Shri Ramdas Athawale

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
Government of India

I am very happy to know that ShesPro with ICMR is organizing the first "Global Assistive Technology Expo & Conference (GATEC) 2024" The event will focus on the future of assistive technology(AT) and how it can change the lifestyle of millions of people all over the globe.

With an apt theme “BUILDING HEALTHY, SAFE, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT” GATEC-2024 will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and networking on all aspects of the science, practice, and education associated with Assistive Technology, Medical Sciences, Rehabilitation Engineering, Clinical Engineering, and related areas. It envisions promoting multidisciplinary practices through interactions, supporting professional education, promoting research and evidence-based practice, facilitating innovative and appropriate technology, fostering inter-ministerial, national & International collaboration and consensus, and facilitating knowledge exchange. With more than 5000 attendees and 1200 companies GATEC is certainly going to be a landmark event.

Please accept my heartiest congratulations and I wish my best wishes to all of you for a successful organizing of "Global Assistive Technology Expo & Conference (GATEC) 2024".