Accelerating self-reliance in Aerospace, Defence & Internal Security
IESA is all set to host DEFTRONICS 2017 for the first time in Hyderabad on
August 31 and September 1, 2017
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry continues its stride to boost the success of the Make in India initiative in the Indian Aerospace, Defence & Internal Security sector by hosting DEFTRONICS 2017. The fourth edition of the event is scheduled on August 31 and 1 September at Park Hyatt in Hyderabad. The theme is ‘Accelerating Self-reliance in Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security.’
It has been a great year for the Indian Aerospace & Defence industry (A&D), which has emerged as one of the most significant domestic industries, presenting an ocean of opportunities for manufacturing companies and foreign companies to invest. India has been one of the leading spenders in defence for the past few years and continues to have defence imports of USD 5.9 billion, contributing 15% to the total imports of defence products in the world. IESA has recognised this as a great opportunity to continue its effort to build and support this manufacturing ecosystem and has recently launched the Hyderabad chapter with a focus to provide a stronger thrust for Aerospace & Defence manufacturing. DEFTRONICS 2017 is focused on providing sessions on various opportunities in the defence, defence manufacturing, skilling, major programs of defence etc. The summit will also host the IESA DEFTRONICS Awards aiming to recognize the outstanding individuals and role models in innovation and excellence in the electronics and design services ecosystems.
Commenting on the occasion, MN Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association(IESA) said, “India has reached a stage where manufacturing has been successfully established. Even the Indian Aerospace and Defence Ecosystem, which has been historically a leading net importer, have significantly strengthened the self-sustained model in the past few years. We are motivated to invest more in the industry and bring in more innovation with an increased focus on R&D. We strongly believe that the Indian A&D industry has the full potential to have an independent ecosystem and would provide the maximum support to ensure it becomes significantly more self- sufficient as an industry.”
DEFTRONICS 2017 is expected to host over 300 delegates and over 20 marquee speakers amongst many others. It will also focus on the significance of Internal Security and Cyber security and the scope of Start-ups & SMEs in the industry.
The two-day summit will see exhibits from over 20 companies. The objective of the summit is to strengthen the ecosystem and help participating companies reach out to wider network; engage with peers on exchanging ideas and discovering new opportunities. DEFTRONICS 2017 will have the presence of various industry experts, government officials and leaders in the industry. Dignitaries from the Central & State Governments have been invited to grace the occasion.