The third edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo (DMTX 2019), one of northern India’s most prominent B2B exhibitions concluded successfully on 11 August 2019. With 122 exhibitors the machine tool exhibition attracted around 6,000 visitors and 49 trade delegations from various industry sectors such as auto component, automobiles, capital goods, die and mould, defence, aerospace, and so on.
The expo organized at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) attracted an impressive number of delegates and visitors from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, etc.
Besides India, technologies from foreign countries such as Germany, Japan, China, Taiwan and USA were on display and visitors got a peek into the latest manufacturing technologies which covered both metal cutting and metal forming technologies. Sheet metal forming machines, CNC machines, and metrology were prominent highlights.
Stating his views on the expo, P. Ramadas, President, IMTMA, said, “We are glad about the outcome of the expo as it evoked an enthusiastic response from the manufacturers from northern states. I believe that this edition will encourage companies to participate in subsequent editions and it will help us in our journey to reach out to the regional industries.”
Citing his thoughts on the show, V. Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA, said, “IMTMA organizes regional expos to enable India’s regional industrial units to keep pace with the changing technologies. These shows help in addressing the numerous requirements of original equipment manufacturers and supply chain in Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. The Association is pleased with the outcome of the show and we are hopeful that the show will continue to evolve and grow bigger as we organize the future editions.”
IMTMA will organize the fourth edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo in Delhi in August 2021.
Continuing its journey of carrying technology to the doorsteps of manufacturers spread in different regions, IMTMA is organizing the first-ever Chennai Machine Tool Expo at Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai from 26 - 29 September 2019. The expo will be another big opportunity for the regional players in the southern region to attune themselves with the latest technologies in manufacturing.
Kochi to host 12th Conventions India Conclave from August 29-31, The meet to offer largest networking platform for MICE industry
The 12th edition of Conventions India Conclave, a premier international meet on MICE tourism, will be hosted at Grand Hyatt Bolgatty in Kochi from August 29-31, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
Organised by India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism to promote the country as a global hub of conventions and exhibitions, the event will see convergence of major players of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) and connected stakeholders from around the world for transacting businesses.
The theme of the conclave is Mapping the sustainable MICE future of India, with its focus on creating an opportunity for the participants to look for new avenues of business development. The exhibition and B2B meetings with pre-scheduled appointments will be key components of the three-day event.
“This international conclave has been conceived and structured on the lines of global meetings and world exhibitions like IBTM World (Barcelona, Spain), IMEX (Frankfurt, Germany) and IMEX America (Las Vegas). As the largest MICE event of South Asia, the conclave will showcase our strength before the international buyers,”, Kerala Minister for Tourism Shri Kadakampally Surendran told a meet here on Saturday, unveiling the details of the three-day event.
“It is significant that this is taking place at a time when Kerala Tourism is poised to make big leaps in all segments. Kerala was very strong in MICE tourism. Due to some policy shifts over the years the state had lost someground. Now we are set to regain the lost ground make further strides, ”the Minister said.
He said Kerala has made quick recovery from the damage suffered from last year’s devastating floods. There has been steady increase in the footfalls since then. The heavy downpour that battered some parts of the state recently did not have any serious impact on major tourism centres.
The Minister also said the fresh schedule of the Champions Boat League (CBL), deferred due to heavy rains, will be announced without delay. The CBL stake-holders are eager to hold the event as early as possible, he said.
Around 300-350 delegates are expected to attend the conclave, who include prominent speakers, domestic and international buyers, exhibitors and mediapersons.
Over 30 international buyers from USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Malaysia have confirmed participation. Also, 100 domestic buyers and 70 exhibitors will be participating in the conclave.
“MICE and adventure tourism are the niche products Kerala Tourism is promoting in a big way. Kerala has the infrastructure need to emerge as a major MICE hub and the state will be doing more to promote this sector,”said State Tourism Secretary Smt Rani George
The Department of Tourism will be forming ICPB- Kerala State Convention Bureau which will enable Kerala to participate in bids for getting national and international conventions to Kerala and to promote Kerala MICE tourism opportunities aggressively across the world.
Mr Chander Mansharamani, Vice Chairman, ICPB, said the Kochi conclave has been planned as the largest event CIC has ever held. “The response to the event from around the world has been extremely encouraging not only in terms of numbers but in terms of the profile of the participants”, he added.
"India Convention Promotion Bureau , a marketing arm of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India is looking forward to opening the State Chapter in Kerala during the Convention to promote Kerala in collaboration with all stake holders as a preferred MICE destination and also to bring Kerala on International map of World Convention Industry ," said Shri Mansharamani.
During the Convention, the report of the Research conducted by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India initiated by ICPB on the Economic impact of MICE Tourism will be shared.
A strong platform for business networking, knowledge sharing and updating on industry, the conclave will facilitate meetings of organisers from international and domestic source markets. It will also be a forum for interactions with planners from Indian associations including medical, non-medical, academia and corporate domains to showcase various MICE products and services.
Leading suppliers of the industry including Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) Professional Exhibition Organisers (PEOs), convention centres, hotels, travel organisers and service providers will present their services and products at the conclave. The event will be packed with informative sessions and panel discussions on various connected topics.
