The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced here on Friday the 10th edition of EXCON, South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair, which will take place in Bengaluru from December 10-14, 2019.
Excon 2019, the flagship initiative of CII in the construction equipment sector was launched during an Interactive Session by Mr Nagendra Nath Sinha, IAS, Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in the presence of Mr Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII Trade Fair Council & Chairman, Excon 2019 and Mr Sandeep Singh, President, Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures’ Association (ICEMA),
With the theme, “Smart i-Tech – Next Gen India@75”, Excon 2019 will demonstrate the role of smart technologies and innovation in design in the manufacture of nextgen construction equipment and machinery to support the rapid pace of infrastructure development in the country.
Excon 2019 will feature a 5-day international exhibition spread across a display area of 3,00,000 sq. mtrs. Excon 2019 will attract over 1250 exhibitors including 350+ overseas companies from 25 countries including China, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, UK & USA among others. The 5-day exhibition would attract over 70,000 business visitors from India and abroad.
Mr. Nagendra Nath Sinha, IAS, Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said, “It is very heartening to know that this EXCON has come into existence when the highway sector was growing. The growth of the Construction Equipment Industry and the Highway Development programme is progressing parallely.” He also mentioned that, with initiatives of the Government of India like the ‘Bharatmala Project, the construction equipment and allied sectors is set to grow on a faster pace.
Mr. Sinha went on to say, “If you talk about the investment in the infrastructure sector, in the next 5 years the investment will be Rs.100 Lakh Crore over the next 5 years. The numbers tell you the growth in the construction and infrastructure sector. What is very heartening to note is that the sector is employing and emphasizing on the interconnectedness of the equipment that they are putting together.”
“Excon has been a trusted brand internationally and the steady increase in the number of International companies reposing faith on the brand is the right indicator that the Construction Equipment Industry is poised for exponential growth”, said Mr Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII Trade Fair Council and Chairman, Excon 2019. He also said that “Development of world class infrastructure will lead to 9-10 per cent growth of Indian economy and also India is expected to become the third largest construction market globally by 2022”.
Mr. Sandeep Singh, President, ICEMA said, “Today most of the construction equipment is made in India. All International manufacturers and vendors are located in India and EXCON is the place where we all get together. This year we are going to focus on technology especially AI, IoT among others.”
As part of the 10th year celebrations of EXCON, CII would organise special activities like celebrating Women in Infrastructure, exclusive Pavilions on AI, IoT, Robotics, Startups, Components & Parts; Job Fairs, Contest for School Children, Tree Plantation Day besides Green Rating of CE Industry.
Excon 2019 endeavors to build India’s infrastructure in an ecologically sustainable manner, enable projects on Smart Cities, support Swachh Bharat programs, promote Skill Development and position “Make In India” – as the National Agenda for achieving holistic growth in the infrastructure and related sectors.
Excon will be an ideal platform to connect all infrastructure stakeholders, including policymakers, investors, and developers, with the exciting growth story of India’s infrastructure. Over the last 9 editions, the event has grown into one of the topmost construction equipment exhibitions in this part of the world.
Excon addresses both marketing and educational platform for all stakeholders. Government and Senior Bureaucrats capitalised it as a knowledge platform for various departments (PWD’s and Civil Engineering Departments), Private contractors, Builders, Road/ Infrastructure developers, Smart City/ Urban Planning, Army, Border Roads Organisation, etc. to witness the latest Technology, Equipment’s and Machinery display which will enable accelerated Infrastructure development needs of the nation.
Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures’ Association is the Sector Partner for Excon 2019.