IED Communications Ltd is not only the owner of Industrial Automation monthly, 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.

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.

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 18th 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.

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 Connect

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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Varied Industry Reach


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

International Audience Base


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

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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