13th Asia Cementrade Examines BRICs Investment Prospects, Sri Lanka, Russia & CIS Region Growth, Plus China's Booming Construction Sector

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Supported by an authoritative panel, the 13th Asia Cementrade takes stock of the current and future world cement investment landscape. Experts outline the cement outlook in the rapidly developing economies of BRICs, as well as examine the opportunities and challenges in China’s booming construction sector. And with cement demand rebounding in Sri Lanka, Russia and CIS markets, the industry is contemplating if growth is here to stay in these regions.

13th Asia Cementrade, 31 March to 1 April 2011, Shanghai, China

13th Asia Cementrade

Among the key speakers sharing first-hand perspective on cement investments in rapidly growing economies (specifically BRICs) and future for the sector is Mr. Goran L Seifert, Zone Director for Asia, Ciments Francais (Italcimenti Group).

A new wave of government housing projects in China this year will likely boost the demand for cement, helping to absorb the country’s additional capacities. Additionally, major upcoming construction projects in Sri Lanka, Russia and CIS may signal a return to growth for cement markets in these regions.

The 13th Asia Cementrade, scheduled on 31 March to 1 April 2011 in Shanghai, is designed specifically to provide insights into how Asia’s cement sector is expected to unfold this year and the key markets influencing global trade movement.

Among the key speakers sharing first-hand perspective on cement investments in rapidly growing economies (specifically BRICs) and future for the sector is Mr. Goran L Seifert, Zone Director for Asia, Ciments Francais (Italcimenti Group). Mr. Seifert will zoom in on the aspects of possible changing composition and prospects of the BRICs. There’s also Mr. Alexander Romanenko, CEO, at Indexbox Marketing & Consulting, invited to answer a pertinent question in the industry: Is cement growth returning to Russia & CIS markets? Mr. Romanenko’s presentation will offer a snapshot of the current state in the Russian economy, its construction sector, on new infrastructure projects and cement consumption, including outlook to 2018. Meanwhile, with the aftermath of civil war, Sri Lanka is all geared up to rebuild its infrastructure and welcome new cement investments to meet rising demand. Mr. Sisira Paranagama, Chairman of Sri Lanka Cement Corporation will provide an in-depth analysis of what to expect of the construction & cement sector in Sri Lanka.

The conference will also turn the spotlight on latest developments in China’s cement industry. Key highlights include a paper by Mr. Sun Kefang, Director, Ministry of Housing and Urban – Rural Development of China, who will providing an overview into the expected outlook for China’s construction sector. Addressing the challenges and opportunities for Chinese cement producers in the coming year is China Union Cement Company, with details on the rebounding East China market, export capacity & trade issues, as well as future industry trends.

Rounding up the focus on China will be China Development Strategy Institute for Building Materials Industry, analyzing the shifts in policy for China’s cement & building materials industry and plans to develop an inland cement industry.

The 13th Asia Cementrade is currently welcoming registrations. For more information, contact Grace Oh at (65) 6346 9147 or write in here.

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