Concrete Asia Launches the 1st Dedicated Trade Show for The Concrete & Construction

The organizers of Concrete Asia 2016(CA 2016) announce the launch of its inaugural CONCRETE ASIA 2016 at a Press conference at the Renaissance Hotel, Bangkok on 19th January 2016.
The Press Conference serves as a prelude to the Concrete Asia 2016 exhibition and conference scheduled to take place from 21st – 23rd September 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Concrete Asia 2016 is the only dedicated event for the concrete construction industry jointly organized by the industry association, Asian Concrete Construction Industry together with Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd, Singapore and Impact Exhibition Management Company Thailand, gathering industry professionals to network and display a full spectrum of the concrete supply chain in the world of civil construction for paving, surfacing, building and infrastructure.
Concrete Asia 2016 will be held as part of the ASIAN CONSTRUCTION WEEK which also comprises of BMAM Expo Asia 2016 (The 9th edition of the international exhibition and conference on building maintenance & facilities management for the Asian region) & GBR Expo Asia 2016 (The 6th edition of the international exhibition & conference on green building & retrofits for the Asian region) presenting a mega presentation of over 200,000 sq.ft. of exhibition area showcasing the latest products and technologies with more than 20 seminars and conferences held alongside during the Asian Construction Week.
Increased urbanization, investment, government spending, and consumer spending has set Concrete Asia to target the Asian economies which is expected to double in the next 10-15 years. To accommodate to the striving demand, construction market in Asia is also expected to increase in both residential and infrastructure sectors going forward. ASEAN is a trillion dollar economy with growth expected to reach US$4 trillion in 2020 and is the perfect market for the concrete industry.
The key highlight of the press conference is the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by IMPACT Exhibition Management (IMPACT), Globe International Events Consultancy (GIEC) & Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI)to collaborate and co-organize Concrete Asia 2016
“Thailand has long been the strategic hub of Southeast Asia and is the 2nd largest economy in the regionlocated in the crossroad of Asia. Thailand’sInfrastructure Development Plan from 2015-2022 with a budget of US$75 billion as well the planned increased government investment on infrastructure development by several neighboringdeveloping countries make it fitting for us to launch this event which we envision as the leading trade, knowledge and networking platform for the concrete construction industry in Asia”, said Prof Dai Xianming, President of ACCI.
As the world enters the 4th industrial Revolution, which is also known as “Industry 4.0” defined by the application of Internet of Things (IOT), big data analytics, cyber-physical systems and many other advanced technologies, the concrete industry stands on the threshold of a major transformation that requires economies around the world, including Asia, to redefine and reinvent themselves in order to progress and thrive, according to Prof Dai Xianming, President of the Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI).
In addition, Concrete Asia 2016 is also well-supported and endorsed by industry associations such as theConcrete branch of the China Construction Industry Association (CCIA), Construction Institute of Thailand (CIT), Construction Industry Development Council, India (CIDC), Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT), The National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association of Malaysia (NRMCA), The ReadyMixed Concrete Association of Singapore (RMCAS), Thailand Concrete Association (TCA) & the Thai Machinery Association (TMA). This industry support together with theco-organization of the event by the ACCI which is the leading professional body in Asia dedicated to the promotion of concrete construction & related activities further affirm the event’s status as the most widely supported concreteconstruction trade exhibition in the region and showcase the strong confidence by the industry in this event.
“This is an event for the industry by the industry and we are in full support of the ACCI in creating an industry platform for the region in the form of Concrete Asia 2016.Concrete is one of the fundamental elements in the building and construction industry. Technology advancement in concrete is a key necessity to accelerate the infrastructure growth of developing countriesthrough higher levels of quality, speed, cost effectiveness and sustainability. This is precisely what the event is about in terms of updating the industry with key technological trends in addition to the effective business networking opportunities created”, said Professor Chai Jaturapitakkul, President, Thailand Concrete Association.
Concrete Asia 2016 will present a wide array of products, services and technology in concrete construction and is expected to be a key platformin Asia to improve the quality & capacity of buildings and infrastructure. The event will also host a series of concurrent activities and conferences such as the Concrete Asia Congress, Underground Construction Congress, Productivity in Construction and the China-India Concrete Dialogue, making the Event one of the most exciting knowledge hub for the industry in the region.
“This collaboration between ACCI, IMPACT and GIEC, is indeed very promising and seek to establish Concrete Asia 2016 alongside the region’s ambition to establish a single ASEAN market and encourage intra-ASEAN trade through the ASEAN Economic Community. The event in itself is planned towards the creation of a complete platform for industry professionals in the region to upgrade through education and training, knowledge exchange, as well as networking& new business opportunities which will support the advancement of their businesses. This will be a not-to-be missed event for the industry in Asia”, said Ms Rosalind Ng, Managing Director, Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd, the Joint Organisers.
As a prelude to the Concrete Asia 2016 exhibition and conference, a series of industry symposiums will be held in the next few monthswhich invites renowned industry speakers from Thailand and overseas to updatemembers of the local and regional concrete construction industry on relevant industry topics such as Tunneling & Concrete Technology.
“Besides having the exhibition itself presenting trade & networking opportunities, the event is also a strong content platform in terms of the trends, technology & knowledge which are essential for the continual development of the concrete construction in the region. I welcome all in the industry to grow their businesses to success together with our event when it officially opens in September 2016”, said Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co.
Concrete Asia 2016 will be held from 21st -23rd September 2016 at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. The Asian Construction week with the 4-in-1 exhibition and conference aims to attract over 450exhibitors and exhibiting brands and thousands of trade professionals from across the region. The event’s hosted VIP buyer program is also hosting more than 120 key buyers from across the region to facilitate close door buyer-seller meetings at Concrete Asia 2016.