|The Indian exhibitors have received more than 700 enquiries including firm orders
over US$ 30 million (over Rs. 123 crore) from the recently concluded FUTUREX-2007
held at, Johannesburg, South Africa, where India was the partner country.
â€œFUTUREX 2007 was a unique event for the Information and Communications Technologies and Electronics (ICTE) industries; and provided the perfect forum for technology thought leaders and key business buyers to discuss the technologies, equipment, systems, services and business solutions critical to success in the e-business age,â€ says Executive Director, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), which coordinated the India Pavilion at the event, Deepak Sareen.
Giving details of the emerging digital opportunities in South Africa, Sareen said 2010 Soccer World Cup could provide a major kick-start to the South African economy. There will be demand to equip broadcasters, logistics, ticketing etc, where Indian ICT entrepreneurs will have a cutting edge. In addition, some of the infrastructure projects planned for 2010 will extend beyond the World Cup and help to sustain the economy going forward.
FUTUREX 2007 attracted key local, African and international business contacts that have a direct influence on the corporate buying decisions. The marketing and promotions campaign for Futurex focused IT thought leaders such as CEOs, CIOs and IT executives and buyers in particular, from organizations ranging from large corporations to SMEs to NGOs and public service.
The Indian showcase at FUTUREX 2007 included Application Software, Mobile Development, Web Hosting, Healthcare services, Medical billing and Coding, Travel and Aviation technology, Software Consultancy, Web Development, IT Education and training etc.