‘Construct 2017’ unveils in Colombo
July 06, 2017 –
Head table (from left): Asia Exhibitions and Conventions GM Subodha Basnayake, Seylan Bank PLC Manager – Marketing Nalin Karunaratne, Rhino Roofing Group Marketing Manager Priyantha Jayasinghe, Nippon Paint Lanka Corporate Sales Manager Lalith Wickramasinghe, Elcardo Industries Manager – Administration Sarath Senaratne, EMP Holdings Chairman Chandranandana Diyunuge, NCASL CEO Amara Dissanayake, NCASL Hony. Secretary Pubudu Kamal Perera, NCASL Second Vice Chairman Darinton Paul, NCASL Director and Exhibition Organising Committee Chairman Ruwan de Silva, Chief Guest Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody, NCASL Chairman Athula Priyantha Galagoda, NCASL First Vice Chairman/Organising Committee Deputy Chairman Susantha Liyanarachchi, NCASL Hony. Treasurer K. Liyanarachchi, Young Constructors Forum President Madura de Silva, Alumex PLC Managing Director Rohan Peiris, St. Anthony’s Industries Group Product Manager Dilendra Peries, DBL Group and Deen Brothers Imports Chairman/CEO Dr. Najeeb Deen, Malaysian Timber Council Manager Adeline Goh, United Tractor & Equipment Chief Marketing Officer Nalin Manorathne, General Manager – Sales and Marketing Sampath Wijesinghe, DI Industries General Manager (Appliances) Sujith Gunarathne, RCB Holdings Manager – Operations Sumith Perera
‘Construct 2017’, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 construction exhibition, which is undisputedly Sri Lanka’s largest and most prestigious construction industry related exhibition will be held from 25-27 August at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (SBMEC) Colombo, Sri Lanka.
This event which is recognised as the most influential and key exhibition in the South Asia region is organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) for the 17th consecutive year.
NCASL Chairman Athula Priyantha Galagoda says, “We are honoured to host Construct 2017, an event of such magnitude, attracting a large number of local and foreign industry related experts. The dynamic event will be the platform providing an array of solutions pertaining to construction. With its modern conceptualised stalls and innovative and effectual methodologies, it is set to cater to a vast network of people from Sri Lanka and the region. With so much to offer, ‘Construct 2017’ will play a significant role in changing the perceptions of its visitors who will be directed to a more futuristic approach on par with global trends.”
“This exhibition which commenced in 2001 has grown rapidly with many new features being incorporated into its manifesto. ‘Construct’ was established with a mission to enhance the knowledge of the masses by offering the most state-of-the-art technological approaches coupled with the need to create limitless opportunities for exhibitors. As we enter into our 17th year, we feel a great sense of satisfaction at being considered the most reputed and unparalleled exhibition arena in the country and the region,” Galagoda added.
Chairman of Organising Committee Ruwan de Silva commented on the high standards maintained and hailed it as Sri Lanka’s most comprehensive construction trade exhibition. He added that Construct 2017 covers the whole spectrum, featuring over three hundred local and foreign exhibitors showcasing the achievements of Sri Lanka’s construction industry. Renowned for its international exposure, it will function as a vibrant networking platform and resource centre for all construction industry related players in the Asia Pacific region.
The display will include products and services from Malaysia, India, Pakistan and China providing endless possibilities and sparking the imagination of the thousands of expected visitors.
While delivering unprecedented access to key decision makers in the industry, it is bound to increase the future business prospects of the exhibitors. The exhibition further facilitates the demand oriented industry which has seen a rapid growth in the recent past.
Construct 2017 will further incorporate the sub industries related to the construction industry to further augment the mega event. In addition, a series of seminars will also be held to convey its message to the growing populace inspired by the evolving trends in the global sphere.
Construct 2017 has Electro Metal Pressings Ltd. as the Platinum Sponsor, Alumex PLC as the Gold Sponsor, Deen Brothers Imports Ltd. as the Silver Sponsor and Elcardo Industries Ltd. as the Bronze Sponsor.
It also has on board United Tractor & Equipment Ltd. (Construction Machinery Equipment Partner), Nippon Paint Lanka Ltd. (Official Paint Partner), DI Industries Ltd. (Official Air Conditioning Partner), St. Anthony’s Industries Ltd. (Official Interior Partner), Malaysian Timber Council (Official Timber Partner), Mirama Ceramics (Official Tile Partner), Rhino Roofing Ltd. (Official Roofing Partner), RCB Holdings Ltd. (Official Earthmoving Equipment Partner), and Seylan Bank PLC (Official Banker).