Asian Construction Tradeshows Growing
- Published: Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:17
Exhibit space for next year's construction equipment show BC India is sold out despite an expanded exhibition area. The International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractorsí Association is the latest organization to lend its support of the show.
BC India expects an increased volume of visitors, thanks to the new cooperation with IFAWPCA, which will serve as a promotion gateway to neighboring countries. IFAWPCA represents 16 construction industry associations from 15 countries, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore. Through its collaboration with BC India, IFAWPCA will invite its member organizations to participate in the international event for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles.
Exhibition space at BC India is sold out despite its increase to 80,000 square meters. The organizers of the event introduced a waiting list to accommodate additional requests to participate in the event, which takes place on Feb. 8-11, 2011, at the Bandra Kurla Komplex in Mumbai, India. BC India is a Bauma Conexpo show.
More than 400 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected to participate in the premiere of BC India. Around 50% of the exhibitors are from countries other than India. Currently, the top five exhibitor countries are India, Germany, Italy, the United States and Korea.
The show will have 10 international pavilions: Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Korea and Spain. Germany, with more than 70 registered companies, has the largest joint national pavilion to ever be represented at a construction machinery show in India.
Meanwhile, Bauma China 2010--scheduled for Nov. 23-26 in Shanghai--is making additional exhibition space available to meet demand. This will allow organizers to increase the amount of space that the Shanghai New International Expo Center has available from 220,000 square meters to 230,000 square meters. Based on the current level of registrations, approximately 1,700 exhibitors from 37 countries will occupy all of the available exhibition space.
The level of registrations for Bauma China reflects positive economic developments in the construction sector in China and Asia. Market researchers are currently forecasting a new record in the volume of imported mining, building-construction and civil-engineering machines in China through this year, with total volume expected to reach some $6.32 billion. The number of visitors is also expected to increase; 112,674 visitors from 124 countries attended the fair in 2008.