Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT, has said the India Mobile Congress (IMC) will have five partner countries, which IMC will decide in consultation with the External Affairs Ministry.
The theme of the IMC this year will be Global Digital Innovation. The union minister expects many industries to be associated with the event and emerge as India’s premier technology event.
Organised by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), IMC will be held from October 27 to 29 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The marquee event is envisaged as a meeting point for industry, government, academics and other key stakeholders in the technology ecosystem, the minister said.
Addressing the curtain raiser of the event on July 12, Vaishnaw said at least 100 universities should be connected to the event virtually. Accordingly, it should be virtually displayed in major institutions such as IIT Madras and IIT Gandhinagar, where other universities part of their ecosystem can also join in.