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Indians value JIMEX 2014

By Abeer Numan - Jun 07,2014 - Last updated at Jun 07,2014

AMMAN — India topped the list of exhibitors at JIMEX 2014,  the 11th International Machinery & Electricity Exhibition, according to Souad Al Jaghoub, the fair’s  general manager.

She told The Jordan Times that 12 Indian companies displayed products among more than 400 manufacturers and traders from China, Germany, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Portugal, Taiwan, Greece, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Highlighting the importance of exhibitions as venues for new deals and for meeting new customers, the manager of Atlas Machines India noted that during his participation in JIMEX last year, he met clients from Angola, Iraq and  Jordan.

Another managing director of a company that sells steel products, including fish plates for railways, expressed optimism that his participation would bring “good response, good business”. 

“Wherever business is available, you must go”, said Ravi Chandran, a managing director of Rasaii Flow Lines Private Ltd. Company that is specialised in petrochemicals. “It is a big market.” 

Aiman Ismail Abu Khashabeh from Monitoring for Electronics Systems, a Jordanian company that provides smart solar solution, said: “We are promoting our products and we are helping people to become more aware of new technologies”, noting that he was participating in JIMEX for the third year. EEPC India (formerly Engineering Export Promotion Council) was also participating for the third time.

“Because it is an engineering exhibition, it is difficult to get deals and to know their exact figures in four days, but our exhibitors have given a positive feedback,” said Neetu Singh, assistant director of EEPC India which helps India’s exporters reach new markets. 

“The majority has appointed agents and expressed desire to exhibit once again,” she added on Friday, the last day of the exhibition, describing it as a good platform for business.

Noting that India's exports to Jordan have doubled from $503 million in 2008
to $1.1 billion in 2013, Roshan Lepcha, India’s embassy second secretary who inaugurated the Indian pavilion, said: “Factors such as Ki
ngdom's open and secured market policy, better incentives to foreign
investors... could be attributed as reasons for this increase in the Indian exports to Jordan in a
period of five years.”

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