Government of Karnataka is the partner state for EXCON 2013. The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) is the sector partner, while the Builders’ Association of India (BAI) is a supporting partner for the event.
The five day event, with the theme ‘Propelling Sustainable Infrastructure Growth,’ will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Oscar Fernandes and will be attended by over 730 exhibitors from 18 countries, reaching out to 35,000+ business visitors.
The exhibition will also feature conferences by CII, iCEMA and BAI; along with 100+ product launches and live demonstration of advanced CE technologies.
EXCON 2013 will help to understand how the industry can accelerate infrastructure projects through modern equipment and global best practices with focus on sustainable infrastructure development. Focus on skill development (low in this sector) is a big priority in the objectives to be achieved through EXCON. Skill centres to train personnel in specific sectors are also on the anvil. Besides, EXCON will also address various issues hampering the country’s progress through a proactive and practical delivery module.
With a projected investment in the infrastructure sector in the 12th plan period (2012-17), which is pegged at US$ 1 trillion, the global players in the infrastructure sector, especially the construction equipment industry have immense opportunity to take part in India’s infrastructure growth story.
With a robust manufacturing presence in India, the CE industry has increasingly catering to not only India but to Asia and some parts of Africa.
Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, EXCON 2013 and Managing Director and CEO, JCB India Limited., says, “Several analysis and reports indicate that the Earth-moving & CE Market is one of the most dynamically growing markets worldwide, more so in India. Backed by the Government's keen and consistent focus on developing the country's infrastructure in order to holistically progress, indeed the segment is phenomenally evolving and is deploying the best of machines, technology and manpower to raise its standards to global levels. Also, to cater to international needs, OEMs & component manufacturers from India have huge export opportunities in countries like Middle-East and Africa which could be tapped during EXCON.”