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Chennai gears up to embrace COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai - India 2008

Jul 14, 2008

South India�s burgeoning demand and consistent growth has made it the hub for the EMS industry

Chennai, July 15, 2008: Increased demand and popularity has made it imperative for Reed Exhibitions to take the success of COMPONEX NEPCON INDIA, New Delhi to the mushrooming hub of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), Chennai. The city�s EMS market has completely germinated and now attracts the interests of all the serious players of the industry�s market. The Southern cities of India like Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, are witnessing major foreign EMS providers building their presence in India as smaller contractors forge relationships with domestic partners through alliances. South of India is appealing for the growing market because of the high level of education, high skills, language compatibility, and low costs.

Mr. Mandeep Singh, COO, Reed Exhibitions India says, �It gives me immense pleasure to introduce COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai, India 2008. CNCI is the only platform where buyers and sellers from the EMS industry can get together nationally and internationally to showcase their latest technology. Chennai�s contribution to the components industry has been consistent and noteworthy. It�s still the technical capital of the country and, hence, its contribution to the EMS industry has been quite natural. CNCI 2008 will bring the world to Chennai, showcasing their products. The participants from different countries like Singapore, U.K., China, Hong Kong, Malayasia and others would bring their international brands to Chennai.�

A visible resonance in the EMS industry will be noticed when country�s first exclusive business-to-business trade exhibition � COMPONEX NEPCON CHENNAI INDIA 2008 � takes place on July 15-17 at the Chennai Trade Centre. With an objective of understanding the growing need of the EMS industry, SMT and other support industries and showcasing the best of the innovations in the technology worldwide, CNCI 2008 brings different countries to one platform.

The city of Chennai is well known for its great infrastructure and connectivity that not only smoothen the transport but also compliment a pleasant stay. The city has two international airports and five national highways that are all well connected in a much-planned out manner. Chennai is the heart of South India and, hence, it has been chosen as the venue for COMPONEX NEPCON�s second chapter of the year.

COMPONEX NEPCON is the amalgamation of COMPONEX and NEPCON series. COMPONEX is a premier trade show for the electronic industry in India and has been serving the Indian industry for over 13 years while the NEPCON exhibition is an annual exhibition catering to needs of the electronics market worldwide and has been held successfully in various parts of the world namely China (Shanghai, Shenzhen & Bo Hai), Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. With the recent acquisition by Reed Exhibitions India, the COMPONEX fair has now been launched as COMPONEX NEPCON.

C. Umashankar, I.A.S - Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. (ELCOT) �COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai - India 2008 will assist in bringing the entire industry together and establish Chennai as a strong base for electronic industry. Our association with CNCI 2008 aims at providing the right platform of opportunities for the players and a conducive environment for them to grow, expand and learn. The exhibition has set new benchmarks in the field of electronic components in India since its inception and is on the way of scaling bigger heights year after year. We want to elevate Tamil Nadu as the destination of choice for IT investors across the world and hopefully CNCI 2008 international involvement would help us to achieve this target�.

S. Swaran � CEO, Electronics Today

�COMPONEX is the first and the most established exhibition in the country for electronic components and production equipment. It brings the �captains of industry� together on one platform and also provides them an opportunity to view the latest and most advanced solutions and technical developments. The show's legacy of 15 years recently combined with its SMT partner, NEPCON, provides a formidable commercial partnership serving the strong and rapidly growing electronics market in India and South Asia. I am happy to note that COMPONEX brand is being extended to Chennai to serve the expanding base of electronics manufacturing companies moving into the area. Another first for COMPONEX in its drive to reflect the dynamic and changing face of India�s electronics industry. Anybody seriously interested in EMS should attend these events�

Josh Foulger � Head of India Sourcing, Nokia

�Our prime motive to attend in COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai - India 2008 is to meet potential business partners to support the growth of the manufacturing eco-system to further our interests in India. The show is expected to enable us to meet several suppliers. As a leading manufacturer we are interested to find out the latest developments available to industry. Chennai has a diversified economic base anchored by the automobile, software services, hardware manufacturing, healthcare and financial services industries. The city is gradually developing as a prominent components market, SMT and other support industry in South India. Such shows are definitely a boost to the city's contribution to the relevant industry. With the kind of expertise Reed Exhibitions has worldwide, we look forward for an exciting and rewarding exhibition.�

CNCI 2008 will witness the unveiling of the latest technical know-how in the industry during its three-day tenure. This year�s exhibition will focus on a completely on Surface Mount Technology SMT is a method for constructing electronic circuits in which the components (SMC or Surface Mounted Components) are mounted directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs). In the industry it has largely replaced the through-hole technology construction method of fitting components with wire leads into holes in the circuit board. A host of new products will be launched during the event by both national and international exhibitors.

About Reed Exhibitions: Reed Exhibitions is the world�s leading events organiser. In 2007 Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 39 fully staffed offices.

Reed organises a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 47 industry sectors, including: Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, building & construction, electronics, energy, engineering, entertainment, environment, food & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT, jewellery, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, property, manufacturing, medical education, packaging & converting, printing & visual communication, security, sports & recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of �1,052 million on turnover of �5,398 million.

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