IESA reaches Hyderabad to host the 4th edition of DEFTRONICS 2017 to accelerate self-reliance in Aerospace, Defence & Internal Security
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) announce to host the premier DEFTRONICS 2017 aiming to propel Make in India initiative in the Indian Aerospace & Defence sector.
This time at Park Hyatt, Hyderabad, the fourth edition of DEFTRONICS is scheduled on August 31st & September 1st under the theme Accelerating Self-reliance in Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security.
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 the manufacturing ecosystem in the defence space.
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, has 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. The Summit will focus on Major programs and Opportunities in Aerospace & Defence (DPP, Offset business etc), Defence Manufacturing; Skilling and Capacity building in Defence and Development of new technologies in Aerospace & Defence.
Additionally, it will also focus on the significance of Internal Security and Cyber security and the scope of Start-ups & SMEs in the industry.
DEFTRONICS 2017 is focused on providing sessions on the various opportunities in the defence, defence manufacturing, skilling, major programs of defence, etc.
The summit will again host the IESA DEFTRONICS Awards aiming to recognize the outstanding individuals and role models in innovation and excellence in the electronics & design services ecosystems in A&D industry.
The two-day summit will see exhibits from over 20 companies including start-ups in the A&D space.