An industry expo presenting over 150 top-of-the-line Indian and global construction and infrastructure companies
by Prashant Kapadia/NHN
Mumbai, 16th May 2019: Concrete Show India (CSI) 2019, the three day (16th – 18th May 2019) trade show hosted by UBM India, commenced at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. It is the only expo in the country exclusively dedicated to the Construction and Infrastructure sector covering key areas including roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams & bridges.
The expo was inaugurated by Chief Guest — Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha (IAS), Chairman, National Highway Authority of India along with key dignitaries – Dr. Keshav C Tayade, Head Quality Assurance, Jt General Manager, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd; Mr S M Ramchandani, Retd, Jt Managing Director, MSRDC & Chairman, Concrete Show Advisory Board; Dr. Himanshu Raje -Indian Concrete Institute Chairman – Mumbai Chapter; Mr. N. Sridhar, Director and Advisor, Hiranandani Communities; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherji, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 7th Concrete Show India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The need for innovation in the construction industry has long been stressed from both within and outside the sector. Changes in global markets, increased customer expectations, and government pressure have all led to innovation becoming a key focus for the construction sector. Moreover, developing and maintaining world’s infrastructure to meet the future demands of industrialized and developing countries has become necessary to economically grow and improve the quality of life. The quality and performance of concrete plays a key role for most of the infrastructure including commercial, industrial, residential and military structures, dams, power plants and transportation systems. Against this landscape, with over 150 exhibitors, a plethora of exciting products on display, support from key associations and knowledge sharing, the Concrete Show India is positioned to provide industry professionals unrivalled business opportunities to congregate network and discuss trends, challenges and market insights of the industry. The kind of industry response we at UBM India have received towards our 7th edition of the show further validates the potential of this industry.”
The three-day show is an excellent platform for 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. Latest offerings in core categories encompassing Concrete & Construction, Construction Equipments, Construction Chemical, Commercial & Industrial flooring, Automations, Software (ERP, Project management, & Design) and mobile Construction tools & Instruments will be showcased at the event.
Prominent industry players like JSW Cement, Ajax Engineering, JCB India, , Masa Concrete Plants India Pvt. Ltd., Elematic India Privite Limited, KYB Conmat, Columbia Machine Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd., Prism RMC, Maxmech Equipments pvt. Ltd., Aimil Ltd., RDC Concrete (India) Pvt. Ltd., SURIE POLEX, Fairmate Chemicals Pvt Ltd., J.K.Cement & Ashtech India to name a few marked their presence at this turnkey event . The show had three prominent pavilions of Europe, China and Turkey and an array of brands and products from States such as Maharashtra, Gujarat & Karnataka and countries such as Germany, Italy, USA, Ukraine, Switzerland & China.
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), The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Construction Equipment Rental Association ( CERA ), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and American Society Civil Engineering (ASCE) to name a few.
CSI 2019 is also featuring a two day insightful conference. Day 1 presented a theme on ‘Concrete & Construction – A 360 degree approach’. Helmed by industry thought leaders, the first day of the conference covered topics of discussion pertaining to ‘Lessons learned from Landmark Concrete Construction Projects’, ‘Best Practices in Overseas Projects’, ‘Deep Learning in Concrete’, ‘Market Transformation Towards Energy Efficient Bricks’, ‘Smart Cities and Infrastructure: An Integrated Approach and Future technologies in Concrete Construction’, Panel discussions on Concrete & Sustainability – Widening the Use of Alternative Materials, Flyash, GGBS, Plastic and Field Leadership Excellence. Day 2 of the conference will present a theme on ‘Precast Technology In Construction’ and will cover topics such as ‘Precast Concrete Panels for Road Pavers’, ‘Precast Technology For Infrastructure Projects’, ‘Equipment for Precast- PreFab Technology’, ‘Precast Technology For Mass Housing’, ‘Manufacturing RCC Buildings with Three dimensional Modular Precast Solutions for Bungalows & Homes’, case studies on ‘Precast Technology For Industrial Structures’ and ‘Precast Technology For Residential Buildings’ and a panel discussion on ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Precast Technology in India’.
Leading speakers include Mr Raj Pillai, MD, Starworth Infrastructure & Construction Ltd (Subsidiary of Puravankara Ltd), Dr J P Rao, Director, Shapoorji Pallonji and Company, Mr Vivek Taneja, Busines Head –Waste to Wealth and Integrated Utility Solutions, Thermax Ltd, Power Division, Dr N Gopalakrishnan, Director, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, Dr Pravin Mehdi, California Department of Transportation, Dr Avneesh Anshul, Scientist Fello, CSIR –National Energy and Environment Institute, Government of India, Mr Shashank Rajbhoj, Assistant GM (Design), Afcons Infrastructure Ltd , Mr Raj Lakhani, MD, Peri India, Mr N Shridhar, Group Advisor & Director, Hiranandani Communities.
In addition to this, a variety of engagement platforms including the Innovation Zone, Student Incubation Cell, Start-up Zones and Business to Business & Business to Government enabled a strong interaction and participation from all stakeholders in the industry.
The infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. It is responsible for propelling India’s overall development in a significant way, thereby enjoying intense focus from Government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world class infrastructure in the country. Infrastructure sector includes power, bridges, dams, roads and urban infrastructure development. In 2018, India ranked 44th out of 167 countries in World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2018. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received in Construction Development sector (townships, housing, built up infrastructure and construction development projects) from April 2000 to December 2018 stood at US$ 24.91 billion, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). India has a requirement of investment worth Rs 50 trillion (US$ 777.73 billion) in infrastructure by 2022 to have sustainable development in the country.
About Concrete Show India: Concrete Show India is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.
About UBM Asia:UBM Asia recently became part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.