When rival telecom honchos will share the stage

India Mobile Congress would attract more than 500 start-ups, 2,000 delegates from India and other countries making 1,50,000 footfalls, say COAI organisers

GN Bureau | September 26, 2017


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 When was the last time you saw all rival telecom corporate leaders come together. May be at time of the formal launch of prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India programme in July 2015. Telecom’s top brass will again share the stage at the inauguration of the three-day India Mobile Congress, a mega event on mobile, internet and technology, to be held in New Delhi. The conference starts on September 27. 

The participants include minister of communications Manoj Sinha, minister of electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Bharti Enterprises founder and chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman, Aditya Birla Group and Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone Group Plc. Telecom secretary Aruna Sundarajan and IT secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney would also be present. 
 
The first of its kind event is being co-organised by mobile industry association Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and K and D Communications Ltd.
 
The three day event will have 21 sessions which will have themes like “Digital India”, “Internet Governance”, “Smart Network: The future of networking”, “Digital Identity for Digital World”, “Women in Tech”, “Emerging Technologies in a 5G Future”, “Cloud & Virtualization”, “Digital Infrastructure towards the Digital Economy” and many others. The sessions will be followed by two start-up pitches. 
 
The conference is being organised on the lines of Mobile World Congress, which is held annually in Barcelona, Spain, since 2011. It is organised by global industry body GSMA. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators, says a portal affiliated to Mobile World Congress. 
 
The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences, the portal said.  The Mobile World Congress attracts over 1 lakh participants from over 200 countries. 
 
The Indian Mobile Congress is expected to witness 100 plus speakers over 28 sessions.“The event, will include a conclave, an exhibition and an awards ceremony… The event would attract more than 500 start-ups, 2,000 delegates from India and other countries making 150,000 footfalls,” COAI said in a statement. 
 
 Rajan S Mathews, director general, COAI, said, “We are sure that over the years, all stakeholders will look forward to this event for launches and releases of new technologies. Along with Google India and the British High Commission, the government of India along with the department of telecommunication, ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), skill development and entrepreneurship are supporting this as an annual event.”  
 

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