India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry is hosting the fourth edition of DEFTRONICS in Hyderabad on August 31st & September 1st at Park Hyatt.
The theme of DEFTRONICS 2017 is 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 $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.
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 Aerospace & Defence industry.
Commenting on the occasion, M. N. Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) said, “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 Opportunities in Aerospace & Defence (DPP, Offset business etc), Defence Manufacturing; and 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 and SMEs in the industry.
The two-day summit will see exhibits from over 20 companies including start-ups in the Aerospace & Defence space. 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.