6th edition of Concrete Show India gets underway today

MUMBAI, May 24th, 2018: Concrete Show India (CSI) 2018, the three day (24th - 26th May 2018) trade show hosted by UBM India, commenced today at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Day One of the event was inaugurated Mr. S. K. Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.; Mr. S M Ramchandani, Retd Jt MD, MSRDC; Shri Thiruman Archunan, Director Projects, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.; Mr. Jogen Holst, Director EPTISA Consulting Engineers and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.

ConcreteShow India covered key areas including roads and highways, housing, airports,ports, power, rail, tunnels, dams and bridges. It brought together over 150Indian and global suppliers and manufacturers from industries includingConcrete & Construction, Concrete Equipments, Construction Chemical,Commercial & Industrial flooring, Automations, Software (ERP, Projectmanagement, & Design) and mobile Construction tools & Instruments allunder one roof. 

Speaking atthe inauguration of the 6th edition of Concrete Show India, Mr. YogeshMudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India’s need forinfrastructure development is well supported by the Union Government’s megapush for the sector. The last few years have witnessed a phenomenal growth inthe sector, be it roadways, railways to airports and other smart-cityinitiatives, leading to world-class facilities across the country. With a boostof more than 5.97 trillion for infrastructure in the Union Budget 2018, thesector will witness a huge positive shift in 2018-19.” 

“ConcreteShow India 2018, provides an unparalleled business opportunity for commercial& residential developers and contractors, specialised architects andengineers, distributors, government authorities and state corporations tocongregate, interact, network and discuss industry trends, challenges andmarket insights. The kind of industry comeback we at UBM India have receivedtowards Concrete Show India 2018 further validates the potential of thisindustry. This year we are glad to showcase over 150 top of the line Indian andglobal companies providing you access to further your business.” he added. 

The expothis year saw a variety of engagement platforms including the Innovation Zone,Student Incubation Cell, Demonstration Areas, Start-up Zones, Business toBusiness & Business to Government and Experience Zones that enabled astrong interaction and participation from all stakeholders in the industry. 

The expo waswell received by the industry at large with support from Maharashtra StateRoad Development Corporation (MSRDC), Maharashtra State Road TransportCorporation (MSRTC), Indian Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ICACI),Singapore Concrete Institute (SCI), Tunnelling Association of India (TAI),US-India Importers’ Council (USIIC) and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited(MMRC). 

The expowitnessed participation from prominent industry players such as Ultratech,Putzmiester Concrete Machines, Godrej Construction, Simens Construction &Enviromental Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Chowgule Construction Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.,Masa Concrete Plants India Pvt. Ltd., Elematic India Privite Limited, SanyHeavy Industry India,  Columbia Machine Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd., PrismRMC, PERI, Hitachi Koki, Maxmech Equipments pvt. Ltd., Aimil Ltd., WAM IndiaPvt. Ltd., RDC Concrete (India) Pvt. Ltd., Ajax Fiori Engineering (I) Pvt.Ltd., SURIE POLEX, Fairmate Chemicals Pvt Ltd., J.K.Cement and MC-Bauchemie toname a few. An array of brands and products from countries such as China,Germany, Italy, UK and USA were also featured at the show.

Speaking atthe Concrete Show India, Mr. Anup Mathew, SVP & Business Head,Godrej Construction said, “Godrej Construction is delighted to be apart of Concrete Show India as their Sustainability Partner. We at Godrej arecommitted towards sustainable development and are continually striving topromote it through our products and services. Setting up the Recycled ConcreteBlocks Manufacturing Unit in Vikhroli, Mumbai is one of our most recent greeninitiatives. Our Recycled Concrete Blocks and Pavers are now GreenPro certifiedby IGBC. It has once again helped Godrej to demonstrate its commitment tosustainable business by adopting the principles of “Reduce, Reuse &Recycle”. We believe that such initiatives help promote the circular economy byeasing the increasing demand for natural resources and also help our society byreducing the need for dumping of construction and demolition waste intolandfills.” 

Significantly,CSI 2018 is witnessing a two- day power packed conference with the theme on‘India’s Modern Infrastructure set in Concrete’. Partnered with the TunnellingAssociation of India (TAI), the technical conference on Day 1 saw sessions on ‘Experience and Lessons learned from the past with regards to Road, Rail, Metro,Tunnel and Bridge Projects in India’ ; ‘Ensuring Quality, Durability andLifetime Expectations of Modern Infrastructure. Projects-Contractor’sperspective’; ‘The use of Concrete in Modern Infrastructure Projects – TheAesthetic point of view.’ Day 2 will witness sessions on ‘Sustainable ConcreteTechnology for Tunnels and Bridges’; ‘Concrete Technology and DurabilityDesign’; ‘Concrete for Tunneling and Bridges’.  The elite list of speakersinclude Shri A K Singh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department,Government of Maharashtra, Mr S K Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro RailCorporation Ltd, Mr Thiruman Archunan, Director Projects, Kochi  MetroRail Ltd, Mr Santosh Rai, Head Transport Sales, Hindustan Construction Company,Architect Hiten Sehi, Mr Giridhar Rajagopalan, Executive Director (Technical)Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Mr S K Dharamadhikari, Adviser to Minister of RoadTransport, Government of India, Prof S L Dhingra among others.

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