Myanmar Industry Officials & Major Cement Players to Convene at 15th Asia Cementrade Summit, Yangon

15th Asia Cementrade Summit, on the 24-25 Sep, 2013 in Yangon, will host Government Officials from Ministry of Industry, Myanmar Investment Commission, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Transport and cement industry players, in an information-packed event, unveiling timely updates on upcoming cement market opportunities in Asia. His Excellency U Maung Myint, Union Minister of Industry, Ministry of Industry, Myanmar has been invited to deliver the keynote address.

Asia is the catalyst of global recovery. The region is now THE go-to destination for construction investments, particularly Myanmar, The Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, & Cambodia. Cement investors like Holcim, Cemex, YTL, Siam Cement are among the many who are expanding capacities in one or more of the above countries to meet the growing demand. Demand for cement in Myanmar is expected to grow exponentially with the country’s thriving construction sector. The government has accorded high priority to infrastructure development projects, ranging from roads, ports facilities, airports, railways, communication systems, SEZ to housing, hotel developments & etc. Cement investors are rushing to tap the golden opportunities, expand their capacities and make inroads to build new plant to meet the supply shortfall.

15th Asia Cementrade features exclusive sessions on latest developments and opportunities in Myanmar’s cement industry. An official from the Ministry of Industry will unveil Myanmar’s long term plan for the cement industry; while Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Senior Advisor, UN Resident Co-ordinator’s Office, President’s National Economic & Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Member provides ‘Clarification on Myanmar’s new investment law on cement investment & trade’.

Zooming in further on Asia’s economic outlook, is Ms. Yu Ching Wong, IMF’s Resident Representative in Myanmar, who’ll elaborate on the performance of the USA & Europe markets and its impact on Asia. Besides above, summit agenda also provides an overview of the latest cement market trends and discuss issues such as licensing and permits, cement demand projections, impact of the slowdown in China’s economy on cement industry, recent trends in dry bulk market, and many more, to be delivered by the following key speakers:

•      U. Soe Naing, Consultant, KBZ Industries Ltd

•      Dr. Alain Missorten, TPI Polene Public Company Limited

•      Mr. Bernd Henrich, Gebr. Pfeiffer SE

•      Mr. Edwin Vanderbruggen, VDB Loi Myanmar

•      U Toe Aung Kyaw, Ministry of Mines, Myanmar

•      Benny Wendry, PT Semen Padang Persero

•      Mr. Ralf Appenzeller, IBAU Hamburg

•      Mr. Jayendu Krishna, Drewry Maritime Services (ASIA)

•      U. Yan Lin, Yangon City Electricity Supply Board (YESB)

•      Mr. Georges Joseph Ghorra, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The two-day summit offers comprehensive industry networking platform for cement companies, traders, concrete companies, equipment providers, logistics and shipping companies, raw material suppliers, ready-mix concrete companies, consultants, financiers and other industry segments. Those who wish to confirm their participation, or submit sponsorship or media exchange enquiries for the 15th Asia CemenTrade summit can do so at     or contact  Ms. Grace Oh [email protected] , +65 63469147