Cable & Wire Fair 2019: The 3rd international edition of the fair was held from 6th to 8th November 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. The event also had a two-day concurrent conference and CEO conclave which offered knowledge-sharing and information-gathering platform from all segments of the Cable & Wire Industry. The event showcased more than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries. It had cable manufactures, compound suppliers, machine manufactures, chemical suppliers and other exhibitors. Apart from India participants were from U. S.A, China, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, and other countries.
Opening Ceremony of Cable & Wire Fair
The Cable & Wire Fair 2019 started with inaugural ceremony and key address notes by industry’s eminent dignitaries and delegates.
Mr. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, an Indian politician, Ex Union Minister and India’s Sherpa to the G20 inaugurated the event. He began by expressing that the wire and cable industry is indispensable. He highlighted that demand of the industry is on constant rise both in the domestic and international markets. He emphasized that the Indian wire and cable industry needs to be competitive to have a strong presence in the World. Mr. Prabhu also mentioned that need of the hour was to have more research and development and up-gradation in the cable and wire sector.
In the event Mr. Vijay Karia, CMD, Ravin Group expressed his views on the need for innovation in the industry. He mentioned that to grow and to be competitive, companies need to have more collaborations and innovations. Thereafter, he spoke about the safety concerns related to the electricity transmission and distribution as well as building/home wire and cable installations.
Proceeding further Mr. Andrew Shaw, CEO, Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) gave insight into the cable industry of the Middle East. He told that due to overall lower GDP growth, fewer projects and oil price fluctuation there is sluggish growth in the cable market of Middle East.
Later Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) India and Mr. Dilip Dev, Chairman: Steel Wire Manufacturers Association of India (SWMAI) also spoke on safety concerns during the distribution and transmission of electricity.
The event proceeded with other discussions and technical sessions. In parallel the exhibition continued with buyer-seller meets at individual ends.