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30th Convergence India and 8th Smart Cities Expo concludes on a high note
30th Convergence India and 8th Smart Cities Expo concludes
on a high note
  • Over 1000 brands showcase India’s tech and commercial potential in creating an inclusive secure and sustainable digital economy
  • The event clocked participation from over 50,000 attendees who witnessed insights from over 200 speakers 
  • Event saw participation from over 35 countries and 200 start-ups
New Delhi, 29th March 2023: The 30th Convergence India and 8th Smart Cities Expo, India's largest tech & infra expos jointly organised by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), and Exhibitions India Group (EIG) concluded successfully today with a closing ceremony of Smart Cities India Awards & FinTech India Innovation Awards. The inaugural day of the event was graced by the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.

The expos hosted approximately 1000 brands and 200 start-ups over a period of three days at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Living up to this year’s theme of ‘Innovation driving Sustainability’ representatives from key ministries spoke of ongoing ‘Digital India’ programmes, spokespersons of big Indian and global brands deliberated on future plans and new-age startups showcased solutions for transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge-based economy. 

Key dignitaries included Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman and Managing Director ITPO and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, H.E. Karel Hirman, Minister of Economy Slovak Republic, V. Raghuandan, Secretary TRAI, LT Gen DR. SP Kochhar and Arvind Bali, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council to name a few.

Over 200 speakers participated in 42 high-powered conference sessions. The show brought together startup founders, startup enthusiasts, public and private players across industries and geographies, under one roof. The expo - curated for innovators, disruptors and industry leaders who shared their projects, knowledge, passion and insights – was a great platform for networking and a meeting point for business opportunities.
30th Convergence India and 8th Smart Cities India Expo Conference
Ms. Chandrika Behl, Managing Director, Exhibitions India Group, said, "Convergence India, in its milestone 30th year, and Smart Cities India, in its 8th year, continue their legacy of being platforms that have fostered growth and accelerated nation-building through opportunities in fast-growing digital technologies. Both the events have provided a platform for domestic brands to showcase their work in technology, smart cities, and start-up domains. The expos also offered a platform for international players to forge new partnerships and explore business opportunities in India. It was a pleasure to host industry stalwarts from tech telecom, start-ups and smart cities space at the 30th Convergence and 8th Smart cities expo.”

About Convergence India Expo:
Convergence India, now in its 30th edition, heralded the telecom revolution in India. It is the largest technology and infrastructure expo in the country The expo provides a platform to showcase ‘Brand India’ and focuses on promoting the ‘Make in India’ & ‘Digital India’ campaigns and showcases the emerging technologies. It includes, Internet of Things, Mobile India, EmbeddedTech, Fintech & Digital Gaming.

About Smart Cities India Expo:
Smart Cities India expo aims to deliver better citizen services by showcasing the latest technologies.  Integrating technology with the key pillars of urban development, i.e. green buildings, energy, transport, clean environment, and water, for optimising resources and making cities smart and sustainable. The expo is a unique meeting point for Union and State government officials, private sector representatives, foreign delegations, businesses, city leaders, etc.
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