Principals, teachers, educationists and academicians came together to garner information on the newest in educational technologies and equipments at the eINDIA2009 Exhibition hall at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). The exhibition hosted a prolific range of exhibits featuring the best in cutting edge technologies across India and beyond.
Over 70 companies set up their stalls at the eINDIA2009 Exhibition venue, trying to catch the eye of potential customers to expand their business reach. The exhibition brought together the hardware and software segments on a common platform and has provided an impetus to India’s growing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.
Numerous companies from India and abroad joined the eINDIA2009 fanfare and swarmed the exhibition venue at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre(HICC) to display their products and technologies. The education technology solution providers, health technology and telecentre service providers came up with contemporary and customer friendly ways of displaying their products. New and innovative ideas, tools and ingenious technologies were showcased to the audience.
The exhibition witnessed
- Cutting edge developments in the ICT sector from across the globe;
- Inventive Marketing Solutions from within the Indian ICT industry and beyond;
- Participation by the best in the Indian ICT industry; and
- Workshops, demonstrations and display of the latest from the ICT industry.
The HICC exhibition area of approximately 5000 sqm. was fully furnished with company stalls and products. Almost 70 exhibitors
took active part in showcasing their avant-garde technologies. The conference participants and patrons thronged the exhibition venue to catch a glimpse of the break through technologies in education, health, governance and telecentre domain. Several of the clients registered for future partnerships and deals.
The exhibition provided an appropriate platform for the vendors to get in touch with their prospective buyers, be it academicians seeking e-learning solutions or medical practitioners on the look out for the latest in ECG scanning technologies. From Smart-boards to online assessment tools, all solutions were provided for under the HICC exhibition roof. Software developers and its users from across various sectors met at the exhibition to explore new options and conclude business for mutual benefit.
The exhibition has been broadly categorised into eHealth, eAgricultutre, eGovernance and eLearning domain. Some of the special focus areas under these sectors included a special section on IT Solutions, a special pavilion catering to the needs of the evolving e-marketplace, sections showcasing innovative solutions in the area of content development and a pavilion that exhibited products for network-based education and training.
The objective of the exposition was to bring together educators, public authorities, NGOs, academics and all other stakeholders to identify the potential of using ICTs to advance and improve education, resolve barriers to using ICTs in education and to share knowledge and best practices about successful use of ICTs in education.
Some of the goals of the exposition that were achieved included:
Increased knowledge of ICT technology, among stakeholders, to improve quality of education services and effectiveness of ICT in learning;
- Through the effective display of ICT infrastructure and technology applications to the audience, there was an increased access to ICT resources and services;
- Strong knowledge dissemination of best practices in ICT resources, services, data usage and their successful use in education;
- Web publishing for ICTs in education and virtual exhibition of world-renowned ICT products and services in education;
- Community clusters among organisations and individuals on development of resources to promote ICTs in education and on research and development for advanced forms of education and learning processes; and
- Display of global community of practice enabled communication and sharing of resources.
The profile of the participating institutes
- Companies specialised in ICTs and interested in supporting education towards more ICT access;
- Educational institutions interested in providing open content;
- Policy makers responsible for education development;
- Funding agencies interested in program development and dissemination;
- Academics doing research in ICTs for education
One of the key stalls from the educational background was Indira Gandhi National Open University. The IGNOU stall displayed some of their newest educational endeavours in Open and Distance Learning Corporate players from different domains including school infrastructure display equipments, video conferencing, content creation solutions, animated educational software providers, integrated learning tool providers, e-commerce service providers, test & measurement instruments , technology training equipments and simulation / teaching software and interactive educational technology providers.
Visitors included national and international dignitaries from the educational sector.
Policy makers visited the stalls and were oriented of the varied technologies available for need based educational requirements. Low cost technology and special needs equipments were a huge draw for the audience.
“The exhibition was an eye opener. I have always known that there are a range of education and learning solutions available in the market, but had wanted a practical demonstration of the same. The exhibition did that for me. I now know whom to approach for the practical needs of our teacher and the school requirements.”
S K Rao, Educationist, Visitor at eINDIA2009 Exhibition
“The curriculum content and teaching solutions displayed at the exhibition looked innovative and exciting. The graphics were detailed and provided for an invigorating learning environment.”
Santhi Reddy, Teacher, Visitor at eINDIA2009 Exhibition
“I on behalf of my entire Genee India team, extend my wishes & warm regards to digitalLEARNING for offering us this platform. Keep it up & all the best for all your future endeavors.”
Amarjit Singh, Director, Genee Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009
“eINDIA 2009 was a great experience and the event coordination was commendable. Kudos to all the team members for the successful culmination of the event and for having attained another mile stone for up-coming events.”
S C Rathi, General Manager, Ceeco Technologies, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009
“I am pleased to say that the turnout at the event was much better than I had expected! The presence of Charles Clarke at the event helped to raise its international profile, with his speech during the opening ceremony being quite visionary and relevant. The Promethean stall at the exhibition was strategically well placed, and we were pleased at the number of visitors at our expo. It gave the whole event an international and sophisticated feel.”
Peter Ormerod, Vice President, Promethean, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009
“eINDIA2009 was a well executed and excellent event. I really appreciate the hardwork and efforts rendered by the digitalLEARNING team during the course of the event.”
Bala Gopalakrishnan, General Manager, HCL, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009
“Thanks for a nicely executed and coordinated event!”
Amod Kumar, Manager, Panasonic, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009
“All kinds of services provided at the event were world class. Security, handling, maintenance and ambiance were just impeccable. During this expo we discovered that our company is exclusively making world class interactive copyboards and rear projection displays in India. Visitors at our stall were amazed to see our VISION 60 Interactive display for high definition image quality and simple to use interactive function. We did receive good queries from the visitors and the expo made for good business sense.”
S K Garg, Chairman, Disprovisuals, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009
“Congrats to the eINDIA team for making the show a grand success. Their months of hard work have been instrumental in making it happen. I would also like to thank digitalLEARNING awards for felicitating and honouring the shared computing initiative in Andhra Pradesh.”
Monali Handa, Marketing Manager, N Computing, Exhibitor at eINDIA2009