EFY Expo 2013 Kick-Starts Today

Feb 21, 2013, 07:32 ET from EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd

NEW DELHI, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The EFY Expo 2013 is About 10-15 Percent Bigger Than Last Year's Show

The EFY Expo 2013 is Delhi's first electronics expo of the season. The expo kick-started today with chief guest Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, inaugurating the event at Pragati Maidan.

Sibal was present at the conference on National Electronics Policy - Resurrecting the Electronics Manufacturing Eco-system. Other dignitaries present at the event included J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT, Government of India, Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL, T Vasu, President, ELCINA and Director, Tandon Group and Ramesh Chopra, Founder and Vice Chairman, EFY Group.

Addressing the industry players present at the conference, Satyanarayana said that the industry is moving in the right direction. He asserted, "The government is trying its best to boost the industry. The recent visits of the minister to nations like US and Japan are a step in this direction. We have received some positive feedback and are working to build on them in favour of the Indian electronics industry."

Emphasising on the need of depth in technology and design required in boosting electronics manufacturing in the country, Chowdhry said, "Indian industry needs to design and manufacture more and more components domestically. An encouragement in that direction is given by the Preferential Market Access policy. Despite opposition from several companies across the globe, the Government of India must be congratulated for taking PMA forward to give the desired push to the Indian electronics industry."

The EFY Expo is back this year in a much bigger and better avatar, bringing the entire electronics industry under one roof. This electronics show covers an area of 8090 sq m with 200 exhibitors showcasing their brands and products. The EFY Expo 2013 is about 10-15 percent bigger than last year's show. With an aim to become the No 1 expo in terms of the quantity and quality of visitors, this show provides an appropriate platform for buyers and sellers to meet, interact and transact. The presence of global players from electronics-dominant nations like China, Japan and Taiwan at the EFY Expo 2013 increases the scope for players in the Indian electronics industry. This year's Expo is particularly important as it is being held in partnership with the Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India. It also has the support of NSIC and the approval of ITPO. The event will help in bridging the gap between the government and the industry, which will hopefully have long-term positive effects on the Indian electronics industry. Exhibitors will get an opportunity to boost their business potential and strengthen their business network by reaching out to their target audience.

The buyer-seller meetings at the EFY Expo 2013 will be a major attraction for both exhibitors and visitors. EFY has facilitated such meetings along with ELCINA to bring together those who provide and those in need of electronic components, manufacturing machinery, equipment, technology solutions, materials, products, services, R&D, etc, to network and to explore business opportunities during the Expo.

The EFY Expo was a great success last year, and the trend promises to continue this year as well, with fruitful takeaways for the entire electronics industry.

About EFY Expo:

The Electronics For You (EFY) Expo is a unique electronics event that focuses not only on "components" and "manufacturing equipment", but on the entire ecosystem for electronics in India. To build a comprehensive platform for the electronics industry, the EFY Expo puts together everything that an electronics event should provide-from innovation (new technology) and product design, to manufacturing and product sales. Visitors at this expo range from innovators and design engineers, to manufacturers and B2B buyers. Over the past 43 years, the EFY Group has become synonymous with cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across 8 locations catering to the intellectual needs of a diverse readership across India and abroad.

About EFY Group:

Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe.

Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India - our mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes--but are also read by techies in South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.

The online communities of the Group provide tech content to readers from all across the globe. The Group's online portfolio includes some global leaders, such as: www.electronicsforu.com, www.linuxforu.com, www.efytimes.com, www.electronicsb2b.com and www.eleb2b.com. Plus, the Group manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include: www.facebook.com/designelectronics, www.facebook.com/OpenSourceForU and www.facebook.com/tablets.India.

Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to readers all across the globe. The Group's digital publications are now available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (web browser). The Group has also tied up with leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio, Magzter, etc.

The events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of Electronics For You Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including EFY Readers' Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers' Conference, and Open Source India.

The Group's passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being channeled into building a strong hands-on training programme through the EFY Tech Center. The Tech Center is working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready engineers.

The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it's investing heavily on growing the online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve the goal.

Primary Media Contact: Diksha P Gupta, diksha.gupta@efyindia.com, 91-97-17854520

Secondary Media Contact: Srabani Sen, srabani.sen@efyindia.com, 91-98-99809240

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