The organisers of bauma Conexpo India have decided to cancel this year’s show due to concerns around exhibitors’ ROI, uncertain international participants’ turnout, and safety protocols.
“We have taken this decision after considering all the facts as we know them today and the responsibility we hold towards our stakeholders and the global business community,” explained Bhupinder Singh, CEO of bC Expo India Pvt Ltd. “Both the uncertainty regarding the safety of our stakeholders and exhibitors and the return on investment pushed us to take this tough call.”
He mentioned that the decision was made after in-depth consultations with the partners and stakeholders across the industry. “We thank all of them for their constant support and we are certain that the next edition will happen in 2022 with much more zest and vigour.”
“It would not have been a wise decision to carry on the show despite recognising the challenges at hand. As responsible members of the industry, this crucial decision will help to safeguard the stakeholders from the uncertainty of the situation and will help the industry to become more resilient in the face of adversity,” supported Arvind K. Garg, chairman of bauma Conexpo India - task force, who is also EVP and head of construction and mining machinery business at Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
“We are unable to promise our industry, the exhibitors and our customers the high standards that they expect from us at bauma Conexpo India. We promise all stakeholders a great show next year and count on their support, as always.”
Sandeep Singh, president of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (iCEMA) and managing director of Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Private Limited added, “While it is unfortunate that the show will not be held, we at iCEMA are still in complete support of this well-thought decision. We will continue to lend our unreserved support to bauma Conexpo India 2022. These times demand our ultimate understanding, and we will assist the construction industry through thick and thin.”