CII EXCON is back!
CII EXCON, South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair to be held from 17-21 May in Bengaluru
Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka and General V K Singh (Retd), Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways & Civil Aviation will inaugurate CII EXCON – South Asia’s’ Largest Construction Equipment Trade Fair on 17 May at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru.
While addressing the media in the city, Deepak Shetty, Chairman, CII EXCON said, “Excon is the largest Construction Equipment Exhibition in South Asia. It aims to provide a focused platform for the Construction Equipment and Component Industry, bring more awareness amongst all stakeholders on the latest developments, enable adoption of world-class technologies for speedy implementation of infrastructure projects in the country.
“Excon will reflect on the theme elements at the exhibition and also set the pace for Atmanirbhar Bharat in infrastructure development in the country. With the presence of large OEMs and a strong supply chain supported by a vibrant components sector, India is all set to become the manufacturing and export hub of the world for construction equipment manufacturing,” added Mr Shetty.
“Excon will also be showcasing the growth and the penetration of digital technology in not only construction equipment, but also in the way the entire infrastructure ecosystem is developing in India. The recently announced Gati Shakti program has a very strong digital platform which forms the base of the program,” he further added.
Dimitrov Krishnan, Co-Chairman of CII EXCON added, “Indian Construction Equipment industry can be the vital fulcrum, driving infrastructure growth and supporting allied industries in achieving their growth targets. Buoyed by a stable economic environment and a strong growth agenda pursued by the Government, the Indian CE industry is poised for exponential growth in the coming decade”.
Arjun Ranga, Chairman, CII Karnataka said, “Karnataka is emerging as a vibrant manufacturing hub in the country. To increase the GSDP, the Karnataka Government is introducing new initiatives to bolster the manufacturing sector and increase the share of exports from Karnataka. EXCON will demonstrate the manufacturing potential of the State with the large presence of OEMs and components industries participating in Excon.”
Oher key dignitaries participating at EXCON includes; Mr Azim Premji, Founder Chairman, Wipro Limited; Mr Rishad Premji, Non-Executive Director, Wipro Enterprises Limited; Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General, Border Roads Organisation; Lt Gen Harpal Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Military Engineering Services; Ms Manmeet Nanda, IAS, Joint Secretary, DPIIT, Government of India; Mr Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary – Infrastructure Department, Government of Karnataka; Mr Achim Burkart, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany; Mr Young-seup Kwon, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea among others.
EXCON will spread over 3,00,000 square meters of display area with a participation of over 800 exhibitors from India and abroad including countries like Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK & USA. The 5-day exhibition would attract over 40,000 business visitors from all over the world.
Some of the new initiatives this year at Excon includes; User Industry CEO’s Session; Special Focus on Alternate Fuels; Dedicated Finance Plaza; Women Operators at the Exhibition, Operating Machines; Focus on Aatma Nirbhar Bharat among others.
As a special initiative, Women Building India- Equal Opportunity Awards will be announced at the Inaugural Session of EXCON. The objective of the Award is to recognize the companies from the infrastructure sector who have taken proactive steps to enable women to participate in the workforce.
Concurrent to EXCON, CII will be organizing a series of Sessions which includes; Conference on Infrastructure Requirements for Armed Forces: Emerging Opportunities & Smart Technology; Interactive Session with Director General, Border Road Organisation; Conference on AI, IOT& Automation in Construction Engineering Sector; Conference on Green Buildings & Built Environment – Transforming Urbanscapes; Conference on Women in Construction- Challenges, Solutions and Way forward besides Conference by ICEMA & BAI.
Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures’ Association is the Sector Partner and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, National Highways Authority of India and the Builders Association of India are supporting Partners for EXCON.