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India ICT show in Hyderabad attracts more than 400 foreign buyers

INDIASOFT, the flagship IT event of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) to be held in Hyderabad on 13th and 14th  February, 2017, will bring over 400 foreign buyers from 60 countries.

Close to 250 Indian ICT firms of various hues and sizes will display their products and solutions to the discerning buyers, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Regional Director of ESC for the Middle East.

Billed as one of the largest shows in the IT domain, Indiasoft is entering its 17 th edition.

This premier IT show, being held in different cities on an yearly basis, is supported by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The show will have several new facets keeping in view the focus laid by the government to usher in a digital revolution in the country.

Also, care has been taken to align the IT capabilities of the nascent state of Telengana with the focus of the show so as to enable the IT companies in the state to display their products and solutions to gain a foothold in the export market.

“Keeping in tune with the focus laid down by the government for promoting startups in the digital domain, we expect a lot of small and mid size companies to participate at the show to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the foreign buyers,” says Mr. Deepak Sareen, Executive Director, ESC

ICT landscape globally is undergoing a change and Indian IT scenario would have to adapt to the changing needs of the overseas clients.

Application of IT in other business sectors is increasing phenomenally be, it relating to governance, education, day to day handling of small businesses, e-commerce, or for providing  services to households.

Larger business units are considering IT as a different business activity and are outsourcing such works rather than doing it in-house.

Also, a large number of developing countries and least developed countries are embarking on IT application, which would push up substantially the IT businesses.

Mr. Kamal Vachani, Regional Director, Middle East, ESC said that  INDIASOFT is designed to project India’s IT capabilities in the tier 2-3 cities which are keen to work with their counterparts in new emerging markets.

It will also highlight that Indian software industry possesses unmatchable quality software services to offer.

ESC is hosting a large delegation from Middle East at INDIASOFT 2017.

Responses in the previous editions of Indiasoft were overwhelming. On an average, each edition of the event has generated good amount of businesses, hand-holdings, card exchanges etc. We expect that this year’s show will have more business focus on account of the radical changes taking place across the world for digitization and gradual penetration of internet.

The delegates from developing and least developed countries, who form a major part of the foreign buyers, will explore the possibilities for entering into long term relationships with the Indian exhibitors in areas like ERP, legal outsourcing, e governance , BPO, KPO, Cloud computing, Big Data Management, Mobile Application Services.

 Mentioning that India has a head start in software development and information technology enabled services (ITeS), Mr. Sareen, opined that around  90 percent of India’s software and ITeS exports is with the US and Europe, wherein the US accounts for the lion’s share at 60 percent.

“We at ESC is assiduously pursuing a policy to empower the Indian IT exporters to go up in the value chain by exporting high-ended software and complex solutions to the traditional markets and to penetrate intensely into the markets like Japan, Latin America, Africa, SAARC, CIS, and Middle East. etc ,” he added.

INDIASOFT seeks to improve the visibility of the Indian software industry especially, the SMEs and the start- up companies in the global IT market.

The focus would be on business services, e security, finance, banking, Insurance, manufacturing, education, training, embedded software, animation, packaged software, and many more innovative technologies.  Several IT entrepreneurs will use INDIA IT SHOW a platform to launch innovative IT products services.

International  delegates to the event will include representatives of private sector,  from   countries like Argentina, Brazil,  Panama, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Algeria, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Cote D Ivoire, Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore,  Australia, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Germany, France,  Bulgaria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Iran, , Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan.

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