"Booming infrastructure and construction growth in
Asia drives cement demand & investment!"
Keynote Opening Address by
H.E U Maung Myint, Union Minister
Ministry of Industry, Myanmar
Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand's largest industrialconglomerate, will start construction of its first cement plant in Myanmar in the second half of this year after the Myanmar Investment Commissionrecently gave it the green light. The plant has an annual production capacity of 1.7 million tonnes. The cement factory will be located in Mawlamyine, the country's fourth-largest city.
Holcim Philippines Inc. on Wednesday said it received the first approval from its Zurich-based parent to build a $550 million cement factory in Bulacan to head off an expected surged in demand as the economycontinues to grow.
Asia is the catalyst of global recovery. The region is now THE go-to destination for construction investments, namely Myanmar, The Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia & etc. Cement investors like Holcim, Cemex, YTL, Siam Cement are among the many who are expanding capacities in one or more of the above countries to meet the growing demand.
Demand for cement in Myanmar is expected to grow exponentially with the country’s thriving construction sector. The government has accorded high priority to infrastructure development projects, ranging from roads, ports facilities, airports, railways, communication systems, SEZ to housing, hotel developments & etc. Cement investors are rushing to tap the golden opportunities; expand their capacities and make inroads to build new plant to meet the supply shortfall. Max Manufacturing is upgrading 2 of its old cement plants from wet to dry process, raising their capacity to 2100 ton/day each. KBZ Industries new 1000ton/day plant will be ready by end of this year. Several other expansions and constructions are underway. Is the cement industry expanding too fast with its many projects? What’s in place to avoid any impact for a nascent industry? What are the foreign ownership restrictions? Is financing too easily available?
Energy cost forms a large part of the input cost for cement production and companies are looking at ways to reduce their energy cost as well as to reduce their carbon footprint. Alternative fuels are becoming part and parcel of the energy mix utilized in cement operation. Hear from cement producers how they maximize alternative fuels in their production.
Good and informative meet
- J.K. Cement
Meeting a lot of people from different backgrounds andcultures
- Max Cement
Topics covered on Myanmar were excellent. Goodselection of topics, useful and relevant from cement point of view
It was a great experience to be in Yangon at thisconference as itprovided a clear overview ofcement business in this region
-FLSmidth MAAGGear AG
- Bahana Securities
Worthwhile knowledge for future investment
An Eye-opener in doing business in Myanmar
Attend CMT’s 15th Asia Cementrade Summit to gain the latest insights in the industry developments. Multiple benefits to network with the who’s who in the cement value chain.
Key sessions to find out:
Where the cement industry is heading from the Ministry of Industry, Myanmar
Clarify with MIC member on the Myanmar’s new investment law with regards to cement investment & trade
Able to access limestone and consistent power supply from the Ministry of Mines and Yangon City Electricity Supply Board
Licensing and permits for the production and distribution of cement in Myanmar by VDB Loi
- Cement demand projections in Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Malaysia, India and more from KBZ Industries, PT Semen Padang, TPI Polene & more
- Impact of the slowdown in China’s economy on cement industry
Financing of cement plants in Asia from IFC
Performance of Asia’s economic outlook from IMF
Recent trends in dry bulk market to be discussed by Drewry Maritime Services while Ibau Hamburg will shed lights on its advanced technology for self-discharging cement carriers
Gebr Pfeiffer’s vertical roller mills for the Asian cement industry
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More than 8 hrs of networking to renew business ties and forge new business relationship.
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for more information.
Why Attend CMT Invest Myanmar Series?
1. Proven Track Record
CMT has organized 16 summits in Yangon since March 2012 in key sectors attracting over 3000 delegates from over 50 countries. These include:
- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power
- 1st, 2nd & 3rd New Myanmar Investment
- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Mining
- 14th Asia CemenTrade
- 2nd Commercial Farm Asia
- 1st Myanmar Telecoms Reform Update
- 1st Myanmar Real Estate
- 1st Myanmar POWER Summit
- 3rd RubberPlant Summit
- 9th SugarWorld Asia
- Myanmar Consumer Summit
- Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summit
2. Meet Key Officials & Decision-makers
CMT works closely with various ministries. The Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Electric Power & Ministry of Transport act as official host and supporter of many of our summits
3. Connect with genuine local or foreign partners
Network with the right persons or companies. We attract the best possible candidates you can pick as business associate or partner.
4. Covers All Strategic Sectors
CMT covers all the key sectors - Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Finance, Power, Telecoms and many more.
5. 1 to 1 Meetings with Government Officials
CMT facilitates dedicated private consultation sessions with government officials at our events.
CMT Invest Myanmar series provide not mere "information" but"insights on growth strategies
|Industry News|| ||Who Should Attend|| ||Be a Sponsor orExhibitor!|
Burmese cement is a solid investment, say Thai engineers
Indonesia’s Top Cement Firm Plans $200m Burma Factory
LVT bags two cement deals in Myanmar
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materialssuppliers (slag, fly ash, steel, coal), construction / infrastructure / building / equity / researchanalysts, project financiers / banks, engineering, environmental & CDM consultants, technology & equipment providers, logistics & shipping companies (dry bulk and cement carriers).
