Infocom 2003 (INFOCOM)

Venue: Oberoi Grand

Location: Kolkatta, West Bengal, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2003 End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2003
Registration Date: Oct 16, 2003
Early Registration Date: Oct 30, 2003
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Infocom 2003, a unique, “all-in-one” event will showcase India’s capabilities in the key segments of information technology and telecommunications. The event reflects a need to integrate the disparate hardware, software and telecom segments into a unified platform that covers ICT at a broader level. Infocom 2003 will be a single umbrella and is being positioned as the one-stop-shop and show window for the country’s ICT capabilities. The mega event will feature the Who’s Who of the ICT segment in terms of vendors, IT gurus and delegates at the conference. Infocom 2003 is scheduled to be held in Kolkata from November 16-19, 2003.

Infocom 2003 is the largest, most significant platform where both the ICT industry and the user community can meet, interact, network and conclude business. The event is targeted at everyone who is anyone in the ICT sector, particularly key decision makers in both the Government and corporate sectors, CIOs, ICE professionals, software developers, overseas customers, among others. The idea is to not only to provide a sounding board for the IT user community in India, but also to give a fillip to the growth of the domestic ICT market.

Infocom 2003 is expected to be the broadest plank for delivering diverse content. Besides providing a forum for exhibiting state-of-the art technologies and products in the ICE sector, the event will also focus on emerging opportunities in areas such as e-commerce, embedded systems, knowledge solutions and remote services. Individuals and IT user companies can gain insights on how they can gain a competitive edge in the new Web-dominated environment, using the technology tools available in the market today.

Infocom 2003 will bring together hardware companies, software and services vendors, e-commerce solutions suppliers, communications and networking vendors, ISPs, telecommunications majors, venture capitalists, IT user companies, IT professionals, and decision makers under one roof.

Across the globe, the major markets of hardware, software, communications, multimedia and entertainment are coming together, integrating and unifying into one single environment. Data, voice and images are no longer going to flow through disparate streams. A single pipe for all applications is the new horizon opening up and convergence, the new sunrise market, will create fresh vistas for the international IT industry. India too is beginning to reflect this global vision, and become a part of this trend.

With convergence becoming the new name of the game, the Indian InfoTech sector also needs to gear up for this emerging opportunity. A step in this direction is Infocom 2003, the event which is going to showcase the country’s capabilities in cutting edge technologies in the new millennium.

Infocom 2003 will gain stature thanks not only to the significant media spotlight it is expected to receive but also on account of the global IT glitterati that will converge at Mumbai for the event. Mumbai, the financial and commercial capital of India, as well as home to Bollywood (the country’s thriving entertainment sector) boasts a large base of prestigious IT users.
Infocom 2003: Offering

Infocom 2003, the 2nd largest IT event in India, would feature the various spectrum of IT industry.

 An International Exhibition
 International Conference
 Technical Presentation
 Chief Minister’s Round Table
 Job Market @ the Exhibition
 Buyers Delegations
 Special events


• The Exhibition would provide an excellent opportunity for an interactive exposure. A face to face meeting would help in enhancing the sales.

International Conference

An International Conference would address the emerging technologies & hot topics of the Industry. The expert speakers to be invited from all over the world to address the delegates.

Technical Presentations

The organisers would provide the infrastructure and facility for Technical presentations on Equipment and Technology. The expert speakers to be invited to give presentations. The exhibitors can also book their slots to make such presentations. The objective is to interact with experts in this field.
Chief Minister’s Round Table

An exclusive Round table for the CEO's / Heads of top 100 IT companies to exchange their views & ideas.

Buyers Delegation

Special Delegations to be invited from

• Overseas countries
• Government of India
• Emerging service sectors like Banks, Insurance, Institutions etc.

Why one should exhibit / visit INFOCOM 2003

• Interactive Exposure with potential prospects
• Accelerate your product into new market
• Augment & strengthen distribution chain / Network
• Communicate technical benefits / data / features
• Comprehend customers problems
• Gain industry exposure through conference & technical presentations
• Interact with Press / Media
• Internationalize your product to export market
• Perform Market Research
• Network with Buyers / sellers
• Launch new products
• Analyze competition
• Corporate Image Building


