Chairman’s Pen


IESS – the largest Indian Engineering sourcing show which turned VI in 2017, was seen in its new avatar- International Engineering Sourcing Show . The theme for 2017 was –‘Smart Tech for Smart Engineering’. VIth edition saw 13 sessions, 100 speakers, 500 delegates from 100 nations, two MOUs,10436 Business Contacts, from 181 exhibitors with order value of USD 684,610 from 26 of them , 20652 Business Enquiries totalling USD 8.5 Million . Russia was our FITTING partner country and this reciprocity after our participation as Official Organiser in INNOPROM 2016, would definitely deepen our historic Trade Ties to a different height!

Apart from Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the show was also supported by Union Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Department of Heavy Industry, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research . We had Flanders as the Focus Region and SIDBI as MSME Solutions Partner; ISB as the knowledge Partner and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) as the associate sponsor.

This was our maiden entry in Chennai . Our special note of thanks to the Government of Tamil Nadu for kindly conceding to our request to be the Host State at the event! This year delegations from USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean countries, the Middle East , ASEAN,SAARC and CIS countries interacted and exchanged and saw the technological prowess of their Indian counterparts at the event. This edition of IESS had exclusive Technology and Innovation Pavilions with representations from BARC, IIT Mumbai, IIT Madras, FCRI (Fluid Control Research Institute), ARCI (International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials) , CMTI (Central Manufacturing Technology Institute), MSME Tools Room . The one day ISB session was very invigorating.

I look forward to fruitful outcomes of two MOUs that we signed – one with BVV Fairs , organizers of MSV Brno where India is the Partner Country this year and EEPC India is the lead agency for managing India Pavilion. The other MOU with JSC Moscow Region Development Corporation has been signed to promote trade and investment and development of business relations between members of EEPC India and MRDC in the field of engineering business and investment.

Thank you to all our Speakers and Congratulations to the winners of Best Pavilion awards – MSME Technology Pavilion among Indian Public Sector; Russia in the Overseas category, Tamil Nadu in the States category, Greaves Cotton in the Large Enterprise category and Atlas Machines among the Small Enterprises.

As we sail through the success of this edition , we also plan for the next one!

I invite all to the VIIth edition in March 2018!

Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman,
EEPC India