Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha to inaugurate 26th Convergence India 2018 expo

New Delhi: The 26th Convergence India 2018 expo, co-located alongside the 2nd Internet of Things 2018 expo, will have Union Minister of State for Railways and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications Manoj Sinha as Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 7 March 2018. 

Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, Department of Telecom will deliver the keynote address at the conference inaugural session titled ‘IoT Revolutionising India.’ There will be a large corporate and industry presence as businesses quickly move to implement IoT solutions to streamline processes, deliver better business outcomes, foster stronger links with the public sector, and improve the bottom line, etc. 

A joint initiative of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group, Convergence India is the only platform that demonstrates convergence of technologies in telecom, IT, broadcast and digital media sectors, while Internet of Things India explores and introduces the latest innovations within the IoT ecosystem. The expos will showcase latest trends and cutting-edge technologies related to telecom, broadcast, cable and satellite TV, cloud and big data, IoT, digital homes, mobile devices, film and radio, content creation, management and delivery, manufacturing, cloud, electronics, smart devices and accessories, etc. 

Together, the two co-located trade events have a tremendous positive impact on the overall Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, Startup India campaigns sponsored by the Government of India. 

“There is no escaping the importance of digital and telecommunications technologies as digital currencies become the norm; AI transforms the nature of work in this brave new world; automation creates unprecedented efficiencies in office productivity; and AR and VR become the new interface between humans and machines. And, when the Government is making the transformation to digital, powered by new technologies like cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, and so on and so forth, it is important to promote Brand India globally, and that is what the Convergence India and the Internet of Things India expos are here for,” said Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group. 

The worldclass event will host three days of top level content and discussion across three conference tracks, with decision makers in government, industry and businesses, thought leaders, etc. to inspire new thinking, provoke action and equip one with the skills and knowledge needed to understand and address future challenges.


About Manoj Sinha
Union Minister of Communication (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha is a civil engineer from IIT BHU. The three time BJP MP, who represents Ghazipur in the Lower House, set a precedent by utilising his entire MPLAD Fund for the welfare of the people of his constituency. The passionate agriculturalist has been among the best performing members of Parliament in the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi effusively praised Shri Sinha for his work and commitment as the railway minister. Shri Sinha handled the task to connect several cities in eastern Uttar Pradesh, and his reforms seek greater use of new technologies in the railways so that its capacity can be augmented.  Given its criticality to the future of India’s digital economy, his 5G mobile strategy is to contribute actively in developing a common set of standards, and facilitate international engagement to try to keep India at the forefront of 5G innovation. 

About Aruna Sundararajan
Smt Aruna Sundararajan is India’s Telecom Secretary and Chairman of the Telecom Commission. A 1982 batch IAS officer from Kerala Cadre, Smt Sundararajan, is one of the most senior civil servants of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the country. Smt Sundararajan has over three decades of experience in a variety of leadership roles in the Central and State Governments, especially in the economic and development administration, investment promotion and IT/telecom domains. Presently, she is spearheading the rapid growth of telecommunications, which is the basic underlying platform for comprehensive development of the country. Smt Sundararajan is also steering the development of the National Telecom Policy 2018, and the implementation of BharatNet, world’s largest rural broadband connectivity programme, which aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed broadband by March 2019. 

About India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)
ITPO, the premier trade promotion agency of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is committed to showcase excellence achieved by the country in diverse fields, especially trade and commerce. ITPO provides a wide spectrum of services to trade and industry, and acts as a catalyst for growth of India’s trade. 

About Exhibitions India Group
Exhibitions India Group is a trade promotion organisation creating opportunities for investments, joint ventures and technology transfers. Exhibitions India Group acts as an interface between businesses, government, academia, society, media, etc. Exhibitions India Group has been in existence since 1987, and is committed to providing satisfaction to its customers by organising quality and focused international trade shows through exceptional services, employee involvement, market intelligence and continual improvement.

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