through our participation in the Smart Cities India 2016 expo, we truly hope to share this experience with India.”

Speaking about the upcoming expo, Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, said: “Smart Cities are important to transform the lives and living conditions of every citizen in the country. This mission cannot be accomplished without substantial investments from the state and central institutions; international and domestic agencies; NGO’s and corporates; etc. We have received an incredible response from countries and companies to participate in the expo, clearly demonstrating international interest towards the Smart Cities mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

The exhibition and conference will cover many segments, including: Waste and water management; Smart environment; Urban planning; Green buildings; Smart transport; IT & communications; e-Governance; Safety & security; Smart grid; Clean energy; Education & skills to build smart cities; Smart manufacturing; Make in India; Smart health; Disaster management, etc.
The 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 expo has the support of 10 central ministries and a host of international associations.

To view the complete list, please visit: http://www.smartcitiesindia.com/supports.aspx#endorsements

Smart Transport: Easy Mobility for Better Living

Co-located with 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 Expo, the expo will focus on better ways and technology for convenient and eco-friendly transportation system

To implement Prime Minister Modi’s vision of smart cities, there is need for ‘Smart Transportation’ to develop sustainable mobility for the masses. An estimated investment of $23 trillion is required for metro, rail, bus & other associated infrastructure over the period of next 20 years for efficient public transport systems in India.

The Government of India has announced a budget of Rs. 1,400 crore (USD 200 million) over the next two years on incentives and subsidies for manufacturers and buyers of electric vehicles to target six million electric vehicles on Indian roads by 2020. Also, the government has plans for electric vehicle charging stations in all urban areas and along all state and national highways by 2027.

To assist in transforming the Indian transportation landscape, Exhibitions India Group is organizing the 1st Smart Transport India 2016 expo, co-located with 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 expo. This three-day long exhibition and conference will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 11-13 May 2016.

Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, organizer of 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 expo said: “Smart Transportation 2016 expo will bring together global and domestic leaders; market players, ministries and stakeholders under one platform to deliberate on environment friendly technologies and solutions to provide sustainable mobility to the masses.”

Key facts pertaining to Smart Transport India 2016 expo
Rapid economic development is accelerating the demand for transportation in India
The automotive industry is passing from an era of the internal combustion engine to electric mobility on account of the impact on environment degradation due to climatic change
In India, the transportation sector alone accounts for more than one-third of the country’s total crude oil consumption out of which more than 80% is consumed by road transportation
India’s current road network is increasingly insufficient to support the rapid economic growth in the country
Smart Transport India 2016 expo, co-located with Smart Cities India expo is supported by Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology; Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; Ministry of Panchayati Raj; Ministry of Rural Development; Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.

24th Convergence India 2016 to showcase technologies and innovations to set the roadmap for ‘Digital India’

The Digital India mission of the Government of India aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. The objective is for all government services to be made available to the public, and to improve the ease of doing business in India for domestic as well as international organisations.

To facilitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, Exhibitions India Group (EIG) is organizing the 24th Convergence India 2016 expo, which will be held at Pragati Maidan during 20 – 22 January, 2016.

“Digital India” will be highlighted at the conference sessions, which will focus on technology evolution, to new services, investments, business transformations, and sustainable technologies, etc.

Mr. Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI India, who will be moderating a key session on Internet for All – Key to the digital lifestyles, said: “With the Indian telecom industry growing at an unprecedented pace, we must collectively ensure right pricing policies. Competition may be managed through fair, transparent, and a level playing field in this year and in the future, as we move to provide effective and efficient futuristic technology, including M2M and IOT. We, in the industry, are working to make wireless communications pervasive and universal, so that the foundation of newer technology concepts, known as Internet of Things (IoT), can be strengthened.”

Sharing his views, Mr. Rajiv Kapur, Managing Director, Broadcom, India, who will be speaking at the inaugural session on “Digital India” said: “Digital India promises to be a transformative force that will propel the country into a digital economy to reckon with. This presents a massive opportunity for technology to be used to redefine the paradigms of service delivery and bridge the rural-urban divide. To realise the potential and vision of a program of this ambition, complexity and scale, it will be crucial to forge strong partnerships between the government and the industry.”

Commenting on the expo, Mr Kapur added: “Broadcom is happy to have been a long-term supporter of Convergence India expo, and I am personally pleased to be a part of this show. Over the years, Convergence India has risen to become the definitive platform that brings together diverse voices of the ICT industry, and the ecosystem, to enable strategic conversations and collaborations on all important industry issues and matters.”

Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group said: “This platform provides exposure to domestic firms and SME’s. The Convergence India expo promotes global interest in the Indian ICT sector, which is an important focus for implementing Digital India.”

Some eminent speakers at the event include:
Mr. Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, India
Mr. Pradip Baijal, Former Chairman, TRAI, India
Mr. Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director – Service Provider Business, Cisco India and SAARC, CISCO, India
Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor, India
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, India
Mr. Devender Singh Rawat , Managing Director and CEO, Bharti Infratel Ltd., India

Highlights of the Show Concurrent Conference Sessions

  • 433 companies from 29 countries showcasing technology trends from the global ICT industry
  • 16 conference sessions with 125 speakers from across the globe
  • Focus areas: Telecom, Broadcast & Pay TV, Broadband, IoT, Cloud & Big Data, Smart Devices, e-commerce, Apps etc.
  • Co-hosted events
    • 1st SCTE India Award Ceremony
    • 3rd Telecom Summit 2016
    • Microsoft Seminar on “Affordable Broadband for Rural India—Policy Enablement and Business Models”
    • GSMA India Open Day 2016 – Driving Innovation through Mobile: Road to Making Digital India a Reality
    • Sandisk Workshop on “Innovation in STB storage”
  • Digital India
  • Internet for All
  • LTE/4G Adoption
  • Transition to digital broadcasting
  • Digital wallets propagating e-Commerce in India
  • Adopting big data
  • Building an Apps & Gaming ecosystem
  • Smart Services through Internet of Things
  • Next Gen TV: Technology changing TV’s business model

