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COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai - India 2008 concludes with huge success amongst exhibitors and visitors

Aug 11, 2008

Chennai, July 30, 2008: Increased demand and popularity made the success of COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai - India (CNCI) imperative to the mushrooming hub of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), Chennai. The exhibition completely germinated and attracted the interests of all the serious players of the industry's market. With an objective of understanding the growing need of the EMS industry, SMT and other support industry and to showcase the best of the innovations in the technology worldwide, CNCI 2008 brought different countries to one platform.

- Offered B-2-B networking platform

- Created a Technology Forum for industrial professionals to share their knowledge, products and expertise

- Introduced Automotive Components Pavilion

The first/debut edition of CNCI in Chennai witnessed the presence of eminent personalities including Mr. C.Umashanker, MD, ELCOT, Mr. Swaran, CEO, Electronics Today, Mr. N K Goyal, President, TEMA, Mr. D.Raghunathan, Head Electronics, PRICOL amongst others. Mr. Mandeep Singh, COO, Reed Exhibitions, delivered this year's keynote address. While acknowledging the success of the show, The First edition itself saw a participation of well known brands like Transtechnology Pte Ltd, Omron Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Agilient Technologies, Indium Corporation of America, Saki Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., WKK Distribution Ltd. amongst others. CNCI 2008 also had a special addition of an automotive components pavilion, Chennai being the hub of auto/auto ancillary industry. COMPONEX NEPCON is the only platform where buyers and sellers from the EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) 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 brought the world to the Chennai showcasing their products. The participants from different countries like Singapore, U.K., China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and others brought their international brands to Chennai. The show featured more than 200 participating companies of exhibitors showcasing their products to the world like Bharat Dynamics, Panasonic, HCL, DRDO, Samsung, Salcomp amongst others.

CNCI 2008 featured Technology Forum where exhibitors presented their latest technology to the visitors on technology implementation and latest & emerging technologies and its impact on their facilities. The latest addition to the forum was a special feature of automotive components pavilion featuring the automotive products & services, for visitors to see and keep abreast with the latest technology available. CNCI 2008 witnessed participation from the region and new products from the city were launched at the event.

The major associations and bodies of the electronic industry like ELCOT an IT arm of the Government of Tamil Nadu for implementing its IT Policy, IPCA, ELIAP, CLICK, IMDA, TEMA, AIREA that are largely established by a team of dedicated businesspersons supported the exhibition. The objective was to foster sustained industrial development in the region. The Associations act as a bridge between its members and overseas business communities to promote bilateral trade by organizing activities to promote trade, investment, technology-transfer and manpower training, and COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai India 2008 was one of that initiative.

CNCI 2008 witnessed the unveiling of the latest technical know-how in the industry during its three-day tenure. This year's exhibition focused 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 were launched during the event by both national and international exhibitors.

The city of Chennai is well known for its great infrastructure and connectivity, which not only smoothen the transport but also compliments a pleasant stay. The city has two international airports and five national highways, which are all well connected in a much planned out manner. Chennai is the heart of South India and hence it's 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.

Mr. 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".

Mr. 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 has been 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."

Mr. Josh Foulger, Head of India Sourcing, Nokia

"Our prime motive to attend COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai - India 2008 was to meet potential business partners to support the growth of the manufacturing eco-system to further our interests in India. 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, COMPONEX NEPCON Chennai-India 2008, has been a rewarding experience."

Mr. P. Sriniwas Rao, Executive Director, Bharat Dynamics, Hyderabad

"CNCI 2008 was a unique experience. Lot of personal attention was given to the exhibitors. We were engaged in the VIP programme and a comfortable atmosphere was created for exhibitors to attend the visitor's queries regarding about the machine and equipment. I have attended so many exhibitions but this one is one of the best exhibitions. Definitely I look forward to Componex Nepcon in future and will be associated with it."

Mr. M.D. Nandkishore, VP, Embedded Solutions Systems Solutions Ltd. Bangalore

"Even though the CNCI 2008 was of a small scale but it offered unique experience to its visitors. I liked the industry leadership (VIP) programme as it was beneficial to the exhibitors and visitors who were extending each other businesses. CNCI 2008 was a great interaction and lot of new things we have experienced here."

Mr. A.S. Sandhu, Plant Head, HBL Power Systems Ltd. Haridwar

"Though Delhi Componex Nepcon was the bigger one but in South something was needed. Chennai is the biggest market for electronic components and the kind of quality CNCI 2008 has provided has made the exhibitors and visitors happy. In future, Componex Nepcon will grow higher and higher and will attract visitors. But as a beginner, the show was successful. Lot of attention was given to industry leaders (VIP Programme). Comfortable ambience, Personal attention and Helpful environment were the key elements of the exhibition."

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