Final Report: Unprecedented visitor turnout and record participation at electronica India and productronica India reflects the optimism of the electronics components and the electronics manufacturing industry
- 13,906 visitors attended the trade fairs in Bengaluru, 20 % more than its previous edition
- An extensive accompanying programme made it even more attractive for visitors
electronica India 2014 and productronica India 2014 ended with a strong result of 13,906 visitors. 341 exhibitors, representing 713 companies, showcased their products, solutions and services at the trade fairs from September 23 to 25, 2014 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru. Both exhibitors and visitors were extremely satisfied with the results of the trade fairs.
According to Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Acting CEO of MMI India: “It gives me immense pleasure to announce that once again, electronica India and productronica India has received tremendous response from the visitors and exhibitors alike. The trade fairs are benchmark of the electronics components and production technology industry, taking the Indian electronics industry to an altogether different platform in the global arena”.
The trade fairs had a grandeur opening with participation from Government officials, leading associations, industry professionals and technical experts. One of the highlight of the trade fairs was the Buyer-Seller forum. This forum fulfilled the requirement of large electronics hardware manufacturers by connecting them with the best suppliers. The buyers got the chance to shortlist the suppliers based on their requirements and engage in a focused one on one discussion. Companies who attended were Amar Raja, Aristos EMS, Centum Electronics, Flextronics, Indic EMS, Kaynes, L & T, Micron EMS, NMTronics, Pricol, Rangsons, Sahasra, Sanjay Technologies, Sanmina, SGS, Smile, TE, Techniks and many more.
One of the highlights of the trade fairs was the DEFTRONICS conference on India’s Defense and Aerospace sector, which was graced by the presence of the Karnataka Minister of IT, BT and S&T, Shri S. R. Patil who said, “India spent roughly $30 billion on imports of electronic products and components which will significantly go up if we do not encourage domestic ESDM ecosystem”.
Dr. Ajay Kumar, Jt.Secretary - Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), said: “I congratulate MMI India, the organizers of electronica India and productronica India for creating a platform that brings all the electronics manufacturing and components industry under one roof and create a great networking forum to exchange ideas and conduct business.”
The trade fairs were supported by leading associations like Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka (CLIK), LED products Manufacturers' Association of India (LEDMA), to name a few.
Other accompanying programs were LEDCON, IPC INDIA 2014, SMT Workshop and ELCINA seminar. Dr. M. V. Ramana Rao, President, of LED Product Manufacturers' Associations said: “The LED industry in India is poised for a definite growth in the next two years, with some segments like lighting gaining popularity among customers. Facing acute energy shortage, State Governments are taking measures to reduce power consumption by opting for LED Lighting. This year at electronica India and productronica India, an exclusive LEDMA conference - LEDCON and LED pavilion made it more appealing for visitors and beneficial for the exhibitors as the whole electronic components manufacturing ecosystem was accessible.”
Mr. Soni Saran Singh, Executive Director of NMTronics India and Managing Director of iNETest Technologies India said: “We have been exhibitors for over 8 times now at electronica India and productronica India, and have in a sense, grown along with the event. Apart from the fact that the event is a very good platform to showcase our innovation and world-class technology, we have in a way built on our brand by participating at the trade fairs. Our global partners also have made it a point to make an India stop-over to attend the event and get a sense of our growing market. They are also keenly following the fortunes of our promising automobile sector where they see a tremendous potential for our products and services.”
The next edition of electronica India and productronica India will take place from September 9 to 11, 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.