ELECRAMA—The World Electricity Forum, has now turned into a movement, beyond just an exhibition. It is a premier show of Indian electrical sector and is the world’s largest confluence of the power transmission and distribution community. Held biennially since 1990 in India, the eleventh edition ELECRAMA-2014 hosted 970 exhibitors from India and across the world and also attracted 100,000+ footfalls into the exhibition.
In the last two decades ELECRAMA as an exhibition featured the biggest names in the global electrical T&D industry, to whom it serves as the perfect launch vehicle to introduce latest products and technology. ELECRAMA showcases products and technology through the entire voltage spectrum, from 220V to 1,200kV, conforming to global standards and specifications. A large number of business and technology partnerships are also transacted during the five-day period giving it a must attend event status amongst global exhibitions.
ELECRAMA visitors 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 like private and public transmission and distribution utilities, EPCs, consultants and specifiers, members of the government and policy makers. It also brings together global thought leaders in the electrical transmission and distribution sector consisting of industry leaders, engineering professionals & technologists, professionals and academia, et al through high power panel discussions, premier conferences, technical workshops, tutorials and seminars held concurrently with the exhibition. ELECRAMA also hosts international diplomatic and trade visitor delegations from various countries and large country pavilions from leading manufacturing nations from around the world.
The Government of India participation is reinforced with the presence of four senior ministers. The ministers who have lent their consent to be present during the event are Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Shri. Kalraj Mishra, Minister of MSME, Shri. Anant Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power who would also be inaugurating this grand event. We are thankful for this magnanimous gesture, which has inspired us to deliver a superlative event experience.
ELECRAMA is a stellar platform for a world view on technology, best practices, new systems and forecasting the trends in the future of electricity, both from technology and a socio-economic point of view. ELECRAMA will for the first time feature “WORLD UTILITY SUMMIT”, a unique global platform like no other. This ‘By Invitation Only’, event is ‘of the utilities, for the utilities and by the utilities’. CXOs of more than 50 global utilities are being invited to participate in the two day summit to interact with CXOs of Indian utilities and share their experiences and best practices.
‘Network to Networth’ is another new interesting and necessary addition to ELECRAMA 2016. N to N is planned for creating awareness about the huge investment and JV opportunities in the Indian electrical sector for both Global and domestic investors.
ELECRAMA for the first time features unique experience pavilions displaying, “Energies of Tomorrow” and “Evolution of 125 years of Electricity”, in collaboration with IEEE, a coffee table book on this subject is also under preparation.
Renewable Energy pavilion is another addition under planning for displaying the strengths of the Indian Industry in the renewable sector..
Contemporary Events which have added strength to ELECRAMA over the years continue to feature
The third edition of Reverse buyer Seller Meet, supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India continues to generate large scale business opportunities. 8000+ meetings with 600 overseas buyers from 42 countries are planned over two and half days of this event.
‘Engineer Infinite’ in ELECRAMA 2016 will feature 50 most innovative third year student projects in the electro mechanical segment, for encouraging young budding engineers from across the country. A subset to this activity is “Coffee with Sir”, where participating students listen and network with industry leaders over all five days. The five best projects by students are awarded by an industry leader at the “INNOVATION DAY’.
International T & D conclave, another co-located event has been planned as a half-day event in its third edition. It provides a unique opportunity for Indian industry and its stakeholders to listen to and interact with global experts from the energy sector.