Several world leaders including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Swiss Confederation Vice President Guy Parmelin are participating

Paving the way for discussions on the challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 on November 19 via video conferencing. World leaders, technocrats, researchers, innovators will be participating in the three-day event.

Based on the theme, ‘Next is Now,’ this year’s summit focuses on deliberating discussions on key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world with focus on the impact of prominent technologies and innovations in the domains of ‘Information Technology & Electronics’ and ‘Biotechnology.’

The three-day event between November 19 and November 21 is being organised jointly by the Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Karnataka government’s Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology & StartUp, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications.

The event is likely to see the participation of many world leaders including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Vice President of the Swiss Confederation, Guy Parmelin among others. Representatives from France and Canada will also be attending the virtual summit.

In a tweet, the French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain confirmed France’s participation. He wrote, “France will participate in force @blrtechsummit 2020. Karnataka is home to 150+ French companies & French Tech Community-Bangalore. How do India & France drive innovation together? To know, join us for the French country webinar on 20 Nov!”

Similarly, Consul General of Canada in South India, Nicole Girard also confirmed her participation in the event. She wrote, “Join us for the #Innovation focused Canada session @blrtechsummit on Nov 19th 5pm.”

In a video message she said, “I am delighted to announce Canada’s participation as a global innovation alliance partner at the Bengaluru Technology Summit 2020 that’s coming up. I see this summit a critical innovation platform to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Canada and the government of Karnataka.”

The official twitter handle of the Bengaluru Technology Summit 2020, said that Consul General of Israel in Bengaluru will also be participating in the event.

It wrote, “Mr. Jonathan Zadka, Consul General of Israel in Bengaluru is glad to collaborate as a global innovation partner for the upcoming Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, to strengthen a deeper relationship with the GoK promoting innovation.”

According to the organiser, the other countries which will be participating include Lithuania and Australia among others. As per the organisers, this year around 25 countries will be participating in the event while around 250 speakers will be giving keynote addresses. There are around 100 startups and 200 exhibitors will be participating.

Apart from that, thought leaders, industry captains, technocrats, researchers, innovators, investors, policy makers and educators from India and the world will also be participating in the summit.