South Korea to host 2024 Asia Concrete Expo & Smart Modular Construction Expo in October

The upcoming Asia Concrete Expo & Smart Modular Construction Expo – an international concrete, cement and off-site construction technology trade show – will take place from 16 to 18 October 2024 at the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) in Goyang, South Korea.

The event is jointly organised by the Federation of Korea Concrete Industry Cooperatives (FKCIC), Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), and KINTEX. The previous edition was held in 2021.

The 2024 Asia Concrete Expo & Smart Modular Construction Expo will cover approximately 10,000 sq m of area, with more than 100 local and international exhibitors. It is expected to draw about 10,000 visitors and buyers from Korea and globally.

Aimed to advance the concrete and modular construction industries, the event will showcase a wide range of concrete machines and equipment, concrete technologies and solutions, construction materials and methods, as well as innovative equipment and technologies for modular construction, especially in precast concrete (PC).

Various business programmes will also be available at the event, including conferences and seminars, import and export consultations, and on-site docent/guided tours with potential buyers. In addition, there will be a Korean concrete design competition, concrete group standard quality management education, concrete technology competition, and cement and concrete carbon neutral forums.

The 2024 Asia Concrete Expo & Smart Modular Construction Expo is supported by a number of government agencies and industry organisations, namely the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Korea Specialised Construction Association, Smart Modular Forum, Korea Concrete Association, Korea Civil Engineering Association, Korea Cement Association, Korea Remicon Industry Association, Korea Road Association, Korea Aggregate Association, and more.

According to the organisers, with the participation of the Smart Modular Forum (an organisation representing modular construction in Korea), the event is expected to be the largest exhibition in the country on PC manufacturing construction. More than 50 companies have currently completed their application to join the event, among which include BHS Sonthofen GmbH, Progress Group, R Steel, and Afinitas GmbH.

The organisers said the event has also been heavily promoted in other parts of Asia, such as Japan and Southeast Asia, aiming to attract participants from these regions. Furthermore, the Japan PC Creative Development Exchange is scheduled to bring a group of visitors during the event.

This year, Asia Concrete Expo & Smart Modular Construction Expo will be held in conjunction with Korea Metal Week, Korea International Construction & Industrial Safety Expo (K-Con Safety Expo), Korea Auto Industry & Global TransporTech Show, and Tool Tech+Smart Welding Automation Fair.