HKPCA, purpose and goal
HKPCA is a non-profit organisation founded in 2000 in Hong Kong. HKPCA is a member of the World Electronic Circuits Council (WECC) and thereby they reach a large network internationally with both better and more efficient communication in the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) industry. The purpose and goal of HKPCA is to protect the interests that the Hong Kong PCB industry has in representing the business in the contact with authorities and governments. Furthermore, they work on evolving the communication between manufacturers and corporations buying the products. To develop this, they arrange fairs, seminars and workshops. To network with similar organisations in other countries they try to make connections with both producers and purchasers and them between.
Exhibitions and fairs
Once a year HKPCA arranges an international exhibition, the International Electronics Circuit Exhibition. The exhibition is diligently visited by PCB- manufacturers from all over the world. This year the exhibition will take place in the Schenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre in China. The time for the exhibition is December 4th to-6th. News for this year is that HKPCA has joined together with the China Printed Circuit Association (CPCA) to implement the exhibition, that is the 18th in the row. They have joined together to create a unique exhibition that is to be both informative and include more of the business. This year the focus is to be the biggest platform for the PCB and EA industry in the region. Earlier the exhibition has been in two of the halls in Schenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre but this year another one is added. This means that the exhibition area is going to be more than 67 500 square metres. It has been hard to get a space at the exhibition this year even though it has expanded. The estimate is about 3500 boots with more than 600 different exhibitors from China as well as from the rest of the world. The visitors will, under the same roof, be able to meet exhibitors consisting of both big and established companies as from small and innovative newcomers in the business. Among the exhibitors this year you can find companies like Topsearch, Atotech, Harvar, Schmoll, Dupont Kina and Jadason.
The value of the exhibition
After 17 successful years the exhibition has reach a point where it has become an important part of the developing in the technique business. Through the exhibition a large exchange of information is created and a network between branches is built. The exhibition inspires businesses to collect ideas and show new technique and, in that way, help lift the evolving of the business. With the development happening today in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), mobile phones 5G and the upcoming 6G and Cloud Computing, there are always new demands for evolving the PCB-business.
To attract additional visitors to the exhibition there are lots of other arrangements in the area during the same time. By creating these surrounding events, other branch leaders will be represented and the possibility to associate and exchange experience between businesses occur. This year there is also a golf competition and a welcoming banquet where it is possible to make contacts and network in a relaxed environment with great prerequisites for all kinds of partnerships.