Concrete Asia 2017 Industry Forum Transforming the Asian Concrete Industry in the IOT Age

Concrete Asia 2017 Industry Forum

Transforming the Asian Concrete Industry in the IOT Age

5 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand – After a successful launch last year, Concrete Asia 2017 is set to bring a bigger and more comprehensive platform to the concrete and building construction industry in Asia. Taking place from20-22 September 2017, at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, Concrete Asia 2017 features more than 350 companies and brands, over 100 key hosted buyers under the Asian Construction Week targeting some 10,000 trade professionals from the region.

Abundant opportunities in Thailand and Asia   

In recent years, many public and private initiatives aimed at improving infrastructure in Asia have been launched and are currently in the pipeline. The Thai government is progressing fast in mega initiatives, emphasizing the development of transportation infrastructure, with investments amounting up to at least THB2.2 trillion covering the three major transport modes – rail, air and water.

Dr. Nattapong Makaratat, Secretariat, Thailand Concrete Association, shared the potential increase in consumption of cement and concrete in developing countries in Southeast Asia.Present and upcoming mega projects in Thailand such as the MahaNakorn Tower, Lumpini Super Tower and projects involving logistics and transportation are expected to increase the demand for construction materials.

With cement as a major construction material required for such construction projects, the Siam Commercial Bank Economic Intelligence Center predicts a growth of 4% for cement demand, amounting up to 36 million tons during this period.

Advancing into the IOT Age

With digitalization becoming commonplace in different industries worldwide, the concrete and building infrastructure industries are no exception. Shifting into the IOT age, the concrete industry must fully embrace the notion and capabilities of IOT, from products to suppliers to customers, to connect the supply chain.

“Asia as a region, has to keep up with the times and other more developed regions, by incorporating IOT into the different industries. Thailand, being positioned as the leading nation in Southeast Asia in terms of the growth and potential of its construction industry, is in a perfect position to further distinguish herself from the competition.” saidMr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd., joint organiser of Concrete Asia.

Dr. Pichai Nimityongskul, Founding President and Advisor, Thailand Concrete Association (TCA),advised that the concrete industry in Thailand has to be forward-thinking in its practices to avoid being overshadowed by neighboring countries in the region. The industry should focus on recent innovations in digital and mobile technology that have reshaped ideas and behaviors,and apply these appropriately to improve current practices.

Strong industry support

Concrete Asia 2017 is co-hosted by Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI) and Thailand Concrete Association (TCA); and endorsed by the following industry associations: Architect Council of Thailand (ACT), 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), and Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan).

Asian Concrete Conference 2017

The launch of the 2nd edition of the Asian Concrete Conference 2017, will also take place on 20 & 21 September 2017 at the IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre alongside the exhibition, led by renowned industry and academia speakers providing essential knowledge to create better concrete structures amidst challenges around environmental impact.  Key topics for the conference include Innovations in Construction and Management; Case study on Large Infrastructure Projects (LLP); Earthquake Engineering/Disaster mitigation; Innovations in Structural Engineering Design; Sustainable Concrete Practices/Carbon Footprint Reduction and Materials in Concrete/Construction.

“We are delighted that the inaugural Concrete Asia last year concluded successfully attracting 7,169 trade visitors from 33 countries.  We anticipate that the upcoming event in September will attract even more attendees with the strong support of the regional associations as well as a series of conferences, seminars and demos to be held in conjunction with the Exhibition,” said Ms Rosalind Ng, Managing Director of Globe International Events Consultancy, Co-Organiser of Concrete Asia.

Concrete Asia 2017 also features an Outdoor Demonstration Area to complementthe indoor area in demonstrating their products to an engaged audience. With three separate conference tracks conducted by ACCI, TCA and the organizers, Concrete Asia 2017 is the perfect platform for knowledge sharing and networking in the region.

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About Concrete Asia 2017

The 2nd International exhibition and conference for the concrete and building construction industry. Concrete Asia 2017 – “Transforming the ASIAN Concrete Industry in the IOT Age.” The IOT age is opening up new opportunities and in an environment where every dollar counts, companies must dig into data to uncover opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness.  The annual industry gathering and market place for suppliers and industry professionals to network, increase sales and showcase leading innovative products, equipment, machinery and new technologies, and springboard unlimited networking opportunities and new ways to sustain and grow the business.

About the Organizers

GIEC – Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd (GIEC) provides integrated events management and project consultancy services to organizations and also organizes exhibitions across diverse industries. Our associate and teams are highly experienced and dedicated Events Specialists with over 30 years of experience operating in Singapore, Southeast Asia, China UAE and the wider region. Their exposure & experience cover a wide spectrum of economic industry sectors.

IMPACT – IMPACT Exhibition management Co., Ltd. is the leading exhibition organizer in Thailand. IMPACT organizes and manages professional trade and public exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training course, working hand-in-hand with international trade associations, organizers and corporations across a board spectrum of industries. IMPACT creates effective marker platforms and offers a comprehensive range of turnkey event management solutions ranging from market research, exhibition and visitor promotion and sales, advertising and promotion, public relation, operation to on-site logistic management for exhibitions and conferences of all sizes and industries.