Written by – Siyathma at OmeBiz
Infotel was held from the 2nd-5th of November 2017. There were many businesses ranging from established organisations to startups from various industries. The atmosphere at Infotel was full of enthusiasm from the point you walked through the doors.
At the entrance of Infotel, there were two stalls belonging to HNB and People’s bank showcasing their new Cash Deposit machines and ATM’s.
On the Left, in Hall A had many established businesses and one of the most interesting parts of the exhibition, the startup pavilion. The startup pavilion included local startups that were both familiar and a couple of new faces. To read more about the startups that attended Infotel 2017, read ‘Startling Statups at Infotel 2017!’
On the right, Hall B exhibited more startups, an IT museum and the most exciting attraction at Infotel 2017, the virtual reality experience from SLT. Team Omentra was mostly excited about the roller coaster simulation, you just sit back on the egg shaped chair, put on your VR glasses and end up having a heart racing experience.
In Hall C there was the military pavilion to showcase the potential applications of technology and developing software and hardware military wise.
The e-sports pavilion showcased the ever growing and vibrant e-sports community which has been growing over the years in Sri Lanka. Gamers from all over attended the event for a tough competition in teams to reach the top spot.
What the Chairman of FITIS had to say
We had a chat with the Chairman of FITIS, Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayakke, about Infotel 2017, about how it was different compared to the previous years and how it benefits startups and businesses.
The awards ceremony was held on the 4th of November 2017. There were many awards given to the best companies present at Infotel 2017.
The “Most Creative Stall” award was given to People’s bank by presenting a view of their modern digital banking experience.
The “Best Startups Awards” were given to Gudppl, Omentra and Directpay.
What everyone thought about Infotel
Few of the exhibitors shared their thoughts on Infotel 2017.