Electronics and semiconductor manufacturing conference hopes to attract 10,000 attendees


PROVIDING the latest manufacturing solutions, industrial supplies and business opportunities, the Penang Manufacturing Expo (PMAX) and Electronic Manufacturing Expo (EMAX) 2022 look forward to welcoming some 10,000 international and local attendees during the three-day conference at Setia SPICE Arena from July 19 to 21.


Organised by NRG Exhibitions (M) Sdn Bhd and hosted by the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), the exhibition’s objective is to address manufacturing companies’ industrial needs and to encourage digitalisation of Penang’s manufacturing industry, leading to Industry 4.0 capabilities.


It was learnt that some 100 exhibitors, consisting of various companies, have set up their booths, showcasing and sharing their businesses and products.


Some of the company exhibitors include Delo Industrial Adhesives (headquartered in Germany), SMC Automation (M) Sdn Bhd, Mouser Electronics, Eepos and many others.


An exhibitor (left) having a brief conversation with Ramasamy.


Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P. Ramasamy was present on behalf of Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who is away on other duties, to officiate the launch of the conference.


In his speech, Ramasamy mentioned the importance and need for such an event to take place in Penang considering the state’s key drivers are manufacturing and electronics, among other important contributors as well.


“This correlates with the purpose of PMAX and EMAX 2022. I am confident that these sectors will continue to grow exponentially.


“The prospects look especially promising, since we have reopened our borders.


Performers during the launching of the conference.


“Today, Penang continues to be a destination of choice for strategic investments in industrial manufacturing, technology and other business sectors.


“The Penang government is committed to sustaining the fecund environment, enabling manufacturers to thrive and scale up.


“The state government also strives to uphold Penang’s competitive edge in advanced manufacturing and focus on penetrating into the upstream activities, particularly in the integrated circuit design as well as knowledge-based solutions.


“I would like to thank the organisers for taking up one of the most strategic spaces in Penang, particularly in Bayan Lepas, the industrial hub, to organise such an important conference.


“With the optimism in Penang, I am confident this year’s event will be able to draw more visitors and generate increased trade volume as compared with the previous staging before the Covid-19 era,” Ramasamy said in his speech before launching the PMAX and EMAX expo at Setia SPICE Arena in Bayan Lepas today.


Also present during the event were state Entrepreneurial Development, Trade and Industry Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, SIAA office bearer Satish Allampalli and conference moderator J. Phillip Vincent.


Admission to the conference is free. For more information, kindly visit www.emaxasia.com.


Story and pix by Kevin Vimal