TEDA Welcomes Some 30 Korean Manufacturers Participating in IMIE2007

TIANJIN, China, March 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) announces that the organizing committee of IMIE2007 recently announced that IMIE2007, held in May every year in TEDA, has attracted the attention of a great number of foreign manufacturers and nearly 30 Korean mobile phone manufacturers will participate in the 2007 edition, covering industrial chain links such as chips, components, and value-added services, etc. The large-scale participation in the exhibition by Korean manufacturers, an important player in the international mobile communication industry, shows that IMIE2007 has become the most important international platform for cooperation and exchange between Sino-foreign mobile communication industries.

The nearly 30 Korean manufacturers that intend to participate in the exhibition are all enterprises with excellent technology and marketing capabilities, including local-based Korean companies and accessory manufacturers such as MCNEX, Heyu Mechanical & Electrical Co., Ltd., Jinyoung, Harim Machinery Co., Ltd., GNC and SUNGHYU and Korean companies with presences in China, such as MANNA and Xixitai, covering all links of the mobile phone industrial chain.

On May 1 this year, the second largest operator in Korea, KTF, introduced the WCDMA based 3G business first in Korea. Following that, the largest operator in Korea, SKT, advanced its schedule to introduce its 3G business. These two operators both target China while competing fiercely with each other in the 3G markets, hoping to purchase high-quality and inexpensive super 3G (HSDPA) equipment and terminals in China.

Korean manufacturers’ strong line-up and active participation in various activities doubtlessly shows the international characteristic and core competitiveness of the international mobile phone exhibition held in Tianjin, making it a real “international, brand oriented and professional” event. To that end, the organizing committee continues to cooperate with authoritative organizations and plans to introduce a series of exchanges, communications and interactive activities, including many high-value summit forums and technical seminars such as the 2007 China Mobile Phone Industry Development (International) Forum, the Mobile Entertainment Forum, the Executive Committee of China Domestic Handsets Summit, the China Cell Phone Component Summit, the International Mobile Storage Technology Summit and Procurement, and the Negotiation Meeting for International Buyers’, helping to build a high-value platform for Sino-foreign manufacturers to showcase their technology and negotiate on business.

According to the organizing committee, IMIE, oriented to be a “first-rate international mobile communication exhibition”, provides unlimited business opportunities for Chinese and foreign enterprises and has evolved to be a significant market event thanks to their devotion to the mission of “introducing excellent Chinese enterprises to the world and the best industrial resources to China”, and the efforts of elaborately designing various shows, meetings and business matching initiatives. IMIE2007 is clearly an excellent platform for Korean companies to enter into the Chinese market.

About Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) was established in 1984 with the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the first state-class economic-technological development areas in the country.

TEDA is located in the center of a larger area bordering Bohai Sea and the east of the Asia-Europe Land Bridge, thus serving as the gate to the two super cities of Beijing and Tianjin, and the throat connecting the northeast of China. By the end of 2005, 4,067 foreign companies have landed in TEDA. Of the Fortune 500 companies, 57 multinational companies, from 10 countries and regions, including such well-established multinational giants as Motorola, Samsung and Toyota, invested in 123 enterprises in TEDA. In 2000, "Fortune" listed TEDA as one of the most highly recommended economic areas in China. In 2002 UNIDO listed TEDA as one of the most dynamic areas of China together with Shenzhen, Suzhou, Wenzhou, Shanghai Pudong and Xi’an High-tech Park.

Source: Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area