The trade fair was graced by key policymakers from the government and captains of industry. During his inaugural address, Shri Nitin J Gadkari, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, said, “Electric, hybrid, and biofuel-compatible machinery holds great potential to reduce the fossil fuel dependence of the construction equipment industry and improve productivity and cost efficiency outcomes for the infrastructure development and construction industries. Hence, I am delighted to see the new technology displays at this trade fair and extend my best wishes to the organizers and all participants.”
The inauguration ceremony also featured a special address on behalf of the host state Uttar Pradesh, delivered by Shri. Nand Gopal Gupta, Cabinet Minister - Industrial Development, Export Promotion, NRI, Investment Promotion, Government of Uttar Pradesh, who said, “We will soon become the only state in India with the largest number of six-lane expressways, and therefore, I am delighted that this edition of bauma CONEXPO India is being held in Uttar Pradesh. By attracting large investments in industry and infrastructure over the past few years, Uttar Pradesh has demonstrated manufacturing excellence. I welcome all your contributions towards nation-building in our state and across India.”
Commented Arvind Garg, Chairman, bauma CONEXPO India, and Senior Vice President & Head - Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro Limited, “Infrastructure development in India is on an accelerated growth path, and we are proud to serve the market with best-in-class and the latest technologies for timely project completion and better outcomes for all stakeholders. We are delighted with the vibrant participation and representation of the entire infrastructure development ecosystem at this forum.”
In addition to many specialized technical sessions on skill building, operator training, and certification, a power-packed presentation was delivered by Lt. General Rajeev Chaudhry, VSM, Director General, Border Road Organisation (BRO), on potential areas of collaboration with equipment manufacturers in the interest of nation building.
Commenting on the launch of electric and hybrid-powered equipment at bauma India, Dimitrov Krishnan, President, Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) & Managing Director, Volvo CE India, said, “The main highlight of this show has been the strong interest in sustainable technologies and manufacturers’ initiatives to cater to this surging demand through innovative product launches.”
Speaking about the curated programs, Niimesh Patel, President, Builders Association of India (BAI), said, “The construction equipment industry contributes towards nation-building by supporting project contractors and contracting companies to execute and deliver infrastructure projects on time. The all-India contractors and builders meeting at this trade show was a success in terms of important discussions among representatives from all parts of the country.”
“This trade fair has proved once again why it is an unmissable opportunity for developers to leverage the collective intelligence and creative spirit of the Indian industry. Today, AI and IoT-enabled machinery is transforming critical infrastructure projects on the ground by providing real-time data and facilitating quick decision-making. I am pleased to witness the scale and range of technology solutions presented on this platform. We have had good meetings and fruitful discussions for the future of India’s technology-empowered construction industry,” commented Arvind Patel, Managing Director, Patel Infrastructure, and Chairman, Gujarat Contractors Association.
bauma CONEXPO India 2023 was held from 31st January to 3rd February at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida / Delhi NCR. It was jointly organised by the Builders Association of India (BAI) along with association partners Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA), and was supported by leading industry associations- the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA), Crane Owners Association of India (COAOI), Aerial Platform Association of India (APAOI), Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN), American Concrete Institute, and more.
With 601 exhibitors from 26 countries, 60+ CEOs of leading infrastructure development companies, and 41,108 trade visitors from 83 countries, this edition saw the largest ever domestic participation compared to previous editions, demonstrating the construction equipment (CE) industry’s commitment towards Make in India.
Expressing gratitude to all stakeholders who made this edition a memorable success, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, bauma CONEXPO India, said, “We are delighted to close this edition on a high note, having successfully unlocked value in terms of transactions and machinery orders. We are also glad to expand opportunities for all industry stakeholders through this platform. I thank all our partners and participants from India and abroad for their constant support. We are confident that bauma CONEXPO India will continue enhancing its contributions towards nation-building through our future editions.”
bauma CONEXPO India is an international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles. It is the most important industry event for the sector in North India.
- Largest ever domestic participation compared to previous editions, with 600+ exhibitors from 26 countries.
- Participation of 60+ CEOs of leading infrastructure development companies from both the public and private sectors, as well as key decision-makers from Central & State governments
- The show attracted 41,000+ trade visitors from 83 countries.
bauma CONEXPO India brings together the expertise of the world’s top two construction equipment trade fairs—bauma organised by Messe Muenchen in Munich, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG organised by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in Las Vegas. The 7th edition of bauma CONEXPO India will be held from 11th to 14th December 2024.