Intermat ASEAN and Concrete Asia are preparing for their next edition, which will take place from 6 to 8 September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The two events will be co-located for the first time this year, expected to draw more than 500 companies and brands, with 9,000 trade professionals from across the region.
Intermat ASEAN focuses on five key sectors: earthmoving and demolition, roads, minerals and foundations, building industry and lifting, and handling and transportation. Concrete Asia offers the latest in concrete, concrete surfaces, decorative concrete, material handling, concrete production, cement, building materials, and construction equipment and machinery.
The industry outlook in Southeast Asia looks promising, with the construction and cement output expected to increase until 2025. The construction industry is forecast to grow at an average rate of 8-12% up to 2019, leading to an increase in backlogs or the volume of work available. Intermat ASEAN and Concrete Asia serve as a trade platform for the industry to explore the myriad of opportunities available, as well as discover the innovations in Asia.
This year’s Concrete Asia will take place together with Intermat ASEAN for the first time.
Speaking about changes in the concrete industry, Dr Pichai Nimityongskul, founding president and advisor of Thailand Concrete Association said, “Concrete companies are compelled to raise production to meet the demand for concrete products in the construction projects. However, increasingly, focus is placed on innovation to reduce the environmental impact.”
Moving in tandem with the industry shifts, speakers from Council of Engineers, Safety and Health at Work Promotion Association (Thailand), Alternative Asset Co Ltd, and Concrete Décor (Thailand) Co Ltd, will share their expertise and views on several issues, including: New BIM technology for construction industry 4.0; creating a safety culture of prevention for workers with ‘vision zero’ strategy; expectations of developers on construction companies for condominiums; and concrete decoration trends in 2018.