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Thailand, the gateway to Southeast Asia’s construction and concrete industries

Part of the INTERMAT series, INTERMAT ASEAN and Concrete Asia will be held on 6-8 September, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. INTERMAT ASEAN - the Southeast Asian trade exhibition on construction and infrastructure; and Concrete Asia - the international exhibition for the Asian concrete sector, will be co-located for the very first time this September.

Industry outlook in Southeast Asia


The industry outlook in Southeast Asia is promising, with the construction and cement output expected to increase till 2025*. The construction industry is forecasted to grow at an average rate of 8-12%** till 2019 with positive effects for construction sector, resulting in an increase in backlogs or the volume of work available. INTERMAT ASEAN and Concrete Asia serve as the perfect trade platform for the industry to explore the myriad of opportunities available, as well as discover the innovations in Asia.

“INTERMAT ASEAN brings new vitality to the construction and infrastructure sector in Southeast Asia”, said BK Koon, Area Sales Manager, South East Asia, SSAB.

Why Thailand?

Philipp Parnitzk, Area Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, BHS – Sonthofen GmBH mentioned that “Thailand is an important market for us and we are looking to expand our business in the field of mechanical and plant engineering. Participating in Concrete Asia allows us to reach out to many Thai and Asian customers, which is what we are looking for.”


Thailand is actively positioning itself as the construction and concrete hub of Southeast Asia and is home to many industry players in the region. In 2017, more than 8,000 trade professionals attended INTERMAT ASEAN and Concrete Asia.

A joint statement from the exhibition organizers, COMEXPOSIUM Group and IMPACT Exhibition Management CO., Ltd, concluded, “We are confident of bringing the industry players together to facilitate meaningful business meetings – with key buyers and decision makers. Together, the construction and concrete industry in ASEAN will be enhanced with such an exhibition in the region.”

For more information on INTERMAT ASEAN, visit

For more information on Concrete Asia, visit


* USGS cement survey 2015; Global Construction Perspectives; Oxford Economics

** Krungsri Research

Source: Comexposium; Promosalons Deutschland