Nagpur: The Vidarbha Computer and Media Dealers’ Welfare Association (VCMDWA) is organizing the COMP-EX for the last 25 years. It really is a matter of great pride for Nagpur city and the office-bearers of VCMDWA since the COMP-EX is one of the biggest computer expo organized anywhere in the country and stands in the first place in many categories including most foot-falls, most likes, most stalls etc.
When the buzz word in the entire country is ‘Digital India’, Nagpur is all poised to witness its own Digital swing. Come January and the much awaited event every year by Nagpur and Central India, COMP-EX, Central India’s largest and the happening IT expo is all set to kick start in its 25th Silver Jubilee edition on January 12, 2017 at its usual, easily accessible and very convenient venue Kasturchand Park.
This year, the COMP-EX is said to be spread over 5 days and the event will conclude on the January 16, 2017 of. Daily timings for visitors at COMP-EX would be from 12.00 noon to 9 pm.
16 Pavilion stalls and 60 regular stalls
There are sixteen huge pavilions and sixty regular stalls of various vendors from PAN India, who would be participating in the Silver Jubilee edition of COMP-EX 2017.
Entire ground of Kasturchand Park booked for ample parking
In its 25th glorious Silver Jubilee year, COMP-EX 2017 is expectedly going to be the biggest so far. The organizing committee has therefore booked the entire Kasturchand Park. Needless to say, besides ample parking, there would be large arenas for activities, food plazas, etc.
COMP-EX is the pioneer event in showcasing the ever dynamic advancements in the field of Information Technology ranging from the latest hardware to the application based software through this extravaganza at a mega-scale. Top companies from the IT field will be participating in this year’s Compex too. Major and well known players like HP, Canon, Epson, Dell, Intex, Tally, Microsoft, Oracle, Palo Alto, Asus etc. have already confirmed the participation. This would be a great opportunity for all IT professionals and people from every walk of life to experience and know what is ‘In’ in the IT domain.
VCMDWA in association with Maharashtra Government launches their new logo
The logo of the 25th COMP-EX 2017 was unveiled and launched by Mayor of Nagpur Pravin Datke telephonically since he was busy on a previous assignment. Since COMP-EX has made its mark in the IT knowledge arena in Central India, Government of Maharashtra has joined hands as the powering partner with COMP-EX this year. It is the Maharashtra Government’s belief and mission to take across various people oriented schemes and initiatives to the people at a large scale. The massive footfall that COMP-EX succeeds to attract each year, there could not have been a better platform for the Maharashtra Government to communicate and interact with the people.
Four themes for 4 days of exhibition:
Each day there will be a particular theme of public interest that would be an inter active forum in this year’s COMP-EX, namely Smart Transport, E-Governance, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing & Education.
Metro – The ongoing mega public transportation facility, the Mazhi Metro – Green Metro is progressing at an express speed. Metro would put Nagpur amongst the modern, smart cities of India due to the intra-city rail transportation system. VCMDWA is proud to showcase Nagpur Metro which is the first fully Digital Metro in the country, the entire planning and implementation of Nagpur metro is done on 5D BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, this high end technology is being used for the first time in India for Metro. Nagpur city will witness for the first time cashless entry, mobile ticketing, mobile feeder services etc in Nagpur Metro.
UBER: Arrangements are underway, in collaboration with UBER, to offer transport services to and from COMP-EX to the visiting enthusiasts.
Aaple Sarkar – This is approach of the present government to offer transparency and technology based response and services to the people of Maharashtra through Aaple Sarkar commitment. All the services under Digital India will be showcased.
Cloud based technology- Theme of the year
President of VCMDWA Rajesh Saboo informed the media that the theme for COMP-EX 2017 is Cloud based Technology. He also voiced that the speed of information and services available to people, literally shrinking the world into one’s palm via a mobile phone has impacted the convenience aspect in a big way and the user world is fast moving towards their communication and archive requirements on a mobile phone. He added that more and more people should take advantage of COMP-EX 2017 and ride this exciting transition in an automatic manner.
Besides stalls and displays of various products and services, COMP-EX Organising Committee has also chalked out plans and programmes for various sections of the society, especially the students. Born from a desire to bring Nagpur’s best IT students together to showcase their talent to the real world, ‘Nagpur Next’ – IT Based Project Competition’, Secretary of VCMDWA Dinesh Naidu informed that the said Project Competition is not just about promoting educational excellence; it also serves to promote dialogue and co-operation, through the interaction of students with the leaders of the IT industry. Each college can submit two entries in this competition and the winner will be judged on pre-defined parameters by a panel comprising of distinguished luminaries from industry and education sector.
IT Picnic for NMC school students
Knowing its good Samaritan role and responsibility towards even the weaker section of the student fraternity, COMP-EX 2017 will invite children largely from NMC schools with lesser means and resources for IT Picnic during COMP-EX -2017. Here the children will get the opportunity to experience the digital world, feel the environment, play with the automation and enhance their interest and inclination in IT.
Gaming contest for Gen-X
There would be many other interesting attractions for the Gen-X crowd like a Gaming Zone and Contests with attractive prizes to be won.
The last year’s COMP-EX was graced by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis who had lauded COMP-EX for their efforts and stupendous outcome and contribution in bridging the gap between the product and service providers to the end users. It is a privilege yet again for COMP-EX that the Chief Minister has agreed to visit COMP-EX 2017 and will also be Government’s representative as the powering partner to COMP-EX.
E-wallet for cashless entry
In the recent era of Demonetization, CompEx would offer E-Wallet facility for cashless and easy entry to Compex-2017. Further details can be obtained from the office of VCMDWA, 603, Suryakiran Commercial Complex, Plot No. 1, Central Bazaar Road, Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur (Ph: 0712-2243727)