India’s economy is growing rapidly and the government is doing all it can to encourage that by investing in infrastructure. With around $1 trillion of total contracts expected to be awarded during the current five-year plan that means lots of opportunities in the booming construction sector, and the Confederation of Indian Industry is keen to help both local and international companies to get involved. Their biennial flagship event is EXCON, the largest industry event in South Asia, and this year it will be running from 25-29 November in Bangalore.
EXCON 2015 certainly looks like living up to its billing; it takes in more than 250,000 square meters of exhibition space and over a thousand exhibitors are expected, including 350 international ones. There will be ten country pavilions including the USA, UK, Germany, South Korea and Turkey, and at least 200 new products are due to be launched at the event. There will also be plenty of opportunities to hear from, and talk to, government officials as well as companies that are already operating in the Indian market.
The emphasis of EXCON is firmly on plant and equipment, and there should be an outstanding selection on display. Bangalore, one of India’s largest centers of heavy manufacturing and technology, is an ideal location. The city is home to several of the country’s leading research institutes and has a lively and innovative business culture, so expect to see the best of India’s construction machinery on the stands.
On top of the products being exhibited EXCON will also be playing host to a series of industry conferences by the CII, BAI and ICEMA. These will be invaluable for anyone looking to work in India, helping you develop your knowledge of local laws and business practices. Take the chance to get up to date on the incentives India offers to equipment manufacturers. You’ll also be able to meet people with contracts on offer and a range of international buying delegations. Overall this is an invaluable opportunity for anyone who wants to build in India.
The venue for EXCON 2015 is the Bangalore International Exhibition Center, which offers a total of 45,000 square meters of exhibit and conference space. There are good transport links from Bengaluru International Airport and easy access to the city center. You’ll also find plenty of hotels in the surrounding area. To register for EXCON simply visit the event website.