The Countdown to ELECRAMA 2016 Begins

ELECRAMA is India’s premier show of the electrical sector and represents the world’s largest confluence of the power transmission and distribution community. Held biennially since 1990, the eleventh edition of ELECRAMA-2014 hosted 970 exhibitors from across the world, attracting more than 100,000 footfalls into the exhibition.

ELECRAMA is a one-stop-shop for your overview of technology, best practices, new systems and forecasting the future trends of electricity usage.

Over the past two decades, ELECRAMA has showcased the biggest names in the global electrical T&D industry, serving as the perfect launch vehicle to introduce the latest products and technology.

It is thought that Africa will need to add around 250GW of capacity by 2030 to meet the predicted demand, with an additional US$450 billion investment required in the power sector. Conversely, Africa’s onshore wind resources are in order of 1750GW, far more than the total African demand for foreseeable future. ELECRAMA is to showcase products and technology throughout the entire voltage spectrum, from 220V to 1,200kV, conforming to global standards and specifications. A large number of business and technology partnerships also take place during the five-day period, making this a must-attend event for global investors.

ELECRAMA brings together manufacturers and suppliers, providing a platform to communicate with key customer segments such as private and public transmission and distribution utilities, EPCs, consultants and specifiers, members of the government and policy makers. Additionally, the event brings together global thought leaders in the electrical transmission and distribution sector; namely engineering professionals & technologists, professionals and academia, et al through thought-provoking panel discussions, premier conferences, technical workshops, tutorials and seminars held concurrently with the exhibition.

ELECRAMA is a stellar platform for a world view on technology, best practices, new systems and forecasting the trends in the future of electricity.

For the first time in the event’s history, ELECRAMA will feature unique experience pavilions displaying information on the topics of ”Energies of Tomorrow” and “Evolution of 125 years of Electricity”, in collaboration with the organisers, IEEE.

New attendees:

‘Network2Networth’ – N2N is designed to create awareness of the huge investment and JV opportunities in the Indian electrical sector for both global and domestic investors.

Railway, Nuclear & Defense (RND) will debut at this year’s ELECRAMA, displaying its strengths, capabilities, services and plans in this specially dedicated pavilion.

Renewable Energy Pavilion will display the strengths of the Indian renewable sector.

Returning attendees and pavilions at ELECRAMA include:  

The third edition of the Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet, supported by the Ministry of Commerce, continues to generate large-scale business opportunities for the Government of India.  More than 8,000 meetings with 600 overseas buyers from 42 countries are planned to take place over the course of the event. 

Engineer Infinite will feature 50 of the most innovative third-year student projects in the electro-mechanical segment, which provides a platform to encourage young, budding engineers.

A networking summit for industry CEOs in the evening will now have a different and more interesting format for ELECRAMA-2016.

For the first time, four Central Ministers will be in attendance, along with key ministerial functionaries. Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri Kalraj Mishra, Shri Anant Geete and Shri Piyush Goyal have given their consent to be a part of ELECRAMA.

Moreover, for the first time a two-day power roundtable is being organised by the Ministry of Power, Energy Secretaries of State Governments and CMDs of State Utilities & Central PSUs. There will also be a separate power pavilion featuring the achievements, strengths and the future plans of the public sector enterprises of Ministry of Power; including NTPC, NHPC, POWERGRID, PFC to name a few.

To find out more about this year's event,  check out our event focus in the latest issue of Asia Outlook here.