The flagship initiative of the Indian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), the apex electrical industry body, Elecrama 2020 will have the largest public showcase yet of industry innovations by over 1370 exhibitors from India and abroad from January 18th to 22nd 2020
January 20, 2020. By News Bureau
At the threshold of the new decade, world’s biggest electricity exhibition – Elecrama 2020 – dazzled with an electrifying launch and a grand opening today at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida.
The flagship initiative of the Indian Electrical & Electronic Manufactures Association (IEEMA), the apex electrical industry body, Elecrama 2020 will have the largest public showcase yet of industry innovations by over 1370 exhibitors from India and abroad from January 18th to 22nd 2020.
The event was graced by Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; R. K. Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power, New & Renewable Energy; Satish Mahana, Minister of Industrial Development, Govt of UP, along with R K Chugh, President, IEEMA; Anil Saboo, Chairman, ELECRAMA 2020 and several other dignitaries.
Welcoming everyone to the 14th edition of Elecrama 2020 Mr. R K Chugh, President, IEEMA said “IEEMA cuts across verticals in electrical and electronic and it comprises of 55% capital goods and $42 billion of top-line products in the country. We support the vision of Government’s $5 trillion economy and we aim that our top-line should reach the target of $1 billion by 2024-25. Towards the same, we are focusing on upgrading skills with the view of complete reskilling of workforce and incorporating technological advancements, such as AI and IoT, into various segments. These are the hallmark of Elecrama 2020.”
Explaining how Elecrama has grown over the years, Anil Saboo, Chairman, Elecrama 2020, said “Energy is prosperity. The journey of from 1990 to 2020 is exponential as the exhibition has expanded from 9000 to over 1.10 Lakh sq. meter. Also exhibitors grew from 100 to over 1370 in 2020. Elecrama has been a matchless platform to Indian electrical industry to increase horizon worldwide.”
Expressing his views, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, said, “Elecrama 2020 is a great opportunity for exchange of ideas and learning. We understand that the industry’s cause should translate to a societal cause. We look forward to the industry’s recommendations for nation development”
R. K. Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) Power, New & Renewable Energy, added, “India is a sunrise country and we are the sunrise, despite all the hiccups India is the fastest growing large economies. India has achieved 367 GW installed power generating capacity. We have connected India to one unified grid, the largest in the world, and we are still adding to the capacity.”
Welcoming Elecrama 2020 to the state, Minister of Industrial Development, Govt of UP, Satish Mahana said, “In last 2 years we gave 1.2 Cr. new connections in the state. The state government has a target to add 2000 MW of solar energy every year. The UP Government is looking forward to strengthen its bond with the industry. We warmly welcome the industry to invest in the largest state of India.”
Over 300 International and 1000 Indian exhibitors are showcasing a myriad of technological innovations covering the complete electricity ecosystem from generation, transmission, distribution, power electronics, renewables, e-mobility, automation, and power storage.
The five-day congregation will also see national and international industry experts and policy makers deliberate upon industry challenges, innovations, and business models through a series of leadership summits and meetings. Also, the premier showcase event will host world’s largest confluence of power transmission and distribution community at the 5th Reverse Buyers Sellers Meet and Domestic Buyers Sellers Meet.
Since its first edition in 1990, Elecrama 2020 will exclusively focus for the first time on the role of women in the industry, building stronger electrical systems for homes, offices, and industries, and discuss the way forward for complete electrification of railways. Digital technologies, IoT and AI powered electrical systems, and other smart-tech solutions are being showcased at the event.
Completing 30 years of being the only industry platform of the kind, Elecrama 2020 is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. While Uttar Pradesh is the host state partner, Germany is the country partner to the 14th edition of the initiative.
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