India Bauma-ConExpo 2021 event cancelled

Equipment exhibition planned for April 20-23, 2021, falls victim to COVID-19 concerns; organizers eye 2022 New Delhi dates.

February 18, 2021

The organizers of the Bauma ConExpo India event have announced it will not take place this year because of “concerns around exhibitors’ ROI [return on investment], uncertain international participants’ turnout, and safety protocols.”

The event, which its organizers describe as an International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, and Construction Vehicles, had been scheduled for April 20-23 in Greater Noida, India.

According to lead organizer, Mumbai-based bC Expo India Pvt. Ltd., The decision to not hold the trade fair after deliberations with stakeholders and a comprehensive study of the market in solidarity with the industry’s concern.

“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,” states Bhupinder Singh, CEO of bC Expo India. “Both the uncertainty regarding the safety of our stakeholders and exhibitors and the return on investment pushed us to take this tough call.”

The decision was supported by Arvind K. Garg, chair of the event and an head of the construction and mining machinery business at Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Comments Garg, “It would not have been a wise decision to carry on the show despite recognizing the challenges at hand. We promise all stakeholders a great show next year and count on their support, as always”

Ads Sandeep Singh, president of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (iCEMA) and managing director of Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Pvt. Ltd, “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.”

The previous Bauma ConExpo India in December 2018 attracted nearly 670 exhibitors from 26 countries and more than 39,000 participants from India and neighboring countries. The next event will take place in New Delhi in 2022, say the organizers.