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INTERVIEW “With over 100 countries participating, thousands of latest products and solutions on display and almost every topic of electricity covered, ELECRAMA 2016 is all set to become the World Electricity Forum” Energetica India talks to Mr. Aaditya R Dhoot, Organising Committee Chairman of ELECRAMA on ELECRAMA 2016. ENERGETICA INDIA: Please introduce Energetica India readers to ELECRAMA? AADITYA DHOOT: It is a premier show of Indian Electrical Sector and is the World’s largest confluence of the power transmission and distribution community. Held biennially since 1990 in India, the eleventh edition ELECRAMA-2014 hosted 970 exhibitors from India and across the world and also attracted 100,000+ footfalls into the exhibition. In the last two decades ELECRAMA as an exhibition featured the biggest names in the global electrical T&D industry, to which it serves as the perfect launch vehicle to introduce latest products and technology. ELECRAMA showcases products and technology through the entire voltage spectrum, from 220 V to 1200 kV, conforming to global standards and specifications. A large number of business and technology partnerships are also transacted during the 5 day period giving it a must attend event status amongst global exhibitions. ELECRAMA visitors consist of a wide spectrum of industry stakeholders, offering them an international framework for display, discussions and deliberations. It brings together manufacturers and suppliers to interface with key customer segments like private and public transmission and distribution utilities, EPCs, Consultants and specifiers, members of the government and policy makers. It also brings together global thought leaders in the electrical transmission and distribution sector consisting of industry leaders, engineering professionals & technologists, professionals and academia, et al through high power panel discussions, premier conferences, technical workshops, tutorials and seminars held concurrently with the exhibition. ELECRAMA also hosts international diplomatic and trade visitor delegations from various countries and large country pavilions from leading manufacturing nations from around the world. ENERGETICA INDIA: What is the focus of ELECRAMA 2016? AADITYA DHOOT: With over 100 countries participating, thousands of latest products and solutions on display and almost every topic of electricity covered, ELECRAMA 2016 is all set to become THE WORLD ELECTRICITY FORUM. This edition of ELECRAMA is officially supported by Ministry of Power, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Communication & IT. We are also buoyed to have Government of Karnataka’s endorsement, once again as the ‘Host state’. ELECRAMA 2016 will for the first time feature “WORLD UTILITY SUMMIT”, a unique global platform like no other. This ‘By Invitation Only’, event is ‘of the utilities, for the utilities and by the utilities’. CXOs of more than 50 global utilities are being invited to participate in the two day summit to interact with CXOs of Indian utilities and share their experiences and best practices.‘Network to Net worth’ N to N is another new interesting and necessary addition to ELECRAMA 2016.N to N is planned for creating awareness about the huge investment and JV opportunities in the Indian electrical sector for both Global and domestic investors. A two-day POWER ROUND TABLE is being organized by the Ministry of Power, of Mr. Aaditya R Dhoot Organising Committee Chairman of ELECRAMA 20 energetica INDIA · NOV | DEC15


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