Bangalore, India, February 4, 2019 : IT Hub of India, Bangalore, witnessed RECOMMERCE EXPO 2019 – the country’s first-ever trade fair, exhibition and conference organized exclusively on the topic of Refurbished Electronic Products and E-Waste Management. Supported by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Digital India, NSIC, NSDC and Skill India, RECOMMERCE 2019 saw the participation of many senior dignitaries from the industry and government sectors debating and discussing about the crucial challenges and issues facing the Refurbishing and E-Waste sector in India. Dr. Rajiv Sharma IAS, Chairman of the Telangana State Pollution Control Board was the distinguished chief guest for the program.
RECOMMERCE 2019 had Flipkart’s 2GUD as Principal Partner and Amazon’s Renewed as its Strategic Partner along with other major players from the industry like Electronic Bazaar, 4R Recycling, Exigo Recycling, Server Basket, Eco Recycling Pvt Ltd, Surbine Recycling, Rashi E-Waste Solutions pvt ltd, Hyper-exchange and Ensure Services to name a few as partners for the event.
The 2 day forum experienced insightful thoughts and discussions from across the spectrum of the industry to give a direction to a sector that has an immense potential to drive the next level of growth. A call for a more unified and collaborative approach to deal with challenges the industry faces was echoed by every stakeholder.
Manoj Kumar IFS, Member Secretary of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Satish Sinha from Toxics Link, Dr. Dilip Boralkar Former Member Secretary of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Dr. Saibaba Rao President of FITDAK, Manoj Goutham President of RCI, Dr. Narayan Iyer CEO of Indian Development Foundation, Dr. Suneel Pandey Associate Director TERI, Dr, Praveen Saxena CEO of Skill Council for Green Jobs, K Ravi Past President FKCCI were some of the key dignitaries that graced RECOMMERCE 2019.
The 2 day conference was chaired by Anil Kaushik, a veteran and an independent electronics refurbishing consultant and advisor. “E-waste Management is very critical for our future, so extending life cycle of electronic devices by refurbishing is important to reduce e-waste. Event like RECOMMERCE – 2019 has helped create need of the hour by bringing policy makers, business partners and consumers on same platform” stated Kaushik.
RECOMMERCE Forum engaged its audience in some insightful Panel Discussions on varied topics like Policy, Investments, Skill Development, Bulk Trade, EPR Compliance and Next Gen Ewaste to name a few. The inaugural edition of RECOMMERCE 2019 ended on a positive note with plans to bring the industry closer and make it more organized and structured thereby supporting the Go Green and Digital India initiatives of the government and taking a step towards effective e-waste management.
Photo Caption : Anil Kaushik, a veteran and an independent electronics refurbishing consultant and advisor.