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BAUMA 2010 partner country India Apr 2010
India is the partner country for BAUMA this year, the fourth time that the partner-country concept is part of BAUMA.
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When selecting a partner country, the objective is to bring potential customers from the world's rapidly growing markets to Munich. In 2007, the partner-country concept doubled the number of visitors from the Arabian Peninsula and India also follows Latin America and the Confederation of Independent States as the 2010 partner country.
BAUMA is expecting several delegations and prominent visitors from India who will use the largest exhibition in the world as a platform for developing new business contacts. Exhibitors will meet the increased visitors from the sub-continent and its neighbouring countries and take the advantage of the potential that this up-and-coming region has to offer - a region in the midst of a construction boom that is beyond compare.
BAUMA Forum    Hall C2
Monday April 19, 2010 14:00 - 17:00 h
Construction and Infrastructure Industry in India
14:00 - 14:05
Welcome
H.E. Sudhir Vyas, Ambassador of India to Germany, Embassy of India, Berlin
14:05 - 14:15
Key Note Address by Chief Guest
Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways
14:15 - 14:45
Recent trends in the Indian Construction Equipment Industry
Ranaveer Sinha, Chairman, Indian Earthmoving & Construction Industry Association Ltd.
14:45 - 15:15
Status of Construction Machinery Industry in India and Experience with German Manufacturers
B.D. Mundhra, Chairman, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd.
15:15 - 16:00
Participating in India's Infrastructure Growth - Legal and commercial issues
Prashant Mara, Co-Head India Group, Osborne Clarke
Ramesh Vaidyanathan, Director Legal, GVK Group
16:00 - 16:30
Foreign Invested Equipment Manufacturer Success
Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India
16:30 - 17:00
Fundamentals for Successful Market Entry
Klaus Maier, Managing Director, Maier+Vidorno GmbH
17:00
Closing Remarks
Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India Office, Kolkata
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Kamal Nath, India's Minister of Road Transport and Highways

In an interview with Maier + Vidorno, Mr. Kamal Nath, the Indian Government+s Minister for Road Transport and Highways explained that the objective it to make India's highway system world class.
"India is an attractive foreign investment destination because the world economic revival hinges on higher consumption/ spending/ investment worldwide and Asia, and in particular countries like India, can afford such spending. India is in its Eleventh Five Year Plan and highways have a large shelf of projects that are on offer. Given our historical underinvestment in highway infrastructure and the role this sector can play in stimulating economic growth, we believe it is imperative that adequate investment flows are attracted to this segment.
"A responsive administrative system is a must for any development process and our administration is establishing processes and procedures to remove the impediments that were hampering the process of award of road projects in the past.
Within the last three months, we have identified the primary areas of concern through discussions with the various stakeholders and the government has recently approved recommendations that largely address these concerns. The biggest challenge is to bring about an attitudinal change of the people involved in the process. For one, we must believe that we can build 20 kilometers a day. We have also changed many of the provisions that were seen as increasing the risk of PPP procurement of highway project and this has created a positive sentiment and response to bids. We have a level playing field for the Indian and foreign companies and the projects are bid out on international competitive bidding.
"We intend to make our highways world class with a network of 4, 6 and 8-lane super highways linking the major commercial centres across the country. We intend to have mega road projects in construction in the coming years."
Minister Nath will attend BAUMA this year and will give the keynote address for a program of presentations by the partner country at the BAUMA Forum in Hall C2 on Monday afternoon, 19 May.
The India partner country theme continues with several food concessionaires providing places to to enjoy Indian dishes at the trade-fair centre and several India restaurants in Munich waiting to welcome trade fair visitors.
References
BAUMA: All set for a bumper 2010 turnout - TunnelTalk, Apr 2010
BAUMA - Stage for discussion - TunnelTalk, Feb 2010
Growing list of tunnel exhibitors - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
What to expect from exhibitors - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
BAUMA - Exhibitors previews - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
Internationals attracted to BAUMA 2010 - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
BAUMA - Tunnellers on show - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
BAUMA - Finding where you need to get to - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
Standby for BAUMA - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
BAUMA 2010 - Partner Country India

           

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