19, Oct 2023
Sustainable Construction Takes Center Stage at World of Concrete India 2023
Mumbai, 19th October 2023: Informa Markets in India, India’s leading B2B events organizer, today launched the 9th edition of World of Concrete India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The three-day event, which concludes on October 20, 2023, is a unique platform for all stakeholders in the concrete, construction, and infrastructure sectors to connect, learn, and explore the latest technologies and trends.
The grand inaugural of the show was marked by the presence of key dignitaries such as Shri Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Upa Lokayukta, Maharashtra State & Former Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust & Former Vice Chairman & MD, CIDCO; Shri S. N. Reddy, President, Builders Association of India; Mr John McCadams Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Mumbai, India; Mr Gaurav Karnik, Real Estate National Leader and Tax Partnership, EY India; Mr V Ramgude, Chief Engineer, PWD, Government of Maharashtra Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India; and Mr Rajneesh Khattar, Senior Group Director, Informa Markets India.
This year’s edition of World of Concrete India is poised to be a dynamic hub, bringing together over 10,000 industry experts and more than 200 exhibitors from around the world. The event features a comprehensive showcase of the latest products, technologies, and innovations in the concrete sector, with a focus on sustainability. Some of the key exhibitors participating in the event include Ambuja Cement, Amchem Products, Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, Concrete Additives & Chemicals, Sika India Pvt Ltd, Godrej Constructions and many more.
Emphasizing on digital transformation and infrastructural development, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Upa Lokayukta, Maharashtra said, “India’s remarkable progress in digital platforms, exemplified by the success of T-payments and UPI, positions our country at the forefront of the global digital landscape. Trust is the linchpin of success in business and dispute resolution. Moreover, India’s commitment to massive infrastructure development is evident with plans for 600 new modern railway stations and the construction of 100 new airports, reflecting a profound dedication to modernization and nationwide transformation. Trust in public-private partnerships and decision-making is paramount, ensuring the smooth execution of projects and fostering a win-win environment for all stakeholders. Events like the World of Concrete India, play a crucial role in bringing together industry leaders and fostering collaboration, making these ambitious endeavors even more successful.”
Stressing on sustainability and lowering the carbon footprint, Mr V Ramgude, Chief Engineer, PWD, Government of Maharashtra said, “With the construction industry’s rapid expansion, life cycle cost considerations and sustainability have become paramount. Material selection must prioritize sustainability, functionality, and durability, and meeting Indian standards. Construction depletes vital resources like metals and sand, so we’re exploring geosynthetics and ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete to reduce our carbon impact. Active participation and hands-on experience enhance comprehension, so events like World of Concrete India are essential for fostering training and awareness. Our goal is to build architectural wonders, but the shortage of skilled engineers and labor poses safety risks. Through education and awareness, we can reduce errors and encourage the development of a talented workforce to achieve our goals.”
Emphasizing on the significance of the event, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets said “World of Concrete India 2023, a prominent event in the construction industry, takes centre stage amidst significant developments in India’s construction sector. The sector employs an estimated 71 million workers as of 2023 and aims to reach 100 million by 2030 to support the national economic growth. Government initiatives like Housing for All and Smart City Projects are propelling urban infrastructure and construction development. The surge in demand for residential housing, driven by increased urbanization and rising household incomes, further underscores the industry’s potential.”
World of Concrete India 2023 is our commitment to this landscape and aligns perfectly with India’s mission to enhance urban infrastructure. Simultaneously with the business, our show floor will be abuzz with an exciting lineup that includes the unveiling of a white paper on ‘AI in Construction’ CEO and CTO discussions on industry challenges, and milestone achievements. Additionally, there are numerous components like product launches, showcases, masterclasses, B2B meetings, and specialized pavilions for waterproofing and dry mortar. Together, these create a comprehensive and enlightening event to learn about the latest trends and technologies, and explore sustainable solutions in the concrete, construction, and infrastructure sector,” he further added.
The expo received substantial support from esteemed associations like Builders Association of India (BAI), National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF), Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA), Waterproofers Association of India (WAI), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Indian Concrete Institute among others.
The show also features alluring events such as the unveiling of a white paper on ‘AI in Construction Projects’, the much-coveted CEO and CTO forums and the recognition of significant achievements and excellence in real estate and infrastructure through awards.