INDEE Thailand is scheduled to be held from February 1-4, 2018, at Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangna, Bangkok. This is the 38th edition of EEPC India’s trademark multi product overseas exhibition INDEE (Indian Engineering Exhibition). INDEE Thailand 2018 makes it the third time that EEPC India has taken the exposition to Thailand. This is a special INDEE which would be co-located with TIF (Thailand Industrial Fair). India is the Partner Country at this event.
India’s excellent relations with Thailand are an important and integral component of India’s strategic partnership with ASEAN. India’s ‘Act East’ policy is complemented by Thailand’s ‘Look West’ policy in bringing the two nations closer. Sustained high level bilateral exchanges and regular meetings of bilateral institutional mechanisms have provided a major fillip to India-Thailand relations and achieved progress in key areas of cooperation such as security, defence, commerce, science & technology and education.
Engineering items including machinery, vehicles, iron steel and electrical machinery comprise the top 10 tradable items between India and Thailand. Engineering exports alone amounting $970.86 million constitute 30.98 percent of total Indian exports to Thailand during 2016-17. India also exports Non Ferrous Metals like Tin and Products, Ship and Boats, Defence items, Railway locomotives, Nickel and products, Lead and products to Thailand while Thailand’s major engineering exports to India consists of Iron and Steel, Lead and products, Zinc and products, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, etc.
In the ASEAN region, Thailand ranks as India’s 4th largest trading partner after Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. The growing ties between the two countries have come at a time when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to bring greater integration among member countries be it in the form of physical connectivity, economic links, cultural and educational ties.
EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and caters to the Indian engineering sector. As an advisory body it actively contributes to the policies of Government of India and acts as an interface between the engineering industry and the Government.
Set up in 1955, EEPC India now has a membership base of over 13,000 out of whom 60% are SMEs.EEPC India organizes a large number of promotional activities such as buyer-seller meets (BSM) – both in India and abroad, overseas trade fairs/exhibitions, and India pavilion/information booths in selected overseas exhibitions to demonstrate the capabilities of Indian engineering industry and to provide the overseas buyers with true value as propagated by Brand India.India Engineering Exhibition (INDEE) is EEPC India’s own brand and is one of the largest expositions of engineering in the world. This has been happening for the last few decades and is established as the largest and most important showcase for Indian engineering.EEPC India facilitates sourcing from India and boosts the SMEs to raise their standard at par with the international best practices. It also encourages the SMEs to integrate their business to the global value chain.To encourage building global partnerships with India, EEPC India organizes International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS), the largest display of engineering products and services every year. This is recognized as the only sourcing event in India – showcasing the latest technologies and a preferred meeting place for global buyers & sellers. This show is also important to encourage foreign investments in line with the newly initiated “Make in India” campaign, by Government of India.Extending its regular agenda, EEPC India publishes several reports/studies to make the members aware about the international trends and opportunities in order to enhance their global footprints. Keeping ‘Engineering the Future’ as the motto, EEPC India serves as the reference point for the Indian engineering industry and the international business community in its efforts towards establishing India as a major engineering hub in the future.