CII -India´s Premier Industry Association Organised the 13th edition of IMME - the International Mining and Machinery Exhibition. The event was held between 16 - 19 November 2016, at Eco Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata.
Since its inception in 1984, IMME is growing steadily and has again proved to be The Largest Trade Fair dedicated to the Mining Fraternity in India. The response to the event was very encouraging despite the sector was facing hurdles.
This year the 4 day exhibition was spread over an area of 60000 Sq mtrs taking place at a new location (Eco Park, Rajarhat) has proven to be one stop solution for the Mining Industry in India. IMME 2016 witnessed 292 Exhibitors including 88 exhibitors from overseas featuring 8 Country Pavilions and individual exhibitors from 14 Countries - Australia, Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK and Ukraine.
The event had a stupendous footfall of 4938 Business Visitors from India and Overseas.
One of the key element was the active participation from the Centre with the support from Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Steel, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India and Coal India Limited along with State Government participation from Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Australia being the ´Partner Country´ at IMME 2016 with the focus on technology and innovation trends was showcased by 14 Australian companies and 85 member delegation attended the event to bring the mining synergies between the two nations.
An impressive display in the outdoor exhibition area was the key feature at this edition compelled with the global players participation at the event which includes JCB, CAT, Volvo, VE Commercials, Tata Hitachi, Mahindra, Sany, Leeboy, SREI Finance, Dozco, Voltas, Sandvik, Atlas Copco, ABB, Puzzolana, Joy Global, L&T - Komatsu, BEML, FLSmidth, BKT, NLMK (Europe), MMD Heavy, Aeolus Tyres, etc., with live demonstration of Equipment´s & Machineries.
IMME 2016 & Global Mining Summit was inaugurated by Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon´ble Minister-in-Charge of Finance, Excise, Commerce & Industries, Public Enterprise, and Industrial Reconstruction, Government of West Bengal; Mr Balvinder Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India; Mr Tim Martin- Trade Commissioner at Australian Trade and Investment Commission; Shri Sarat kumar Acharya, Chairman and Managing Director, NLC India Limited; Mr Tom Albanese, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Resources plc and Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya, Chairman & Managing Director , Coal India Limited.