Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: In the 35th year of its existence, the Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) has crossed the international borders to host the event in Chennai for the first time. Besides, Taiwan World Trade Centre Liaison Office has been set up at Nungambakkam.

‘TAITRONICS India 2007’ is being organised by the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) and the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA) in association with the State Government and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Chennai Trade Centre from September 14 to 16. Concurrently, Connect 2007, a two-day conference, is being held at the venue.

More than 80 leading industries are taking part in the event to showcase the latest industry trends in electronics, information and communications, machinery, auto parts and accessories and hand tools.

The event will be inaugurated by TWTC executive vice-president Walter Yeh and Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre representative in New Delhi, Andrew Hsia.

Talking to newsmen here on Wednesday, Mr. Yeh said, “TAITRONICS India will be the perfect trade platform to tap into India’s tremendous growth potential as India continues to work with the 10 member ASEAN trade group, South Korea and Japan to eliminate inter-regional tariffs on 80 per cent of exports by 2009.” This is the second liaison office after the one in Mumbai. It will disseminate global trade information to Taiwan firms, publish periodicals and reference books in English and Chinese, research and disseminate important market trends and developments and analyse regional competitiveness and bilateral trade issues.

The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) Managing Director C Umashankar said they would provide teaching of Japanese and Chinese languages on an equal footing.