EXCON is South Asia’s largest construction equipment (CE) and construction technology exhibition. This year marks its 9th edition and is taking place in Bengaluru from 12-16 Dec’17. Organized by the CII, the event will witness over 1000 exhibitors, a 3rd of which will be from abroad, in a display area of 26,00,000 sq.m. This 5-day exposition will host over 300 product launches, key industry conferences and > 40,000 business visitors from all over the world. There will be country pavilions for China, Germany, Italy, South Korea and the UK. The ICEMA is the sector partner and is supported by the BAI. Infra investments are crucial to a country’s progress and to the development of its CE industry. Building ecologically sustainable infra and smart tech’s to fast-track this development has become the need of the hour. Main objective behind CII’s initiative is to showcase India’s potential as a preferred outsourcing destination for CE, aggregate and component manufacturing and to attract foreign investment. CII has been working in line with the govt’s Make in India initiative and has provided the impetus to the Planning Commission’s aim to generate $1 tn infra spending in India’s 12th Plan. In Oct’17, CII organised EXCON Road Shows, covering 22 cities across the country. In every city, the road show was attended and presented by renowned senior administrators from the govt, industry leaders, stakeholders from infra & CE sectors. For CII, the upcoming EXCON will be the largest event in several aspects, most significantly being the participation of 300 foreign players, leaders in the global construction and CE industry. Through EXCON’17, Indian construction and construction equipment CoS can get a huge exposure to the latest tech’s in equip, components, spare parts and evaluate their own cost competitiveness. Through strategic ties and partnerships at the event, the industry can look forward to handling projects without or with minimal imports. The exhibition aims to provide a thrust to sustainable development of infra and the sectors peripheral to it. The new tech & innovations reflected in the equipment/products displayed at the exhibition would aid in the robust growth of the country’s infra. The focus will be on cost, quality, global standards and timely execution of projects. With a strong global footprint and the expanding exposure, EXCON 2017 envisions the growth of India’s CE industry from $4 bn to $7 bn by 2020.