Convergence India expo at a glance:
Show 24th Convergence India 2016 expo
Theme Digital India
Type Exhibition & Conference
Date 20 – 22 January 2016
Venue Hall 18, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
Admission Business and trade professionals only
Show Timings 20th January 2016: 0900 hrs – 1800 hrs
21st January 2016: 0900 hrs – 1800 hrs
22nd January 2016: 0900 hrs – 1600 hrs

24th Convergence India 2016 expo is supported by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of communications & information technology, and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Please view Conference Program: www.convergenceindia.org/conference-programme.aspx
Please view Speakers List: www.convergenceindia.org/visi-reg.aspx

Industry and Policy makers congregate at India’s biggest electronics Trade Fairs, electronica India 2015 and productronica India 2015

MMI India today launched the 16th edition of electronica India 2015 and productronica India 2015, the three day (9th- 11th September 2015) electronics and production trade fairs at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The trade fairs brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on one common platform, to discuss global electronic manufacturing and production techniques that showcase pressing challenges in workplace in the industry.

The inaugural ceremony of electronica India 2015 and productronica India 2015 took place and the theme address was carried out in the presence of Sh. R S Sharma, IAS, Chairman, TRAI, Ms. Shubhra Singh, IAS, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Govt. of India, Dr. KD Nayak, Director – R&D, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Dr. Martin Lechner – Executive Director Business Unit New Technologies, MMG International and Vinay Shenoy, Chairman, IESA.

The 16th edition of electronica India and productronica India will attract visitors from across electronics industry. More than 352 exhibitors participated at the trade fairs. There were International country pavilions from China, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and UK at the trade fair.

electronica India and productronica India saw the support of associations like IESA – India Electronics and Semiconductor Association; CEAMA- Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturing Associations; CLIK- Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka; CMAI & TEMA – Association of Communication, Multimedia and Infrastructure; DEMA – Defence Equiments Manufacturers Association; ELCIA- Electronics City Industries’ Association; ELCINA – Electronic Industries Association of India; ELIAP- Electronic Industries Associations of Andhra Pradesh; FIICC – Federation of Indo-Israel Chamber of Commerce;; IET – Institure of Engineering and Technology; IPC India – Association Connecting Electronics Industries and SEMI- Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of electronica India and productronica India as an industry event. These include NMtronics India Pvt Ltd, Juki Corporation, Juki India Pvt Ltd, Leaptech Corporation, Maximint SMT Technologies Pvt Ltd, Speedofer Components Pvt Ltd, Advance Tech Services Pvt Ltd, Memcon (Asia) Ltd, Heilind Asia Pacific (Hk) Ltd, Onyx Components & Systems P Ltd, Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd, Electrolube The Solutions People, Amix Corporation, Panasonic India Pvt Ltd, Renesas Electronics India Pvt Ltd, Samsung, ST Micro, Syratron Technologies Pvt Ltd, Circuit System India Ltd amongst others.

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Deputy CEO & CMO, MMI India further elaborated, “We are extremely happy to note that the current edition of the trade fairs saw the biggest turnout in terms of visitors and exhibitors from the preceding years underlining the industry’s vision for the Government’s Make in India program. We continue to witness advancements and innovative technology in the field of electronics manufacturing and production, with exclusive sessions addressing both buyer & seller and Business to Government challenges.”

electronica India and productronica India three-day trade fairs brought electronic manufacturing and production to the forefront by experts from across the country and leading organizations, whilst discussing global best practices and industry challenges. The trade fairs will host conferences, workshops and seminars, and the topics for these discussions will be Deftronics 2015, Aerospace, Defence & Internal Security: Building Global Partnerships for Make in India, Conference on Internet of Things, IPC India Conference, IPC India Workshop, Embed Asia and Conference on Smart Automation for SME’s; to how electronics and production has a positive impact on a company’s bottom line. electronica India and productronica India has provided a platform for Deftronics which is an international symposium and exhibition on strategic electronics for Defense and Aerospace. Deftronics is organised by India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA).

Union Minister for MSME’s, Shri Kalraj Mishra inaugurates 6th India Machine Tools Expo today aiming to boost manufacturing

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a major push for ‘Make in India’, the international spotlight is on India’s manufacturing sector. The 6th India Machine Tools Show 2015 opened today with the focus of promoting greater innovation and better manufacturing in India’s machine tools sector, with over 150 exhibitors showcasing the innovation in technology and design being undertaken by them.

The inauguration of the 6th edition of the exhibition was attended by some imminent dignitaries including Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India; Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) – Government of India; and Shri Ravindra Nath, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) at Pragati Maidan.

With a participation of more than 1000 companies from India and at least 100 companies from the top league of capital goods sector, IMTOS has over the years emerged as the country’s leading exhibition on machine tools and automotive technology. Organized by K and D Communication Limited, the India Machine Tools Show (IMTOS) 2015 is officially supported by ‘Make in India’ campaign and promises to provide a major interface between Indian manufacturers of machine tools and international companies to boost trade and exports.

Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the 6th India Machine Tools Show 2015 today, Union Minster for MSME’s Shri Kalraj Mishra said it is important to encourage entrepreneurship and promote start-ups for innovation in machinery and manufacturing industry in India.

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