electronica India and productronica India opened on September 26, with high participation from electronics professionals attending from across India. Held together with IPCA Expo, the trade fairs are open from September 26 to 28, 2018 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre bringing the electronics community together.
Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, is delighted with the scale of the fairs: “The number of exhibitors has increased by 40 percent this year—making this Bengaluru edition the largest ever. electronica India and productronica India are bringing top global manufacturers and suppliers from 27 countries—strongly outlining the internationality of the trade fairs.”
Rajoo Goel, President of the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), added: “ELCINA has been associated with electronica India and productronica India shows for many years and has seen the trade fairs grow tremendously. New electronics innovations which are ready to be implemented in the Indian market are the highlight of the show. We can see so many new companies this year who are displaying their products.”
Kushal Patel, President of the Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA), stated: “India is the only country where The World Electronics Circuit Council is represented by ELCINA and IPCA. Being the president at IPCA, I firmly believe that our association with electronica India and productronica India will lead the PCB Industry to a robust growth by creating a healthy ecosystem for buyers and sellers. Our collaboration is a major step that towards the development of the PCB industry in India and we are confident that it will create massive growth opportunities for the sector.
Valuable conferences and matchmaking supporting programs
On the opening day, two concurrent conferences, Advantage India summit and e-Automotive conference took place. They were attended by major representatives from the electronics industry who discussed numerous shared challenges, connected with potential partners and suppliers and learnt new trends. The Buyer-Seller forum was fully-packed due to high interest from the community to make new contacts and build future business prospects. Some of the participating buyers are from Bosch Automotive, Godrej & Boyce, Intel, Lava International, Reliance Jio, Samsung India, Schneider Electric, TVS Motor company, Whirlpool among many others.
The Advantage India summit highlighted the theme ‘Bringing the billion together: mobile manufacturing, the way ahead’. The program engaged experts deliberating on opportunities and challenges in the mobile manufacturing eco-system in India. Delegates representing most of the major mobile manufacturing companies also discussed how India can take a leap in mobile manufacturing and what key learnings can be derived from the global manufacturing processes, which can be immediately implemented in the Indian sub-continent.
The e-Automotive conference outlined the theme ‘Future of automotive mobility’. It was very well attended and covered the ecosystem for electric vehicles (EV) in India, battery technology for EV and hybrid vehicles as well as market trends in the Indian automotive sector.
Next two days: creating more value for the community
The supporting program of days two and three will offer even more opportunities for exchange of knowledge, discussion, and networking: The e-Automotive conference, the CEO Forum, the India PCB Tech conference and the IPC India workshop will cover the entire electronics eco-system and discuss important concerns shared by the industry.