Hyderabad: With almost 25,000 delegates, 15 events, 300 exhibitors and 500 speakers from 30 countries, the IndiaJoy expo kickstarted in Hyderabad on Sunday. The five-day event being organised by government of Telangana and facilitated by Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA) brings together students, corporates, entrepreneurs and individuals working in the field of media, entertainment, gaming, VFX and other allied areas.
Speaking at the inauguration of the event, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, Information Technology department, Telangana said, “Hyderabad has witnessed tremendous growth and dynamism in the media and digital industry sector in the last few years, and has far outperformed all other sectors. At this juncture giving a bigger push to the sector by organising a mega event like IndiaJoy makes lot of strategic sense for the government. The government continues to extend crucial support to the sector keeping in view the huge growth potential. We expect more inward investments, more interest among the people to take up a career in the sector, and the emergence of a comprehensive and integrated eco system.”
TVAGA, president, Rajeev Chilaka said, “The media and digital entertainment segment are growing rapidly, and there is strong interest among entrepreneurs, academia and professionals about its promise and potential in the global market. With an event of “IndiaJoy” scale, this is bound to accelerate even further and position India as a favourable trade destination for media and digital entertainment.”