to be held

By : |August 19, 1999 0

NEW DELHI, August 20: The Government of Karnataka, in association with the US
department of commerce and CyberExpo (the expositions division of Cyber Media India Ltd.),
has announced the dates for one of the largest infotech trade fairs in the country. Called, the fair will be held at Bangalore from November 1 to 5.

The first such event was held last year, which attracted 267 participants and 15,000
business visitors. “Bangalore witnessed an increase in investment by 242 percent last
year. We feel that last year’s fair contributed to that,” said Government of
Karnataka Secretary (Information Technology) Sanjoy Das Gupta.

This year’s fair is expected to be a bigger affair than last year. Five hundred
participants will occupy an area of 20,000 square meter with 40,000 business attendees
expected over five days. The fair will feature five focus pavilions, each dealing with a
specific area of technology/interest. These are Linux, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
E-commerce, Infrastructure and Home. “Each of these five focus areas are spread out
radially so that crowds are dispersed effectively,” said CyberExpo managing director
Pradeep Gupta.

The organizers are in talks with the UK, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore regarding partner
country status. Delegations from Ireland and Japan have confirmed participation. Among
companies, IBM, Intel, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, LG Soft, Texas Instruments,
Wipro, Infosys, Bharti Telecom, Siemens and Fanuc India have confirmed participation. Information
regarding the fair is available at the website– Das Gupta also
announced that Carnegie Mellon University would be setting up its Software Engineering
Institute campus at Bangalore.

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