Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Event Preview - bC Expo India Pvt Ltd

We expect bC India 2014 to be a very successful show

 

 

IGOR PALKA, CEO, bC EXPO INDIA PVT. LTD., offered CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES a peek of what to expect at bC India 2014

 

 

 

On the prospects of the bC India show in 2014: The economic climate in India was not conducive to the healthy growth of the infrastructure sector for the last few years due to overall sluggish pace of growth around the world. But like most in the Indian industry, I remain convinced that  the situation will  improve by the second half of this year. I think the 2014 elections will change the overall picture and contribute positively to a revival of the industry. The current Five Year Plan and the huge planned infrastructure investments are reasons to be optimistic. Having said that, bC India has seen good traction in its two editions till date. We have increased the number of exhibitors, the exhibition area and number of countries participating. Hence, I feel this year too with a stable government at the Centre and upbeat mood in the market sentiments, things will only get better.

 

 

On the challenges of organising such shows: There are always huge challenges to organise an event of such stature. The challenges in India so far, besides finding a modern exhibition venue similar to the India Expo Centre, are to reach all the different target groups and to convince them that our show is the right place to meet. It is the right platform for the industry where international manufactures, dealers, buyers and governmental representatives come together. I think we have managed well to bring our organisational expertise from international shows like bauma, bauma China or the CONEXPO-CON/AGG to India and our clients appreciate our efficiency, loyalty and cooperation at any time of the preparation period.

 

 

On the feedback from exhibitors and attendees: Despite the current economic situation we are getting very positive responses from our exhibitors.  After only a couple of months of promotion, we already have received very positive feedback from our exhibitors.  Many companies welcome the move of our show to North India, where so far there was no large construction equipment exhibition.

 

 

On the expected turnout and business volumes: We as an exhibition are the mirror of the industry. Looking at the sold CE units in 2013 and its decrease, I am very optimistic that we and especially our exhibitors will see a slight increase in 2014 unit numbers. Holding bC India 2014 at the end of this year, our exhibition will be the perfect platform for companies to showcase their newest products, recent developments and best solutions for a challenging but prosperous year 2015.

 

 

On products and participants: A full range of products will be presented at bC India 2014. The main categories will be all around construction sites, mining, extraction and processing of raw materials, production of building materials and component and service suppliers. These generally cover all sections of the equipment segment. But the real, new and interesting highlights will be provided by our exhibitors showing off their newest equipment and presenting new product launches for the respective target groups. At the first edition in 2011 we had 508 exhibitors on 88,000 sq m; within the second edition we had 710 companies from 33 countries on 150,000 sq m of exhibition space.

This December at bC India 2014 we expect over 800 companies to participate. Looking at the ratio of our past events, we have welcomed 40 per cent Indian headquartered companies and 60 per cent foreign headquartered companies. I am positive that we again will reach similar figures and welcome exhibitors from more than 33 countries.

 

 

On what to expect at bC India 2014: Our next edition, which will be held from 15th to 18th December 2014, will continue to be a successful show. We plan to increase the quality of the show by adding a high quality events program with different kind of presentations, panel discussions or training sessions. I am sure that our supportive associations will again contribute to the holding of interesting and well-casted seminars parallel to our exhibition. The big advantage this time is that the India Expo Centre offers all services of a modern exhibition venue and therefore plenty of opportunities to have a broad accompanying program. More highlights will be added by our exhibitors.




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