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CII EXCON To Aid India Become World's 2nd Largest CE Market

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 04 April 2022

CII EXCON - South Asia’s largest construction equipment shows to be held in Bengaluru from 17-21 May 2022

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised a roadshow to announce EXCON, which witnessed the participation of senior officials from the Government along with industry leaders and stakeholders from the infrastructure and construction equipment sector.

EXCON 2022, South Asia's largest construction equipment and technology trade fair, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is scheduled to be held from 17 - 21 May 2022 in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru.

EXCON 2022 will spread over 3,00,000 square meters of display area and is expected to attract over 1,000 exhibitors from India & abroad, including countries like the USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, UAE, South Korea, Singapore and Sri Lanka. The five-day exhibition would attract over 40,000 business visitors from all over the world.

While addressing the roadshow, V G Sakthi Kumar, Member, EXCON Steering Committee & Managing Director, Schwing Stetter (India), said, "This is the eleventh edition of the EXCON, and our theme this year is ‘Building India for a New World: Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability, Technology'. EXCON will exemplify the role of smart technologies and innovation in India's infrastructure development to achieve the vision of making India the global hub for construction equipment manufacturing by 2030.

Indian CE industry, being the third-largest market globally, currently holds a prominent position in the global CE landscape. The Government of India's ambitious INR 111 Lakh Crore National Infrastructure Pipeline would augur well for the Indian Construction Equipment industry to become the second-largest CE market globally, with a size of $25 billion by 2030, said Kumar.

EXCON endeavours to build India's infrastructure ecologically sustainable, enabling projects on Smart Cities, supporting Swachh Bharat programs, promoting skill development and positioning ‘Make in India' - as the national agenda for achieving holistic growth in the infrastructure and related sectors. 

Some of the highlights of EXCON include an exclusive focus on alternate fuels, an AI pavilion, finance plaza, skills, women operating construction equipment and machinery, equal opportunity awards for women, MSMEs, digital transformation, and sustainability & safety, among others. 

EXCON addresses both marketing and educational platform for all stakeholders. Government and senior bureaucrats capitalised on it as a knowledge platform for various departments (PWDs and civil engineering departments), private contractors, builders, road/ infrastructure developers, smart city/urban planning, army, border roads organisation, etc. to witness the latest technology, equipment and machinery display, which will enable accelerated Infrastructure development needs of the nation.

Leading construction equipment manufacturers at the exhibition would demonstrate the versatility of machines, sophistication in construction technologies and, more importantly, showcase the cost-effective solutions for builders and contractors for speedy implementation of projects with a focus on quality, safety and environmental sustainability. 

At the Exhibition, all covid related protocols and safety measures will be put in place to benefit all participants and visitors to the exhibition.

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