India – See Bigger And Better Construction Equipment At Expos In 2013

Build, construct, grow
There’s never been a better time than now for the construction industry in India. Global recession notwithstanding, apartments and commercial buildings are flying off the shelves rapidly. This is likely to continue. In the words of Balsingh George, a developer who announced the launch of 815 flats in Chennai, India this week, “About 600 million people in India are below 35 years of age. They all aspire to own houses. Housing will always be in demand.” This, coupled with India’s appetite for infrastructure that is crucial for growth, means hectic construction activity for decades.
Bauma Conexpo returns
Construction machinery exhibitions, too, will always remain an attraction, especially for developers, engineers, project managers. Meeting tight deadlines is among key challenges here. Needless to say, technicians and businessmen on the lookout for ideas throng to expos. In 2013, they will all be heading to the Bauma Conexpo Show in Mumbai. The three-day construction equipment exhibition to be held from February 5-8 will be the biggest and the most attractive in the event calendar of the year.
For the largely unorganized construction industry that lacks platforms for networking, bC India 2013 will be a meeting place and a positive environment to make business deals. The second edition of this ‘International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles’ will see the participation of the who’s who of the industry. Over 700 exhibitors will be showcasing their products under one roof covering an area of 130,000 square meters at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. This is one and half times the space that the first edition of the exhibition occupied at the complex in 2011. Over 508 exhibitors from 30 countries were present at the venue which spread across 88,000 square meters.
Organizers Messe Muenchen International (MMI) and Association of equipment manufacturers (AEM) expect over 30,000 visitors at this machinery extravaganza. That’s just a conservative estimate. The exhibition, which will feature the latest in construction technology, will be a must-see for the best minds in the business. In November 2011, organizers revealed, the expo drew 22,000 attendees from 69 countries. Two years later, bC India could only get bigger and better. Infrastructure development is fuelling the Indian economy, which has the potential to grow exponentially in the next eight years; a study by consulting firm Accenture predicts the growth to touch $23-25 billion by 2020. Industry insiders are positive that rising interest rates and commodity prices, will have minimal effect on infrastructure sector. The 12th five year plan will plough in $1 trillion into infrastructure building in the country; this will continue to sustain and push growth, they say.
Excon 2013 set to impress again
Confederation of Indian Industry is bringing Excon 2013, the seventh international construction equipment and construction technology trade fair. This event which will be in Bengaluru in December, 2013 is being described by the CII as the “3rd largest construction equipment exhibition in Asia” and as “South Asia’s largest event for construction equipment.” The numbers justify this description. Organizers expect over 900 exhibitors and 35,000 people to walk in to the exhibition that will be spread across 2, 00,000 square meters. Since its debut in 2000, the brand has grown in both quality and quantity. The numbers of international names have gone up, too making it a sought-after event in the world.
In comparison to the previous edition held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, this one will be bigger in terms of the number of exhibitors. Of the 636 participants in 2011, about 200 were international companies; there were eight country pavilions. Excon 2013 will have exclusive pavilions for China, South Korea, Japan, Finland, Italy, Spain, Turkey. The eagerly-awaited five-day construction machinery expo will be a high-energy event buzzing with conferences and live demonstrations.
Organisers are inviting only dealers of brand new equipment; there will be no stalls for companies trading in used machinery. The lineup will comprise an astounding variety of equipment and machinery for excavation, drilling, railway track laying, cable and pipe laying, tunnel and gallery construction, mixing and so on. Small enterprises in the component and aggregate manufacturing side of the industry will also be seen in large numbers. The event is also a platform to showcase the country’s manufacturing might and project it as an ideal location for outsourcing.
BuildMat 2013 rearing to go
It’s not just big Indian cities that are hosting big exhibitions. Tier II cities are also identifying themselves as convenient and relevant for such events. Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu will hold BuildMat 2013 from 7-10 February. Organizers – Coimbatore centers of The Indian Institute of Architects, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) and Builders Association of India – project this as a showcase for global trends in Construction and Interior Products.
BuildMat 2013 will be a draw for not only professionals in the business of construction but also those designers, architects and other service providers. Here too, the participants of different profiles will be housed in three separate halls of 18,800 square meters at the CODISSIA trade fair complex. A few of the 400 stalls will also occupy the 2,000 square meters of open space available. BuildMat is a biannual affair and is returning for the sixth time in February.
Acetech is a show to reckon with
The Economic Times Acetech Ahmedabad will be on in Ahmedabad from Feb 1 – 3. The capital of Gujarat, a state known for its roads and other infrastructure, is well-suited for an event that will put the spotlight on good connectivity and communication networks. This show will be a great draw for construction equipment manufacturers and dealers, and as well as architects, other professionals. Acetech, organized by Asian Business Exhibitions and Conferences, will present the latest in engineering, architecture, building materials, too.