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EquipmEnt SphErE-prE bc india The countdown begins… In the rundown to the conduct of the world’s biggest construction equipment fair, IGOR PALKA, CEO, bC INDIA offers CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES an exclusive persona preview With exactly two months to go, the 3rd Peri, Putzmeister, Sany, Schwing Stetter, in cities such as Mehsana, Gandhinagar, edition of the bauma Conexpo Show – Terex, TIPL, Wacker Neuson, Wirtgen and Chennai; Raipur, Kolkata and Indore bCIndia 2014, the International Trade many more. A steady increase is also within the next 15 to 20 days. Even as we Fair for Construction Machinery, Building being witnessed in trade inquiries on a make inroads into various parts of India, Material Machines, Mining Machines daily basis. I am touched by the destruction due to and Construction Vehicles in India is In the last few months I have actively the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir. all geared up. The international expo is connected with some of the most important This has made me revaluate how we expected to attract around 700 exhibitors Indian trade and government bodies as a responsible event organiser could from more than 25 participating countries. such as the India Roadways Foundation, raise awareness within our community The show which is being held from the Karnataka Road Development to address such disasters. At the end December 15-18, 2014 at Greater Noida, Corporation Limited, Punjab Roads & of the day it is these very construction Delhi NCR, is expected to see around Bridges Development Board along with equipments that come to use for clearing 30,000 footfalls. The venue spread over the Mumbai-based Indian Merchants debris and doing restoration work post 120,000 square meters will see several Chamber to raise awareness about the such disasters. Hence, we are toying industry giants such as Amman Apollo, show and find ways to synergise and work currently with the idea of introducing a Aquarius, Bauer, Caterpillar, Doka, Fayat in tandem. “Disaster Management Workshop” during Group, GMMCO, Haulotte, Herrenknecht, The elections in Maharashtra, too, have the show. A message has been put forth to Hess, Kobelco, Layher, Liebherr, Liugong, given us insight into how the various all the exhibitors to talk about safety drill L&T, Potain, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, states are focusing on infrastructure procedures being adopted respectively by development. Being in Mumbai, the each of the players. Such initiatives can financial capital of India, I am reading productively contribute to raise awareness reports on how issues such as scarcity of about disasters and on the strategies to water, bad roads and lack of infrastructure tackle them. dominate the Maharashtra election. Furthermore, to ease the process of Hence while traveling to other parts of registration for the bc India 2014 show, India, I have been discussing about the an online link has also been formulated, problem that worry India. It is no surprise which can not only help people in getting that what Maharashtra voters are saying registered but also in terms of planning is being echoed across the country. The itinerary services accordingly. An initiative state governments are now seemingly to take part in a lucky draw for one free working in tandem with the Centre to flight to the world's biggest construction focus on infrastructure growth. Though machinery show: bauma 2016 in Munich, the movement in the sector may be slow Germany has also been introduced. it is being said that the Honourable Prime The link also offers suggestions on Minister’s vision of ‘Ache din aayenge’ will accommodations, flight booking facility, be actually be felt in letter and spirit. and above all visa related assistance. It As part of our outreach program I will be works as a concierge desk for those who meeting various stake holders across India want to register and be part of the show.u 60 construction opportunities|NOVEMBER 2014
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