HAL & BEL organise roadshow urging startups, MSMEs to participate in DefExpo 2020

New Delhi: Defence PSUs Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) organised a roadshow here today in the run up to the 11th edition of DefExpo scheduled to be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, from 5 to 8 February, 2020. The roadshow was organised to urge vendors from the private sector, MSMEs and startups based in Delhi-NCR to actively participate in the upcoming Defence exhibition and take advantage of the potential business opportunities in the offing.

The theme of DefExpo 2020 is ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. The event will provide a common platform for Defence industries, both public and private, MSMEs and startups to showcase their capabilities and R&D strengths to potential customers from both India and abroad.

Joint Secretary (Personnel & Coordination), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Amit Sahai, called upon the participants to be a part of DefExpo and widen their exposure and customer base. He emphasised that the Expo is an international platform where many foreign companies participate, and briefed the vendors about Government policies in promoting industries, insisting that MSMEs seize this unique opportunity and take full advantage of it.

Joint Secretary SME, Alka Arora, said the Government is promoting MSME vendors and encouraging MSMEs to share innovative ideas with Defence organisations, adding that DefExpo is an ideal platform for this.

Director (Marketing), BEL, Anandi Ramalingam, said more and more MSME partners must use the opportunity and showcase their products and capabilities.

General Manager (Network Centric System & Unit Head), BEL Ghaziabad, Joydeep Majumdar, made a detailed presentation on DefExpo and elaborated the advantages of participating in the show to the business enterprises.

The roadshow, which ended with an interactive session, saw participation from more than 170 vendors from across Delhi-NCR.

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