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Construction Expo 2017 to begin on June 2


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Sri Lanka’s largest and most focused constriction-related exhibition, 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,” 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 many 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 the 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, the 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 product and service providers.
The 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,” Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS) CEO 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 trends 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. The exhibits will be based on construction suppliers, construction equipment, construction machinery, construction technology, construction material, construction service, building material, building supplies, building developing service, building machinery, building equipment, cement, sand, brick and plywood.
The Platinum sponsor is Orel Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd and Gold sponsor is Elite Radio & Engineering Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. Abans PLC, Admo Solar and MN Homes Developer (Pvt.) Ltd are coming as Silver sponsor for the event.
The main sponsor is CME Asia-RCB Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd, official online partner - Techcube Global (Pvt.) Limited, Sinhala magazine partner - Kedalla Magazine, media partner – ANCL, digital media partner - Multi Creative Solutions and logistic partner - Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. 


Large Chinese delegation to attend Construction Expo and China Commodities Fair

A 50-member high-profile delegation, led by the Business Department of Liaoning Province and Shenyang Zhongqiao International Exhibition Co.,Ltd, will arrive in Colombo on June 1 to attend Construction Expo & Chinese Commodity Fair 2017, scheduled at the BMICH.
The objective of the visit is to actively promote economic and trade cooperation between Sri Lanka and the Liaoning region of China. 
A powerful group with large enterprises in the subordinate seven cities from the Liaoning Province will be showcasing construction materials, hardware fitting, ceramics, garment, aluminum alloy material, textile, bedding and so on in Construction Expo & Chinese Commodity 
Fair 2017.
The group is led by the Shenyang China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. The Shenyang Wuai group with 20 stalls in more than 100 kinds of products and Liaoning Zhonghe Co., Ltd will be represented for Shenyang Faku with 10 stalls and a dozen of fine ceramic will be exhibited as well.
Construction Expo & Chinese Commodity Fair 2017 is a boost to strengthen ties between Sri Lanka and China and can be considered a significant event when the two countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them. 
Simultaneously, the event offers a great opportunity for visiting Sri Lankan enterprises to obtain a first-hand view of the Chinese production and also to pursue opportunities for establishing fruitful partnerships with Sri Lankan enterprises. 
The Liaoning Province is an important part of China. The provincial capital is Shenyang. It is also an important junction in northeast China economic zone and the Bohai Economic Zone. 

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