CII Excon 2023, pitched as South Asia’s’ largest Construction Equipment Trade Fair, to be held in Bangalore attracted 1,000 exhibitors including 100 overseas companies.
The five-day fair scheduled from December 12-16 is expected to record over 80,000 visitors as compared to around 53,000 visitors in the previous edition, said Dimitrov Krishnan, Co-Chairman,CII Excon 2023.
Addressing a press conference in Bangalore on Monday, Krishnan said, “We are excited to present the 12th Edition of EXCON, with the theme, “Building India’s Tomorrow” encompassing the fundamental pillars of Technology, Globalization, Sustainability, and Inclusiveness.”
The Construction Equipment industry witnessed a remarkable resurgence in 2022-23, achieving a 26 percent growth. This performance propelled total sales to surpass the one lakh milestone, firmly establishing India as the world’s third-largest CE market.
“Moreover, the Construction Equipment industry is positioning itself for remarkable growth, targeting over 15% year-on-year jump in the next five years. This ambitious goal underscores their commitment to providing the cutting-edge machinery and equipment needed to support the industry’s transformation, ensuring that construction projects across the nation are not only innovative but also executed with enhanced efficiency, and precision with a focus on sustainability”, he further added.
Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan, Chairman, CII Karnataka said, “Karnataka is emerging as a vibrant manufacturing hub in the country. To increase the GSDP, the Karnataka Government is introducing new initiatives to bolster the manufacturing sector and increase the share of exports from Karnataka. EXCON will demonstrate the manufacturing potential of the State with the large presence of OEMs and components industries participating in EXCON.
Concurrent to EXCON, CII will be organizing series of Conferences spanning over 5 days, which includes Conference on Atmanirbhar Bharat (CE Manufacturing); Conference on Women in Infrastructure; CEOs Roundtable Session; Seminar on ‘Components’; Italy Meets India – Session on CE Industry; Session on Academia; Conference by BAI and Session on Components.
As a new initiative this year, EXCON is having an exclusive Finance Plaza with the participation of leading financial institution making it a one stop shop for all financing needs of customers visiting EXCON.
Women Building India
A Special Initiative this year, CII will launch the “Women Building India” – Equal Opportunity Awards. The award aims to recognize companies from the infrastructure sector who have taken proactive steps to enable women to participate in the workforce.
Another key focus at EXCON 2023 is the showcase of green and Innovative technologies through an exclusive Pavilion Sustainable Power Solutions. The pavilion will feature cutting-edge technologies, ranging from electric, hybrid and alternate fuels powered machinery to state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed to curtail emissions and bolster energy efficiency.
The Pavilion on AI, IoT & Automation would focus on next gen technology, smart Automation, Technology and Innovation
Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) and the Builders Association of India (BAI) are supporting partners for CII EXCON 2023.