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Tech and infra show Convergence India inaugurated in Delhi

Smart city expo

The 28th Convergence India and the sixth Smart Cities India Expo 2021 was inaugurated on March 24 with a cutting-edge exhibition showcase and engaging conference sessions, along with business meetings and knowledge papers.

Hosted by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group (EIG), the expo marked the resurgence of live and physical events, said a press release. The expo, it said, supports the Government’s vision of transforming India into a digitally and sustainably empowered economy.

According to the release, Convergence India is at the forefront of India’s digital revolution, while the Smart Cities India Expo is a reflection of India’s emerging modernisation and development landscape.

Satyendar JainThe expo was inaugurated by Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain. A key highlight of the event was a stellar line-up of senior Government representatives, leaders from large corporates and young tech start-ups, along with a mix of entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators and academia.

renu koshlaAddressing the opening session, Renu Khosla, Director, CURE, said, “Smart cities should be about the people who live in them. People from the informal sector should be at the core of these cities.”

Rajeev Talwar, Chairman, NaredcoRajeev Talwar, CEO, DLF, expressed his thoughts on the importance of infrastructure. “Around 50 per cent of India’s population will be living in cities by the middle of this century, and what we need now is nothing short of an infrastructure and housing revolution in the country”, he said.