The keynote speaker, Mr.Senthil Gopinath, CEO ICCA, will share his perspective and experiences in his address. Other sessions focussing on the growth of the MICE industry include ‘*Hard Talk’* with Shri Suman Billa, Joint Secretary Tourism, Govt. of India, Smt. Rani George, and Tourism Director Shri P Bala Kiran, moderated by Mr. Senthil Gopinath.
A salient feature of the Conclave is launch of ICPB MICE Planner, as a ready reference to Convention Venues in India. Tourism Director Shri P Bala Kiran and ICPB functionaries, Shri Amaresh Kumar Tiwari ( Hon. Secretary), Mr. Girish Kwatra ( Hon. Treasurer), Smt Madhu Dubey (Executive Director) were also present at the press conference.0
Kerala to host Nehru Trophy Boat Race on August 31, First race of Champions Boat League to start the same day
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race and the first race of the maiden Champions Boat League (CBL) will be held on August 31.Both the events were to be flagged off on August 10, but were postponed due to floods during the last fortnight. Kerala Tourism today said the first race of the CBL will be held on the sidelines of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race at the sprawling Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha city.
Tourism Director Shri P Bala Kiran said the schedule of the remaining 11 races of the CBL, the country’s first-ever boat racing patterned on the IPL format of cricket, will be announced soon. Nine teams are to vie for top honours and prize monies totalling Rs 5.9 crore at the CBL.
The participating teams remain the same: Tropical Titans (traditionally, Village Boat Club), Backwater Knights (Village Boat Club), Backwater Ninja (Brothers Boat Club), Backwater Warriors (Town Boat Club), Coast Dominators (United Boat Club), Mighty Oars (NCDC), Pride Chasers (Vembanad Boat Club), Raging Rowers (Police Boat Club) and Thunder Oars (KBC/SFBC).
While the first three winners of each CBL match will get Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively, all participants are to win a bonus prize of Rs 4 lakh for each match. The overall CBL league winner after the accumulation of all the points from the 12 races will get a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh, while those finishing second and third will get Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, respectively.
The races, being held from 2 pm to 5 pm, will be broadcast live. Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Asianet Worldwide, Asianet Plus, Hotstar, ETV Andhra Pradesh and ETV Telangana will beam the event for an hour from 4 pm.
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Strengthening the information network of Kerala Tourism, seven renovated tourism information centres were opened in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi on Tuesday, with Hon. Minister for Co-operation, Devaswom and Tourism, Shri Kadakampally Surendran inaugurating the facility at the Central BusTerminal at Thampanoor here.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Tourist Information centres in Chennai, Goa and Kolkata were also getting spruced up and strengthened with sufficient staff and technical back-up.
"Tourist Information Centres have undergone a complete makeover to meet the demands of tourists visiting Kerala. Through the project, the government is also providing jobs for professionally-qualified and skilled youth who will serve as Assistant Information trainees on temporary basis in these facilities,” Shri Surendran said.
Shri P Bala Kiran IAS, Director, Tourism, was also present.
Around 50 youths, who had undergone a training programme conducted by Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), have been posted as trainees in various Information Centres across the state and outside.
Renovation works are going on in full-swing in other centres as well, which will become fully functional this year itself.0
Delhi Machine Tool Expo, 2019 - Northern India’s largest B2B machine tool exhibition got underway today. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri. Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Hon’ble Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Govt. of India, Smt. Sukriti Likhi, IAS, Joint Secretary, DHI, Mr. P. Ramadas, President - IMTMA, Mr. Indradev Babu, Vice President – IMTMA and Mr. V. Anbu, Director General and CEO of IMTMA.
Organized by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA), the exhibition will be held for four days from 8th August - 11th August 2019 and will serve as a platform to demonstrate the latest manufacturing technologies. With around 150 exhibitors, the expo covers the entire gamut of metalworking machine tools for both metal cutting and metal forming including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies which are essential for today’s manufacturing.
Speaking at the inauguration, Shri. Arvind Ganpat Sawant said, “I feel every manufacturing company should not only strengthen themselves but also they should make sufficient profit to generate employment. Further, their products should be globally competitive. Our government is significantly concerned about this. Toward this, income tax has been reduced to 25 percent for companies with turnover below 400 crores.”
“Price of electric vehicles is high due to the cost of batteries; we need to be free from dependence on other countries for batteries. The central government has created 10 common machine tool development centres in the country. Why not take their help for designing and developing new machines?” he said.
“To be globally competitive, we need to make a joint venture. In our over-populated country, technology should be used to generate more employment,” he added.
Mr. P Ramadas, President, IMTMA said, "Although at present, we are witnessing some headwinds in manufacturing, I optimistically believe that markets would open up in the coming quarters and the industry would bounce back as the economy improves.” He also urged the government to take suitable measures to extend credit to SMEs and connected financial reforms.
Welcoming the delegates, Mr. V. Anbu, Director General and CEO of IMTMA said, “Shows such as the Delhi Machine Tool Expo are enablers to take technologies closer to the SMEs and pave way for their continual growth. At this Delhi Machine Tool Expo 2019, we have over 150 exhibitors displaying state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovations for both metal-cutting and metal-forming machine tools. Apart from India, four countries: China, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan are participating. We also have Group Participation from China and Taiwan.”0