Suppliers Meet in China to Discuss Local Apex Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Thursday, 06 March 2008 03:17
BANNOCKBURN, IL -- Executives from IPC and more than 35 other electronics assembly suppliers met in China in February to discuss the prospects for producing a trade show there.

The meeting took place at WKK, a leading distributor of electronics manufacturing equipment and materials. According to a person who attended the event, some of the attending companies committed to a future show, which would be based in the Shanghai area, and a decision on the show is forthcoming soon.

An IPC spokeswoman declined to comment on the meeting.

The Shanghai area is host to numerous electronics assembly trade shows, including Nepcon China and Productronia/Electronica China. In addition, several other area shows target the bare board fabrication market. The local market is attractive to trade show producers for its vast number of manufacturing facilities, but is highly contested, and some domestic trade groups have historically disputed the rights of others to compete in the local market. However, Messe Munchen, the trade show giant who produces the highly successful Productronica and Electronica shows, opened a large facility in the Shanghai suburb of Pudong earlier this decade.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2008 07:06


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