28 February 2020

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


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