BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2023
CONCLUDED SUCCESSFULLY IN THAILAND
(Bangkok, 30th November 2023) – Building Construction Technology Expo 2023, the Southeast Asian Building and Construction Exhibition and Conference, took place successfully in Bangkok, Thailand from 20th to 22nd September 2023. The event saw the participation of 128 exhibiting companies from 11 countries, with over 3,760 industry attendees from 23 countries.
Thailand’s construction market, valued at around US$ 23.7 billion (2022), is expected to grow between 4.5% and 5% from 2023 to 2024, driven by public mega infrastructural projects and private residential and commercial projects.
It is against the above market backdrop that Building Construction Technology Expo 2023 (BCT Expo 2023) was staged to serve as a key regional construction industry platform that facilitated business opportunities, networking, and knowledge exchanges amongst the construction industry community from Thailand and the surrounding Southeast Asian region.
This regional industry gathering also acted as a bridge for international collaborations and networking, bringing together ideas, solutions, innovations, and partnerships for the architecture, construction and engineering sectors.
One of the event’s key highlights was the business matching program which saw the conduct of over 264 pre-arranged business meetings between key decision makers and exhibitors. “We are extremely pleased with BCT Expo’s business matching program. It enabled us to pre-schedule our meetings with the right buyers at the exhibition. We have certainly benefited from exhibiting at BCT Expo 2023” said Mr. Mike Villamor, Sales and Business Development Manager of Stanza Technologies Pte Ltd. from Singapore.
Mr. Yongyuth Yuadyong, Assistant Manager of Kawasaki Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd., commented that they have had significant numbers of visitors from the stone quarrying sector, and he anticipated that for next year’s event, there will be even more responses from the machinery, vehicle, and equipment sectors.
One of BCT Expo’s machinery exhibitors, Mr. Sirapop Tantitham, Managing Director of O.C.R. Co., Ltd. (XCMG) said “We are impressed with the quality of attendees. We did receive good feedbacks and met our sales and marketing objectives. We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our innovative machinery to the market, and look forward to experiencing a bigger presence at BCT Expo 2024.”
Smart Construction was also a key feature at BCT Expo. Mr. Aidan Flynn, CFO of FBR Limited from Australia say, “Exhibiting at BCT Expo 2023 was a great opportunity for FBR as it allowed us to showcase our technology to a new audience and at the same time, understand the Southeast Asian smart construction market. I was also invited to speak at their AIBotics Summit which generated further interest in our Hadrian X® brick laying construction robot.”
Throughout the 3-day exchange, there was general consensus amongst attendees that with Thailand’s public infrastructure construction projects continue to spearhead growth, there will be increased demands for cutting-edge smart construction technology, machinery, equipment, modern materials, and innovations which are necessary to overcome current challenges such as rising costs, labor shortage, tight timelines, hazardous working conditions, strict health and safety protocols, etc.
Therefore, in its next edition in 2024, BCT Expo 2024 will be organized to showcase these demands, while at the same time continues to act as a key regional industry platform under the theme “The Construction Industry Meeting Place”, showcasing a comprehensive range of machinery, equipment, tools, materials, solutions and services to help improve architecture, construction and engineering efficiency.
Next year’s BCT Expo 2024 will take place from 18th to 20th September 2024 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. Taking up over 5,000 sq. meters of exhibition space, BCT Expo 2024 will see over 150 exhibitors showcasing their latest solutions and technology across 10 construction clusters, ranging from earthmoving and demolition, lifting and handling, road construction, concrete and cement, materials, tools and equipment, digital construction, AI & robotics, construction services to smart facility management.
Running alongside the exhibition will be series of conferences and seminars conducted by various industry partners, such as PCS Security and Facility Services Limited (PCS), Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association (APARA), Iron and Steel Institute of Thailand (ISIT), Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Consulting Engineers Association of Thailand (CEAT), Drone Association of Thailand (DAT), and Technology Media, just to name a few.
“With continued strong supports from both government and industry associations, we are confident to deliver an even more successful edition in 2024, and to provide the architecture, construction and engineering sector with an annual meeting place to network, exchange views, update on latest trends, forge business deals and opportunities.” said Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager of IMPACT, the organizer of BCT Expo.