Mumbai: Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), an autonomous organisation under the department of information technology, ministry of information technology, Government of India, and Japan-Special Interest Group (J-SIG) will together lead a delegation of Indian IT companies to Japan to explore the business opportunities in the country and be part of Software Development Expo and Conference (SODEC) from 9-11 July 2003.
The Indian delegates will be meeting senior executives of Japanese companies like Fujitsu, Honda, Matsushita, Mitsubishi, NEC, NTT, Sharp, Sony, TDK, Toshiba, and Toyota apart from several Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
J-SIG will be organising meetings at Osaka (7 July) and Nagoya (8 July) and a visit to SODEC/ESEC (Embedded Systems Expo & Conference) at Tokyo Big Sight. The event is supported by Japan Business Society and Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation, and cooperated by the Indian embassy in Japan, Japan's ministry of foreign affairs, and Japan's Ministry of economy, trade and industry.
The seminars will provide the Indian companies with an opportunity to discuss with the Japanese corporates on a one-to-one basis and explore business opportunities. The Osaka seminar will bring in participants from the Kansai region, and will look forward to services like web-enabled applications, engineering services, telecom and enterprise solutions. The Nagoya seminar will bring in participants from the Tokai region, and will look forward to services, related to embedded systems, web-enabled applications and telecom.
Says Dr K G Suresh, chairman, J-SIG: "The event will facilitate this exchange of business interests most economically which could otherwise be difficult. The delegates will have an opportunity to meet and have focused discussions with over 300 top-ranking Japanese corporates and other multinational corporations during the three-day visit to SODEC/ESEC. The delegates will also have face-to-face meetings with industry leaders apart from many Japanese SMEs who are willing to consider and outsource ICT projects to Indian software firms."
The delegate fee is Rs 1,70,000, and includes international airfare, hotel charges, local inter- and intra-city transportation in Japan, seminar costs, visit to SODEC/ESEC, visa and overseas insurance. The delegation is set to leave India on 5 July and return by 12 July.
J-SIG is the brainchild of Suresh, managing director and CEO of Indo-Fuji Information Technologies. J-SIG is designed and developed to facilitate Indian IT SMEs penetrate Japanese markets. J-SIG is a conduit for small- and medium-size Indian IT and non-IT firms to tap the lucrative Japanese market. It is a window through which Indian companies can reach Japanese customers and reap immense benefits through phenomenal increase in exports to Japan, "the next IT destination to the US and the UK."