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  • Indian Infrastructure Industry awaits Concrete Show India 2014

    Published on March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: UBM India today announced the launch of the second edition of its Concrete Show India. The event, slated in Mumbai from 13 – 15 Mach 2014 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, will cover key sectors like Roads, Housing, Airports, Ports, Power, Rail, Dams & Bridges. Concrete Show India 2014 will provide a platform for industry suppliers to showcase the best and newest technologies in machinery, equipment, commercial concrete products, services and systems.

    India’s planning commission has projected an investment of US$ 1 trillion for the infrastructure sector during the 12th Five Year Plan, with 40 per cent of the funds coming from the private sector. It is one of the major sectors that propel overall development of the Indian economy. Unlike other developed countries, India’s geographical position poses some challenges in huge infrastructural development like building of roads, flyovers, airports, damns & bridges, etc. In the modern infrastructural methods, precast technology is the most safer and durable option for building technology than some of the traditional methods. Pioneering use of precast technology can change the face of Indian economy by speeding up the course of action across varied proposed infrastructure projects. Expansions of Metro and Mono railway routes across various Tier I cities in India is one such example of implementation of the same.

    Recognizing Concrete Show India 2014 as a trade opportunity for domestic & international companies to realize the huge untapped potential that the construction industry presents in India, the event will witness participation from countries like China, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, UK and USA. The event has participation from some leading companies that include Adeka, Apollo Infratech Pvt. Ltd. ACE Associates, Atlas Copco, Conmat, Godrej & Boyce, Toyota Forms India Pvt. Ltd, Ultratech Cement Ltd, and more amongst other Industry players. UBM India’s focus for Concrete India 2014 is also to bring to the forefront for discussion, the challenges faced by the industry. The first day of the event (13th March,’14) will be marked by a conference, based on the theme of ‘Infrastructure & Sustainability: A Fresh Approach’. Global Challenges for Sustainable Infrastructure in Metropolitan Cities, Infrastructure Transportation projects – Perspective from MMRDA: Present and Future, Nano-Technology with Ceramic Coating to aid sustainability are some of the topics which will be discussed along the sidelines of the event.

    Joji George, Managing Director, UBM India says, “In the coming decade, concrete as an industry in India is set for an ambitious leap and UBM India, through Concrete Show India 2014, intends to contribute to this leap by bringing together, business and technology for this industry to move to the next level.”

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