Increased investments & growth opportunities expected at upcoming 7th edition
The 7th edition of Concrete Show India (CSI), dedicated to the Construction and Infrastructure sector, will cover key areas in civil infrastructure including roads & highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams & bridges, and real estate among others.
CSI 2019 will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Goregaon, Mumbai, from May 16 – 18, 2019. It will showcase the latest offerings in core categories such as Concrete & Construction, Construction Equipment, Construction Chemicals, Commercial & Industrial Flooring, Automation, Software (ERP, Project management, & Design), and Mobile Construction Tools & Instruments.
The three-day event will provide opportunities to industry professionals including those from Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPCs), Commercial & Residential Building Construction, Government & Civil Infrastructure, besides Architects, Consultants, Contractors & Developers. Professionals from streams such as Procurement, Planning & Design, Quality Control, Project Management, building maintenance, Site maintenance, and Materials management will also benefit from the event.
In recent times there has been a significant push from the government in the infrastructure and housing sector as seen in the interim Budget 2019. From roadways, railways to airports and other smart-city initiatives, the last few years have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the sector, leading to world-class facilities coming up across the country.
With the launch of flagship schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) amongst others, the government has reiterated its continued thrust and commitment to these programs. However, except the housing sector where direct and indirect fiscal benefits are likely to lead to real growth, the interim budget did not delve much into direct or indirect increase in allocation or investments in other sectors. Against this background, organiser UBM India firmly believes that the Concrete Show India 2019 will bring for the opportunities in India’s rapidly growing concrete market.
Over 150 exhibitors have confirmed their presence; they include prominent industry players such as JSW Cement, Ajax, Chowgule Construction Chemicals, Masa Concrete Plants, Elematic India, KYB Conmat, Columbia Machine Engineering, Prism RMC, Maxmech Equipments, Aimil Ltd., RDC Concrete, SURIE POLEX, Fairmate Chemicals, J.K.Cement and MC-Bauchemie to name a few. Visitors at the show will also witness an array of brands and products from countries such as China, Germany, Italy, UK and USA.
Concrete Show India is being organised at a time when the infrastructure sector is enjoying continued focus from the Government. It is initiating policies that aim to ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country. The event has been well-received by the industry with support from key organisations and associations such as Tunnelling Association of India (TAI), Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturers’ Association (RMCMA), The American Concrete Institute (ACI), and The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), to name a few.
The expo this year will have a two-day power packed conference on ‘Concrete & Construction – A 360-degree approach’. Helmed by industry thought leaders, it will cover topics pertaining to Lessons Learnt from Landmark Concrete Construction Projects, Construction Methodologies and Innovation: Maintenance of Structures in different fields of Infrastructure, Best Practices in Middle East, Concrete & Sustainability - Widening the Use of Alternative Materials, Flyash, GGBS, Plastic and more.
Leading speakers will include Shri Sudhir Srivastava, Chairman, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board; Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, NEERI; Ashish Singh, IAS, Secretary, PWD department; A L Jarhad, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner; Vivek Taneja, Busines Head –Waste to Wealth and Integrated Utility Solutions, Thermax Ltd, Power Division; Dr Yogini Deshpande, Principal Consultant, Renuka Consultants, among others.
In addition, there will be a variety of engagement platforms such as the Innovation Zone, Student Incubation Cell, Demonstration Areas, Start-up Zones, Business to Business & Business to Government and Experience Zones, which will enable meaningful interaction and participation from all stakeholders in the industry.