Trivandrum: GTech, the Group of Technology Companies in Government owned IT Parks in Kerala, is planning to undertake a business delegation to Australia, in partnership with the IT Department, Government of Kerala, from May 27 to June 06, 2013.
The delegation would include the Principal Secretary – IT, GoK; CEOs of Technopark, Trivandrum and Infopark, Kochi, and the CEOs of about 20 small and medium IT companies who are keen to explore business opportunities in Australia. The delegation will participate in CeBIT Australia 2013 and later proceed to Melbourne and Brisbane for networking meetings.
This was announced during a visit by a high level delegation from the Australian High Commission in New Delhi to Technopark today. Patrick Suckling, High Commissioner to India led the delegation comprising of David Holly, Australian Consul-General in Chennai and Roshen Paul, BDM at Australian Trade Commission,
During the meeting with the Australian delegation, GTech requested that Trade Bodies in Australia work as partners to the Kerala IT – Australia 2013 delegation to help foster business and benefit both sides. The delegates look forward to developing business, establishing offices and attracting local talent to work for them, and would need to understand the market through this visit.
In his comments, Patrick said, “We would be happy to provide all necessary support for the delegation and we will get the India Trade offices in the States of New South Wales, Victoria and Melbourne to support GTech and Kerala IT in this endeavour. Technology, healthcare and education are some of the areas where Australia and Kerala can work together.”
Binu Jacob, CEO, Experion Global said, “The focus of GTech business development initiative is to establish global linkages for the IT Industry in Kerala by working with Trade bodies, Governments, customers and investors to build business partnerships. In this context, Kerala IT – GTech has identified Australia as a strategic region for its companies. Australia has an increasing demand for IT products and services, not so much serviced by the Tier-1 IT companies, but can be serviced by the cost effective Tier-2 & 3 companies from Kerala”.
Anoop P Ambika, CEO, Kreara Solutions and also Secretary, GTech, and Binu led the discussions from GTech’s side. CXOs of about 20 member companies attended the meeting.
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