At the inauguration the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri H. D. Kumaraswamy commented, “It gives me great pleasure to inaugurate the SMART ASIA India Expo and Summit. With rapid urbanization and growing population, it is high time we plan our cities to grow sustainable. Urban local bodies need to enhance their efficiency in functioning and cater to the needs of the ever-increasing population. We are implementing smart city projects in 7 cities of the state and hence, I believe that this expo is need of the hour. I thank Mr. James C Huang, Chairman, Taipei World Trade Center, for building his relationship with the state of Karnataka and he will have our complete support.”
The Expo and Summit is positioned to offer more comprehensive solutions from the smart city domain. This year’s show features four exhibition areas and summit themes including: ‘Smart Transportation’, ‘Smart Energy & Water Management’, ‘Smart City Development & Environmental Sustainability’ and ‘IoT Solutions’. These themes are being brought to life by 50 outstanding exhibitors in 100 booths. Heavyweight visitors and buyers include Urban Development Department of Karnataka, Coir Board of the Indian government, TATA Group, Lodha Group, Mizuho Bank, Indian National Informatics Centre, Nashik Engineering Industrial Cluster, and more.
This year’s key exhibitors include Advantech, which is among the world’s top three intelligent system suppliers, exhibiting smart EV charger, medical and retail equipment; and ACER ITS, the largest bus ticket system supplier in Taiwan with a market share of 70%, providing E-ticketing and parking solutions. Ever-Clear Environmental Engineering Corporation and Optol Technologies Pty. Ltd. will showcase their cutting-edge smart utilities solutions, including water treatment equipment and smart LED lighting. Other experienced companies specializing in smart cities development and IoT solutions, including Avision, MOXA, H.P.B., Edgecore Networks, to name a few, will also exhibit their state-of-the-art products and services, and contribute to India’s ‘Smart Cities Mission’.