Eighteenth edition of IMTEX exhibition, ‘IMTEX 2017’ is being held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from 26th January to 1st February. BIEC is also celebrating its first milestone of completing 10 years at IMTEX 2017. The 19th edition of Tooltech will be held concurrently.
IMTEX 2017 will be bigger this time and will be held in 6 halls at BIEC covering a gross area of 66,000 square metres. A newly constructed hall of 17,500 square metres will be inaugurated on the opening day of the exhibition.
Manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and trade associations from 22 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States) will participate in the 7-day exhibition.
The group participation will be from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan and United States. Overall, over 1000 exhibitors are participating in the exhibition.
Throwing further light on IMTEX 2017, IMTMA President P.G. Jadeja told, “Visiting one IMTEX is equal to visiting many countries for sourcing new technologies. We are optimistic that IMTEX 2017 will not only meet but also exceed customer expectations.” He further added, “India has initiated several policies to benefit manufacturing sector. Policy initiatives such as 100% FDI in key sectors such as defence, civil aviation, pharmaceuticals, announcement of National Capital Goods Policy, setting up of National Board of Skill Development Certification, etc. have renewed the thrust on manufacturing. IMTMA firmly believes that IMTEX 2017 will help immensely in bridging the technology gaps, creating new capacities and accelerating technology acquisitions and improving skill levels. By harnessing business relationships machine tool industry can look forward to an era of growth.”
Supporting Jadeja’s views, Director General and CEO, IMTMA, V. Anbu added, “Right from the first ever show in 1969 IMTEX has been a driving force for manufacturing growth in India. This will continue to be so with IMTEX 2017 which will have on display the latest metal cutting technologies prevalent in today’s manufacturing.” He further added, “With the addition of a new hall which will be inaugurated during the show, exhibition organizers can avail of additional space in future to organize exhibitions. IMTMA is expecting a footfall from over 1,00,000 visitors at this edition of IMTEX. ”
For sectors such as auto components, automobiles, aerospace, defence, railways, power, capital goods, consumer goods, space technologies and various others the show will open windows to witness and learn future technologies in metal cutting machine tools. With Make in India initiative gathering pace manufacturing has come into spotlight once again and IMTEX 2017 will serve as a catalyst to push this further.