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Industry awaits 3rd edition of Concrete Show India …amidst increased investments & growth opportunities.



UBM India today, announced the 3rd edition of the Concrete Show India 2015, co-located with Bridges India, the only show exclusively dedicated to the concrete industry, covering key sectors like roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams & bridges.

Concrete Show India 2015 will showcase latest offerings and technologies in machinery, equipment, commercial concrete products, services and systems from industry suppliers. The three day show will provide opportunities to architects and engineers, commercial & resident developers and contractors, distributors, government authorities and state corporations to interact and network with exhibitors from across the industry.

The show will be marked by over 150 exhibitors including industries players like Godrej Construction, TATA steel, Hyundai Aluminum, Reliance Industries, Hess, Toyota Forms, JSW Cement amongst other. The show will also see participation from countries such as China, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Netherland, Malaysia and USA.

The expo has been well received by the industry at large with support from the India Chapter of American Concrete Institute, Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers, American Concrete Institute- India Chapter, Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturers’ Association (RMCMA), The Institution of Engineers.

The co-located Bridges India 2015 show aims to bring together, key project stakeholders with the objective of bridging the gaps in project execution, efficiency, and sustainability in the construction of bridges while addressing various daunting engineering challenges.

Mr Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India said, “India’s need for infrastructure development is well supported by the Union Government’s big push for the sector. 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. Furthermore, with India being the fourth largest and probably the second-fastest growing economy, and infrastructure being one of the cornerstones, the Indian Construction Industry value is estimated to be more than $126 billion. Against this landscape, we at UBM India firmly believe that The Concrete Show India 2015 along with the new addition of Bridges India 2015 will prove to be a catalyst to the opportunities existing in India’s rapidly growing concrete market.”

The event is also marked by the two day conference to discuss and deliberate on industry topics. The Concrete Show conference on day one will cover topics such as: Concrete High rises–Future trends, Infrastructure Projects in Metropolitan Cities, – Latest Technologies, Solutions for Concrete Road Design and Construction, How to Improve  and Maintain the Quality of Concrete, Sustainability as Central to Concrete Construction, Role of Advance Concrete amongst others.

The Bridges India conference on day two will cover topics such as: Designing World-class Bridges to Transform the Region’s  Landscape and Development Ambitions, Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Delivering Mega-infrastructure Projects, Learning from Advanced Techniques and Methodologies in Bridge Design and Construction amongst others.

Industry Response:

Mr. J P Rao, Director-CMS, Shapoorji Pallonji And Company Pvt Ltd said, “The change for improvement and refinement is always welcome. Infra Projects have been suffered a lot and stagnancy leads to suffocation of liquidity in entire construction industry for the last one decade. We know what the root causes are and now, it is high time to re-align the wheel in the right direction for smooth movement which, appears to be happening now. Specially, after having compared with China, a strong feeling erupts about INDIA being lagging behind China atleast by 3 decades because, in China, ‘Policies are always, instituted and implemented not for the next election but, for the next generation’. The policies ought to have to be popular sentiments, and then only, Infra Projects in India will succeed. In my view, sincere efforts and action, in this direction would certainly yield the positive results. The Concrete Show India continues to be the best platform for infrastructure community to connect with the quality audience.”

Mr Venkataramana Heggade, Sr. Vice President (Projects) and Member – Board of Management, Gammon India Limited said, “The union budget 2015 holds significant promise for the infrastructure sector, which is evident from the sheer direct increase of Rs.70,000Cr in the allocation compared to budget 2014.  The enhanced outlays on roads and railways by Rs.14,031Cr and Rs.10,050Cr respectively are the testimony to drive better infrastructure, innovation and sustained demand that are preludes to “Make in India” campaign.

While the Government has thrown the gauntlet of “Build & Innovate” for accelerating GDP to infrastructure players, the players have the onerous task of understanding and overcoming the challenges of delivering mega infrastructure projects through innovative, sustained advanced techniques and methodologies including new materials.  In this context, the conference is timely and handy.”

 Mr. Santosh Rai, Business Line – Head, Transport, Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd said, “I believe Concrete Show India is a platform that brings together industry stake holders, to interact and share ideas to improve the quality of delivery of products and services to their valued customers. The Show offers a great opportunity to further build on the super value chain for our industry”.