World of Concrete India is one of the leading trade fairs in the country, dedicated to concrete, where hundreds of exhibitors participate to showcase everything from cement to pumps, precast manufacturing products, technology, admixtures, testing and repair, and much more. The grand inaugural of the show was marked by the presence of key dignitaries such as S V R Srinivas, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary and Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Amit Bansal, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, Ish Anand, CEO & Country Manger India, Global Wealth Group, Arvind Patel, Chairman, Gujarat Contractors Association, Arvind Rajput, Senior Vice President GIFT City and Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets in India amongst an august gathering.
The show highlights that innovation and sustainability are the need of the hour, and with its enhanced features, this year’s edition will witness participation from over 7,000 visitors, more than 150 exhibitors, and over 50 speakers. World of Concrete India 2022 is primarily supported by the Builders Association of India, Water Proofing Association of India, and Gujarat Contractors Association.
Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets in India said, “The concrete, construction and infrastructure industry is highly responsible for propelling India’s overall development and enjoys intense focus from the government for initiating policies that would ensure creation of world-class infrastructure. Increasing government investments in projects like Sagarmala Program, Bharatmala Pariyojana, Gati Shakti Master Plan, development of 21 green field airports in the country etc has made the Indian market highly competitive and holds opportunities not only for big but also for small and medium players. Through this 8thedition, World of Concrete India has once again proved to be the meeting place for ideas, innovations, and partnerships in India’s construction and infrastructure technology sector. Amidst the pressing environmental challenges, especially regarding cost of energy and increased overcapacity, World of Concrete India 2022 has presented technologies and solutions by bringing together the leading thought leaders, policymakers, and innovators in this space. We are delighted to enable meaningful handshakes and unlock business opportunities for this industry through our exhibition, conferences, and support programs.”
According to Niti Aayog, the Indian real estate sector is expected to continue its upward trajectory and is expected to reach a market size of $1 Trillion by 2030 and will account for 13% of India’s GDP by 2025. The construction output in the country is also expected to reach INR 60,508.9 billion by 2026. Schemes such as the revolutionary Smart City Mission are expected to improve the quality of life through modernized tech driven urban planning. Therefore, the construction industry is also adopting digital technology solutions to boost productivity and remain ahead of the competition. World of Concrete India is set to play a key role as it not only provides opportunity to engage and connect with practitioners but also provide the attendees with knowledge of best practices and problem-solving strategies through collaboration and educational seminar sessions.
Alongside the exhibition, the expertly curated Conference Program has been envisaged to bring forth innovations in the concrete, construction and infrastructure by brands, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers in the industry with an opportunity to seek critical insights into the rapid expansion, challenges, and market opportunities in this sector. The sessions included topics such as ‘Innovative Finance Models for Construction Projects’, ‘Top Challenges in Concrete and Mortar Sector’, ‘Decarbonization as an Opportunity in The Cement & Concrete Sector’, ’Showcasing Milestone Projects -What Went into It’, ‘Unlocking the Digital Future in Construction’. The second and third days of the show will also see discussions on insightful topics such as, ‘High-Speed Performance Building Materials’, ‘Adhesives, IS Codes & Working Parameters’, ‘New Trends in Mortar Plants - Challenge the Old Methods’ and more. Some of the key speakers and dignitaries include Mr V G Sakthikumar, MD, Schwing Stetter(I) Pvt Ltd; Mr. Rajesh Joshi, MD, STP Berger Ltd.; Mr. Gunendra Pal Singh, MD, Sika India Ltd.; Mr. Cyrus Pithawala, Director, Hiranandani Group; Mr. Gopinath Krishnan, MD, Ardex Endura Pvt Ltd; Mr. Chandresh Mehta, Director, Rustomjee Group, and many others.
The conference, and other supporting programs such as product launches, demonstrations zone, B2B & B2G Networking, Technical Workshops, Startup Pavilion, Innovation Gallery, and many more will provide a valuable opportunity for the industry leaders to deliberate on the latest trends and disruptions impacting our country. The three-day conference will host plethora of government officials, experts, industry associations and evangelists, and technical leaders shaping the future of construction and infrastructure industry. It will be a perfect convergence of experts from public and private sectors.