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NEPCON Penang Marks the Way Forward with Largest Ever Electronics Event

May 29, 2008

Bangkok, Thailand � May 27, 2008 � Reed Exhibitions, the NEPCON events in China organizer, announces that visitors will not have to wait long for the next key NEPCON Asia event, with NEPCON Penang in Malaysia from 3-6th June. With the promise of new products, new technologies and the new business this will bring, Penang is set to deliver the largest ever NEPCON event in Malaysia.

Last year the NEPCON Penang event saw more than 7,500 visitors, from 17 countries and this year looks set to continue this upward trend. Also known as �Silicon Island,� Penang is the third largest state economy in Malaysia and home to global industry heavyweights such as Dell, Intel, AMT, Agilent, Hitachi, Bosch and Seagate. With Penang focused on manufacturing and, in particular, high-tech electronics production, it is no wonder NEPCON Penang 2008 has attracted Exhibitors from 541multinational and local manufacturing companies.

Reed Exhibitions set it sights on being Malaysia�s most significant platform for bringing together new products, new technologies and new business. With NEPCON Penang now in its 9th edition, this goal has well and truly been achieved in 2008 with a record 35 percent of exhibitors launching new products at the show. Additionally, 60 percent of exhibitors taking part in NEPCON Penang will be completely new, providing many more opportunities for visitors to find what they are looking for and compare from a host of new suppliers.

Also new for the 2008 event will be two new feature pavilions, including a Semiconductor Pavilion with 19 participating companies, indicating the potential for growth is this sector. Along with PCB assembly equipment, materials and services, test and measurement, components and other related manufacturing services, the addition of Semiconductor marks NEPCON Penang�s position as a total industry exhibition platform, benefiting exhibitors and visitors alike.

The second new addition is the Penang Pavilion � Reed Exhibitions� first collaboration with �Invest-in-Penang,� the initiative set up by a government agency to promote trade and investment to develop local industries. This pavilion will be Penang�s opportunity to showcase suppliers and what they can offer visitors from Malaysia and around the world. This will become a �must visit� area for potential investors in Penang and for companies looking for business partners in this region.

Reed Exhibitions also has worked in conjunction with the Malaysian International Development Authority to provide a series of new international seminars, under the theme �Electronics � The Way Forward.� These seminars, being held 3rd and 4th June, will offer an insightful look into topics such as key growth areas, training, funding, the solar energy industry, green manufacturing and more.

Reed Exhibitions has been working with companies in the Malaysian electronics industry for several years and understands the market and its own particular set of requirements. This has earned them the support of local government, who also have experienced firsthand the benefits the global NEPCON brand is able to bring to Malaysia.

For more information and to register to attend please visit:

About NEPCON Across Asia

NEPCON is your Asia business partner in the electronics industry. With more than 25 years of expertise in the industry, NEPCON offers more than 10 excellent business platforms in Asia�s hottest electronics manufacturing bases including South East Asia, China and India. The NEPCON series in Asia provides the best opportunity for suppliers to build brand awareness, network with potential business partners and expand Asian market share.

About Reed Exhibitions � The Electronics Event Expert in Asia

Reed Exhibitions is the world�s leading events organiser. Today Reed Exhibitions� events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 39 fully staffed offices.

Reed Exhibitions is committed to serve the electronics industry market. Reed Exhibitions delivers 12 quality electronics events in eight countries in Asia. These events brought together more than 5,800 exhibitors and 203,000 buyers. By organizing leading events in the region, such as Internepcon in Japan, Nepcon China in China, Nepcon India in India, Nepcon in Korea and GlobalTRONICS in Singapore, Reed is committed to the highest standards of quality and customer care and work with the best domestic partners to deliver its events. Its exhibition specialists in 37 offices around the world are always pleased to share their skills and best practices for the benefit of its customers worldwide.

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