India Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017) is scheduled to be held as a three day event from 27th to 29th September 2017 in New Delhi. This was announced by the Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha. This is the first time India is all set to host its own mobile mega show.The minister was hopeful that the event will also help to attract investment in the country and facilitate the government’s flagship programmes like Digital India, Make in India and others through knowledge-sharing. The event — to be held from September 27 to 29 — will be organised by telecom industry body Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) with support from the Department of Telecommunications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The Ministry of Skill Development will also be part of the endeavour.It will be organised in the Pragati Maidan here with a budget of around Rs 15 crore.Following the yearly global attention drawn by the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the telecom industry players in India wanted to organise an event here where players from India, South Asia and Middle Eastern countries could get more attention.The three-day event will witness exhibitions, conclaves and an awards session. The event is for business-to-consumer and business-to-government activities and on the third day it will be open for public, by invitation.The organisers expect presence of around 5,000 paid participants in the event and there will be 800 exhibitors.