BANGALORE, INDIA: electronica India and productronica India, held from September 7-10, 2010 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), witnessed an overwhelming response from the Indian and international electronics industry. Once again, the fairs stamped their authority by being the largest trade fairs for electronic components, assemblies, materials and production equipment.
With an increase of 21 percent, electronica India and productronica India welcomed this year 869 exhibitors and represented companies with 331 direct exhibitors. In two halls and on an area of 13,000sqm exhibitors presented their products and applications – a significant 30 percent increase in exhibition space over the previous year. The exhibitors were also satisfied with the quality as well as the numbers of visitors. They saw closures of deals and a raise in the number of quality inquiries. Altogether, the show attracted over 12,245 visitors, an increase of 18 percent.
This year’s exhibitors came from over 25 countries with a strong presence from Japan, Switzerland, USA, Italy, Spain, Korea, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Countries like Germany, UK, China, Singapore and Taiwan were represented with their own country pavilions. The Indian Printed Circuits Association (IPCA), a strategic partner of MMI India, increased its exhibition space by 55 percent.
The exhibition also witnessed a high participation from international key companies. Among others Agilent Technologies, ASYS Group, Bergen Systems, EMST Marketing, EPCOS, iNetest Technologies, Infineon, MAXIM SMT Technologies, NMTronics, NXP, RS Components, TATA Power, TYCO Electronics and SONY displayed their state-of-the-art technology and products.
The show featured a special focus area on LED. There were also two high profile international conferences conducted at electronica India and productronica India. The “Conference on Contract Manufacturing: The Indian Perspective” held on 7th September 2010, saw delegates from companies like National Instruments, Indium Corporation, Atotech, Firan Technology and HCL Technologies, to name a few. They discussed various topics on trends, new technologies, opportunities and requirements of the Indian EMS/Contract Manufacturing Industry.
The second conference on 8th September 2010 the “Symposium on the Trends and Future Requirements in Automotive Electronics” had delegates from Freescale, Infineon, TYCO, First Sensor, Mahindra Satyam, Robert Bosch, AUTOSAR, NXP, Atrisys and TATA Motors speak at the conference. Over 145 delegates attended both conferences.
Already, 42 percent of the exhibitors have rebooked themselves for electronica India and productronica India 2011. A great success on which Norbert H. Bargmann, deputy CEO of Messe München International commented: “Having seen the response to this year’s edition of the exhibition, India is emerging as an important port of call for companies from around the world. This country has one of the fastest growing economies of the world and has made its presence felt in the international trade fairs and exhibition industry.”
Darryl Dasilva, CEO, Messe München International India, stated: “With the high growth that the electronics sector has witnessed as well as the huge opportunity over the past few years, platforms such as electronica India and productronica India will play a vital role in the future of this industry. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to organise one of the biggest events in this sector, and I look forward to many more successful years in the future with the support of our participants.”
The next electronica India and productronica India will take place in New Delhi from September 13-16, 2011 at the Pragati Maidan.