New Delhi: Leading Defence PSUs Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) organised a roadshow in Delhi in the run-up to the 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India-2020, scheduled to be held in Lucknow from February 5 to 8, 2020.
The road-show was organised to urge vendors from the private sector, MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and start-ups based in Delhi-NCR area to actively participate in the upcoming defence exhibition and take advantage of the potential business opportunities in the offing.
Defexpo-2020, being organised by the Ministry of Defence, has ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’ as its theme. The event would provide a common platform for defence industries, both public and private, MSMEs and start-ups to showcase their capabilities and R&D strengths to potential customers from both India and abroad.
Welcoming the gathering, BEL’s Director (Marketing) Anandi Ramalingam, said that more and more MSME partners must use this opportunity and showcase their products and capabilities.
BEL’s (Ghaziabad) General Manager (NCS & Unit Head) Joydeep Majumdar, made a detailed presentation on Defence Expo 2020 and elaborated on the advantages for business enterprises of participating in the show.
Joint Secretary (SME) Alka Arora said that the government is promoting MSME vendors and encouraging MSMEs to share innovative ideas with defence organisations. Defexpo is an ideal platform for this.
Ministry of Defence’s Joint Secretary (P&C) Dr Amit Sahai called upon the participants to be part of Defence Expo 2020 and widen their exposure and customer base. He emphasised that this is an international platform where many foreign companies participate. He also briefed the vendors about the government policies in promoting industries and insisted that MSMEs seize this unique opportunity and take full advantage of it.
The roadshow, which ended with an interactive session, was a grand success with participation from more than 170 vendors from across Delhi-NCR region.
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