India's leading expo on making Indian cities smarter to feature Smart Cities Awards, Mayor’s Conclave, Smart Transport India, and 2nd Smart Villages

New Delhi, India, February 23, 2016 / - International interest in India’s smart cities mission, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is rising – as evidenced by the offer of German assistance by Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to India recently.

The Indian government is steadfast in its commitment towards smart cities, and has introduced programs such as Make in India, Digital India, the Smart Cities Mission, and Housing for All. These initiatives have been met with great appreciation from across the world, and have boosted the confidence of the investor community in the smart cities domain.

Supporting the smart cities mission, Exhibitions India is organising the 2nd edition of the Smart Cities India 2016 expo. The expo is a three-day long exhibition and conference to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 11-13 May 2016.

The Smart Cities India expo will bring government representatives, industry leaders, media, and leading global companies on a common platform to strategize and deliberate on products and services to modernise existing Indian cities.

The 2nd edition of the expo will witness, for the first time, the Smart Cities Awards, Mayor’s Conclave and Smart Transport India. Additionally, the 2nd Smart Villages session will continue to build on the idea that India’s villages need to be brought into the mainstream of the country’s burgeoning economic prosperity. These sessions are designed to inspire and impart constructive solutions for the smart cities revolution in India.
• Smart Cities Awards will recognize individuals, policy makers, companies, government bodies and associations working behind the successful execution of the dream to develop 100 smart cities in the country
• Mayor’s conclave will witness keynote addresses and presentations by mayors from across the globe, and will focus on improved collaboration between cities and businesses
• Smart Transport India will showcase smart technology and solutions in electric mobility; batteries and storage systems; electric vehicle charging; intelligent transport; alternate fuels; road traffic systems; smart city public transport systems; skilling; R&D and Make in India
• Smart villages will be addressed by pradhan’s, sarpanchs, innovators and influencers working towards the upliftment of villages in India.
Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibition India Group said, “The Smart Cities India series of expos, endeavour to bring all stakeholders together on a single platform to find solutions, and to form alliances to build smart, sustainable cities in India.”
The Indian government recognises the Smart Cities India expo as an important forum to drive progressive change. The 2nd edition of the expo continues to receive support from the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (Ministry of Communications & Information Technology), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Ministry of Rural Development.

NASSCOM, TERI, GRIHA, TiE Delhi NCR, and other leading organisations, have undertaken remarkable work in the area of smart cities in relation to Prime Minister Modi’s vision. We are pleased to receive ongoing support from such respected entities, and are grateful for their continued expertise and contribution to the 2nd edition as well.
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Deemed as one of the industry’s most prolific events, the 2nd edition of the expo will focus on 14 sectors – water & waste management, environment, clean energy, urban planning, IT & communications, green building, e-governance, smart grid, education and skills to build smart cities, smart manufacturing, make in India, smart health, disaster management, safety and security.

About Smart Cities India expo:
Smart Cities India expo is an annual exhibition and conference organised by Exhibitions India group. Launched in 2015, the expo emerged as the most significant smart city event worldwide.

With widespread global promotion, the 2015 edition attracted 207 participants from 40 countries showcasing their products, solutions and services to 12,721 business visitors. 39 concurrent conference sessions had 241 speakers and were attended by 1,478 conference delegates.

The expo was supported by 7 central government ministries and leading corporates including Barco; Berger Paints India; CISCO; Hewlett-Packard; Lavasa; Schneider Electric; Skipper Ltd; Volvo; Wipro; Zippr Pvt Ltd, etc.
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About Exhibitions India Group
Exhibitions India Group is a multi-services trade promotion company with 130 employees located in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Overseas offices are in Dubai, Germany, Japan, Kenya and the U.S.A.
The company is certified by Trace International Inc. (USA) for transparency in international commercial transactions. EIG is a member of UFI – The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry and Indo-German Chambers of Commerce. We are amongst a few trade promotion organisations with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.

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