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Bengaluru, NFAPost: The three-day 24th edition of the technology meet, Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021, Karnataka’s flagship event concluded on Friday evening here on a high note

In his concluding remarks, E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of IT-BT and Science & Technology said the event clocked 26,863 registered delegates with about 49,935 attendees.

“BTS-2021 has reached more than 4 crore viewers including 2.93 crore impressions through various social media channels including digital channels and f 98,10,500 viewers through mainstream media. The BTS 2021 meet saw the conduct of 8 plenary sessions, 75 sessions in four tracks, 18 sessions on-demand, and 343 speakers.

He said for the first time 48 countries participated in the annual tech event apart from 27 EU nations and 54 Commonwealth countries.

E V Ramana Reddy said the event saw three ministerial-level delegations and the participation of 1253 international delegates.

The BTS 2021 meet saw 2130 emails exchanged 688 meetings conducted, he said, adding that the event also saw 340 expo participants from Australia, Pennsylvania, the US, the UK, Toronto- Canada, New South Wales, and Germany besides 24,511 visitors.

The additional chief secretary also said STPI IT Export Awards were given away along with Smart Bio Awards. He said the event saw the 22nd edition of the Rural IT Quiz being conducted despite the pandemic which had nearly 1.8 crore students participating from eight states – Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.

The BTS 2021 saw the 14th edition of the Bio Quiz with more than 590 students participating in it of which 60 percent were girls, Reddy said.

Due to the pandemic in 2020, the technology event saw 8,507 registered delegates and 19,381 attendees. In 2020, there were 12 keynote sessions and 93 sessions on four tracks. The event saw the participation of 357 speakers, 25 countries, 731 international delegates, 10 ministerial-level delegations, and 8 MoUs announced, Ramana Reddy said.

Karnataka Department of Electronics Director Meena Nagaraj and Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) Chairman B V Naidu were also present at the event.

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