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ENERGY, MDA, CeMAT & Industrial Automation INDIA close on a successful note Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Over 9,500 high-calibre trade visitors

Bangalore: The four concurrent international trade shows ENERGY INDIA, MDA INDIA, CeMAT INDIA and IA INDIA closed on 13 December after four days of successful business. More than 9,500 trade visitors attended the exhibitions and accompanying conferences. Over the course of the four-day event some 500 exhibitors from 23 countries, more than two thirds of them from outside the host country, staged an impressive line-up, which included national pavilions from Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan and the UK.

The four trade fairs made their debut in India this year, each perfectly complementing the others to create a global B2B platform for current trends in energy, power transmission and control technology, automation, materials handling and intralogistics. The premiere line-up brought together international players and their Indian counterparts from the different events and generated important synergies.

Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG, was pleased with the outcome of the four events, saying that "in view of the worldwide economic crisis and the recent tragedy in Mumbai, I think that our trade fairs were able to send a very positive signal and offer a vote of confidence in India as a business location. In spite of this difficult background, the events were all successful. Deutsche Messe continues to regard India as one of the most important markets of the future, and we intend to pursue our activities here. Events of this kind are especially important in difficult and challenging times like these. They not only afford an ideal platform - they also help to raise morale, not least because they facilitate the transfer of knowledge and ideas as well as providing access to a cross-section of technology. In the face of the current economic downturn it was encouraging to see a good response from both the exhibitors and from the high-calibre visitors who attended. This excellent outcome confirms that there was a real need for this kind of line-up in India. Industry has waited a long time for something like this to emerge and its immediate success bodes well for the long-term value that it can offer."

Samir Gandhi, Director of Gandhi Automation Pvt. Ltd., concurred, adding: "CeMAT INDIA 2008 has helped us greatly to expand our business, in part because earlier success convinced us of the need to double our stand space. In fact, we are considering booking even more space at CeMAT 2009. This is a global event attended by top industry professionals from all industrial sectors".

Sudhir J. Patil, Managing Director of Hannover Fairs India Pvt. Ltd., said: "The overwhelming presence of a large number of overseas visitors - despite recent events - is a sure sign that India still enjoys the confidence of the business world. It reflects the belief that the economy will continue to flourish and that companies still regard the Indian market as one of great promise."

The four trade shows were supported by a parallel program of seminars on topics such as dynamic warehousing and cold storage solutions, low cost automation for SME's, industrial automation, etc. The Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) organized a CEO conclave which proved extremely popular with attendees from across industry, and also staged a seminar on fluid power technology.

ENERGY INDIA, MDA INDIA, CeMAT INDIA and Industrial Automation INDIA 2009 will be taking place again from 8 to 11 December 2009 in Bangalore.

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