Cable & Wire Fair 2017, as Big a Success as the Promise


L to R: Mr. Priyank Jain, CEO – Tulip 3P Media Pvt Ltd; Mr. Andrew Shaw, MD – Ducab; Mr. Anil Gupta, CMD – KEI Industries Ltd; Mr. Shreegopal Kabra, MD – RR Kabel Ltd & President – IEEMA; Mr. Vijay Vedmutha, MD – Bedmutha Industries Ltd & Chairman – SWMAI.

  • With 10,800 visitors, 164 exhibitors, over 300 delegates, and representation from 19 countries, the exhibition became a roaring success
  • With space 2.5 times bigger than 2015, the 2nd edition of the show has just upped every benchmark of how a B2B show should be held
  • The exhibition got humungous approval from exhibitors for the best quality visitors ever in such a show
  • The conference drew sizeable delegates from many countries and issues of every segment of the industry were raised in various sessions
  • Over 95 percent of the exhibitors reaffirmed their faith in the show by expressing strong will to re-exhibit in 2019 edition

After the broader acceptance of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition only made it larger in the expanse and reach, by pulling large number of delegates, visitors, and exhibitors, all satisfied with their performance at the conference and show, which validates the performance of the show per se. The show was exactly 2.5 times larger than the previous edition with proportionate increase in exhibitors and visitors from various parts of the globe.

The show this time not only got tremendous response from the Indian subcontinent including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, but it also witnessed some unprecedented participation from Africa with nations such as South Africa, Angola, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, and Ghana.  The other nations such as Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Maldives, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam only increased their participation from previous edition.

Apart from a well-arranged exhibition, the conference was studded with cable conclaves, CEO panel discussions, and technical sessions besides an elaborate inaugural session breaking the ice for 3-day mega show. The inaugural session seized the audience attention with the presence of people like Mr. Anil Gupta, CMD, KEI Industries Ltd; Mr. Andrew Shaw, MD, Dubai Cable Company (Ducab); Mr. Shreegopal Kabra, MD, RR Global; and Mr. Vijay Vedmutha, MD, Bedmutha Industries, who all shared their views on various aspects of the wire and cable industry. Mr. Anil Gupta said, “The show has been able to successfully capture the entire business fabric of wire and cable industry along with its overall positivity.”

“This kind of show coupled with a dedicated conference, where the Industry can discuss real issues including quality and technology, was immensely needed. Cable & Wire Fair has largely filled the void by creating this platform,” said Mr. Shreegopal Kabra.

The organizers made an enormous effort at recording an exhaustive quantum of feedback, where a crew of cameramen, reporters and correspondents made it sure not to leave any exhibitors without expressing their experiences at the show. “The fair recorded good amount of footfall this year. We will definitely participate in the next edition. The response from the visitors has been quite interesting,” said Enrico Conte, Product Manager Mettalurgy, Sampsistemi S.r.l.

The level of satisfaction in terms of immaculate organization and turn out of relevant visitors at stalls was enormous, as expressed by majority exhibitors. The three days at CWF17 helped us make new customers. So far, it has been good for us. The visitors have been quite responsive. Many those who didn’t know Synergy Steel got to know us because of the branding we received through this fair. The exhibition helped us in advertising our company. We would like to be here in the 2019 as well,” said Mr. Sandeep Dubey, President – Operations & Business Development, Synergy Steels.

As felt by everyone, the show proved to be an efficient platform to find business, promote products, make the brand visible, and the meet otherwise inaccessible part of the industry. “So far, exhibiting in CWF 2017 has been quite interesting for us; numerous companies are coming and approaching us. The overall experience has been great and we would definitely like to be a part of the next exhibition,” Mr. Anirudh Bansal, Business Development, Shakun Polymers Limited.

CWF17 saw some high-voltage discussions at its cable conclaves and CEO discussions wherein a myriad of issues pertaining to cable industry were raised and discussed. Besides, technical sessions provided much needed space to industry experts to present some of the much talked about themes of wire and cable technology. In all, two cables conclaves, two CEO panel discussions, and two technical sessions were organized to give ample time to capture both business and technology side of the industry.

Cable & Wire Fair will be back again in 2019 and will be organized from 6th to 8th November at the same venue Pragati Maidan with bigger space and more number of Halls – 8, 9, 10 & 11.