This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.
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Holcim gets ready for Philippines market with $550 million cement plant
Posted on : 23 Jul, 2013
Zurich-based Holcim Ltd. has given its Philippines cement subsidiary, Holcim Philippines Inc., the first go-ahead in the $550 million cement plant project in the Bulacan province in Central Luzon, where a steady demand has been observed, especially in the National Capital Region. Obtaining of quotations, project team organization and securing of permit requirements are underway as the company works towards getting the final approval this September.
The cement plant is a timely project that taps on the expected cement surge in Philippines in the next few years as the nation launches several Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects that will lead to an increase in construction activities. The annual 2.5 million metric tons capacity coming on stream by 2016 will also support other future infrastructure projects following the government’s increase in public funds and rising foreign investments.
Also in talks is the revival of the company’s grinding facility in Mabini, Batangas, which will be ready by the third quarter of this year, and how this facility will help to ensure a steady cement supply amid future demand surge.
Top industry players will convene in Yangon on September 24-25, 2013, at CMT’s 15th Asia CemenTrade for a full update on the region’s projects as well as assessment on cement demand, prospects and challenges. Visit the Event Page for more details.
For more information on the 15th Asia CemenTrade, contact Ms. Grace at email@example.com or Tel. +65 6346 9147.
Holcim to build $550 million cement plant in Philippines
Industry players plan ASEAN cement expansion
Posted on : 13 Jun, 2013
Siam Cement, the second largest cement maker in the region, has announced a $900 million budget to build new cement plants in emerging nations Myanmar, Indonesia and Cambodia in 2013 to 2015, tapping on the countries’ construction boom.
With the highest cement demand amongst all 10 ASEAN nations, Myanmar, with an estimated potential growth at 20%, is set to become the industry focal point for the next few years as rapid expansions and increasing cement demands are to follow. In addition, cement demand in Thailand and Indonesia is expected to grow by 10%, spurring the industry giant to make plans for a possible raise in investment budget by more than 60% to $1.5 billion after 2015.
Rival company, PT Semen Indonesia also plans to seize this golden opportunity, announcing the building of a $200 million factory in Myanmar in 2014. The factory is expected to bring a 600,000 to 1 million ton annual capacity to the country, reducing Myanmar’s reliance on cement imports which currently stands at about 3 million tons, half of the country’s annual usage.
Major industry players will convene at CMT’s 15th Asia CemenTrade in Yangon on September 24-25, 2013 to assess the market and also update on prospects and challenges of the cement market in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, India, Indonesia, The Philippines and China.
For more information on the industry meet, contact Ms. Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. +65 6346 9147.
Thai Siam Cement mulls capex hike for ASEAN expansion
Indonesia’s top cement firm plans $200m Burma factory
Mr.Georges Joseph Ghorra
Georges Joseph Ghorra is a Principal Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (member of the World Bank Group). Since August 2012 he is based in Hanoi from where he coordinates IFC's activities in Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services in the Mekong Region (Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos P.D.R.).
Mr.Georges Joseph Ghorra, Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Day 1 [Tue 24, September], at 09:15 AM
FINANCING OF NEW CEMENT PLANTS IN ASIA
Day 2 [Wed 25, September], at 11:10 AM
U Zaw Myint graduated with BE(Mechanical) from Rangoon Institute of Technology in 1980. He started his career as an Assistant Engineer at Myanmar Ceramic Industries (former name of No.3 Heavy Industries Enterprise). He served different level and now as Director for Material Planning Department, No(3) Heavy Industries Enterprise, Ministry of Industry.....Read more
U.Zaw Myint, Director for Material Planning Department
Ministry of Industry, Myanmar
FUTURE PLANS FOR THE CEMENT INDUSTRY UNDER THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY
Day 1 [Tue 24, September], at 09:20 AM
Prof.Aung Tun Thet
Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet is currently the President's Economic Advisor and also a member of the President's National Economic and Social Advisory Council, Member of Myanmar Investment Commission, Advisor of Union of Myanmar Federation of Commerce and Industries , Member of Myanmar Press Council, Senior Advisor, UN Resident Coordinator's Office, Yangon, Myanmar & a visiting Professor, to Yangon Institute of Economics; Yangon University; National Defence College
Previously, he ....
Prof.Aung Tun Thet, Economic Advisor
CLARIFICATION ON MYANMAR’S NEW INVESTMENT LAW ON CEMENT INVESTMENT & TRADE
Day 1 [Tue 24, September], at 09:40 AM
U Soe Naing is currently the consultant with KBZ Industries Ltd.
U Soe Naing graduated from Yangon University with a Bachelor of Science in 1967. He obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in (Cement Technology) from N.C.B, India. He is also a
Certificate Holder in (Glass Technology) from Japan.
He has 35 years of experience in the Cement Industry with the Ministry of Industry & 8 years in Glass Industry under the Ministry of Industry.
U.Soe Naing, Consultant
KBZ Industries Ltd
MYANMAR CEMENT INDUSTRY & ITS CHALLENGES
Day 1 [Tue 24, September], at 10:10 AM