IED Communications Ltd is not only the owner of Industrial Automation monthly (Magazine) but is also the organizer of India’s biggest and Asia’s 2nd largest exhibition for the automation industry – Automation Expo (www.automationindiaexpo.com). Together with the magazine, the organization has been in the business of promoting the automation industry in India for over nearly 4 decades now and has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the industry in India, first through the Industrial Automation magazine and later the exhibition.


Our First virtual Expo" Automation Expo Connect" was held with over 100 exhibitors participating in the event, with booths from 6 countries in 4 Exhibition Halls with power-packed conferences. The Automation Expo Connect hosted 4 Conferences viz- The Experts talk on the Future of Automation, IIoT Conference, Cybersecurity Conference, and Factory Automation Conclave. For the first time we had 41 Technical Presentations along with 12 Industrie 4.0 Presentations.

A brainchild of Dr M Arokiaswamy, Founder & Managing Director, IED Communications Ltd endeavors to understand and anticipate the needs of the Indian engineering and manufacturing industries and cater to their requirements of a reliable source of quality products and vendors, providing the best solutions, services, products, technology and know-how through its twin properties.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr M Arokiaswamy,
Founder & Managing Director,
IED Communications Ltd.

Automation Expo™, the brainchild of the visionary Dr M Arokiaswamy started in 2002 as a biennial Automation exhibition which attracted the top Global Automation diaspora to the Indian shores. Since 2011, this has become an annual Automation extravaganza. It has become Asia’s leading Automation & Instrumentation exhibition and a must-visit for any stakeholder in the Automation industry.

Now in the 19th year of a successful journey, Automation Expo has believed in the true potential of India and contributed hugely through uncanny foresight and sheer hard work. Automation Expo has made India a global marketplace for the Automation industry.

Each industry in India strives to acquire technology based on automation to participate in global competition. Automation Expo provides a platform for the industry to achieve their automation goals.

Our first virtual expo was held on 22nd to 25th September 2021 and thank our Board of Governors ,Exhibitors, Speakers, Delegates and visitors who have made our first virtual expo a roaring success.

4 days of Automation Expo enables exhibitor to showcase products and technologies to the world, and make it to the Big league!

Our next physical expo will be held from 16-19th August 2022.

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Expo 2022

Why we have become Asia’s leading Automation & Instrumentation exhibition?

Decision-makers from around the globe 


2/3rd of our total visitors are decision-makers in their respective organizations.

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Pure Business Objectives

The top goals of all our visitors are to search and learn about the latest trends and advancements, networking, exchange of credentials and generating new business leads.

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Unlimited business opportunities

Automation Expo brings multiple industries together at one common Automation extravaganza.

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Meet your potential

customers directly

Almost a third of all visitors are an international audience who make this exhibition truly global.

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Innovation Race


Wish to learn what the big Automation players are up to? Expand your knowledge base by learning from the best.

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Something to learn for everyone


Almost 80% of the visitors state that they gained valuable insights just by attending 1 day of the exhibition.

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Unmatched Visitor Retention

The continued growth of visitors means retention of current visitors and gaining new visitors each year. 

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Strong support from Institutions


Automation Expo enjoys strong support from the Maharashtra Government. It also co-operates with ministries and official organizations and is supported by all-important industry associations from India and abroad. We also enjoy great relations with Trade Media.

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