Hyderabad to host mega IT event in October

DQW Bureau
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With 'Business opportunities unlimited' as its theme

‘orbIT 2001’, a mega event to be organized in Hyderabad is all set to catch

the fancy of the infotech community. The first of its kind event focussing on

ICE (Internet Communication and Entertainment) will be held from October 4-6,


It comes as a fresh air after the US slowdown as it will

provide a platform to generate business opportunities for the Indians as well as

the foreign participating countries. This exhibition is likely to span around

4,500 square meters of stall area. This would cover 9,000 square meters of

constructed area in air-conditioned hangars. Around 250 companies are likely to

participate in the mega show including from India and abroad.

The aim of the exhibition is to project the state of

Andhra Pradesh (AP) as the emerging land of opportunity, a progressive State

Government and strong political will with an investor friendly FDI framework.


A major highlight of this exhibition will be the

e-governance initiative taken up by the state as well as its strengths in

software services, e-services, telecom software, embedded software and

entertainment technology. A large presence in the bio-informatics space is also

likely to be there because of AP being a favorable place for the same. The

exhibition is expected to attract around 35,000 business-focussed visitors and

300 to 500 foreign delegates who will be coming from all over the world to

witness this event.

“This is the first time that such an exhibition is

being organized in the state and we are expecting participation of around 80

companies from the state capital. As far as the investments are concerned, the

Global Investor Meet, which was held in Hyderabad recently raised $ 1.5 billion

worth of investment and business. Considering that the total AP IT industry is

around $ 1 billion, we should set a target of $ 0.25 to $ 0.5 billion worth of

business to happen during orbIT,”  revealed M Hussain, President, Cyber

Expo (the organizer).

orbIT  will organize conferences around various B2B

exchange programs. There will be common keynote/panel discussions, and

one-to-one business exchanges. CIO Exchange will see India's 100 CIOs meet with

vendors and service providers. There would be further exchanges under this for

convergence, broadbanding, CRM, SCM, datamining etc.


“As part of Country Exchange, foreign delegates will

interact with software services, IT-enabled service companies and State

Government agencies. Different country delegations would be given slots for

interacting with Indian companies. US has already confirmed its participation

for the mega event,” added Hussain.

Under the Industry Exchange, The IT industry would have

various B2B exchanges including an e-Governance exchange where State Government

agencies would have a face-to-face with vendors, an investor exchange where

entrepreneurs will meet VCs/angel investors. Conference will include country

delegations, CEOs/CIOs, IT and telecom industry professionals, financial

institutions, VCs/angel investors, and state government representatives.

The event is produced and developed by Cyber Expo, a

part of Cyber Media, which has already done several international events like

the Bangalore and the NASSCOM 2001 show.