[Infotech 2018] La foire Pailles, monter, monter!!!

With thousands of visitors going to SVICC every year, Infotech was the annual rendez vous for technology enthusiasts who were looking forward to have some hands-on demo of latest technologies and discover latest trends in ICT. However, since several years now, the event is more comparable to the other “Indian Expo Fair” or “Salon de la maison” type of events.

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With thousands of visitors going to SVICC every year, Infotech was the annual rendez vous for technology enthusiasts who were looking forward to have some hands-on demo of latest technologies and discover latest trends in ICT. However, since several years now, the event is more comparable to the other “Indian Expo Fair” or “Salon de la maison” type of events. With increasing number of companies displaying their products (along with “infotech” discounts), the “La Foire Pailles” is unfortunately mainly crowded with visitors who want to grab some good deals on mobile phones, screens and etc.

Without exagerating, I think that barely 10% of the total space occupied are really centered about latest technology advances :

  • Mauritius Research Council showing off their cube sat project. The real-size 3D printed model was displayed today (30 August 2018) but one of the guys there told me that a real demo unit should be on display as from tomorrow.
  • The Robotics Club of College of Saint Esprit which is displaying some of their own made robots

What’s in there more?

To sum up what you can see and experience in the La Foire Pailles during the next few days :

  • VR Sets
  • Drones
  • IP Camera systems
  • Solar Panels
  • Laptops and mobile phones

And if you want a better plan for your weekend, drive to Bagatelle Mall. On top of all the above, you get hypermarkets, candy shops, practically all brand shops of the island and a large variety of food. You will probably get the same promotional discount too! If ever you get bored (at Bagatelle), you can even watch a movie at the cinema!

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Why you should go to Infotech 2009?

I have been quite disappointed with this year’s edition of Infotech.

It is clearly only some kind of fair where companies where only interested to put their products for sale, nothing more, and share their pile of brochures…

infotech 2009

Sorry but there is simply NO REASON why you should go there. Period.

This year, Infotech 2009 was simply a mere trade fair, nothing like what I proposed a few weeks ago on this blog.

If only I could go back in time and save my previous time and money lost yesterday… Its no use crying over spilled milk now, but this clearly shows that its better to stay at home for the next one, just like I did the previous year.

Not even those beautiful models we used to see to “faire liziers content“, pfff.

I came back home only with a pile of brochures…
Maurice Ile Durable… C’est un plaisir!

Orange expo, Rs25 entry fee?

While checking the orange expo page, I was surprised to see that there is an entry fee of Rs25 for adults.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that THIS IS THE SMALL DETAIL which they forgot to mention in their tv and radio adverts!!!

Orange Expo

Hi everybody, just a quick post!

While checking the orange expo page, I was surprised to see that there is an entry fee of Rs25 for adults.

Entry fee

I fail to understand is this expo is paying?

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that THIS IS THE SMALL DETAIL which they forgot to mention in their tv and radio adverts!!!

Nevertheless, perhaps I will be paying them a visit after all.

Did you know that there was an entry fee ???

Oops, its already 9am, and I am still in my small shorts lol! I am LATE! 🙂

Yashvin, pages of my life

Latest Update:

It seems that they have a strange marketing strategy.
1. You can download their FREE invitation card from their web site

2. You can check out the FREE invitation card on your telephone bill (According to ReenaDKL)

3. If you dont have an internet connection nor a telephone bill, its only then that you will have to pay an entry fee if you have 25yrs and +.