Thailand’s CBA Expo 2023 to take place in September

CBA Expo, also known as ConsBuild Asia, will be held from 13 to 15 September 2023 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Organised by MB Global Marketings, the event will showcase a variety of machines, tools, equipment, technologies and innovations for the construction, building and mining industries. It is expected to attract over 4,000 trade buyers from Thailand and neighbouring countries, such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.

CBA Expo 2023 aims to help enhance work efficiency and contribute to increased productivity in the Thai construction market, particularly in response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, said MB Global Marketings.

The organiser shared that the Economic Intelligence Centre of Siam Commercial Bank Public Co Ltd has predicted that the value of public sector construction in 2023 is expected to expand, reaching 817,0000 million baht, driven by the continuous construction of mega-projects and the progress made in previous projects. Additionally, there will be new project tenders and construction. The investment budget for the year 2023 is also expected to increase.

The value of private sector construction in 2023 is projected to expand to 586,000 million baht, added MB Global Marketings. This is mainly driven by residential and commercial real estate construction, including office buildings and retail spaces, as well as renovation of retail spaces and hotels to accommodate the recovery of domestic purchasing power and international tourists.

According to MB Global Marketings, OCR Co Ltd, a local distributor of heavy machinery from China-based XCMG, will be joining the CBA Expo to showcase its innovations, such as electric-powered machines that address environmental sustainability. “The current construction industry is on the rise after slowing down during the pandemic, which brings new challenges that entrepreneurs must adapt to and [they] look for new technologies to apply to the business,” said Sirapop Tantitham, managing director of OCR.

Tun Engineering Co Ltd, a local distributor of concrete mixing equipment under the KPT brand and Sicoma concrete mixers, will also take part in the event. Other exhibitors will include Midland Co Ltd, an expansion of the Hiab crane brand; SCS Fabrication Co Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of hoists, accessories and structural components for construction and mining machinery; and Cobiax Deutschland GmbH, a technology and innovation manufacturer based in Germany, to name a few.