Basavaraj Bommai, the Chief Minister of Karnataka and General V K Singh, the Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways & Civil Aviation, government of India, will inaugurate CII EXCON, which is South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair on May 17, 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, and 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 Shetty.
The event will be spread over 300,000 square metres 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, and Sri Lanka, UAE, UK and USA. The 5-day exhibition is expected to attract over 40,000 business visitors from all over the world.
A Women Building India initiative – Equal Opportunity Awards will be announced at the inaugural session of EXCON. The objective of the Award is to recognise the companies from the infrastructure sector who have taken proactive steps to enable women to participate in the workforce.
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.