16th Asia CemenTrade Summit,

13-14 Oct, 2014 - Jakarta, INDONESIA

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia

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"Seizing Opportunities in Asia's Infrastructure and Construction Boom!"


"Semen Indonesia is planning to spend US$300 million to establish a new plant in Vietnam next year as part of its business expansion in Southeast Asian"

www.thejakartapost.com, 14/6/14


"HOLCIM Cement is bullish about the prospects in Bangladesh, thanks to the ongoing high-profile infrastructure projects, which will pave the way for more growth. In preparation, the company recently invested Tk 300 crore to expand its production capacity to 20 lakh tonnes a year"

www.thedailystar.net, 13/7/14


The Holcim-Lafarge merger has created the world’s biggest cement maker and launched asset sales worldwide. What is the impact on cement industry with the merger? How will it change the market dynamic and trend?


According to IA Cement, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Malaysia will post robust growth. In Bangladesh, there are a number of infrastructure projects taking place which are driving the growth for cement.  In Indonesia, there are huge opportunities with infrastructure plans and several cement plants are currently under construction by existing and new players.  With the new government in place, what sort of changes can be expected? In Myanmar, many infrastructure and construction activities are fuelling the demand for cement. SCG sees good opportunity in the country and aims to produce nearly 2 million tons of cement per year at its new plant in Myanmar, once the US$400-million (Bt13 billion) plant starts operations in 2016.


Over-supply in Vietnam’s cement industry is challenging local producers to look abroad for markets. Where are the key export destination and how will it change the cement trade flow?  How soon will the market recover?


Energy consumption is one of the key cost in cement production. What are the alternatives available which are environmentally clean and cost savings?  With the shale gas boom, how will it impact on the coal and petcoke market?


Attend CMT’s 16th Asia Cementrade Summit on 13-14 Oct 2014 in Jakarta to gain insight on the latest developments from the industry’s who’s who.


Key Highlights

  • IA Cement provides in-depth update on the global cement market and the impact of Lafarge – Holcim merger
  • PT Semen Indonesia  shares how they grow their cement business in Indonesia and beyond
  • Insights into cement market of Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, BangladeshPakistan by PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, Vissai Cement group, KBZ Industries, Shun Shing Group International & DG Khan Cement Co respectively
  • Country focus sessions include India & China. China Tianrui Group Cement Co. will provide a forecast of the cement market in China, including expansion plans and export strategy.
  • IFC shares financing/investment in Asia
  • PT Oceanic Trade & Services provides update on dry bulk market and freight forecast
  • Case study of alternative fuel strategy from Lafarge Asia and HC Trading shares on fuel choices of coal vs petcoke.
  • Innovation & trends in cement additives from Fosroc International
  • Cemcon Ag discusses project execution and management strategy and its future
  • Find out how the Asia economy performs from Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ample networking time to renew relationships and foster new friendship from the industry’s who’s who!

Register online at www.cmtevents.com or contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for registration.



15th Asia CemenTrade Summit, 24-25 Sept 2013 - Yangon



"Well organized conference"

- Ultratech Cement Lanka


"A good reflection of Myanmar/ current business conditions & mentality"

- TPI Polene


"Useful and informative"

- JK White Cement


"Satisfied and pleased"

- KBZ Industries


Summit Photos


Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Semen Indonesia Sets 2015 Spending at $500m on Construction Pick-Up


Holcim kick-starts production at Tuban 1


Semen Indonesia to build $300m plant in Vietnam


Ultratech Cement may consider buying Holcim-Lafarge assets


ACC to expand and upgrade cement capacity


Asia Cement's Sichuan unit set to magnify output


Post-typhoon rebuilding drives Philippines cement sales in Q1

Senior executives / traders from international / regional cement companies, ready-mix concrete companies, pre-cast & building materials companies, cement raw materials suppliers (slag, fly ash, steel, coal),construction / infrastructure / building / equity / research analysts, 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.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9130

Industry News


Vietnam is witnessing an oversupply in its cement sector. Boosting exports is a good way to tackle this problem of oversupply.


