Thailand’s inaugural CBA Expo concludes; next edition in Aug 2024

CBA Expo, Thailand’s trade exhibition and conference for machinery, tools, equipment and technology for the construction, mining and building industries, has concluded its first edition from 13 to 15 September 2023 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The event covered 4,000 sq m of indoor area and 400 sq m of outdoor area.

According to the organiser, MB Global Marketings, CBA Expo 2023 drew over 2,000 trade visitors and hosted 60 brands and companies from Thailand, India, Germany, Russia, Malaysia and Singapore. During the event, there was also a business transaction totalling approximately US$1 million.

Ekapat Wangsuwan, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry (Thailand), spoke at the opening ceremony. He pointed out that “modern technologies and innovations will be the key to enhancing the business capabilities of Thai construction industry operators at all levels to meet international standards. [These modern technologies and innovations] are able to surmount industrial sector obstacles and problems, such as rising construction costs due to the increase in costs of building materials.”

“The introduction of modern machinery, technologies and innovations also serves as a method to care for society and the environment, including addressing labour shortages and other issues,” added Mr Wangsuwan.

Sirapop Tantitham, managing director of OCR Company Limited, a distributor of heavy machinery under the XCMG brand, further mentioned that “the domestic construction industry is experiencing a period of growth. It is a contributor to environmental problems. The objective of OCR is to generate commercial success, [and the company] is prepared to take care of society and the environment on a global scale.”

The next edition of CBA Expo, which is also known as ConsBuild Asia, is scheduled take place from 22 to 24 August 2024 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.

Note: More photos of CBA Expo 2023 can be viewed below.