Odisha Delegation Takes Part in CeBIT Australia 2018 Aiming to Attract More IT Investments


Bhubaneswar: A high level state delegation representing Odisha’s booming IT sector participated in the CeBIT Australia 2018, world’s premier trade fair and conference for the IT industry, that was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) from May 15-17, aiming to present Odisha as a priority destination for investment.

The delegation was headed by Shri Chandra Sarathi Behera, Hon’ble Minister Electronics and IT Department, Government of Odisha and comprised of Shri Ashok K. K. Meena (Special Secretary to Government, General Administration & Public Grievance Department), Sri Rudra Narayan Palai (ITS, Special Secretary, Electronics & IT), Shri Aditya Mohapatra (Deputy Secretary), and Shri Manas Ranjan Panda (Director, STPI – Bhubaneswar).

The main focus of the participation of the delegation was to showcase the potential of the state in the fields of IT/ITES/ESDM sector, to highlight the factors like cost effectiveness and the availability of large talent pool that give Odisha an edge over other states as an emerging IT hub in India and to have mutually beneficial association between Odisha and New South Wales.

Odisha’s participation in the event is expected to give more impetus to the flourishing IT industry in the state, Shri Behera said. With Odisha now becoming a favourable destination for investments, we hope to draw more support from major investors to further develop the IT infrastructure in the state, he added.

The delegation also visited the Innovation Lab (Incubation Center) in Sydney.

CeBIT Australia is a focal point for the businesses of the IT industry in the Asia Pacific. It provides Indian IT industries to tap into the vast and unexplored Australian market and generate new business opportunities.

Over the three days, thousands of visitors from more than 43 countries connected across diverse conference streams and sessions under one roof, as industry experts from various industries including FinTech, Cloud Technology, Big Data and Analytics, Digital Marketing and Start-ups shared their insights.

The fair was attended by large companies like Amadeus, Norton, Servers Australia, Advantech, Alibaba Cloud, NSW among others.