The third edition of the Concrete Show India 2015, co-located with Bridges India was held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 7th-9th May. It was inaugurated on a solemn note with S M Ramchandani, Joint Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd as the chief guest. Show of Infrastructure The concrete industry was in full attendance covering key sectors like roads and highways, housing, airports, ports, power, rail, dams and bridges. The event showcased many new products, technologies and trends pertaining to the sector. About 150 exhibitors from across the world including those from China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Netherland, Malaysia and USA besides host India are attending it. From India, the exhibitors include industry players Toyota Forms India Pvt. Ltd., Ashtech, Hess Concrete Machinery India Pvt. Ltd., JSW Cement Limited, RMC Readymix (India), Godrej Construction, Apollo Infratech Private Limited, Hyundai Aluminum Co. Ltd., Tata Steel Ltd and Reliance Industries Ltd. Bridges India 2015 provided insights into the many complex issues surrounding major bridge projects and brought together key project personnel with the objective of bridging the gaps in project execution, efficiency, and sustainability in bridges and address daunting engineering challenges. Industry Conference Co-terminus with the event a two-day conference also took place that discussed industry topics. Ramchandani of MSRDC said, India's infrastructure is poised to grow with forward looking plans and policies of the new government. The governments wanted trouble free, maintenance free road constructions. This will spur demand for higher grades of concrete. Concrete Show India 2015 gives insights to latest design, trends and materials in concrete and concrete products. Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India said, “recent increase in investments in infrastructure by the government in addition to a number of steps to stimulate its growth in India clearly indicates a gap between the potential of the sector and its realization. The government's push for infrastructure in India provides a huge opportunity for its stakeholders.

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