Ahmedabad-based Ahmedabad Computer Merchants Association (ACMA) organized Power Dinner at Courtyard by Marriott on January 23 to announce the ACMA ICT Show 2013. The ninth edition of the ICT SHOW has been rescheduled to be held on April 19-21 at Gujarat University Convention center.
ACMA Power Dinner was attended by more than 125 IT dealers and vendors. On the evening, Shri Ravi Saxena, additional chief secretary, DST, Govt of Gujarat was felicitated for his outstanding contribution towards the growth of ICT industry in Gujarat. He was felicitated by the members of Gujarat IT Association including Narendra Bhetaria (president, ACMA), Kaushik Pandya (past president, FITAG), Jaimin Shah (immediate past president, GESIA) and Sanjay Parikh (secretary, CIO club of Gujarat) with a memento.
Commenting on this, ACMA's president Narendra Bhetaria shared, "Looking at ACMA's history, we are striving hard to bring innovative technology providers to showcase their products during the forthcoming show. There are many property exhibitions, job fairs, consumer fairs happening but only ACMA is an association which has been organizing ICT exhibition consistently from the last eight years. There is no other platform for ICT companies in Gujarat to enhance their sales and marketing activities."
ACMA ICT Show is a B2B, B2C and B2G exhibition, where it has been categorized into enterprises, IT and hardware, and auxiliary and IT education section. Dipesh Sheth, director of Markcom Solutions, explained how ACMA will focus on the overall three-dimensional campaign for better reach of the ACMA ICT SHOW. Sheth said, "ACMA believes in giving optimum opportunity to participants and this is the only ICT show of Gujarat that allows the participants to have a one-on-one meeting with the CIOs of leading IT companies of Gujarat, besides the dealers, distributors and end consumers." Samir Chokshi, general secretary, ACMA added, "Ahmedabad has a huge IT traders market yet to be explored and the ACMA ICT SHOW is one such platform that serves the purpose."
Another key announcement made on the power dinner evening was about the 4th FITAG Convention and Leadership Awards 2013 by Kaushik Pandya, past president, FITAG. The event will be held on the second day of ACMA ICT SHOW 2013. This convention and awards ceremony is likely to be attended by around 600 IT dealers associated with FITAG, which will also increase the overall footfall and reach of the expo.