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Monday, October 8, 2018

1,500 Visitors and 50 Exhibitors Participate in SMART ASIA India 2018


SMART ASIA India Expo and Summit 2018, the second edition and the largest smart cities event in Southern India came to a close on 6th October 2018. The summit just in its second edition received not just active participation from Indian companies and government bodies but also overwhelming response from various cities in Taiwan. The sheer number of visitors stood testament to the success of the summit. The expo had over 1,500 visitors and 50 exhibitors and delegates from Taiwan and India to discuss various topics like smart technological innovations, smart energy management, and green mobility among others, for a better tomorrow.  This knowledge partnership between India and Taiwan resulted in successful creation of trade opportunities and industry collaboration.

SMART ASIA India Expo and Summit 2018 reflected the rising need to create an integrated approach for constructing smart cities. Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka H. D. Kumaraswamy who inaugurated the exhibition resounded the sentiment of building sustainable cities. This message was reiterated by Union Minister, Mr. Giriraj Singh who visited the expo on its second day where he mentioned that innovations in the smart technology sector can give our country a boost in becoming sustainable.

The expo also saw India-Taiwan EV Business Opportunities Forum where Adaptive Energy Systems and J.S. Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the growth of electric vehicles in India. On this occasion Ms. Sahana Ramesh, MD, Adaptive Energy Systems said, “Adaptive Energy Systems Pvt Ltd, one of the major stand out companies at the recent Smart Asia 2018 conference in Bangalore, appears to be set to impact India in a big way.  Recently entering the market for Lithium-Ion re-chargeable batteries, it has big investment plans in India that will boost the local economy, support high-tech jobs growth and aligns to the Karnataka State Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage policy with Made In India solutions.  With its strategic partnerships with Taiwan Lithium-Ion manufacturers and its entrepreneurial executives, Adaptive Energy Systems has swiftly moved to supply quality and customer-centric solutions for aerospace, military, electric vehicle, energy storage and other needs in India.  Expect to hear more positive news on Adaptive Energy Systems in the near future.”

Another exhibitor at the show Kevin Cheng, Vice President, H.P.B. Co., Ltd., indicated how Smart Asia Expo helped them initiate talks with at least 10 system integrators in India who are interested in their healthcare and monitoring solutions. This shows how Smart Asia Expo is becoming a platform, where Indian and Taiwanese companies can produce business opportunities and work towards creating a better tomorrow. Ms Padma Priya J, Director Smart Cities, Grant Thornton India LLP and advisory to digital India Program is also expressed her interest in Avision’s , Taiwan based company’s, E-Government Solutions.

James C.F. Huang, Chairman of the Taipei World Trade Center said, “SMART ASIA India Expo and Summit continues to develop a platform for business opportunities in order to create a smarter tomorrow. We are committed to sharing expertise in the Smart City domain and enhancing the Smart City business solutions for Indian and Taiwanese companies. If the summit is any indication of the business opportunities to come then I am confident that we have a brighter future ahead. “

Some of the key exhibitors at the event were D-Link, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, YPCloud, Good Will, Technogreen amongst many others. The expo also saw various sessions and panels like Effective Bilateral Market Collaborations for India’s 100 Smart cities mission, opportunities, developments, future trends in Indian Smart Cities, Smart Cities and technologies, Smart Water management among others. Various industry stalwarts participated in these panels and spoke about the application of cutting edge technologies and solutions to effectively tackle the various challenges that cities face as a result of rapid urbanization and increasing population. SMART ASIA India Expo and Summit has received a big boost taking cues from Honorable PM Narendra Modi’s initiative of “Make In India” and “Digital India”. SMART ASIA has developed into a perfect platform for generating trade synergies between the two countries.
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