India would still be the second fastest growing large economy in the world despite global slowdown. Investments in infrastructure would play a key role in combating slowdown. While a lot has to be done in the infrastructure sectors - both economic and social - the government of India has been conscious to find avenues to increase the expenditure in the infrastructure sector to provide impetus to the economy the industry. As you are aware Confederation of Indian Industry CII has been playing a pioneering role in developing the Construction Equipment Industry in India through the biennial event Excon - Largest Construction Equipment event in this part of Asia. In continuation to the series of successful past editions Excon 2009 - The 5th Indian Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair which is scheduled to be held between 25 - 29 November 2009 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre Bangalore. Excon 2009 a 5-Day exhibition is poised for immense growth with more international participation. We also have expression of interest to participate with country pavilions from USA UK South Korea Turkey Italy and China. We expect around 350 exhibitors to participate at Excon 2009 with a display area of over 1 50000 Sq. Mts.