MAHATech from February 8

MORE than 300 exhibitors and 30,000 to 40,000 industrialists from all over India and abroad are expected to visit  MAHATech 2018, the 14th exclusive industrial exhibition to be held in Pune at New Agriculture College ground from February 8 to 11.

The four-day industrial expo will showcase the latest products, machinery, equipment and developments in the industry. The expo is supported by the Ministry of Industries (Govt of Maharashtra), Indo African Chamber of Commerce & Industry, sponsored by School of Inspirational Leadership, silver sponsors, Sharada Cable Trays Pvt Ltd,  associate sponsor, Firefly Fire Pumps.

As part of the expo, a vendor development conference will be held on Feb 9 between 10.30 am and 5.30 pm at its conference hall. During this conference, OEM’s will give presentation to SMEs on vendor registration   process and requirements. The purpose of this meet is to facilitate exchange of information between OEM buyers and SME sellers, educate SMEs about vendor registration process, related rules and regulations, norms etc of the OEMs. On the same day, one-to-one discussion will be conducted with the SME exhibitors. This will enable OEMs to get more vendors of quality products, through authentic process at a competitive rate.

A conference titled GST ki Baat has been organised by MAHATech Feb 10 between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm, to guide the SMEs about the updates on compliance of GST return and budgeting.  The session will facilitated by Manas Joshi, a law graduate and committee member for MCCIA and is also a co-founder of Tax ki Baat, which is a special forum created for providing online support to various companies on GST.  The conference will cover some aspects like practical issues faced by the industry while GST compliance, important budget changes in GST and its impact, understanding the provisions related to e-way.

Digital Marketing for SMEs is the conference to be held on Feb 10 between 2.30 pm and 5.00   pm. The key objective is to help SMEs to promote and popularize their brands through various forms of Digital Media and educate them about the benefits of Digital Media channels like Website, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Re-targeting and Re-marketing.

The Entrepreneurship Development Conference is scheduled on Feb 11 between 10.30 am and 5.00 pm. This conference will be organised by School of Inspirational Leadership and will be exclusive for visitors and exhibitors regarding the personal and professional retrospection that prepares a businessman for the challenges in any functional area in their business.

All the conferences are free of cost and can be pre-registered at

 This year, many prominent brands such as Indian Tools – Birla Group Company, FS Compressors India, Suresh Indu Lasers Pvt Ltd, Sharang Corporation, MGS Technologies, SH Electronics Co, Indo Construction Fastening Systems (ICFS), SFS Equipments, BDS Machines, Excellent Handling Systems, Energy Mission Machineries India, Hiver Aircon, Trilok Lasers, Innovative Solutions, Berlin Machine Corporation, Purvaj Engineers, Rajesh Machines (India) LLP, Mikro Innotech India, SFS Equipments, Fuel Instruments and many more are participating in MAHATech 2018.

MAHATech’s objective is to promote the growth of manufacturing sector and strongly supports the “MAKE IN INDIA” initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The exhibition will display the latest products, machinery, equipment and latest innovation in the industry from all over India and abroad in each section.

The specialty of this exhibition with complete industrial focus is that there is not a single consumer stall. All sectors of industries companies from large scale to small scale and international brands are represented. The exhibition is divided in four different hangers consisting process equipment, electrical and electronics, machinery and machine tools, instrumentation and automation equipment etc.

Vinay Marathe, director, Maharashtra Industries Directory, said, “Over the years MAHATech has firmly established itself is the most sought after event by the manufacturing industry. Pune has been among the developed districts
for almost a decade now. There are new industries that have settled in the periphery of the city. The engineering industry is the base of Pune. There are renowned companies which have booked stalls for the exhibition. It is great opportunity for city based industrialists/entrepreneurs/technocrats to update themselves with the new innovation. We will be organizing four different conferences for SMEs concurrent to exhibition.”

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