INVITATION for Conference:


NICT 2017

(Enabling the Northeast)

with theme

Digitally Transforming  Northeast



Chief Guest

Sri Sarbananda Sonowal

Hon’ble Chief Minister

Government of Assam


Key Dignitaries

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma

Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Planning and Development,

Health & Family Welfare, Education, Tourism, Handloom and Textiles, Guwahati Development,

Co-operation, Pension and Public Grievances

Government of Assam


Sri. Parimal Suklabaidya

Hon’ble Minister for PWD (Roads and Buildings, NH),

Fisheries and Excise

Government of Assam


Sri. Ravi Capoor, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary

Government of Assam



7th & 8th  September 2017 (Thursday & Friday)

(1000 hrs onwards on both days as per agenda given below)

(Kindly note, on the first day there is also an awards function followed by dinner)


Hotel Radisson Blu




Greetings from Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME )!


You would be happy to know that the 13th edition of NICT – one of the largest forums of ICT and user industries, is being organized in Guwahati by ABP group. (ABP- media conglomerate having The Telegraph, Anandabazar Patrika, ABP News, etc). 


FISME, is one of the supporting organizations in organizing NICT 2017 facilitating participation of industry/MSMEs. 


The two day Conference will bring together a vibrant range of topics that promote business-technology-leadership convergence. In addition to participation of key Ministers & Senior Government officials there would be Industry stalwarts & technology leaders.


We are pleased to extend you a cordial invitation (No participation charges are applicable)


The schedule/agenda is given here below for your ready reference. Kindly note, though we would love to have you during the entire Conference but if for unavoidable reasons you cannot be there for the complete two days you can also attend specific Sessions of your interest.



Day 1 (Thursday): 7th September 2017

1000hrs: Registration & Tea/Coffee

1100hrs: Welcome Address

1110hrs: Address by the Guest of Honours

1140hrs: Address by the Chief Guest

1155hrs: Vote of Thanks

1200hrs: Northeast – Taking the Long View (Theme of the Session)

1330hrs: Digitally Transforming Northeast (Theme of the Session)

1400hrs: Lunch

1500hrs: Re-Imagining the Citizen Experience of Northeast

1600hrs: Presentation: Global Conference on Cyberspace

1630hrs: Gearing up Northeast for Digital Transformation (IT Secretaries Roundtable)

1730hrs: Infrastructure Development in Northeast – Challenges and Opportunities

1800hrs: Tea/Coffee Break

1900hrs: Northeast Excellence Awards 2017

2030hrs: Dinner


Day 2 (Friday): 8th September 2017

1000hrs: Registration and Tea/Coffee

1030hrs: Gearing up Northeast for the Make in India Initative

1130hrs: Technology intervention in varied sectors to drive grown in Northeast

1245hrs: Addressing Cyber Security Challenges in the Digital Age

1400hrs: Lunch

1500hrs: Driving Growth Through SMEs & Start-ups

1600hrs: Vote of Thanks & Closing address

1615hrs: Tea/Coffee



Thanks and with kind regards


Mukesh Kalra

Joint Secretary (International Trade)

Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)

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