October 25, 2019 at 07:45 pm
Philconstruct, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will be held on November 7 to 10 at the SMX Convention Center Manila and the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCM).
Philconstruct will have three expansion tents in WTCMM and an outdoor display area for heavy equipment at the Ipil-ipil lot of the CCP Complex Grounds, making this the biggest edition of the show to date, with over 100,000 sq. meters of exhibition space.
FOREIGN EXHIBITORS TO SHOWCASE WARES
“More than putting together sellers and buyers in one venue, Philconstruct is one of PCA’s ways of serving industry needs,” said Morris Agoncillo, president of the PCA. “This year, we have put special focus on getting foreign exhibitors to showcase new tech and solutions that our local practitioners should consider utilizing. We have a new technology pavilion by the European Union. About 30 exhibitors from all over Europe are coming over to be part of this.”
Philconstruct will also showcase of the Philippine construction industry roadmap 2020 to 2030. The roadmap was crafted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in collaboration with the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) and the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA).
This project aims to spread knowledge about the four pillars of the industry, its direction for the coming decade, and the important role industry professionals play in turning this vision into reality.
BEING GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE IS KEY
Philconstruct is no longer just a trade expo,” said Gerry Pancho, overall event chairman and first vice president of the PCA. “We have come a long way from simply being a showcase of products and machinery. This event is deeply grounded and rooted in PCA’s mission as nation builders to unify the industry and ensure that we are all playing our respective roles in not only making it globally competitive.”
Projections by industry experts indicate that the construction industry will further increase its contribution to the economy to P130 trillion by 2030 under its roadmap.
Innovation in construction development is going to play a crucial role in the roadmap. The construction ecosystem now has focus on finding solutions to the many challenges faced by the industry.
CONNECTING ON A PERSONAL BASIS
“This is where Philconstruct’s role as the industry sourcing show becomes very important,” said Pancho. “Philconstruct gives industry decision-makers and buyers the opportunity to connect with suppliers and manufacturers from both here and abroad in one convenient venue, cutting down on the time to connect with each company on a personal basis.”
The 30th Philconstruct will occupy both the SMX Convention Center Manila and the World Trade Center Metro Manila, featuring more than 2,500 brands from 23 countries. This will include its co-presenter Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines as well as major sponsors CW Home Depot, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Civic Merchandising, and Isuzu.
For more information, visit www.philconstructevents.com