CII Announces EXCON 2021

CII Announces EXCON 2021

Date: December 7-11, 2021
Venue: Bengaluru
Exhibitors: 1300+
Foreign players: 320+
Business visitors: 60,000+
Country pavilions: 6

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced the 11th edition of EXCON, India's premier and South Asia’s largest construction equipment and construction technology trade fair. It will take place in Bengaluru from December 7-11, 2021. The key focus will be Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Fuel Legislation (BS-IV transition), Alternate Fuels, AI, IoT and Robotics, gender diversity in construction awards, greater participation of Academia & Defense, State Sessions, MSMEs and Digital Transformation.

The event will feature a 5-day international exhibition across a display area of 3,20,000 sq.m. It is expected to attract over 1300 exhibitors, which will include 400 companies from abroad (representing 6 country pavilions from Germany, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, UK and China), and over 60,000 business visitors from India and abroad.

Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, who launched the event, said that the Construction Equipment Industry has tread the growth path in the last quarter and EXCON 21 is another testimony to the confidence on the recovery of our economy, faith in controlling the pandemic and the vaccination plans of our Government, and the various progressive initiatives and policies taken by the Government for developing the Infra sector.

The Minister informed that an area of 325 acres has been earmarked at NATRAX - Automotive Testing Center in Indore for Testing Construction Equipment Machinery and urged the CE Industry to make use of the facility. He further said that the Department of Heavy Industry has been instrumental in setting up Capital Goods Skill Council. Through this organization National Skill Standards are being notified with the purpose of defining skill needs of the industry. This way, training institutions will be able to impart skills which are valued by employers in the Industry. The Council has been targeted to benefit 10 million people.

He added that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s key economic advisory has proposed an investment-led stimulus by the government to help revive the economy. The proposed massive spending on infrastructure, along with an upgrade of urban facilities, mainly, highways, renewable energy, and urban transport. All this is expected to create durable assets and jobs, and generate demand for Materials, Technology and Aggregates.

Deepak Shetty, Chairman, Excon 2021 and MD & Deputy CEO, JCB India Limited, said, “Excon is happening at a time when our economy is on the path of transition towards a ‘New India’ and there is renewed confidence about the future. India has stood true to its growth promise. The economy has added $1 trillion during the past five years. Excon plays the role of creating synergies for the overall development of the Indian economy on one hand and increase in trade and investments globally on the other.”

“With sustainability and the environment being major concerns, the Government and industry are taking measures and innovative steps to ensure a sustainable and eco-friendly development of the country’s infrastructure. Interactions at Excon are being planned around topics which cover these aspects in detail. For the Construction Equipment Industry, the existing challenges are opportunities which the industry can take on and emerge stronger,” he added.

Amit Gossain, Chairman, CII Urban Development & Smart Cities Council, and Managing Director, Kone Elevators India, said, “India requires investment worth Rs 50 trillion (US$ 777.73 billion) in infrastructure by 2022 to have a sustainable development in the country. India is witnessing significant interest from international investors in the infrastructure space. EXCON has grown and evolved with the changing times, and is seen as an ideal platform for all the stakeholders from the Construction Equipment sector to come together under one roof and deliberate on new ideas and form new alliances.”

EXCON has been playing a catalytic role in showcasing innovations in the Construction Equipment and related industries that are supporting infrastructure development across the country. The event is a platform that connects all infrastructure stakeholders, including policymakers, investors, and developers, to be a part of the growth story. Following to huge success over the last 10 editions, the event has come to be ranked amongst the top 10 construction equipment exhibitions in the world.

Excon is both a marketing and an educational platform. Government and senior bureaucrats capitalize on the knowledge sharing opportunities for the benefit of various departments like the PWDs and Civil Engineering. Here, private contractors, builders, road and infra developers, Smart City/Urban Planners, the Army and Border Roads Organization, etc. can witness the latest Technology, Equipment, and Machinery to enable them to undertake accelerated infra development.

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