CeBIT India 2014 in Bangalore will be attended by more than 1,200 enterprise CIOs, organizers of the IT event said on Wednesday.
CeBIT India 2014, which is coming to the country for the first time, will have 600 exhibitors and 25,000 IT business decision makers.
The organizers have invited decision makers including CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, CIOs, IT heads, etc.
The event will be held in Bengaluru from 12 – 14 November.
CeBIT India 2014 is expected to boost local manufacturing in the country in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who recently kicked off Make In India initiative.
“Under the Make In India initiative, the government has mandated to develop the Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) and catalyze the Indian MSME growth story,” said Omkar Rai, director general of STPI.
Vodafone and IBM are the primary sponsors of CeBIT India 2014.
CeBIT India officials, addressing a press event in Delhi, announced its partnership with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Dept. of Information Technology, Govt. of India.
The CeBIT program will enable 100 MSMEs from the across the country to showcase their products and services at the STPI pavilion – free of cost.
Mehul Lanvers-Shah, managing director, Hannover Fairs India, said: “We believe that boosting the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem is critical for transforming the vision of India as a global manufacturing hub into reality.”
MSMEs will be selected by state secretaries. The main focus will be on IT start-ups and criteria of selection will be innovation in products.
Indian MSMEs will benefit from exclusive mentoring sessions focused on the MSME vertical in India, providing them an opportunity to interact with industry stalwarts as well as key players in the Indian IT / ICT ecosystem.
As a part of the CeBIT India-STPI partnership, 10 MSMEs will be chosen to receive an opportunity to represent the country at CeBIT Hannover 2015.
MSMEs contribute 36 percent of the exports from the country, recording a year-on-year growth of over 10 percent.
Indian MSMEs contribute towards approximately 8 percent to the country’s GDP, thereby creating 100 million jobs through the 46 million units from the rural and the urban areas.
They contribute to 90 percent of the industrial output and 45 percent of the manufacturing output of India, through more than 6,000 products across the spectrum.