UBM India announced the 6th edition of the Concrete Show India (CSI), an expo exclusively dedicated to the Construction and Infrastructure sector. Covering key areas in civil infrastructure including roads & highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams & bridges real estate and more, CSI 2018 will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Goregaon, Mumbai from May 24 – 26, 2018.
CSI will showcase latest offerings in core categories encompassing Concrete & Construction, Construction Equipments, Construction Chemical, Commercial & Industrial flooring, Automation, Software (ERP, Project management, & Design) and mobile Construction tools & Instruments. The three-day show will provide excellent opportunities to industry professionals who come from construction verticals including Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC’s), Commercial & Residential Building Construction, Government & Civil Infrastructure, specialized Architects, Consultants and Contractors & Developers. Professionals from diverse teams including Procurement, Planning & Design, Quality Control, Project Management, Building maintenance, Site maintenance, Materials management and Engineering teams will benefit from the event.
Speaking on the announcement of the 6th edition of Concrete Show India, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “There has been a significant push from the government in the infrastructure sector as seen from the Union Budget FY18-19. It also recommended the promotion of affordable housing with the establishment of a dedicated affordable housing fund (AHF) in the National Housing Bank. This drive has provided a huge potential for stakeholders in 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. Also, the Indian government’s move to cut GST rates on construction equipment from 28% to18% has resulted in unprecedented demand in India over the last few months. Against this landscape, we at UBM India firmly believe that The Concrete Show India 2018 will prove to be a channel to the opportunities existing in India’s rapidly growing concrete market.”
Over 150 exhibitors have confirmed their presence at this turnkey event. They include prominent industry players such as Ultratech, Putzmeister Concrete Machines, Godrej Construction, Simem Construction & Environmental Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Chowgule Construction Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Masa Concrete Plants India Pvt. Ltd., Elematic India Private Limited, Sany Heavy Industry India Columbia Machine Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd., Prism RMC, PERI, Hitachi Koki, Maxmech Equipments Pvt. Ltd., Aimil Ltd., WAM India Pvt. Ltd., RDC Concrete (India) Pvt. Ltd., Ajax Fiori Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd., SURIE POLEX, Fairmate Chemicals Pvt Ltd., 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 coincides at a time when the infrastructure sector is enjoying intense focus from Government for initiating policies that aim to ensure the time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country. A number of policies initiated by the Central Government have ensured that India is on the path of creating world-class infrastructure facilities in the country. For instance, in a massive infrastructure push, the government recently approved a mega plan to build 83,677 km of highways by March 2022 at a cost of about Rs 7 lakh crore, which includes the ambitious Bharatmala project. 34,800 km of highways will be constructed at the cost of Rs 5.35 lakh crore under the Phase-1 of Bharatmala project. Projects such as these will be a major driver for economic growth in the country, and help realise our Prime Minister’s vision of a ‘New India.’
The event has been well-received by the industry with support from key organisations and Associations such as Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), Indian Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ICACI), Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI), Tunnelling Association of India (TAI) and US-India Importers’ Council (USIIC).
The expo this year will have a two- day power packed conference with a theme on ‘India’s Modern Infrastructure set in Concrete’. Partnered with the Tunnelling Association of India (TAI), the technical conference will focus on all aspects of building & infrastructure technologies, best practices and implementation. Helmed by industry thought leaders, the conference will cover topics of discussion pertaining to ‘Experience and Lessons Learned from the Past with regards to Road, Rail, Metro, Tunnel and Bridge Projects in India’ ; ‘Ensuring Quality, Durability and Lifetime Expectations of Modern Infrastructure’ ; ‘The Use of Concrete in Modern Infrastructure Projects – The Aesthetic point of view’; ‘Sustainable Concrete Technology for Tunnels and Bridges’; ‘Concrete Technology and Durability Design’ ; ‘ Concrete for Tunneling and Bridges’. Leading speakers include Shri A K Singh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra, Mr S K Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, Mr Thiruman Archunan, Director Projects, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Mr Santosh Rai, Head Transport Sales, Hindustan Construction Company, Mr Avinash Mahendrakar, Head Design, Transport Infrastructure, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Mr Giridhar Rajagopalan, Executive Director (Technical) Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Mr S K Dharamadhikari, Adviser to Minister of Road Transport, Government of India, Prof S L Dhingra among others.
In addition to this, a variety of engagement platforms including the Innovation Zone, Student Incubation Cell, Demonstration Areas, Start-up Zones, Business to Business & Business to Government and Experience Zones will enable a strong interaction and participation from all stakeholders in the industry.