A Brief Report
India’s Premier Machine Tools Show
Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association (AIEMA) organized “ACMEE 2018”, India’s Premier Machine Tools Show at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai during 21-25 June 2018. ACMEE 2018 was the 13th edition in the biennial series of International Machine Tools Exhibition organized by AIEMA.
ACMEE 2018 surpassed all previous records in many respects :
» Total net exhibition area : 10,110 sqm
» Total number of participants : 406
» Number of direct foreign participants : 30
» Number of Multinational participants with presence of overseas principals : 16
» Number of participating countries : 28
» Number of business visitors : 39,437
» Number of Sponsors : 27
Theme of the show:
» Industrial Robotics and Automation
» Energy Saving
» Improving productivity
An exclusive Robotics and Automation Pavilion was a new feature of this edition.
The list of participants read who-is-who of the machine tools industry. Many exhibitors launched their new machine tools and services at the show. The current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, was a major emphasis by the exhibitors.
Equally very interesting was the visit of senior executives from many industrial units from all over India. Some of them even placed on the spot orders, a very significant development.
On the spot business worth Rs 490 crore was reported to have been generated.
TAITRA organized Taiwan Country Pavilion.
ACMEE 2018 was formally inaugurated by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India in the presence of Thiru O. Panneerselvanm, Hon’ble Dy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru M.C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Govt of Tamil Nadu and Thiru P. Benjamin, Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu at a glittering Inaugural Session held on 21st June 2018.
During the course of visit to the Show, the Ministers also launched new Machine Tools of some participants.
Other highlights of the show were:
» The new Modified floor plan to accommodate the needs of exhibitors,
» Visitor Registration kiosks specially developed for ACMEE,
» Video presentation on ACMEE and AIEMA during the Inaugural Session,
» Presentation of projects of students of select engineering institutions,
» Show Daily on all the days of the event,
» International Networking Reception on the first day of the Show
» Exhibitor Meet on the fourth day of the Show
Another new initiative was the ACMEE 2018 overseas buyer visit support programs. Buyers from Sri Lanka visited the event under this program and negotiated business prospects with the exhibitors.
Many exhibitors expressed their happiness at the profile of the visitors that ACMEE 2018 attracted.
At the conclusion of the show, most of the exhibitors indicated their willingness to participate in the next edition of ACMEE - a direct indication of the business facilitated and success of the event.
True to its publicity campaign, ACMEE 2018 proved to be:
» India's Premier Machine Tools Show
» A platform for meeting World Leaders in Machine Tools
» A venue for seeing the latest in Machine Tools and for evaluating different options in machine tools technology
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