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Despite extended capacity, bC India 2013 is almost
fully booked
To accommodate exhibitor demand, exhibition space at bC India is
extended to 150,000 m³. Among those exhibiting for the first time are
JCB, Hyundai, Case, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ashok Leyland, Cifa
and Shantui
Despite extending the available exhibition space to 150,000 m²
from 88,000 m² in 2011, Bauma ConExpo India 2013 is already
almost fully booked. The organizers have drawn up a waiting list
for some sections of the show. Thomas Löffler, Chief Executive
Officer bC Expo India Pvt. Ltd., explains: “Many companies have
booked more space than at the first event. That shows the high
regard bC India already enjoys among exhibitors.”
Particularly pleasing in this context is the fact that JCB,
one of the leading players in the sector, has been attracted
to bC India 2013 as a first time exhibitor. Amit Gossain, Vice
President, Marketing & Business Development at JCB India
Limited, comments: “We are excited to participate in the bC
India exhibition and look forward to presenting new innovations
from JCB at the show.” Other big names also taking part for the
first time in bC India, and joining an already strong exhibitor line
up, are Hyundai, Case, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ashok Leyland, Cifa and Shantui.
Once again interest from abroad is high: bC India 2013 will feature first time pavilions from Northern Ireland and
Japan. And China, France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, South Korea and Spain will all be organizing joint presentations from
their countries for the second time.
The next BAUMA CONEXPO Show – bC India, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material
Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from February 5 to 8, 2013 at the Bandra Kurla
Complex in Mumbai.
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South Africa
PPC Cement puts its weight behind the construction sector
PPC Cement has long been committed to developing the highest quality and standards in the construction and related
It has become increasingly important for companies to become actively involved in shaping the industries in which
we operate in. This is something that PPC Cement realised and the reasoning behind why we decided to sponsor some of
the key events in the building and construction sector,” said Richard Tomes, PPC Cement’s Customer Executive. “Creating
long, sustainable partnerships between suppliers and contractors with knowledge sharing platforms will help better the
sector from all aspects,” he said.
For the past three years, PPC Cement has supported the Master Builders of South Africa (MBSA) Congress. The
congress allows industry players to engage with peers and stakeholders to address issues and concerns facing the
industry. Speakers at the congress provide insights and perspective into matters that impact on the building and
construction sector. This year, PPC Cement will host a panel discussion at the event on the topic of, ‘Sustainability issues
in the building and construction industry’. The panel will consist of PPC’s Energy Manager, Egmont Ottermann; CNCI’s
CEO, Bryan Perrie and Sean Rodrigues who is an expert in energy management.
PPC Cement has also been a sponsor for the South African Housing Foundation (SAHF) conference for the last three
years and annually presents a paper based on the theme of the conference. SAHF is a private sector initiative, that brings
housing professionals together and supports the development of sustainable communities.
The shortage of qualified concrete technologists is a major contributor to the shortage of materials engineers in South
Africa and by being actively involved in these industry events, PPC Cement further highlights its commitment to bridging
the skills gap and being part of the industry conversations.
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