Messe Muenchen India acquires Smart Cards Expo and the co-located shows


Messe Muenchen India announced the acquisition of Smart Cards Expo along with the co-located shows IoT India Expo, e-Security Expo, RFid India Expo, Biometrics India Expo, e-Payments Expo and Mobile Payments India, which were previously owned by Electronics Today. At present Messe Muenchen India organizes some of the leading technology oriented trade fairs in India including electronica India, productronica India, LASER World of PHOTONICS India and analytica Anacon India. This acquisition will expand its presence in the technology industry in India.

On this occasion S. Swarn, CEO, Electronics Today said, “Smart Card Expo was started with a vision to make India a hub for smart card technology and I am very happy that, Messe Muenchen India, as highly professional trade fair organizer, has decided to acquire the trade fairs and carry forward my vision to the next level. I will extend my intense support by working closely with Messe Muenchen India in future also.”

Smart Cards Expo was launched in 1999 and the technology segments having synergies were introduced as co-located trade fairs over time. The 2017 edition held in New Delhi attracted almost 3,400 visitors and over 100 exhibitors and representing companies from 15 countries.

In line with its expansion strategy, Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India said, “Electronics Today has developed Smart Card Expo as India’s only trade fair focusing on smart card technology, RFID, biometrics among other segments, over the past 19 years and the acquisition will enable us to enter a niche market with these well-positioned shows. We are optimistic about the growing market segments represented at the trade fairs.”

Falk Senger, Managing Director, Messe München GmbH reiterated that, “We extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. S. Swarn for this collaboration. Messe Muenchen India is growing in India and this acquisition reinforces our international expansion strategy. We already have been organizing few of the leading technology shows in India and now our aim would be to enhance the value proposition for the industry.”

The next edition of Smart Cards Expo, IoT India Expo, e-Security Expo, RFid India Expo, Biometrics India Expo, e-Payments Expo and Mobile Payments India will be held on October 30, 31 and November 1, 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.