Saturday, 30 January 2016

‘Indian Semiconductor and ESDM Ecosystem: Scaling Up For $400B Make in India Opportunity’

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) will initiate dialogues with global leaders in the electronics space, relevant policy makers and government representatives on ‘Indian Semiconductor and ESDM Ecosystem: Scaling Up For $400B Make in India Opportunity’ at IESA Vision Summit 2016, its 11th edition of annual flagship event.

The two-day event will feature a formidable line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders, offering their views and visions. The event will be presided over by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India; Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, DeitY, Govt. of India; Sh. Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka and Dr. Anup Pujari, Secy, MSME, Govt. of India along with the likes of BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman- Nasscom, Nicholas Braithwaite, Founding Partner, Riverwood Capital, Dr. Mike Hennell, Founder, LDRA; Chetan Maini, Founder, Mahindra Reva and many others.

On the occasion, Vinay Shenoy, Chairman, IESA said, “Today, domestic electronics manufacturing is a reality and no longer a dream. We are delighted with our ‘Make in India’ journey and contribution, and there is no doubt that India has convinced the world with its ‘Make in India’ aspiration. We believe that it has already begun to redefine the ESDM and Technology ecosystem and hence we have identified Vision Summit 2016 to be the inflection point for identifying ‘Make in India’ as a driver to realize the $400B opportunity”.

“We are overwhelmed with participation from corporations, startups, governments and academicians and the event will see participation of over 80 speakers, 850+ participations. This is a testament of the significance of ‘Make in India’ to the ecosystem at large,” he added

Gearing up for Vision Summit 2016, M.N. Vidyashankar, President, IESA said, “Investment in the electronics manufacturing sector has jumped over six-fold to reach Rs 1.14 lakh crore in 2015. This definitely brings a positive momentum in the industry and reinstates the fact that ‘Make in India’ has started bringing investments into the nation along with job opportunities. IESA has been quite instrumental in developing international partnerships through its counterparts in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore etc. and  making efforts to build a talent house to address the ESDM requirements.”

“Well known for identifying new possibilities, IESA has recognized Vision Summit 2016 to initiate discussions around new focus areas & refocus on IP creation, women leadership in the ESDM space, skill developments, entrepreneurship et al,” added Mr. Vidyashankar

There is high level participation from the Govt. of India, STPI and various state governments including Governments of Telangana; Karnataka; Madhya Pradesh; Odisha; Haryana; Uttar Pradesh.