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IESS – the largest Indian Engineering sourcing show which turns VI in 2017, is back in a new avatar – International Engineering Sourcing Show. The theme for 2017 is – “Smart Tech for Smart Engineering”. The VI th edition will have 15 sessions, 100 speakers, 500 delegates from 100 nations! Russia is 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 is also supported by Union Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Department of Heavy Industry, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. We have Flanders as the Focus Region and SIDBI as MSME Solutions Partner.

This would be 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!

The event across its previous five editions, has left an indelible footprint of success. The fifth edition of IESS, held during 24-26 November 2015 at the Mumbai Exhibition and Convention Centre, with 450 delegates from 55 countries including Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America, 10,000 professional visitors, 97 speakers and 18 sessions was a paradise of engineering extravaganza!

This year delegations from USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean countries, the Middle East, ASEAN, SAARC and CIS countries would interact and exchange and see the technological prowess of their Indian counterparts at the event.

Indian engineering and manufacturing need to move up the value chain by making a gradual shift to R&D, innovation, development of new products and services, expansion of facilities to achieve the engineering product export target of US$126 billion by 2019 and also lessen the vulnerability of engineering exports to market downturns. IESS V marked the beginning of “Technology Upgradation” as one of the prime areas of focus, with EEPC India subsequently organizing Technology Meets since last December in identified clusters.

This edition of IESS would have 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.

Industry 4.0 is the new mantra in the Engineering Industry. India is moving from automation to autonomy — where machines speak with each other. A smart factory, armed with data exchange in manufacturing and the Internet of Things (IoT) is the future and experts are calling it revolution Industry 4.0. Reports peg the smart factory industry to touch $215 billion by 2025 and there has been no major economy in the world that is not embracing it.

EEPC India is also fronting this Tech Move !

So come, be a part of this Change ! We want all of you to be at Chennai Trade Centre from the 16th March – 18th March 2017.

Mr. Tarvinder Singh Bhasin, Chairman,
EEPC India

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