Bangalore: The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) EXCON 2017 – South Asia’s largest construction equipment exhibition witnessed the participation of large number of foreign companies representing from over 20 countries at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), the venue of the 9th edition of EXCON 2017 scheduled from 12th to 16thDecember, 2017.
Through EXCON 2017, CII aims to present India as a potential global outsourcing destination for construction equipment, components and aggregates manufacturing. There has been tremendous backing from renowned international associations at EXCON viz. –
- Germany Engineering Federation (VDMA)
- Korea Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (KOCEMA)
- Confindustria Modena and UNACEA, Italy
- China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
- Construction Equipment Distributors and Manufacturers Association of Turkey (IMDER)
Ms. Ann-Marei Zwickirsch, Germany Engineering Federation (VDMA), said, “We see EXCON as a very beneficial platform to exhibit and are very happy to see a lot of visitors in 2017. We are able to make good business here. It’s important for every small company to have good contacts and be able to have good business partners.”
Another international delegate present at EXCON, Mr. Davide Ansaloni, Confindustria Modena, Italy, said, “We are a partner of CII since 2005 for the organization of the Italian pavilion. With EXCON, so many companies find the right partner to do their business. It helps Italian companies to not only sell their products in the Indian market but also finding the right business partner. We also see participation of a lot of new companies outside the Italian pavilion. Hence, we see a lot of cooperation from the Indian companies through EXCON. The Indian sector shows a very good trend for us especially when we see exports from Italy growing. In the areas of Bangalore and Pune specifically, the projects we see have a lot of contractors to visit here and we expect next year to be even more fruitful.”
EXCON has grown from India’s biggest to South Asia’s largest Construction equipment exhibition since its inception in 2000. EXCON, now in its 9th edition, has received participation from over 925 exhibitors including 275 international companies. The exhibition had dedicated country pavilions including leading economies like China, Germany, Italy, China, South Korea and United Kingdom.
The Government of Karnataka is the Host State for EXCON 2017. The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) is the Sector Partner and supported by the Builders Association of India (BAI).
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