ConMac 2017



Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s apex Industry body and Premiere Exhibition organiser hosted The 2nd Edition of ConMac - Exhibition on Construction Equipment & Construction Technology, an Excon show with a special focus on North East India from 2nd – 4th March 2017, at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati, Assam, India. The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) was the “Sector Partner” at the event and was supported by Builders Association of India (BAI).

ConMac is organised to accelerate infrastructure developments in the region, encourage local entrepreneurship, help building awareness on equipment and technology, skills, etc, and to develop the contractor base in North East India and to provide education and access for small contractors to understand the latest technologies. ConMac 2017 had 120 Exhibitors with 3401 Business Visitors from India and abroad (Bangladesh and Myanmar).

CII, as an industry body strongly believe it is our responsibility to put together an exhibition of this nature, which is in turn a collective effort to cater the needs of Contractors, Government and others. CII is delighted at the tremendous responses received from the region.

ConMac is specifically designed as a showcase / knowledge platform for Army, Border Roads Organisation, Assam Rifles, Government (PWD’s and Civil Engineering), Private contractors, Builders, Road / Infrastructure developers, Smart City / Urban Planning etc. to witness the Latest Technology, Equipment’s and Machinery display which will enable accelerated Infrastructure development needs of the region.

The event was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Assam Mr Sarbananda Sonowal on 2nd March 2017. In his address he stated that Assam and Northeast region would become the hub of trade and business in the South East Asian region in the future, Assam Chief Minister Mr Sarbananda Sonowal said that the government is committed to bring faster development to the state taking advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East policy.


Assam Chief Minister Mr Sarbananda Sonowal inaugural speech at ConMac 2017, On the Dias Mr Mahesh Kumar, CII and Mr Arvind Garg, Executive Vice President and Head - Construction & Mining Machinery Business at Larsen & Toubro Limited


Participating as the chief guest at the ConMac 2017, the biggest business exhibition of its kind in the entire North East in the construction equipment & machinery segment organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr Sonowal said that an efficient transport communication system integrates remote, backward and urban areas and also plays a vital role in increasing productivity and improving quality of life and development of this sector has immense potential to generate large employment opportunities…

Mr Garg while speaking at the Inaugural mentioned, North East India, covering 8% of India's land and 3.1% of India's population is the country's gateway to South East Asia. The integration and development of the region is critical for India's continued progress. The development of the region has been on the radar of the current government and even forms a part of its election mandate. The prime minister has stressed about the NER development and his plans to connect this region with the mainland.



At ConMac a conference on "Infrastructure Development in the North East Region - Focus on Roads & Highways" was organised by CII along with ICEMA (Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association). The Conference mainly focused on Developments of roads & highways in the region, technology on the latest equipment’s for accelerating infrastructure development in North East Region.

Participation of State Governments, Special Finance Pavilion by leading Financial Institutions, live demonstration etc., ConMac is designed as a showcase / knowledge platform for Army, Border Roads Organisation, Assam Rifles, Government (PWD’s and Civil Engineering), Private contractors, Builders, Road / Infrastructure developers, Smart City / Urban Planning etc., to witness the Latest Technology, Equipment’s and Machinery display which will enable accelerated Infrastructure development needs of the region.

Dignitaries in the inaugural session of the CII-ICEMA Conference on Infrastructure Development in the North Eastern Region held at Guwahati on 03 March 2017. In the picture (From L to R): Mr S K Barua, Chairman, CII Assam State Council; Dr S S Porwal, VSM, Additional Director General, Border Roads Organization; Mr Arvind K Garg, Chairman, ConMac 2017 & Vice President, ICEMA; Mr Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, Government of India; Mr C K Das IAS (Retd), Member, North East Council; Mr Abhijit Barooah, Co-Chairman, CII North East Council and H K Jaggi, General Manager (Construction), North East Frontier Railway.


Chief Minister of Assam unveiled a report on Infrastructure Development in North East India – Opportunities for Indian Construction Equipment Industry prepared by CII and ICEMA. From L – R, Mr Mahesh Kumar, General Manager, CII, Mr Arvind Garg Executive Vice President and Head - Construction & Mining Machinery Business at Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Mr Abhijeet Barooah, Co-Chairman, CII North East Council and Mr Anand Sundaresan, President ICEMA.





Mr Arvind Garg, Chairman, CII - ConMac 2017 ‎ Executive Vice President and Head - Construction & Mining Machinery Business at Larsen & Toubro Limited speaking at the Inaugural Session.


Speaking at the conference Union Minister of State for Railways Mr Rajen Gohain said “Railway ministry has giant plans for the North-East. several new tasks amounting to about Rs thirteen,500 crore were sanctioned in this year’s budget together with new traces, bridges and an increased rail tract challenge from Kamakhya to New Guwahati at a price of Rs 3,062 crore”, Gohain stated on the second day of the Exhibition on ‘Construction Equipment & Construction Technology’ at Guwahati:

The exhibition was attended by senior Government and leading contractors of the region. Many appreciated CII’s efforts in organising cc in the region as it would also help medium and small contractors who would not be able to travel to Bangalore to witness Excon.

Dr SS Porwal, Additional Director General, Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of Defence & President, Indian Road Congress spent quality time with his Technical Team at the exhibition. He also expressed the needs of technological advancements and Specific Equipment’s required for the region to large OEM’s.

`Ambassador Chung Kwang Tien, representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India, visited the Exhibition,Assistant Representative Mr Larry J.H.Dong and Prof. Dr. Henry H. Chen, Counsellor & Director, Science and Technology Division, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India.

A team from Nagaland Contractors & Suppliers Union (NCSU) attended the three day long 2nd edition of ConMac 2017 led by its secretary Hoshito Assumi. Col Sandhu from Assam rifles visited the Exhibition on 3rd March with his procurement team. GM Construction and technical head North Frontier railways visited the Expo

This Edition was spread over 2,00,000 Sq Ft Exhibition display area with large OEM's like JCB, Larsen & Toubro – Komatsu, Tata Hitachi, TIPL (CAT), Mahindra & Mahindra, SANY, Schwing Stetter, BKT, Kobelco, MRF, BEML, SREI, KYB Conmat, HPCL, Sandvik, Ajax Fiori, Action Construction, Writgen and many more…. Showcased a wide range of machinery and equipment’s at the exhibition.


Shri Ratu Techi, Managing Director of T.K. Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd, a biggest contractor from Arunachal Pradesh visited the Exhibition with Mr PK Roy, General Manager, T.K. Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd