1BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is the leading international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction machinery and this year it is being held for the fourth time from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA grounds in Gurugram/Delhi.

After the great success of the last event, held in Greater Noida/Delhi in December 2014 (held every two years) which was attended by 635 companies from 25 countries and 26,018 specialist visitors, the organizers are expecting to see more than 700 participants this year, with a 60-40 ratio of international and Indian companies.

The show this year will set the perfect backdrop for those dealing with construction & construction equipment sector to gauge the current mood of the market along with finding the right mix of attendees to interact and deal with under a perfect ecosystem at the venue.

At a recently held media briefing session, Mr. Mr. Igor Palka, CEO, BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA talked extensively about the coming show, the participants and the show as a launch platform for various new equipments as well as various new eco-friendly technologies that will be launched during the show.

Speakers from various leading industries also shared their views and the products. Mr. Avinash M. Patil, President, Builders Association of India, Mr. Raj Lakhani – Managing Director, Peri, Mr. Sunil Sapru – AVP, Amann Apollo, Mr. Abhijit Padhye  VP, Linnhoff, Mr. Pradeep Sharma – President, Action Construction Equipment, Ms. Roopa Nagaraju – Marketing and Corporate Communications, Volvo, and Mr. Amit Bansal, Director-Sales, India region, Building Construction Products, Caterpillar India were some of the key speakers at the briefing.

The organizers are already overwhelmed with the response they have been getting from their stakeholders so far. In fact, expressing his delight with the response from exhibitors, Mr. Igor Palka, CEO of bC Expo India, which organizes BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA said, “We have registrations from big names like ACE, Ajax Fiori, Ammann Apollo, ASTEC, BAUER, BKT, Case, Caterpillar, Columbia Machines, Haulotte, Herrenknecht, JCB, Kobelco, KYB Conmat, Liebherr, Linnhoff, Liugong, Macons, MAN, Marini, Masa, Potain, Putzmeister, Puzzolana, Sany, SchwingStetter, Soilmec, Topwerk, WackerNeuson, Volvo , and Wirtgen, XCMG for the show.”

Even on international level, the interest in the show remains unbroken as Mr. Igor Palka points out: “Joint booths from China, Germany, Italy, North and South America as well as Spain are already currently registered. A total of 28 countries will be participating at the event.  That clearly shows how important BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is for international companies.”


With more than 40 trade fairs of its own for investment goods, consumer goods and new technologies at the Munich site and abroad, MesseMünchen is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers. Every year, more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events at the trade fair site, at the ICM – International Congress Center Munich and at the MOC Event Center Munich. MesseMünchen also organizes trade fairs in China, India, Turkey, South Africa and Russia. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia and Africa, and with over 60 representatives abroad for more than 100 countries, MesseMünchen has a truly global presence.

In addition to holding the world-leading Bauma trade fair, MesseMünchen has a wealth of experience when it comes to organizing other international construction machinery trade fairs. Along with Bauma China in Shanghai, MesseMünchen together with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) organizes BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA in Gurugram/Delhi and BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA in Johannesburg. In December 2015, MesseMünchen successfully expanded its portfolio again by purchasing the leading Russian construction machinery exhibition CTT.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

The North American association AEM represents the interests of the manufacturers of commercial and off-road vehicles on an international level. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the association has offices in Washington DC, Ottawa, Canada and Peking, China. AEM represents over 850 companies from the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and supply sectors. AEM is the joint owner or organizer of various internationally recognized trade fairs including CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s most important meeting places for the construction and construction material industry.

What makes India lucrative for Construction Sector?

In the recent past, the Indian government has been taking steps to bolster its banking and financial sector, ensuring favorable policies ensures ease of doing business in India and bringing in uniform tax code among other things to keep the Indian economic growth on track and bring in fresh set of investments into the Indian market. In recent past, reports have indicated India as the fastest growing economy in the world with 7.5 percent to 8 percent growth. Even agencies such as S&P Global Ratings feel the Indian growth story is pretty solid. It has praised the Indian government’s handling of the economy and its effort to push for the growth potential as well.

But in order to sustain this growth, India needs to focus more into its infrastructure sector. As per the last union budget, the Modi government has committed to increase spending on total infrastructure investment by 22 percent over the next two years. The Indian government and international development banks are making billions available for new roads, bridges, sea and airports, as well as railway and energy projects. In fact the Indian Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Mr. Nitin Gadkari has indicated that the government will line up Rs. 25Lakh Crore for the highway and shipping sector over the next five years.

Why does such a show matter to the Indian and Global market?

According to the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association within the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA – German Engineering Federation), India is currently the only Asian country able to point to a growing construction machinery market. Infrastructure development is commonly held to be the driving force behind this development. Even the German foreign trade and inward investment agency, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) data, expressway construction in India in 2016/17 is to be expanded to 15,000 km compared with 6,000 km the year before. With a view to current conditions and all currently foreseeable factors, the British market research company Off-Highway Research arrives at a very favorable forecast for the next five years as well. It envisages the approximately 55,000 construction machines the analysts expect to be sold in India in 2016 climbing steadily to more than 71,000 units by 2020. The top sellers, with a combined market share of over 90 per cent in 2020, are expected to be backhoe loaders, crawler excavators, mobile cranes, mobile compressors, compactors and wheel loaders.

This means for all those who are connected to Infrastructure, Construction & Realty sector, a show of this nature not only helps you to various exhibitors, but also helps you engage with Industry experts, Associations and overall our visitors. The will help you gauge the momentum that is building up in this sector.

For us and the visitors, I guess this year it will be of great interest to visit and see the new technologies that the eminent speakers talked about at the show. For me in particular I would love to go and see a live demo of the technologies used for recycling of various construction materials.

And folks this year BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is going to be the biggest of all at a much bigger venue at  HUDA Ground / Sector 29 Gurgaon. The Venue will provide with a total area cover of 150,000 square meter space. The new venue also offers the visitors and an exhibitor an easy access to the show.

The Gurgaon Exhibition Venue is just 20 minutes away from the Domestic and International Airport. This is expected to provide relief to those visiting Delhi just for the show immediately. The venue is located closely to numerous hotels ranging from high end to budget hotels at very close vicinity. They too are well connected by roads and public transportation. In fact the IFFCO Chowk Metro Station is just next to the ground. Above all the sheer size and the experience of working on this venue is going overwhelming for us as well as our visitors alike.

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