Two mega events from ESC – Indiasoft 2021 and India IoT World

COVID-19 has impacted a large number of businesses including the ICT sector and probably be considered worse than the economic crisis. Work from home/remotely is the buzz word and an exponential rise in virtual meetings, conferences and even expos has taken place. This has resulted in superior video conferencing facilities, cloud services, increased focus on AI, big data, AR/VR.

Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), an autonomous organization under the Department of information Technology has quickly adopted the new format and has been conducting numerous virtual events for the benefit of their membership base of over 2200 manufacturers and exporters covering the entire gamut of Electronics, IT, Telecom and Software Industry.

“To meet the global aspirations of Indian software industry, ESC has created a brand INDIASOFT, a unique global networking international IT event comprising of both exhibition and conference. After 20 editions for the first time the event will go virtual. This can be of benefit as the first Digital edition of Indiasoft will run over three weeks (instead of 3 days) and will also include special geography focused events covering major markets. Apart from that we are able to offer much higher value at a considerably reduced cost to our exhibitors,” said Gurmeet Singh, Executive Director, ESC.

The event will have focussed Conference Sessions with Key Global Industry Leaders and Senior Government officials / Policy Makers. The Hosted Buyers Program in earlier editions of Indiasoft was restricted to emerging markets comprising of developing countries. This is no longer a constraint in the virtual show and we are expecting much larger participation of buyers from developed markets including USA, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea etc, in addition to the traditional buyers from the developing countries.

The events are subsidised under the Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme of the Department of Commerce for member companies and participation at all four Indiasoft Digital Events is packaged at a very nominal cost of Rs. 20,000/- (exclusive of 18% GST).Early confirmations (50 companies) will get additional visibility of putting their logo on Indiasoft Website and circulation of their profiles with our 50+ Global Partners / Industry Associations for focused match-making and B2B Meetings during the event dates.

INDIASOFT 2021 is scheduled from March 9-30, 2021 over virtual platform.

Sr. No.EventDatesCountries CoveredBuyers Expected
1.Indiasoft Global (Inaugural on 9th March, 2021)March 10-11Global Buyers including USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, CIS, ASEAN, Europe, Middle East, SAARC etc.500+
2.Indiasoft UK, Scandinavia and BeneluxMarch 17-18UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg100+
3.Indiasoft Oceania & ASEANMarch 24-25Australia, New Zealand, Fiji etc.100+
4.Indiasoft LACMarch 30-31Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru etc.100+

In an endeavour to help our members in connecting with global buyers in major markets, during these challenging times ESC has been conducting a series of Virtual Business Meets which are part of ESC’s Global Outreach Program.

“As IoT gains prominence ESC is offering bonanza of international networking opportunities to you to explore global IoT markets by organising the 1st edition of our new series of events – India IoT World (IIoTW) during Feb – March 2021 over the virtual platform,” said Gurmeet Singh.

There will be focused Conference Sessions with Key Global Industry Leaders and Senior Government officials / Policy Makers. The events are subsidized under the Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme of the Department of Commerce for member companies at a package of Rs. 20,000/- (exclusive of 18% GST) for all 3 IIoTW.

Sr. No.EventDatesCountries CoveredBuyers Expected
1.India IoT World (IIoTW)– NAFTAFeb 17-18, 2021All countries of NAFTA100+
2.India IoT World (IIoTW) – EUROPEFeb 24-25, 2021All of Europe100+
3.India IoT World (IIoTW) – GlobalMar 3-4, 2021Buyers from entire Globe100+

According to a survey by McKenzie digital adoption has taken a quantum leap at both the organizational and industry levels. In the long run the ICT industry might be one of the few to grow stronger as companies have accelerated the digitization process.

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