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18 countries to participate in Bangalore IT meet

October 24, 2005 15:04 IST

Former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president H D Deve Gowda will be the chief guest at the eighth edition of the prestigious IT show, Bangalore IT.In, commencing on Wednesday.

A record number of 18 countries and 16 Indian States would take part in the show which had emerged as a major IT show of Asia and was being used as a stepping stone for other Indian States.

Besides 150 Indian companies, 120 foreign companies, including big names such as IBM, HP, Motorola and TCS, would participate in the event, state principal secretary for IT and BT M K Shankaralinge Gowda and Software Technology Park of India-Bangalore director B V Naidu told newspersons in Bangalore on Monday.

Naidu said the event had proved to be a perfect platform for exploring joint ventures, exchanging information, networking, headhunting, fund sourcing and finalising business deals.

Trade shows were also being conducted by the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany to woo IT companies from India to their respective countries. Spain, participating for the first time is holding an event Bridging Bangalore India to tie up alliances in the sector.

Gowda said the event had not only promoted IT in the state but also become a forum for showcasing technologies to enhance competitive bandwidth and facilitate the growth of IT companies in the sub continent.