Amid India's positive infrastructure growth scenario, Excon is set to witness over 300 product launches with live equipment demos this year in Bengaluru.
The government is accelerating its support to the construction sector by awarding Rs 5 lakh crore worth of highway contracts, totalling about 50,000 km; this is along with further investment plans in railways, real estate, and other sectors. India's investment in infrastructure is estimated to double to about US$ 1 trillion during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-17), compared to the previous Five-Year Plan.
In this scenario, events such as Excon play a crucial role. Offering an ideal platform to initiate partnerships, the industry can look forward to such expos to handle projects with or without minimal imports.
That said, in its ninth edition, Bengaluru will once again host Excon from December 12-16 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) this year. With a gross display area of 250,000 sq m, the five-day international exhibition is expected to attract over 1,000 exhibitors - including 300 companies from abroad - and over 40,000 business visitors.
Excon prides a 17-year strong legacy. And, with every passing edition, the expo has witnessed multiplied growth in terms of both quality and participation. The expo has come a long way from being India's largest construction equipment business to being South Asia's largest construction equipment event. It has witnessed 26 per cent growth in terms of total exhibitors, as compared to the 2015 edition.
The expo will witness international buying delegation; conferences by ICEMA, CII and BAI; over 300 product launches with live equipment demos; and B2B and B2G meetings.
Products on display will include:
The Excon benefit
Excon offers the Indian construction equipment companies exposure to the latest technologies in equipment, components and spare parts; they can evaluate their own cost competitiveness. Through partnerships, the industry can look forward to handling projects with or without minimal imports. The new technologies and innovations will aid in robust infrastructure growth in the country with focus on cost, quality, reliability and global standards.
Further, CW connected with select exhibitors to explore what they have in store for the expo this year.
- Shriyal Sethumadhavan & Seraphina D'souza
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