Taiwan-sponsored Smart Asia India Show attracts 1,000 buyers

10/20/2019 02:49 PM
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New Delhi, Oct. 19 (CNA) About 1,000 local and international buyers visited the 2019 Smart Asia trade show in Mumbai, India from Oct. 17-19, including one from as far away as Poland, who was interested in Taiwan-made electric car batteries, according to the organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

The Polish electric vehicle developer, KOMEL, is studying the feasibility of introducing electric car batteries and charging rods produced in Taiwan to Poland after eyeing their market competitiveness, a TAITRA official said Saturday.

The annual Smart Asia India Show, in its third year, was held in Mumbai for the first time this year after its success in Bengaluru in 2017 and 2018, according to TAITRA, which organized the event in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The event focused on smart city solutions, smart technology applications, and city development products and services, with 50 Taiwanese businesses participating.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday when the trade show ended, it was visited by 1,000 buyers from across India and other countries, including the Indian conglomerate, GVK, which is in the process of developing Navi Mumbai International Airport; Reliance Jio Infocomm, one of the three largest telecommunication operators in India; the 122-year-old India-based Godrej Group; and Lodha Group, one of India's largest real estate developers.

Godrej procurement manager Ganesh Manik Kasar told CNA that his company was visiting the show to look for cooperative partners.

Praising Taiwan for being famous worldwide for its application of information and telecommunication technologies in smart cities, they were hoping to find Taiwanese suppliers that sell good-quality products for smart families, he said.

At the Indian trade show, Taiwan highlighted its state-of-the-art technologies and resolutions for urgent problems currently faced by India, including air pollution, a lack of clean drinking water, and traffic congestion, TAITRA said.

That included water treatment resolutions presented by Taipei-based Delta Electronics, as well as water resource management plans and real-time air pollution monitoring devices offered by Acer, TAITRA said.

(By Charles Kang and Elizabeth Hsu)


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