Over 880 exhibitors register for the DefExpo making it the largest ever

The Union Minister for Defence, Rajnath Singh launching the DefExpo 2020
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh launching the DefExpo 2020 mobile App, in New Delhi on December 27, 2019. The Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and the Secretary (Defence Production), Shri Subhash Chandra are also seen.

New Delhi. 27 December 2019. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the mobile app of the forthcoming DefExpo 2020 . The app is available on Apple App Store and Android Play Store. The main features of the app are ‘inform, engage and feedback’. It provides detailed information about the day-to-day events; participating exhibitors; Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), guest speakers of seminars/webinars; publications i.e., electronic brochures and e-books; maps and directions of the venues and city weather.

The app has been developed by Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence (MoD) with the aim to engage with the visitors as well as exhibitors. Business-to-Business Exhibitor Connect; Exhibitor Chat; Ticket booking; accommodation in Tented City; Push notifications and social media are some of its salient features.Feedback mechanism in the app is another essential feature to further improve operations during the event.

The Minister also reviewed the preparations of DefExpo 2020. During the review meeting, senior officials informed him that a record number of over 880 exhibitors, including foreign companies, have registered so far, making it the largest ever defence exhibition surpassing the numbers of DefExpo 2018. The exhibition space booked by exhibitors has also gone up by 52 per cent to nearly 41,000 square metres compared to the last edition. Foreign delegations at the level of Defence Minister and Service Chief are confirmed from 18 countries. Dozens of MoUs are also expected to be inked during the Expo.

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production) Subhash Chandra and other senior officials attended the review meeting. The DefExpo 2020is scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow between February 05-08,2020. The theme of the expo is ‘India: The Emerging DefenceManufacturing Hub’.