IATF to showcase Industrial Automation Excellence

• Participation from more than 50 major industrial automation companies • Over 7,000 business professionals expected to visit the show • Concurrent Innovation Exchange & Technical Workshops

India, January 2013: India's automation industry operates in a fast changing and dynamic environment. Automation is no more an option but a part of the process to drive corporate excellence, sustainability and profitability. The India Automation Technology Fair, IATF 2013, is designed as a premier B2B event with participation from India and across the world. Companies will showcase emerging technologies in electrical automation, mechanical automation, robotics, machine vision, assembly and material handling systems, sensors, controllers, actuators, communication devices, HMI, software, simulation, training, and a host of interface and supporting sub-systems that will enhance the effectiveness of automation investment.

Automation Industry Association (AIA) and Messe München International India (MMI India) will jointly organize the first ever, world class automation show, IATF 2013 – International Exhibition & Conference on India's premier platform, with several global majors launching new products and solutions. The event is scheduled to take place between 1-3 February 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. The event will witness participation from over 50 companies and a visitor prospect of over 7,000 business professionals. Concurrent activities at the event include a novel "Innovation Exchange" and a Technical Workshop that will be conducted by Foundation Fieldbus India Committee, Profibus & Profinet Association, India Smart Grid Forum and high powered CEO Round Tables, covering various industry verticals.
Innovation Exchange at IATF

One of the highlights at IATF 2013 will be the "Innovation Exchange" an exclusive industry platform for technical discussions, expert talks and innovative company presentations. This is an indispensable series of events for anyone in search of information on the latest trends in Automation Industry. Exhibitors would be presenting their products and solutions to a wide user industry audience that would address a large group of customers. High powered panel discussions would also take place from the major user industries representatives and the industrial automation solution providers.

Mr. Darryl Dasilva, CEO – MMI India said, "IATF 2013 will give the entire manufacturing and core infrastructure sector access to the latest solutions to their operational and business challenges. \Decision-makers in a number of different user industries will make their way to IATF 2013 to gather information about the latest developments, find solutions to their problems and select appropriate technology to invest in effectively, for the future."

He further added, " Some of the key exhibitors showcasing latest technologies include Siemens, Larsen & Toubro, Emerson, Rockwell, B & R Automation, Hitachi, Kuka, Turck, Chemtrols, Forbes Marshall, Baumer and Mitsubishi. The industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% over the next 5 years. We aim to reach a visitor target of 7000 comprising of CEO's, Plant Heads, CIO's, Engineering & Quality Heads, Process & Safety Heads and Senior Technical Professionals. Visitors will see innovations in Automation hardware, software and analytics that will help them gain significant advantages in achieving global standards."

Mr. Nandakumar, President - Automation Industry Association, said, "Through IATF we intend to ignite the passion for continuous innovation amongst the various stakeholders of the Automation sector. The event will showcase State-of-the-Art Automation technologies in Process, Factory, Electrical, Robotics, Machine vision, Material Handling Systems, Sensors and many more fields. IATF will provide a net-working platform for visitors especially small and medium enterprises to experience world-class Automation Solutions, acting like a catalyst to encourage innovation, boost productivity and enhance global competitiveness."

The role of industrial automation has evolved significantly. With advance technologies, it is now possible to modernize with far greater capabilities. The automation landscape is being redefined with the emergence of affordable, compact, connectable and smarter hardware components. Automation proves to be the Key to Operational Excellence.
Register online – Secure your ticket now!

Online registration is now open for visitors, after registration, visitors are sent a registration ID which they can exchange for a ticket once they arrive at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. This way, there is no need to wait in line at the event venue. Tickets to India Automation Technology Fair (IATF) are free of charge, and they entitle holders to visit the exhibition and also attend the Innovation Exchange. Visit our website www.iatf.in
About MMI India:
Messe München International (MMI) is one of the world's leading organizers of trade fairs. It organizes some 40 trade fairs for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies and has special expertise in many sectors. With 6 subsidiaries abroad - in Europe and in Asia - and 66 foreign representatives covering 9 countries, MMI has a network that spans the globe.
About AIA:
Automation Industry Association (AIA) was founded in 2004, by leading automation technology players in the country like ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Invensys, L&T, Rockwell, Siemens and Yokogawa. It has now become a vibrant forum of over 50 high tech automation companies in India that collaborate in spreading knowledge and creating awareness on global standards and practices that impact the efficiencies and competitiveness of Indian industry. For more details visit www.aia-india.org

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