Concrete Show South East Asia Conference to Discuss Industry Outlook, Sustainability and Earthquake Protection

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month UBM Asia will host the first ever conference focused on the concrete industry to be held in Jakarta. The Concrete Show South East Asia Conference will be held concurrently with the premiere edition of the Concrete Show South East Asia exhibition that will be held on 24-26 October 2013 at the Jakarta International Expo.

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The conference and exhibition offer a timely business platform for industry professionals and government officials to meet, network and exchange information. The conference will highlight several key areas. On 24 October the topics for discussion will be the current situation and outlook for the concrete supply chain, and the all-important issue of sustainability. On 25 October the topic will be how to improve earthquake-proof construction.

Economic growth in South East Asia continues to increase and outperform other regions of the world. Indonesia alone is projected to achieve over 6% growth in 2013. This is accelerating the growth of property and infrastructure development in the region and is fueling high demand for construction materials for development projects.

This conference marks the first time ever that a symposium dedicated to issues concerning the concrete industry, from both a technology and a business perspective, is being held in South East Asia. The conference features a line-up of high profile speakers who are among the most influential experts in the industry, offering fresh insights into the latest issues and trends.

One of the highlights of the first day will be a presentation by Mr. Florian Klouda, Director, Penetron International Ltd., on the durability of concrete. Regarding his presentation, Mr. Kouda commented, "Structural failures due to concrete deterioration, sustainable use of building materials and new construction financing models have laid a new emphasis on concrete durability. In this presentation we want to discuss the main reasons for concrete deterioration and ways to prevent them using permeability-reducing materials."

The three-day exhibition will provide an ideal opportunity for direct interaction and experience with the latest available technologies and solutions for the concrete industry. The event will bring together buyers and suppliers of a full range of concrete and construction products and services, and a vast amount of enhanced industry knowledge.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Christopher Eve, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia Ltd., said, "The Concrete Show was first held in Brazil and over the years has played an important role in the fast expanding concrete markets of South America. Following the success of the event in that region, UBM is confident to now bring it to over Southeast Asia. Choosing Indonesia as the host country makes perfect sense given the rapid growth of the property and infrastructure sectors here in Indonesia and the surrounding region. I expect that the show will act as a catalyst in stimulating market growth and technological development."

Participating in Concrete Show South East Asia 2013 are almost 100 major corporations from 15 countries including Indonesia, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, Canada, USA, Malaysia, Japan and China. Wika Beton, Adhimix Precast, Toyota Kohki, Rimac, Penetron, BASF, Spancrete are just some of the leading names to be found on the exhibition floor.

Hosted by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs Republic of Indonesia, Concrete Show South East Asia is supported by several essential organisations including the Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Trade, the Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (HAKI), the Indonesia Contractor Association (AKI), the National Association of Indonesian Consultant (INKINDO), the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI) and GAPENSI.

For inquiries please contact:

Ms. Niekke Budiman

Senior Event Manager

T +62 21 729 2662

About UBM Asia

Owned by UBM plc listed in the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is a leading exhibition organiser in Asia and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia with a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,200 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. UBM ASEAN operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.