Saturday, January 16, 2021

BIG 5-Event Focus

Oomph factor

IF coincidences are anything to go by it’s almost as if the second edition of the Big 5 Construct India was timed for a new government at the Centre to take over and to announce plans to fast track construction projects stalled over the last few years. While the inaugural edition of the event held in Mumbai in September 2013 came at a time of global economic slowdown but still succeeded in being dubbed a success both in terms of number of exhibitors and visitor participation, the latest one to also be held in Mumbai from 11 – 13 September 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, offers a huge business opportunity for all stakeholders including exhibitors and buyers like Property Developers, Main Contractors, Building Consultants, Architects, Government Procurement Managers, MEP Contractors, Engineers and Interior Designers. It also offers visitors possibilities to network with 7000+ dedicated Indian construction buyers.


Much of this derives inspiration from the oomph being acquired by the Indian construction market oomph thanks to the government’s increasing emphasis on urbanisation: theIndian construction projects pipeline stands currently at $ 906 billion; government spending on infrastructure nudges $450 billion, and plans have been announced to set up 100 Smart cities, industrial zones and other development projects


Further a need for sustainable buildings is driving growth in the Asia-Pacific building construction market , including the Indian subcontinent . This is notwithstanding soaring property prices While existing cities will continue to strive for environmental sustainability, emerging and new cities will incorporate actionable themes that promote energy efficiency and integration with other markets such as ICT. Hence, market participants that provide both green and smart building solutions will have better chances at acquiring business opportunities. The building construction market  will further evolve with governments underscoring the importance of energy efficiency through policies and regulations that encourage the construction of green and smart buildings.  With the implementation of suitable guidelines sustainable construction the market is expected to see huge possibilities of growth.


As per a study by Frost & Sullivan the Building Construction Market in the region which touched revenues of $494.49 billion in 2013 is slated to reach $750 billion by 2018. Admittedly therefore green buildings which include smart features to ensure energy-efficiency are likely to attract maximum interest at the second edition of Big 5 Construct India. The participants will  be hoping to capitalize on the tremendous potential in an extremely competitive market.


The event will also be hoping to make capital from the impact made by the first edition. Incidentally the first edition of Big 5 Construct India was held in September 2013 to great acclaim from exhibitors, visitors and government officials across the building and construction industry. The three day event attracted 5,765 attendees generating genuine business leads for manufacturers and  distributors of construction products. The event included international pavilions from Germany, Italy, Canada, Spain, the UK, Turkey, China, Taiwan and Korea, countries showcasing a wide range of innovative and sustainable products and services.


Now with an ambitious government spending programme for housing and various multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, The Big 5 Construct India 2014 will continue to offer exhibitors the most effective B2B platform to connect with architects, consultants, contractors and developers. While property developers are still evaluating the impact of government measures to ensure the construction of cost- and energy-efficient buildings, create a safe environment, and differentiate themselves from their competitors, major market participants are looking to offer smart propositions


Visitors at Big 5 Construct India can look forward to seeing the latest in products and services like bathrooms, kitchens, sanitary ware; building services, concrete, water technology and related items; construction tools, conveying systems, decorative products, electrical systems; facilities management products and services; finishes (coating, painting, gypsum, tiling etc); fire suppression and protection; glass and glazing; HVAC; landscaping products and services; marble, ceramic and stone; metal, steel and aluminium; pipelines, plumbing and water technology; solar energy, special construction (swimming pools, fountains, etc); thermal and moisture protection; insulation and sealants; windows, doors and cladding; wood, plastic and composite.


The Big Plus

FREE-TO-ATTEND SEMINARS: Visitors to the Big 5 Construct India can expand their knowledge horizons at free-to-attend seminars. These practical seminars take place on the show floor throughout the duration of the event and cover a wide range of topics such as sustainability in construction; concrete repair; building interior trends; waste management; BIM technology; project management and more.


Training & Workshops

A programme of certified workshops and training courses is being introduced to deliver expert coaching on a wealth of construction topics. Sessions will take place during the exhibition and will be fundamental for visitors to improve their industry credentials and continue their professional development.


How To Trade In India Workshop

Experts provide foreign companies practical advice on how to successfully do business in India. These workshops also provide information and advise on how and where to get started, local partnerships, licensing, permits, visas, premises, employment, taxation requirements, Indian foreign offset contributions, risk management and exit procedures.


What exhibitors had to say about last years event?

It is easy therefore to understand why previous participants and exhibitors have good things to say of the event. To quote just a few of them:

Sanjay Mandhania, Director, Ashtech, India says, “The quality of visitors was really good. There was good participation from people across the globe and visitors came from both domestic and internationally.”


Guy Whitehead, Group CEO, Armourcoat Surface Finishes,UK, is led to say, “The decision to exhibit has proved to be a very good one indeed. We have received a very high rate of visitor traffic and almost all of it by serious professional decision makers”

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