Next Thailand’s CBA Expo set for Aug 2024, along with Concrete Expo Asia

The second edition of CBA Expo – also known as ConsBuild Asia – will take place from 22 to 24 August 2024 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be held in conjunction with a new event dedicated to the concrete industry, Concrete Expo Asia.

CBA Expo 2024 will double its exhibition space to cover 8,600 sq m of area (indoor and outdoor), according to the organiser, MB Global Marketings. The event is expected to attract over 4,000 trade buyers from Thailand and ASEAN countries, such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.

The outlook for Thailand’s construction industry in the next two years is looking positive. In March 2024, Krungsri Research (Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited) revealed that “the construction contractors can look forward to an improving business environment from 2024-2026, with growth driven by an expected 3-4% annual expansion in construction spending. This will be led by 3.5-4% growth in government spending on construction, guided largely by the Action Plan on Thailand Logistics Development 2023-2027.

“The focus will therefore be on megaprojects, most notably those connected to the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Private construction on both residential and commercial developments will also improve with 3-3.5% growth due to a better economic environment, strengthening consumer spending power and greater progress on government infrastructure projects. However, challenges will remain, notably in the form of the rising cost of labour and materials.

“In addition, higher fuel costs have kept transport overheads elevated, while over the longer term, the need to address climate change and the race to net zero will force contractors to invest more heavily in the technology needed to reduce consumption and to cut waste.”

According to the organiser, a number of companies have confirmed their participation in CBA Expo 2024. These include:

  • SDMIX (Thailand) Co Ltd, a manufacturer of concrete mixers, conveyors and mining equipment.

  • Ammann Group, a global manufacturer of mixing plants, machines and services for the construction industry, with core expertise in road-building and transportation infrastructure.

  • Siam Industrial Co Ltd, a company involved in the distribution and service of material transport, logistics and heavy machinery businesses, especially Teka concrete mixers.

  • Kayo Shoji (Thailand) Co Ltd, a trading company for global industrial products, including construction equipment like shoring props, shoring towers and scaffolding system.

  • Mouldmate Co Ltd, a manufacturer of forklift solid tyres and rubber tracks for agricultural and industrial machinery under the Tokai brand.

  • Kawasaki Trading (Thailand) Co Ltd, which also serves as a sales representative and service provider of EarthTechnica stone grinding machine equipment.

Other exhibitors include Reentech Co Ltd, Chan MR Group, Donaldson Filtration (Thailand) Ltd, International Rubber Parts Co Ltd, and Minthong Supplies Ltd.