Daily News: Construction Expo 2017 promotes green construction in Sri Lanka (Online)

Sri Lanka’s premier exhibition in the construction sector “Construction Expo 2017”, featuring all aspects related to the construction and building industry will be held on June 2, 3 and 4 at the BMICH.

“This event showcases products and services that help the participants to interact with all the stakeholders and key service providers within the building and construction industry,” The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) Chairman, Dr. Rohan Karunaratne said.

Construction Expo 2017 happening for the sixth consecutive year will once again showcase the best of what the industry has on offer. The theme of the event would be “Towards a Green Sri Lanka”. He said at present the construction sector is picking up after going through a bad period. This major event would enable to promote and disseminate new trends and technology developments in the sector.

The event was endorsed by the construction fraternity as the premier construction and building materials exhibition to be staged in Sri Lanka. Visitors include professionals, key decision makers, buyers, suppliers, traders, distributors and much more. “We are this year expecting more than 15,000 to 20,000 visitors for the exhibition this would benefit all stakeholders including contractors, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers and other related parties in the sector.,” he said.

Dr. Karunaratne said that apart from local construction sector stakeholders, they are also expecting foreigners as well to setup stalls at the venue like previous years, which will be one of the striking features of the event. The construction industry specialists from China, Singapore, Malaysia, UK and Japan will be exhibiting their latest trends and technologies as well, he said.

Over the years, the exhibition has been the most sought after gathering place for consumers on the lookout for different facets related to the construction industry in terms of products and service providers.

Exhibitors have found the exhibition to be the most potent and comprehensive platform to meet new customers and network, Dr. Karunaratne said.

“This year, Construction Expo 2017, will feature numerous concurrent and new events to supplement the main exhibition. The ‘World Construction Symposium’ with the participation of foreign construction giants will take place simultaneous during the event,” CEO, Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS), Aasim Mukthar said.

He said that the unique feature of the event was that it features on the latest green building, which is now one of the most needed and prominent trend in the sector. “Since the event is the only green exhibition in Sri Lanka we have a separate exhibition stall area for green building,” Mukthar said.

Apart from the exhibition they will be having seminars and discussion and meeting with foreign and local construction experts. This would enable local contractors to know and understand the trends and new technology available in the sector, he said. (CBW)

Chathrika J. Paranamanna, Brand Manager, Abans PLC, Rumesh Jayasekara, Marketing Manager, Vinseth Engineering (Pvt) Ltd (Admo Solar) Aasim Mukthar,CEO, LECS, Prof. Chitra Weddikkara, Chairperson of Construction Expo Organizing Committee, Lakshman Yapa Abeyawardena, State Minister of Finance, Dr. Rohan Karunaratne, President, Ceylon Institute of Builders, Arjun Dharmadasa, Managing Director, LECS, Suren Kundanmal, CEO, Elite Radio and Engineering Co, (Pvt) Ltd and Shenali Wickramaratchchi, Head of Marketing,

Source: http://www.dailynews.lk/2017/01/20/business/105228/construction-expo-2017-promotes-green-construction-sri-lanka