Excon 2015 would aim at facilitating faster and sustainable growth of infrastructure and construction equipment industry in India.
As a prelude to Excon 2015, a road show was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Mumbai on October 8, 2015. In essence, this meet was organised by CII to showcase the exhibition and give an overview. The event was attended by all sections of the connected stakeholders.
Excon´s 8th international construction equipment and construction technology trade fair will be South Asia´s largest exhibition in this sector. Approximately, over 850 exhibitors including 275 from abroad are registered to showcase their products and technology during this exhibition scheduled from 25 to 29 November 2015..
HN Daruwalla, Convener CII Maharashtra Energy & Environment Panel & EVP, LEED AP - US GBC, Godrej & Boyce, set the ball rolling by his opening remarks, ´The construction industry has been driving the economic growth of the country and the government used to be the prime player in the past. However, things have changed. Today private players drive the growth. The contribution of infrastructure to GDP has almost doubled in last 10 years. Most of the global technology leaders have set up their own manufacturing base in India. Some have joint ventures while some have marketing partners. The way the infrastructure and construction industry is growing in India, it cannot be ignored.´ He went on to recap the growth demographics and opportunities for the country..
Hemant Mathur, GM& Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro, very pragmatically stated, ´If the Indian economy has to revive and I am sure it will, the construction and construction equipment industry will be the first to see live action happening at the ground level. From here on, the story of India´s economy revival will continue.´ He continued to mention that the construction industry is currently standing at the cusp of growth. He proceeded to provide detailed all round overview of all the developments happening in the country and the indicators which will eventually contribute to India´s growth in construction and mining sectors. Interestingly he listed the pain areas being experienced by the industry. Referring to Make in India movement, he cautioned the industry to ´Make for India´ equipment to match the habits, attitude and usage patterns by Indians and also to successfully under Indian operating conditions. He ended up by extending a warm welcome to all expected visitors..
Neerav Parmar, Chairman - Mumbai, Builder Association of India, and Director, Shapoorji Pallonji, highlighted the growth potential of the construction industry on the days to come. Rightfully, he mentioned the most significant pain area which is availability of skilled manpower in the construction sector and emphasised on the need to promote, augment and accelerate the skill development initiatives in the country. .
Piush Goyal, Managing Director, Kelley Material Handling Equipment India and Member - Excon Steering Committee, recounted the impressive track record of Excon ever since the first in 2007. He informed that Excon 2015 will consist of 200,000 sq m of exhibition area including open and covered areas, 33 per cent international participants, live demos of equipment exhibits, numerous new product launches and technologies to enable the stakeholders achieve lowest operation and maintenance costs. During Excon, one can attend several conferences on important issues and a detailed industry survey report jointly prepared by Feedback Ventures and industry professionals, will be released by CII. .
With each passing edition, the event has witnessed immense growth both in quality and in numbers. So, while this will be the largest event on all counts including the number of domestic and overseas visitors, exhibition area and new project launches, the biggest difference will be the presence of enhanced foreign players. There will be country pavilions including leading economies like China, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Finland Sweden, Turkey and UK..
Excon 2015 would also have a large presence of SMEs in the component and aggregate manufacturing, showcasing India´s potential as a preferred outsourcing destination for construction equipment manufacturing. .
With the participation of almost all leading players in the construction equipment industry, the exhibition would aim at facilitating faster and sustainable growth of infrastructure and construction equipment industry in India. .
EXCON 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
200,000 sq m of exhibition area including open and covered areas
33 per cent international participants (more than 275 foreign exhibitors)
Live demos of equipment exhibits and product launches
Large presence of SMEs