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India continues to forge its way to an even stronger power grid and nation-wide electrical connectivity. The call of the hour is clear – let no household be without power. Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 1,000 day deadline to power every village has been backed by strong steps. An ambitious target of 175 Gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 has also been established.

Switch represents this ambitious and powerful spirit of India. One of the largest electrical expos in the country, Switch is to be held from October 6 to 10, 2016, in Vadodara. It represents one of the biggest networks of electrical manufacturers, innovators, technologies and partners in the industry.
Promoted by the Government of Gujarat, under Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited, this biennial platform is aimed to rev up India’s power sector. Switch has one of the widest product range seen in such expos and will have the assured presence of over 8,500 key buyers and over 1,00,000 visitors. Switch represents a growth opportunity unlike any other for the electrical industry.

Switch represents a growth opportunity unlike any other for businesses
Power Ecosystem
When it comes to creating a business friendly policy environment in the country, Gujarat has been a pioneer. The state has been making massive strides in the power sector and is the only power surplus state in the country.The state witnessed an unprecedented surge of 166% in power production capacity between March 2004 and January 2013. The portion of private players in the power sector also rose from 25% to a substantial 60% in this span of time. A testimony of good governance and sound policies, the state boasts of 24x7 power supply.

Gujarat has an already established power ecosystem and it looks to be growing with time. Vadodara, is a key component of this power ecosystem. One of the largest manufacturers of electrical equipment in the country, Vadodara also has a strong ancillaries market. Also known as the 'transformers hub' among industry
regulars, companies from the city have also made strong inroads into renewable energy as well. The Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA) labs have also helped Vadodara stay ahead of its competitors in this sector.

Switch is designed for businesses and entrepreneurs to make the most of this well balanced ecosystem and grow their business even further. All the events at Switch are geared towards bringing together people and brands. It is the associations, partnerships and innovations that are born of such an event that go on to help the country in its march toward power independence.
Knowledge Exchange
One of the biggest factors in the growth of any industry is the amount of knowledge exchange that is conducted within the industry. Switch has made it a point to create a Technology Transfer Network to bring together businesses that can share their knowhow and grow further. With strong manufacturing backgrounds, increased knowledge exchange will only go to increase India's manufacturing capabilities. Innovations should always be rewarded and encouraged, the innovation showcase platform recognizes these amazing talents and felicitates them.
With a focus on updating the technology used, knowledge exchange would play an important role in Switch 2016.
Focus Areas
Facilities

Travel

  • Special charter flights from Mumbai and Delhi
  • Special trains from Mumbai
  • Volvo buses from Ahmedabad airport and city
  • Volvo night express from Mumbai and Vadodara
  • Visa related facilities, will be provided by the designated agency

Accommodation

  • Assistance in hotel bookings
  • Luxury tent accommodation
  • Unique concept of furnished apartments for the
    complete team
  • Paying guest bed and breakfast facility
  • Accommodation in Ahmedabad and other
    nearby cities

Guest Management

  • Protocol lounge
  • VIP management teams
  • VIP lounges
  • VIP spouse lounges

Local Transportation

  • Helipad at the venue
  • Segaway Hoverboard at the venue
  • Battery operated carts
  • Shuttle buses in the city
  • Shuttle buses at the venue
  • Private cars
  • Bus boarding area, taxi boarding area
    and private cars

Food

  • Central Food court of 50,000 sq ft
  • Every dome with a food zone / Water counters
  • Special Gujarati cuisines counters

Business Connectivity

  • Mobile charging areas
  • Local SIM counters
  • High speed Wi-Fi and Internet facilities
  • Business centre
  • Video conferencing facility
  • Trolleys for carrying brochures & take away bags
  • Meeting / Board rooms

Venue Infrastructure

  • Parking
  • Drivers' area & food
  • Registration counters
  • Pram / Crèche
  • Travel Trolleys
  • Luggage counters / Cloak rooms
  • Florist
  • Interpreter desk
  • ATM / FOREX counter
  • Restrooms
  • Smoking lounge
  • Local souvenir shop / Essentials shop
  • Printing of brochure / Flex banners
  • Lost & Found
  • Courier/ Cargo service
  • Wheelchairs / Handicap bathrooms

SWITCH Connect

  • Show guide
  • Exhibitors' Directory
  • Switch Journal
  • SWITCH Daily Newspaper
  • SWITCH souvenir
  • Promotion at SWITCH
  • Branding along pathways
  • Media space
  • LED displays

Entertainment/Tourism

  • Travel and Tourism desk
  • Local tours / guides
  • Navratri venue details / Assistance

Safety

  • Security Office
  • Security check points
  • Luggage screening
  • Fire brigade / Fire drills / Fire exits / Fire Marshalls
  • Dog squads