Quality Magazine

California Trade Shows Cancelled

June 1, 2003

NORWALK, CT—NEPCON West 2003, Assembly West and Fiberoptic Automation Expo have been cancelled. The co-located events were scheduled for October 28 to 29, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center (San Jose, CA).

Noting the continued recession in the electronics manufacturing industry coupled with the trend for OEMs to outsource manufacturing and the migration of the electronics manufacturing industry to China, Kelvin Marsden-Kish, vice president for Reed Exhibitions, says that, “events reflect the markets they serve and at this time the Northern California market is not strong enough for NEPCON West to provide the return on investment desired by exhibitors.”

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