'OrbIT' set to woo Hyderabad’s ebiz community

CIOL Bureau
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p>HYDERABAD: OrbIT 2001, a mega-event aimed at the infotech community, will be

organized in Hyderabad. The event will be the first of its kind that will focus

on ICE (Internet Communication and Entertainment) that will be hosted by the

Andhra Pradesh Government between Oct 4 and Oct 6.


The event comes in backdrop of a US slowdown and a increasing need being felt

among Indian and foreign participating firms for a common platform that would

help in providing business avenues. 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 as the emerging land of

opportunity with an investor friendly FDI framework.

The exhibition will also highlight the initiatives taken up by the State

towards e-governance and its strength in software service and e-services,

telecom software, embedded software, entertainment technology. The exhibition is

expected to attract around 35,000 visitors and between 300 to 500 foreign

delegates from all over the world.


"This is the first time that such an exhibition is being organized in

Andhra Pradesh and we are expecting participation of around 80 firms from

Hyderabad. As far as the investments are concerned, we have set a target of

$0.25 to $0.50 billion worth business to happen during orbIT," said Cyber

Expo president M Hussain.

The event will organize conferences around various B2B exchange programs.

There will be common keynote/panel discussions and several business exchanges.

CIO Exchange will provide a platform for India's top 100 CIO's in meeting

vendors and service providers. Under the agies of these programs, there would be

further discussions on convergence, broadband, 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,"

he added.