EMMA Expo India
Friday, September 06, 2013 10:37 AM IST (05:07 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, Entertainment, People; Business: Business services, Electronic appliances & components, Media & entertainment; Technology
EMMA Expo India 2013 – The Gateway to Taiwan’s Industrial Excellence Inaugurated in Chennai
7th Edition to promote bilateral trade and to offer the island nation’s internationally acclaimed services and products between Sep 5 and Sep 7, 2013

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Friday, September 06, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — The three day EMMA Expo India 2013 commenced here at the Chennai Trade Center with a grand opening ceremony. The Expo is organized by the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) along with Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), and Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association (TTVMA), under the auspice of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), Taiwan in association with Standard Chartered Bank and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

The Expo was inaugurated in the presence of several dignitaries including Mr. Woody Tyzz-Jiun Duh, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs, Taiwan; Mr. San Gee, Vice Chairman, Taipei World Trade Center; Mr. Ajay Kanwal, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan); Mr. M Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman, FICCI; Mr. P. Thangamani, Minister, Ministry for Industry, Government of Tamil Nadu; Mr. Vidya Shankar, Principal Secretary of Karnataka.

The three-day exposition is expected to attract 3,800 visitors, including buyers from India and neighboring countries such as Bangladesh. It is estimated that the EXPO will generate about US$17.5 million in business opportunities. Early this year, Taiwan and India have signed a Carnet Protocol allowing duty free temporary movement of goods/ exhibits for exhibitions/ fairs in both the countries which will later be taken out of the country.

Highlights of EMMA Expo 2013:

Taiwan Excellence Pavilion: Hosts 59 leading Taiwan brands

Taiwan Trade Pavilion: Showcases 26 star products from Taiwan’s A-listed companies

Top Taipei Pavilion: Exhibits of companies exclusively from Taipei city

Green Trade Project Office Pavilion: Displays advanced industrial green solutions

Taiwan Higher Education Expo: Represents 7 top Taiwan universities

Mr. San Gee, Vice Chairman of Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) said, “TWTC is committed to building bilateral ties between India and Taiwan that will benefit both the nations. The expo, for the past six years has been bringing advanced technology and unique business solutions to India and will continue to excel it its offerings. With the introduction of education, we believe that EMMA Expo is an all-in-one platform that will augment the growth of both nations.”

Commenting on the role of EMMA Expo India, Mr. Woody Tyzz-Jiun Duh, the Vice Minister of Economic Affairs, Taiwan said, “During the past seven years, bilateral trade between Taiwan and India has grown from US$ 4.9 billion in 2007 to US$ 6 billion in 2012. From January through July in 2013, bilateral trade has already reached US$3.89 billion, compared with US$3.68 billion for the same period in 2012, with an increase of 5.7%, a sign that bilateral trade will continue to grow.”

For many Indian visitors and Taiwanese exhibitors, EMMA Expo is the primary point of entry to meet business partners and expand their networks. Exhibitors at the expo include: ASUS, the world’s third largest consumer notebook computer manufacturer; Advantech Corporation, global leader in industrial computing; Tatung, manufacturer of green energy products such as solar power generation systems and oil-immersed amorphous transformers and HIWIN Technologies, ranked No. 2 worldwide in terms of production volume for ball screw and linear guideway. More than 90% of the world’s semiconductor equipment companies use HIWIN products.

About EMMA

EMMA Expo India was started in 2007, to serve as a crucial platform for bringing Taiwan and India together for various forms of cooperation, including electronics, machinery, auto parts and consumer durables sectors.

About TWTC

Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), and its sister organization, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), are the foremost non-profit organizations for trade promotion in Taiwan. Sponsored by the government and industry and commercial organizations, TWTC assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and coping with the challenges in foreign markets. Throughout past decades, TWTC has developed well-coordinated trade promotion and information networks, as well as undertakes many initiatives to assist foreign business with establishing ties with Taiwan. TWTC opened its third office in Kolkata recently, in addition to its offices in Chennai and Mumbai.

Nicolas Lee, Taipei World Trade Center, +91 9176055888, leenicolas@taitra.org.tw
Murugan G, 20:20 MSL, +91 9841278904, murugan.g@2020msl.com
Poornima Naghendran, 20:20 MSL, +91 9003197276, poornima.naghendran@2020msl.com