India has shown how to democratise technology, how to give tech a human touch. In India, technology is a force of equality and empowerment. We see urbanisation as an opportunity and we are committed to making our cities world-class urban spaced that further ‘Ease the Living’. I am pleased to learn about the organisation of 30th Convergence India & 8th Smart Cities India expo by India Trade Promotion Organisation and Exhibitions India Group. The theme is highly relevant to the times. May this expo provide a platform to various stakeholders to learn from mutual experiences, adopt latest technology and best practices for larger good. With best wishes for all success of the endeavour.
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India
I am pleased to know that the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group are organising India’s leading technology and infrastructure expo- the 30th Convergence India expo and the 8th Smart Cities India expo from 27-29 March, 2023, at Pagati Maidan, New Delhi. I appreciate the organisers efforts in bringing innovators, government bodies, policymakers, stakeholders, sector players and entrepreneurs from across the globe on a common platform to share and exchange their views on the challenges as well as the opportunities for transforming Indian infrastructure sector.
Anurag Singh Thakur
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of India
It gives me immense pleasure to learn that Exhibitions India Private Limited, Smart Cities Mission under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) under Ministry of Commerce are organizing the 30th Convergence India and 8th Smart Cities India 2023 Expo.
Over the years, Convergence India has played an important role towards nation building by supporting Government initiatives. I am confident that the hard work and dedication of the entire team of the Exhibitions India, Smart Cities Mission and ITPO will make the forthcoming exhibitions a grand success.
Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India
As we know, technological innovation and digitisation are vital for small and medium-sized businesses to sustain their business. The 30th Convergence India and the 8th Smart Cities India expo will serve as an ideal platform for their growth and development. I would like to extend my wishes to the organisers. I wish the event all success.
Krishan Pal Gurjar
Minister of State, Ministry of Power & Heavy Industries, Government of India
I am delighted to know that India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group (EIG) are co-organising the 30 Convergence India and 8 Smart Cities India 2023 expo from 27-29 March at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The expo will create a bridge between the government sector and the private sector to jointly contribute towards writing the story of India’s growth. My best wishes to the organisers for a successful event!
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and Chemical & Fertilizers, Government of India
Given the urgent need to ensure energy security and self-reliance to meet India’s growing electricity demand, the transition to clean energy will be market-driven. And in the long term, renewable, as the least-cost source of electricity, will win the race. I am pleased to note that the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and the Exhibitions India Group are co-jointly organising the Smart Energy India/8th Smart Cities India expo and the 30th Convergence India expo from 27-29 March 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Core to the development of urban centres, especially smart cities have the ability to provide 24X7 power, which can be easily sourced through renewable power. As part of its commitment towards creating a cleaner future, the organisers are making commendable efforts in achieving the goals set by the government with active participations from the economy as a whole. Finally, I wish the event to be a grand success.
Dr. P. D. Vaghela
Hon’ble Minister of State
Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Smart cities, through the use of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and others, have demonstrated the ability to enhance the quality of life for citizens, improve the efficiency of urban services, and reduce the environmental impact of the city. I am pleased to know that the 30th Convergence India & the 8th Smart Cities India 2023 expo is being organized from 27-29 March, 2023 in New Delhi by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group. The expo will provide an excellent platform to highlight the role of digital technologies in our daily lives and identify the ICT Infrastructure needed to realise the vision of the Smart Cities Mission in India. My best wishes to the organizers for a successful event.
Durga Shanker Mishra
Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become key to the vision of creating Digital India. Harnessing digital technology to foster innovation for an inclusive, secure and sustainable digital economy will transform how business is done in the country. I congratulate the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group for hosting the 30th Convergence India and the 8th Smart Cities India 2023 Expo, from 27-29 March 2023, at Pragati Maidani, New Delhi. This event offers the potential to aid the generational change of India’s digital journey to make it a global leader in digital products, platforms, services and goods. I wish all the very best for successful organization of this event.
B. B. Swain
Secretary, Ministry of MSME
I would like to congratulate Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group’ for organizing the 30th Convergence India and the 8th Smart Cities India Expo from 27th - 29th March, 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Expo will offer opportunities to industry leaders, professionals, policy makers and entrepreneurs in various sectors for collaboration, business alliance and networking. I extend my best wishes to the organizers, participants and all persons associated with this event.
Secretary, Ministry of Science & Technology
It gives me immense pleasure to note that India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and the Exhibitions India Group are organising the 30th Convergence India & 8th Smart Cities India 2023 expo at Pragati Maida, New Delhi during march 27-29, 2023. It is also interesting to learn that start-ups associated with two of the DST’s schemes, namely National Science and technology entrepreneurship development board. I extend my best wishes to the organising team for hosting a successful event and welcome all participants. I wish the 30th convergence India and the 8th smart cities India expo a grand success.
Pradeep Singh Kharola
Chairman and MD, ITPO, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
The Convergence India expo is in its 30th edition, which itself is a landmark achievement for the organisers as well as the participants. I urge those participating in this three-day event to make use of every opportunity to harness digital technology and foster innovation to create an inclusive, secure and sustainable digital economy.
The Smart Cities India expo is an opportunity for those associated with the various verticals of the sector to showcase their innovative technologies and solutions that will shape the future of our cities.
The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is delighted to co-organise both these expos. I extend my best washes to the Exhibitions India Group, industry leaders, participants as well as supporting bodies for their cooperation in hosting this mega Expo and wish them a successful event.
Alkesh Kumar Sharma
Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT
The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is delighted to co-organise the 30th Convergence India and the 8th Smart Cities India 2022 Expo, from 27-29 March 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This event will bring together the players of the industry on to a single platform to explore the latest developments, technologies and innovations across IoT. ICT and Smart Cities domains.
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
This decade will bring transformational changes to the field of science in India with increased contributions from women. In the last eight years, more women have opted to pursue science, technology engineering, and math, including computer science (STEM/ CS), thereby boosting their participation in R&D, innovation, and technological advancements.
I am happy to note that Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group are jointly organizing the 30th Convergence India & 8th Smart Cities India 2023 expo in New Delhi from 27-29 March 2023. Trade fairs like Convergence India and Smart Cities India expo provide a unique opportunity to explore and experience advancements in technologies, and how they can contribute towards strengthening businesses.
Ms. Chandrika Behl
Managing Director, Exhibitions India Group
The 31st edition of Convergence and 9th edition of Smart Cities India in 2024 will be bigger, better and, of course, smarter. In the present era of ‘convergence,’ distinctions between technology and infrastructure are blurred. Innovation and sustainability is the need of the hour, and that’s where a platform such as this comes in. The expo will continue to be a hub for future technologies, innovation and everything that is smart and sustainable.
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