What is on at Thailand’s major international construction exhibition?

Building Construction Technology Expo 2024 (BCT Expo 2024) – Thailand’s biggest annual international exhibition for the construction industry – is set to return from 18th to 20th September 2024, at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

Once again, BCT Expo 2024 will bring together the entire construction industry community from Thailand and Southeast Asia region to seek business opportunities, networking and knowledge exchange. This year’s event is organized under the theme “The Construction Industry Meeting Place”, and will take up over 5,000 sq. meters of exhibition floor space.

BCT Expo 2024 will see over 150 international and local exhibitors showcasing their latest solutions and technology 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. Over 4,000 industry and trade professionals will attend this all-important 3-day event.

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 has the resources to undertake large-scale projects.  

The industry is also facing headwinds and challenges, that include rising costs, labor 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 meet expected net zero emission targets.

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

BCT Expo 2024 will see a series of well-attended conferences and seminars conducted by  various international and local industry partners, such as Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association, Southeast Asia Construction media, Federation of Thai Industries, Iron & Steel Institute of

Thailand, Drone Association of Thailand, Technology Media, PCS Security and Facility Services Limited, just to name a few.

This year’s conference will touch on wide-ranging construction related topics that will include 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 the event’s key highlights is its business- matching program, which will see well over 300 pre-arranged business meetings between key hosted buyers and BCT Expo exhibitors. The aim is to pre-schedule meetings for exhibitors with the right buyers during the exhibition and this program has certainly benefited many BCT Expo exhibitors.

BCT Expo 2024 will take place at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand from 18th to 20th September 2024. The event is a testament to its records over the years, in facilitating growth for the construction markets, not just in Thailand but also in the Southeast Asian region. The upcoming event promises to be yet another dynamic annual platform for participants to network, exchange views, update on latest trends, and forge new business deals and opportunities.