With the United States being seen as a promising market for Indian buyers and suppliers in the automotive and metal forming, fabricating and welding industries, IndiaMART.com, India's largest online B2B marketplace, has decided to participate in two highly acclaimed trade shows namely 'Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2010' and 'Fabtech Expo 2010' scheduled from November 2-4, 2010 in the country. While AAPEX 2010 will be held in Las Vegas; Fabtech Expo will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Both the premier trade shows will facilitate a first hand knowledge on latest technologies and products alongwith networking amongst the industry professionals and prospective business partners. At these recognised platforms, IndiaMART.com will strive to forge a closer connection between the global buyers and the Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the respective industries.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART.com, said, “Each participation in a trade show outside India is an attempt to gain global exposure for our SMEs. The aim is to scale up business opportunities for them in key international markets such as the United States of America apart from national. To achieve this, we have decided to participate in AAPEX 2010 and Fabtech Expo.”
Introducing the suppliers from the domestic sector to the international buyers, IndiaMART.com will represent a broad spectrum of products manufactured in the country viz. automobile spare parts and accessories including automotive body coach building, body and chassis parts et al as well as metal forming and welding solutions. All the visitors to the IndiaMART.com at AAPEX 2010 (Stall no. 481) and Fabtech Expo (Stall no. 1023 – Hall B) will be handed over sourcing guides that will entail information of the Indian suppliers from these sectors.
Representing the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket, AAPEX, organised by Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association and the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, is the most sought after trade show. More than 100 thousand professionals from around the world participate in Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. It offers the visitors a chance to connect with key decision makers from different target markets in one place.
Fabtech Expo, an annual event cosponsored by the American Welding Society; the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; the Precision Metalforming Association; and the Chemical Coaters Association International, anticipates 22,000 visitors and over 1,000 exhibiting companies covering more than 350,000 net square feet of floor space.
IndiaMART.com is India's largest online B2B marketplace connecting global buyers with suppliers through business directories, online product catalogs, buy-sell offers, industry specific marketplaces, printed media and trade shows participation.
Founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO), the company has a pan-India presence in over 100 cities. With over 2400 employees located across 55 offices in the country, IndiaMART.com offers an extensive range of value- added products and services to its 1 million registered members and nearly 5 million global buyers across various industries and verticals.
IndiaMART.com has won numerous awards over the years and has been widely covered by media such as CNBC, BBC, BusinessMoney, CNN, Businessworld, Economic Times, Financial Express, etc for its pioneering role in promoting SME business in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group), India's largest print media group. The Board of Directors at IndiaMART.com comprises of Mr. Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO of Makemytrip.com and Dr. Nachiket Mor, President, ICICI Foundation among others.