Oberoi Grand
JN Road,
West Bengal

Additional Information

Organisors : NASSCOM & Business World Dates: 16-19 February 2003 Venue: Kolkata, India Area: Over 50,000 Sq ft Fair Timings: Trade Visitors : 1000 - 1400 Hrs General Visitors : 1400 - 1800 Hrs Seminars: International Seminars / Conference / Presentation on emerging technologies for the new millennium Exhibitors Profile: Manufactures / Distributors / Developers / Retailers / Resellers for the following product & service categories Niche Pavilions Infocom 2003 will spotlight key technologies and trends in the ICE sector through its extensive displays and pavilions. These will encompass the following areas: Internet and E-commerce A special pavilion catering to the needs of the evolving e-marketplace is a highlight of Infocom 2003. In this section, companies specializing in e-commerce (B2B, B2C, B2G), e-retail, e-transformation (from brick and mortar to click and portal), e-healthcare, and e-education will exhibit their products and services. The pavilion will also feature start-up companies that are providing solutions for small e-businesses. IT Software and Services Software companies providing solutions and services (both on-site and off-shore) for traditional software segments as well as sunrise markets such as IT Enabled Services will be featured in this pavilion. While on the software solutions side products will center around technologies such as Windows, Linux, Unix, Java and Novell Netware, in the area of remote processing, the segments covered will include call centers, data centers, and back-end processing operations for both domestic as well as export markets. Networking/Communications/Information Appliances IT companies providing software solutions for communications and networking technologies will be a part of this section. This exhibition area will also showcase specialized hardware including wireless PDAs, hand held devices, and WAP-enabled appliances. Operating systems such as Windows CE, Palm and Epoch will also be covered. Broadcasting This pavilion will feature satellite systems, with a special focus on satellite communication and digital television. Business and Office Solutions Business users will be the target audience for this pavilion which will draw attention to state-of-the-art office automation solutions now becoming available in India. The solutions will range from PCs, portable computers, optical storage systems, archiving solutions to integrated solutions for corporate management, operating systems, systems for document processing, duplicating, printing, microfilming and office software. Packaged software offerings for accounting and finance, personnel management and administration, sales and marketing, purchasing and logistics will receive special focus. E-Banking In line with the fact that the finance and insurance segment will offer the highest growth opportunity for the ICT sector in the future, an entire pavilion is devoted to e-finance solutions. Here, innovative solutions offered for post offices, banks, brokerages, and insurance companies will be the centerpieces. IdentiTech Technologies for data recognition and acquisition, applications for manufacturing control, logistics and inventory management, marketing, access registration and control, barcode printing and reading, radio frequency communication and identification, magnetic strips, smart cards, MICR and OCR readers and printers, and biometric recognition, will find a place in this pavilion. SME Business Area A special pavilion will highlight the strengths and specialties of small and medium-sized companies in the areas of hardware, software, accessories, consulting and services. Peripheral Universe Peripheral Universe will highlight technologies available for the printing arena. A wide variety of printers will be on display here as well as state-of-the-art offerings in the monitor segments. The EduNET Pavilion Technology for network-based education and training is key for the Indian market. The pavilion will exhibit multimedia products, virtual teaching environments and communication tools for remote training that are suitable for the Indian environment. SOHO Pavilion This section is dedicated to small businesses and professionals who work at home. Technologies and applications for business and home users will be featured here. Multimedia/Animation/Entertainment An overview of the products available for the electronic publishing, animation and entertainment markets will be available here. Focus will therefore be on multimedia software and hardware, CD ROMs, and peripheral devices. Smart Home For the first time this year, an entire area will be dedicated to the emerging concept of the digital home. Smart and Wired homes are changing the way we live. This section is dedicated to displaying how in networked environments our everyday appliances are getting more intelligent and can “talk” to each other. Imaging The Imaging Pavilion will showcase cutting edge products for CAD/CAM/CAE, documentation and data product management (EDM/PDM), process engineering, GIS, animation and computer graphics including hardware, peripheral devices and services. Infrastructure The Infocom 2003 exhibition will provide an ideal platform for infrastructure providers like IT Parks, ISPs and telecom companies to display their services and facilities. Visitors Profile  Corporate Volume Buyers  Senior Level IS Management  Corporate Management  Executive Management – Marketing and Sales Professionals.  CFOs, CEO’s Line of Business Managers, Education Administrators  Specialized Technical Management  IT / Network Managers, PC Managers, Database Managers  The Channels  The Business Channel – Systems Integrators, Value Added Resellers, Dealers, Distributors, Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses.  The Retail Channels – Retailers Mass Merchandisers, Mail Order Buyers.  Developers  in-house Corporate Developers  Commercial Developers  Web Masters, ISP’s  OEM Buyers  Systems and Peripherals OEMs  Consumer Electronics OEMs  Telecommunication OEMs  Industry Influencers  IT / Communications Trade Press  Business Press  IT / Communications Analysts IT/ Communications Consultants Overseas Participation: Australia, USA, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Korea, Singapore, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Ireland, etc.