Bengaluru: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will unveil the 10th edition of South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair – EXCON 2019 tomorrow in Bengaluru. CII EXCON 2019 will be inaugurated by Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road, Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Government of India and Shri. B.S. Yediyurappa, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka.
In a press statement issued today, Mr Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII Trade Fairs Council said, the 10th edition of EXCON with the theme, Smart I-tech – Next Gen India@75 provides a platform for the display of technological advancements, innovations and latest developments in the construction equipment sector. EXCON would project the CE industry as an industry of the future and help us bring the vision of India@75 to fruition.
While addressing the Press Conference, Mr Sandeep Singh, Member, CII EXCON 2019 Steering Committee said, “The 10th edition of EXCON 2019 will be the largest of its kind with over 3,00,000 square metres of display area; 1250+ exhibitors including 390+ overseas companies from 21 countries besides country pavilions from China, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Turkey and UK. The 5-day exhibition would attract over 70,000 business visitors from India and abroad.
Mr Aman Choudhari, Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council said, “EXCON initiative over the last two decades helped Bangalore to emerge as the Construction Equipment Capital of India with the presence of global players from both the public and private 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 2019 endeavors to build India’s infrastructure in an ecologically sustainable manner, enabling projects on Smart Cities, supporting Swachh Bharat programs, promoting Skill Development and position “Make In India” – as the National Agenda for achieving holistic growth in the infrastructure and related sectors.
Being in the 10th edition, EXCON is keen to explore the current relationship between infrastructure as a sector and its inclusion of women in the workplace. EXCON hopes to initiate a dialogue on how women can be engaged in a traditionally male driven sector through a special initiative launched this year titled – “Women Building India.” The inaugural session of EXCON 2019 will celebrate women in infrastructure by introducing Women Building India- Equal Opportunity Awards to recognize companies from the Infrastructure sector who have taken proactive steps to enable women to participate in the workforce.
A report titled “Women in Infrastructure” will also be released to uncover the current status of women participation in the sector and best practices that can enable the sector to include more women as it continues to grow.
As part of the 10th year celebrations of EXCON, CII will be organizing special activities like exclusive Pavilions on AI, IoT, Robotics, Startups, and Components & Parts among others.
Coinciding with EXCON, CII will organize a series of Conferences and Seminars like, Defence & Paramilitary; MSMEs; Components & Parts; Green Buildings; Smart Cities; Urban Development; Logistics among others.
Government of Karnataka is the Host State for EXCON 2019. Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures’ Association (ICEMA) is the Sector Partner for Excon 2019 and supported by Builders Association of India (BAI).