Thailand’s BCT Expo to return in September 2024

The next edition of Building Construction Technology Expo (BCT Expo) – Thailand’s annual international exhibition for the construction industry – is scheduled to take place on 18-20 September 2024 at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok.

Themed ‘The Construction Industry Meeting Place’, BCT Expo 2024 will occupy more than 5,000 sq m of exhibition space, gathering construction industry professionals from Thailand and Southeast Asia region. It is expected to attract over 4,000 attendees.

The event will also see over 150 international and local exhibitors 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.

“Thailand’s construction market is valued at 1.37 billion THB or 7.6% of the country’s GDP in 2023. The market expects to grow at an annual rate of 3% to 4%, driven by public infrastructure projects. There are currently some 108,000 construction companies registered in Thailand, of which 709 companies have the resources to undertake large-scale projects,” shared the organiser.

“The industry is also facing headwinds and challenges, which include rising costs, labour shortages, tight timelines, hazardous working conditions, strict health and safety protocols, and the need to hasten the adoption of technology to improve productivity while at the same time meeting expected net zero emission targets.”

It is against this backdrop that BCT Expo 2024 is organised to act as a bridge for the Thai and regional Southeast Asian construction industry to seek international collaborations and networking, bringing together marketplace, ideas, solutions, innovations and partnerships for its architecture, construction and engineering sectors.

This year’s event will feature a series of conferences and seminars conducted by various international and local industry partners, such as Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association, Southeast Asia Construction magazine, Federation of Thai Industries, Iron & Steel Institute of Thailand, Drone Association of Thailand, Technology Media, and PCS Security and Facility Services Limited, to name just a few.

The conferences will discuss a variety of construction related topics, including robotics and AI; smart construction equipment and technology; designs, iron and steel trends; drones in construction; BIM trends; and smart facility management.

As in previous editions, one of BCT Expo’s main highlights is its business-matching programme. This aims to benefit the exhibitors by providing more than 300 pre-arranged business meetings with key hosted buyers during the event.