CII To Organise EXCON 2011 - South Asia's Largest Exhibition On Construction Equipment From 23-27 November In Bangalore

Indore , M.p. India (PressExposure) October 25, 2011 -- Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised here today a Roadshow on EXCON 2011 - India's premier event for the construction equipment industry. The road show was attended by senior representatives from building and construction related companies, top officials and contractors of Government of Bihar and members from CII state council, this included; Dr. B. Rajinder, Principal Secretary, Department of Rural Works, Government of Bihar, Mr. T. R. Barathan, Member EXCON 2011 Steering Committee and Chief Advisor, Puzzalona Group, Mr. Manikant, State Chairman, Builder's Association of India, Bihar Chapter, Mr. Vijay Kochhar, Past Chairman CII, Bihar State Council and Managing Director, P.C. Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Prabhat Ranjan, Member CII Bihar State Council and Partner Suman Vatika Food Products.

EXCON 2011 is scheduled to be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore from November 23-27, 2011. Spread across 220,000 square metres and with a participation of over 600 exhibitors, including 200 foreign companies, Excon is the largest exhibition on construction equipment in South Asia.

In his welcome address on the Road Show on Excon 2011, Mr. Vjay Kochhar, Past Chairman CII Bihar State Council said, "This is the sixth edition of the EXCON, the inaugural edition of which was held in 2000. With each passing edition, the event has witnessed immense growth both in quality and in numbers. So, while this will be the largest event on all counts including the number of domestic and overseas visitors, exhibition area and new project launches, the biggest difference will be the presence of enhanced foreign players. There will be country pavilions including leading economies like China, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey & Finland."

Excon 2011 would also have a large presence of SMEs in the component and aggregate manufacturing, showcasing India's potential as a preferred outsourcing destination for construction equipment manufacturing. With the participation of almost all leading players in the construction equipment industry, the exhibition would aim at facilitating faster and sustainable development of infrastructure and related sectors in India. Some of the factors include;

• To accelerate the road building capacity everyday
• Speed up infrastructure development in an ecologically sustainable manner
• Enhance rural connectivity & development for all inclusive growth
• Position India as an outsourcing destination for component & aggregate manufacturing
• Focus on urban renewal by improving the quality of life in fast growing Indian cities

In his theme presentation on EXCON, Mr. T. R. Barathan, Member EXCON 2011 Steering Committee and Chief Advisor, Puzzalona Group said, "It is a known fact that the BRIC nations are at the forefront of development and growth in the global economy today. The role Infrastructure can play in that growth story cannot be stressed enough, especially in India and this fact reflects in the projected investment in the infrastructure sector in the 12th plan period (2012-17), which is pegged at US$ 100 billion.

Given these facts, it is absolutely essential for the construction and construction equipment industry to work closely with all stakeholders including government agencies, and events like EXCON can go a long way in facilitating that." The Government of Karnataka is the Partner State for Excon 2011 and the Indian Earthmoving & Construction Industry Association is the Sector Partner. The event is supported by the Builders Association of India.

From live demonstrations of equipment for earthmoving & construction, lifting, material handling, concrete making, hydraulics, pneumatics and drills, to a display of power tools & piling, electronics, controls & instrumentation, compactors, and compressors & generators, Excon 2011 promises to give close to 35000 visitors from different parts of India, a great business opportunity. Apart from the participation of major equipment renting companies, and leasing and finance companies that offer on the spot loans, visitors can benefit by benchmarking product features of different makes, interacting about their requirements with technical heads, and negotiating deals with chief executives. The event also acts as a forum to position India as an outsourcing destination for components, aggregates and equipment.

IECIAL, an affiliate body of the CII, will host a 2-day Conference on 'ECE Industry - Vision 2020 and Beyond' coinciding with Excon 2011 on 24 & 25 November 2011. The conference would focus on areas such as; Future growth in ECE industry - Vision 2025; Viable financing model for the equipment & projects; Leading & renting of equipment; Inclusive growth in construction industry and Supply chain management.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 25, 2011 at 6:59 am
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