Reports say that the country has already witnessed a rise in its cement exports in the first 7 months of 2014 earning US$563 million of 13.1Mt of clinker and cement. The cement exports reflect a rise of 24% year-on-year in value terms and a 20.4% increase in terms of volume.


Vietnamese clinker and cement was mainly exported to Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia during this period, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade.


It is also predicted that Vietnam's domestic cement sales will rise by 9% year-on-year, registering about 49-50 Mt in 2014 while it's cement & clinker exports will touch 16-20 Mt.

Vietnam's cement exports stood at 15 Mt in 2013.


The cement oversupply is further expected to rise as Vissai Cement Group's new 7mt cement plant begins operations in 2014.


More on Vietnam's cement market will be discussed at CMT's 16th Asia CemenTrade Summit opening on 13-14 Oct, 2014 in Jakarta, where Mr. Ryan Dat, Deputy Director of Vissai Cement Group will share a presentation on 'Boosting Vietnam's Cement Industry Through Effective Export Strategy'.


Contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.



22 Sep, 2014


Bangladesh's cement demand is growing at 8% per year, given a spurt in the country's infrastructure projects.


Two separate developments in the Bangladesh's cement industry will boost the country's cement production and help meet such demand.


In the case of Holcim Bangladesh, it plans to increase its cement production capacity in the country. The company intends to invest Tk.300 crore, which will enable total cement production capacity in Bangladesh to reach 20 lakh tons per annum.


In another development, Bangladesh's only fully integrated cement manufacturer, Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd., has signed a clinker supply agreement with Metrocem Cement. As per the deal, Lafarge Surma Cement will supply clinker to Metrocem to help produce Portland Composite Cement brand for Lafarge Surma.


Since, Bangladesh has a scarcity of quality limestone deposits to support the domestic cement industry, Metrocem, like many other cement producers, imports clinker from abroad.

A 17 km conveyor belt from Lafarge's quarry in Meghalaya, India supplies limestone to its plant in Chhatak in Bangladesh.


More on Bangladesh's cement industry will be discussed at 16th Asia CemenTrade Summit, coming to Jakarta on 13-14 October, 2014.


Contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.


Read more:

Holcim Bangladesh expands cement capacity to meet demand
Lafarge Surma Cement signs clinker supply deal with Metrocem


21 Aug, 2014


Indonesia's largest cement manufacturer - Semen Indonesia, is expected to purchase a minority stake in an undisclosed cement company in Myanmar this year. Semen Indonesia, which was formerly known as Semen Gresik, is on an expansion spree in the Asian region. Last year, the company revealed that it is aiming to spend up to $200 million on an acquisition in Myanmar.

Earlier in 2012, Semen Indonesia ventured into Vietnam via the acquisition of Thang Long Cement.

The deal in Myanmar is pegged at about $30 million, with a 30 percent ownership and future plans of increasing control. Although the Myanmar based company's name is not revealed, the company is said to have an annual production capacity of up to 1.5 million metric tons of cement.

This move shows that Semen Indonesia is expanding its reach in the region before Asean Economic Community (AEC) gets implemented in 2015.

The company is also expanding capacity in Indonesia. It is planning additional plants in the country - Indarung VI plant in West Sumatra, which is projected to cost up to Rp 3.25 trillion to build, will add annual production capacity of roughly 3 million tons of cement to the company's total production. Another plant in Rembang, Central Java is expected to begin construction in June 2014, and start operations in 2016 with a production capacity of up to 3 million tons of cement each year.

Both projects are expected to elevate the company's output to 39.3 million tons by 2016, and 40.8 million tons by 2017 from its current 31.8 million tons of cement per year.

More on Indonesia's cement industry growth plans will be discussed at the 16th Asia CemenTrade Summit coming to Jakarta on 13-14 October, 2014.


Contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.



04 Jul, 2014