Messe Muenchen India announces partnership with NASSCOM Centre for Excellence (CoE)
Messe Muenchen India and the NASSCOM Centre for Excellence (CoE) extends its partnership to focus on developing the ecosystem for digitizing the supply chain at SmartCards Expo 2022, India’s only exhibition for identification, authentication, and digital payments. This expo will be held on September 21–23, 2022, at the India Exposition Mart Ltd. (IEML), Greater Noida.
About its partnership with Messe Muenchen India, Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO, NASSCOM Center of Excellence, said, “Digital supply chains are crucial to overcome pandemic-related disruptions and adopt risk-proof strategies backed by robust technologies such as AI and IoT. Logistics companies need to pre-emptively identify risks and emerging challenges, discover and adopt next-generation technology solutions, and speed up their response timelines to meet consumers’ needs and market demands. Supply chains today are data-rich, and they have the potential to be more intelligent, resilient, affordable, and sustainable using digital tools. Through our partnership with Messe Muenchen India, we want to promote such IoT and AI-driven tools among Indian logistics service providers. Hence, we are proud to present a one-day conference on ‘Digitizing the Supply Chain’ at SmartCards Expo.”
Role of Start-ups in Digital Supply Chains
India’s dynamic startup ecosystem has received global accolades for creating Globally, the 3rd largest number of unicorns, innovations, investments, and companies over the last few years. Startups have a unique role in the logistics industry to solve real-world problems like last-mile delivery and decarbonisation of supply chains. Regarding its collaboration with NASSCOM CoE, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “Emerging technologies like AI and IOT have empowered the logistics industry to overcome multiple challenges. Digital supply chains will play an increasingly important role as India becomes a manufacturing hub and an integral part of global value chains. Over the years, SmartCards Expo has cemented its position as India’s only trade fair for the identification, authentication, and digital payments ecosystem. We are delighted to collaborate with the NASSCOM Centre for Excellence to organize a one-day conference and Startup Pavilion for the supply chain industry. NASSCOM’s strong presence among technology suppliers combined with its deep understanding of the startup ecosystem and our expertise in bringing togetherall stakeholders will further foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the industry.”
As India’s only trade fair focusing on smartcard technologies, along with its co-located trade fairs like the IoT India Expo, e-Security Expo, RFID India Expo, Biometrics India Expo, Digital Payments India Expo, and Artificial Intelligence India Expo, Smartcard Expo 2022 has been an integral partner in the growth of identification, authentication, and digital payments technologies in the country.