Aatmanirbhar Bharat Conference

Conference on
“Making Indian CE Industry Aatmanirbhar & Global Manufacturing Hub”
13 December 2023 (1430 - 1730 Hrs), Cassia Hall, BIEC, Bengaluru

CII has been playing a pioneering role in facilitating the accelerated development of infrastructure in India. Towards this, one of the key initiatives of CII is Excon – Global Exhibition and Conferences on Construction Equipment & Technology. This event is South Asia’s Largest event for the sector. Large Industry Conferences addressing Infrastructure, Defence, MSME, Components, Green Buildings, Smart Cities, Urban Development, Logistics, etc will be organised concurrently as part of Excon 2023.

Excon 2023, presently in its 12th Edition would feature more than 1250 companies including 350 exhibitors from 25 countries. The previous edition of this biennial initiative organised in 2021 featured 918 exhibitors including 226 exhibitors from abroad and was spread over an area of 26,00,000 square feet.

The Indian CE industry plays a critical role in infrastructure development and India's US$ 5 trillion economy. With a turnover of $8.5 billion, it is the 3rd largest market globally and aspires for a threefold increase by 2030 as per the CE Industry Vision Plan. To realize its potential, the industry must harness its manufacturing competence. The industry has a strong product profile, with 90% of its products being more than 50% indigenised. However, it heavily relies on imports for critical components like precision components, hydraulics, undercarriages, and electricals/electronics. Indian component manufacturing suffers due to issues with quality raw materials, particularly steel. Addressing these issues and attracting global manufacturers of critical components is essential to reduce import dependence and increase indigenisation. Improving the ease of doing business in India, with rising manufacturing costs in developed nations, offers an opportunity for the industry to become a favourable investment destination.


  • Bring together the key stakeholders viz. OEMs, suppliers, policymakers, and academia.
  • Exchange views and ideas on strengthening the manufacturing ecosystem of the industry.
  • Deliberate the possible suggestions to address the persistent challenges and attain manufacturing excellence.
  • Enhance indigenisation level and help Indian CE industry to emerge truly Atmanirbhar and a global leader in the coming decade.

Focus Areas

  • Enhance indigenisation level and help Indian CE industry to emerge truly Aatmanirbhar and a global leader in the coming decade.
  • Policy support from the government for facilitating & encouraging local manufacturing of high-precision components for which India is hugely dependent on imports; A key challenge still faced by the industry is its high dependence on import of precision components, hydraulics, undercarriages, and electricals/electronics.
  • Emerging trends in key end-user segments of construction equipment including Road & Highways, Mining sectors which will help attain manufacturing excellence in the CE Industry.
  • Supply Chain Challenges being faced by Indian CE manufacturers esp. for creating a sustainable and robust supplier ecosystem – Rich in both depth and quality. which is key to enhancing the sector’s competitiveness and facilitating India to become a global manufacturing hub for construction equipment.

Why Aatmanirbhar at EXCON

  • 1200 + exhibitors
  • 5 country pavilions (France, Germany, Italy, Turkey & UK)
  • International participation from 14 counties - Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & United States of America

For more details, please contact Ms Parvathy Mohan at Parvathy.mohan@cii.in / 9886337658