On December 16–18, electronica India, productronica India, IPCA Expo and MatDispens, back in their physical format, were held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru and concluded this special edition successfully. Continuing the bounce back sentiment, the business community enthusiastically took part, with over 138 exhibitors showcasing their solutions and innovations to the visitors. In terms of visitors, this special edition attracted more than 8255* participants: (*includes visitors to electronica India, productronica India, IPCA Expo and MatDispens co-located with LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA and SmartCards Expo)
“We are happy that this special edition of electronica India, productronica India, IPCA Expo and MatDispens once again delivered a successful platform for exhibitors, partners and buyers to meet, greet and do business successfully. The exhibition hall displayed an atmosphere of confidence and the energy to exchange business on the floor,” said Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India.
On the closing day of the event, Dr. Ashwathnarayan C.N., Minister of Science and Technology, Higher Education, Electronics & Information Technology, Biotechnology of Karnataka said, “The government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) have been front runners contributing to the growth of the hardware manufacturing industry in our country. They have provided a platform to the companies with various schemes and incentives, out of which PLI, SPEC are a few notable schemes for semiconductor manufacturing and others. By doing this, India will become self-reliant, leading to growth in economy, thereby facilitating growth ecosystem. Electronica and Productronica are highly appreciated. On behalf of government of Karnataka, I would like to congratulate the organisers for aligning their vision with MeitY and taking this leap for growth.”
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München GmbH, added “We are glad to see the exhibition hall buzzing again and would like to thank all participants for their care and cooperation.”
All the exhibitors, visitors, buyers, and partners took full advantage of face-to-face meetings—on site. Mr. Sameer Verma, Area Sales and Key Account Manager, Kurtz Ersa India, expressed, “It was great to exchange ideas and meet personally again. I was especially excited about our new technologies and products here as well as to meet all our industry peers.”
The industry not only exchanged information at the booths, but also at the first-rate supporting program. The topics were tailored to the market requirements. The conference sessions, CEO Forum, and India PCB Tech, organized together with partners focused on the topic of “A trillion dollars digital economy—Pathway to progress” and “Investment in PCB manufacturing—a billion dollars opportunity witnessing green shoots”.
The trade fairs extended their scope to the digital world. Through online participation options, electronica India, productronica India, IPCA Expo and MatDispens carried together a premium audience of top business and technology leaders and influencers across the globe. Ms. Saswati Ray, Senior Marketing Manager (India), APAC, Mouser Electronics said, “This platform has produced new ideas for groundbreaking innovations, for the validation of business strategies and enabled to strengthen or build up new contacts.” The digital event platform was frequently used to access company profiles, see products and services, hold B2B meetings, learn from the conferences and network”.
The successful impact of this long-awaited edition gives more than enough reasons to look forward to the next editions, which will be back to India Expo Mart, Greater Noida from September 21–23, 2022.