Event Preview: Elecrama Powering India: Elecrama 2016 Becomes the World's Power Hub

Editor: Dominik Stephan

A global platform for the power transmission and distribution community – The Elecrama 2016 will open its doors from February 13-17, 2016, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru. It is the world's largest confluence and one of the most renowned events in the power industry..

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Overview of the stalls and technologies exhibited at the last edition of Elecrama.
Overview of the stalls and technologies exhibited at the last edition of Elecrama.
(Picture: PROCESS India)

Elecrama, the Wolrd Electricity Forum, has now turned into a movement, beyond just an exhibition. It is a premier show of the Indian electrical sector and is the world’s largest confluence for the power transmission and distribution community. Held biennially since 1990 in India, the 11th edition of Elecrama–2014 hosted 970 exhibitors from India and across the world. The event also attracted 100,000 plus footfalls into the exhibition.

The visitors at Elecrama 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 such as private and public transmission & distribution utilities, EPCs, consultants, etc. It also brings together global thought leaders in the electrical transmission and distribution sector consisting of industry leaders, engineering professionals, professionals and academia, et al through high power panel discussions, premier conferences, technical workshops, tutorials and seminars that are held concurrently with the exhibition.

What's New for 2016 at Elecrama

Elecrama is a platform that offers a global perspective on technology, best practices and new systems. It will also forecast the future trends in electricity, both from the technology and socio-economic point of view.

A high quality platform called the ‘World Utility Summit’ has been envisaged to bring together top utility leaders from around the world in order to share their experiences, deliberate and explore solutions on pressing issues in the realm of transmission and distribution. Technically aligned participants can enrich themselves with a plethora of seminars and conferences. ‘Network to Networth’ (N to N) is another new and interesting addition to Elecrama 2016. ‘N to N’ is planned for creating awareness about the huge investment and joint venture opportunities in the Indian electrical sector for both global and domestic investors.

The Railway, Nuclear & Defense (RND) pavilion is being planned for the first time at Elecrama to enable interaction between the industry and these critical sectors. Renewable Energy is another pavilion that is being considered for displaying the strengths of the Indian industry in the renewable sector. The third edition of the ‘Reverse buyer Seller Meet,’ supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India continues to generate large scale business opportunities. About 8,000 plus meetings with 600 overseas buyers from 42 countries is also being planned over two and half days of this event.