Intermat to launch ASEAN edition in 2017
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The first Intermat ASEAN will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8 to 10 June 2017 at the IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre. It takes over the Constech show, which is already organised by IMPACT Exhibition Management attracting more than 300 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors from across ASEAN countries.

ASEAN is one of the world’s fastest growing regions and the development of the infrastructure network is essential for the advancement of ASEAN countries. Power, transportation, telecommunications and water projects, among others, need to find sources of funding to ensure the economic growth. The ASEAN infrastructure market holds a huge potential over the next decade with a reportedly US$60 billion needed per year until 2022 to fulfil all the infrastructure needs in the region.

Intermat ASEAN will present a complete range of products that suits the region’s needs: production and use of construction materials, earthmoving, civil engineering, concrete manufacture, buildings and work sites, lifting, handling, drilling, boring, road infrastructures, mining and quarry equipment, vehicles and transportation, components and accessories, demolition, recycling, etc. Supported by the Thai authorities, the show will also display the latest innovations in relation with the regional needs, as well as conferences in order to assist ASEAN countries in their development.

Mr SangvornLipatapanlop, president of Thai Contractors Association, explained, “The construction industry in Thailand and ASEAN region is growing with a lot of mega projects ordered by the government and private sectors for the next few years. This is a key factor leading to rising operational costs and the arrival of migrant workers from other countries. Construction technologies will help contractors to save on operational costs and provide higher quality construction projects.”

“I am very proud to bring Intermat in Bangkok and to be partner of IMPACT, a renowned show organiser. Thailand is a fast growing country with strong construction challenges. Being present in Thailand will enable Intermat to spread all around ASEAN countries, bringing experience from well-established construction equipment manufacturers to provide Asian professionals with strong and efficient solutions to meet their needs,” said Isabelle Alfano, show director of Intermat.

“ASEAN is one of the world's most dynamic and fast growing regions, and Thailand is strategically located within the heart of the region. With the launch of the ASEAN Economic community, comprising 600 million people, connectivity is the key for trade and economic growths. As such, the region requires US$60 billion in annual investments to support its infrastructure development needs. This is the motivating factor for us to stage Intermat ASEAN 2017 as the strategic regional construction platform to bring technology, innovation and support the growth of ASEAN's construction industry and markets,” commented Loy Joon How, general manager of IMPACT.

Intermat is an international trade show for construction machinery and materials, held every three years in France. It is organised by S.E. Intermat, a joint subsidiary of Comexposium and French trade organisations from the construction industry (CISMA and SEIMAT). The next edition will be held from 23 to 28 April 2018 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.