Intermat Asean’s Inaugural Edition in Bangkok Closes on A Positive Note
After three days of productive business discussions and networking sessions at the MPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, the first edition oI ,ntermat Asean ± the Southeast Asian trade show for construction and infrastructure, ended on a positive note on 10 une 17.
2rgani]ed Ey 6.(. ,ntermat a Moint suEsidiary oI Come[posium and )rench trade organi]ations Irom the construction industry (CI SMA and 6(,MA7 ,ntermat saw more than
00 e[hiEiting Erands and companies ± including -C% CA6( Construction (Tuipment Manitou *roup ;CM* Speedcrafts, Surelia Engineers, etc, who presented their latest machinery and eTuipment to 80 visitors Irom countries.
/oy -oon +ow *M ,MPAC7 ([hiEition Management stated ³Asean is one oI the world¶s most dynamic and fast-growing regions, and Thailand is strategically located within the heart of the region. As such, the region requires
0 Eillion in annual investments to support its inIrastructure development needs. 7his was the motivating Iactor Ior us to stage ,ntermat Asean 017 as the strategic regional construction platIorm to Ering technology innovation and support the growth of Asean’ s construction industry and markets.´
sabelle Alfano, Construction %usiness 8nit 'irector Come[posium *roup said ³:e¶re very heartened to generate such support for the first edition oI ,ntermat Asean. ,t has facilitated a lot of business, and thereIore met the industry¶s needs in 6outheast Asia.´
She added that Thailand is a fast-growing country with strong construction challenges. ³7hrough this show, we are trying to bring to the Asean market a platIorm that will Ering e[perience and e[pertise Irom wellestaElished construction eTuipment manuIacturers to provide Asean proIessionals with strong and eႈcient solutions to meet their needs. 7his will lead the construction industry towards higher industry standards.´
Thailand is seeing a spate of infrastructure construction activities with the government Euilding more high-speed rail proMects train systems expressways, expansion of its airports. 7he 7hai Ministry oI 7ransport inIormed a gathering at the event that a total investment oI 1.8 trillion Eaht billion) for infrastructure projects has been outlined.
Travellers to Bangkok can see the city’ s high-rises dotted with cranes and backhoes. Sajid Huseni, Assistant Director, Trade Exhibition Business, ,MPAC7 inIormed that the country is seeing increasing investments Ior inIrastructure development with a lot oI upcoming mega proMects that will drive construction activity over the next
- years. Plans include stretching the metro¶s rapid transit system to 1 km Irom the present 11 km with 11 lines and 1 8 stations in the ne[t 10 years and expanding and upgrading the airports.
,ntermat Asean e[hiEits oI the latest products and innovations Irom estaElished manuIacturers and suppliers will provide and support the Asean region with the right eTuipment and solutions to meet its growing inIrastructure development needs. Displays included production and use oI construction materials earthmoving civil engineering