CeBIT is making its debut in India this month in Bangalore, organizers of the IT event said.
The theme for CeBIT India 2014, which takes place on November 12-14, is “New perspectives in IT business”. The three-day event is expected to attract more than 25,000 business leaders and 1,200 enterprise CXOs and 600 exhibitors.
Mehul Lanvers-Shah, managing director at event organizer Hannover Milano Fairs India (HMFI), said it will focus on cloud, social media, enterprise mobility and big data.
“The show will aim to be a source of new ideas, display of local talent, showcase of latest trends and projects, driver of new business, meeting place for all sectors of the industry and solution provider to increasing sector demands. CeBIT India will act as an enabler and catalyst for growth in our business IT and ICT market,” said Lanvers-Shah.
CeBIT India is partnering with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, with a distinct focus on promoting the software industry in the country.
This will enable 100 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from the across the country to showcase their products and services at the STPI pavilion, free of charge during the three-day event. It is also expected to boost local manufacturing in the country in line with the vision of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi who recently kicked off the Make In India initiative.
"Under the Make In India initiative, the Government of India has mandated to develop the Software Technology Parks of India and catalyze the Indian MSMEs' growth story,” said Omkar Rai, director general of STPI.
Andreas Gruchow, member of the board at exhibitions company Deutsche Messe, said: “India has a competitive advantage in the global IT market. We believe that this is the right time for CeBIT to enter the Indian economy as a facilitator of IT trade.”