Vibrant Gujarat is an event aimed at bringing together business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, policy and opinion makers. KarConnect is proud to be showcasing at the summit to understand and explore business opportunities. After being a part of few of the major successful events like VG Startup, NSIT, IVASS and Innofest, we were glad to present our offerings at a global level.
The event was held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The team was really excited after we got our stall allocated. We were representing KarConnect in hall no. 7 and our stall number was 185. More than 100 nations had actively participated in this event. Hence, you can understand the excitement level of the team.
The event was held for a week long from 9th January 2017 to 13th January 2017. The summit was inaugurated by honorable prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, followed by his speech on ‘Transforming India’. His speech was very indulging and thought provoking. John Chambers, chairperson of global technology giant Cisco; Bertrand-Marc Allen, president of Boeing International; and Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of French electricity giant EDF were also a part of this magnificent event. Presidents of Kenya and Rwanda, prime ministers of Portugal and Serbia, and deputy prime ministers of Russia and Poland were the notable dignitaries at the inaugural ceremony.
Day 1 at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
The first day of the summit consisted of a conference of Nobel prize winners. They shared their thoughts on what changes they would like to see for their country and the world. They shared some insights on their noble deeds. We were headed to set up our stall to kickstart the next day.
Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, stalled all the halls and visited us as well. We felt privileged to see him appreciating the startups.
Day 2 at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
The start of the event was very energetic with lots of people visiting our stall with curiosity. It was really glad to have a global audience share interest in our product. We were high-spirited as the event started and we got our first batch of the visitors. This was a day for a B2B exhibition.
The audience comprised of investors, entrepreneurs and industrialists. They appreciated our concept. They were keen to know more about KarConnect as we had displayed the web version on the screen. Few of the professionals also suggested some additional features that we would be happy to adapt. We also got some inquiries and pre-orders for our KarConnect device.
Day 3 at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
Day 3 at the summit was meant to be for the students. There were lots of freshers that were enthusiastically interested to know more about our concept. As our solution is IoT-based, many students from acclaimed universities were curious for getting trained for the same. The students showed immense interest for the internship with us.
Simultaneously, at a conference held at Mahatma Mandir, Harshwardhan Zala, a 14-year-old boy, signed a Rs 5 crore worth MoU with the state government to facilitate production of the drones. This young boy not only did set an example at the summit but also motivated others to lead the way towards success.
Day 4 at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
The last two days were open to the public. We got an overwhelming response on day 4 at the summit. An industrialist from the UK visited our stall and appreciated our concept of connected cars platform. We were grateful for this profuse response. There were a few businesses that belonged to the automotive industry who registered as a partner with us.
We had our distributors visit our stall. They were equally excited to showcase KarConnect at this huge platform. A young man from BSF (Border Security Force) who fights for the safety and security of the country was really pleased to know our motive behind this concept ‘Safety First’. We had a lot of audiences as the day subsided.
Day 5 at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
The last day of the summit started at a very good note. We got pre-orders and also managed to bag a distributorship. The last day was also fruitful. We also clicked few selfies with the very trending Ford Mustang that was displayed at the entrance of the hall. We had some great clicks with the delegates who were interestingly understanding our solutions of real-time driving behavior monitoring.
The summit ends but not the efforts
KarConnect was very obliged to be a part of this huge platform where skilled minds can share their thoughts. KarConnect is a real-time vehicle diagnostic platform with connected service centers. The audience at this summit were more inclined towards real-time driving behaviour, which is one of the major features that we provide. With an enthralling experience that we had at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, we wish to summon for more events like these.