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54 The PCB Magazine • December 2015 Recently, we sent a questionnaire to a number of printed circuit associations around the world, asking them to tell us a little about their organizations. With the annual HKPCA & IPC show having just ended, this information provided by HKPCA is especially interesting. I-Connect007: What is HKPCA's basic mission? HKPCA: Our mission and objectives are: 1. To promote and protect the rights and interests of the printed circuit industry 2. To represent the industry and present its views to the government and/or other parties 3. To develop and strengthen internal and external communication, with a view to enhancing cooperation and business opportunities, by means of the following: • Organizing technical/business seminars and recreational functions • Gathering and distributing relevant information to members • Establishing links with overseas counterparts, such as CPCA, JPCA, TPCA, IPC, KPCA, IPCA and EIPC 4. To establish and manage funds for charity purposes. I-Connect007: What are your membership stats— industry segments, job descriptions, regions of the world, total membership, etc.? HKPCA: HKPCA has more than 470 members coming from Hong Kong, China and overseas enterprises with total production values reach- ing around $9.4 billion, occupying 16% of the PCB industry in the world. Member categories include PCB manufacturers, PCB equipment suppliers, suppliers of chemicals and raw mate- rials, and other trade and environment protec- tion service companies. The HKPCA member base will be broadened by recruiting more and more qualified members and with all our efforts to promote China PCB industry to a more pros- perous future. I-Connect007: Does HKPCA host any events? HKPCA: WECC Tradeshows: The 2015 Interna- tional Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (2015 HKPCA & IPC Show) is the world's larg- est and most influential exhibition for PCB and electronics assembly sector, and the ideal sourc- Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA) FeATure In Their Words:

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