BITA has for more than a decade now been organizing its IT Expo that has earned the reputation of being one of the biggest ICT events in Western India. Currently in its 15th edition, BITA IT Show is being organized at Akota Stadium in Vadodara from 22 – 24 February 2013.
Built around the theme ‘Showcasing Technology,’ BITA IT SHOW this year has been designed in two categories to suit the needs of both exhibitors as well as visitors – IT SHOW which is an area where the exhibitor can showcase their products but are not allowed to sell them and IT MALL where the exhibitor can sell their products, Peripherals, software etc. Again in the IT SHOW area, two specific domes are designed – one for technology based product showcasing and another for Software, services & Education.
Like every year, a total of 230 plus stalls and 11 Pavilions have been set up for the 2013 Show. “There is scope for setting up more 25-30 stalls as stall booking is still on and we are still getting an incredible amount of requests from exhibitors seeking participation. Whether to put up more stalls or not is still however under process,” says Gorasia.
Highlights of BITA Show 2013
Apart from the regular activities like Blood Donation Camp, IT Seminar, IT Quiz, Job Mela, some new initiatives have also been planned for this year’s BITA Show which are as follows-
Group Discussion for students – This is a slot planned for the students to engage them in a group discussion revolving around latest technologies and devices, thus preparing them for Next Generation IT.
BITA Green initiative – It is an initiative by BITA to Save Paper- Save Tree-Save the Planet. About 100 students will be entrusted to pick up the thrown brochures from the ground and hand them back to the stall from where they were picked by the visitors. By doing so, BITA will try to communicate to all the exhibitors of printing limited number of brochures as it will save paper from going waste.
E-Waste Management Programme – An initiative started from BITA Show 2012, this year apart from the general public, industries surrounding Vadodara have been approached, encouraging them to dispose off their e-waste at the collection centers set up for this purpose at the BITA Fair. For the public this time, for every waste they deposit, they stand to win a special redemption coupon that can be redeemed at any of the stalls while buying any IT product.
LED Wall – 6 LED Walls will be put up that will flash the names of the exhibitors at different strategic locations along with their stall numbers. This will also act as their image-building strategy.
Rock Band Contest – A Contest organized by BITA to promote upcoming local Rock Bands, this besides becoming an entertainment session for the visitors, will help the budding performers in shedding their stage fright and an opportunity to prove their talent.
Treasure Hunt – A game organized for the public, the clues for which will be found hidden in the hardware, software and other devices displayed at the Show.
BITA Show 2013 has signed Quick Heal as its Gold Sponsor, Smile Tablet as its Silver Sponsor and IT Mall as its Bronze Sponsor.