Trenchless Asia 2016: International Industry supports move to Malaysia

TRENCHLESS ASIA 2016 will mark the ninth event in this successful series and is to be held for the first time at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia, 9-10 May 2016.

The move to Kuala Lumpur has attracted significant industry support from exhibitors wishing to penetrate this important emerging market where trenchless technology is increasingly utilised in many of the country’s engineering projects.

Headlining the sponsorship programme as Platinum sponsors, are JBP Group and Ditch Witch. Zhejiang Deqian Machinery Co., Ltd. are also confirmed as Gold Sponsors.

Country Pavilions have been confirmed by Germany, Japan, Singapore and China, each of which will feature several companies displaying a range of products and expertise. Individual stands are also already booked by organisations from Malaysia, UK, USA, Australia and India.
The two day exhibition will also incorporate a Conference programme being compiled in conjunction with the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) and in consultation with relevant Government departments and industry associations based in Malaysia.

“We are delighted to be supported by local industry to ensure that we present a topical conference programme relevant to the Malaysia market, as well as the South East Asia region.” comments Paul Harwood, Managing Director of organisers Westrade Group. “The move to Kuala Lumpur is a significant step for TRENCHLESS ASIA which has previously been held in Hong Kong, Shanghai and for the past two events in Singapore. Market research suggested that the time was right to move into Malaysia and we look forward to establishing another top quality event in order to bring together a one stop shop for this progressive market.”

The timing of the move to Kuala Lumpur is significant as many major infrastructure programmes are being planned, including the US$1.7 billion project in the Klang Valley which will see the construction of regional sewage treatment plants, sewer networks and upgrading of the existing sewerage facilities. In addition, as there is increasing Government pressure placed on contractors to use trenchless methods to reduce environmental impact and to minimise disruption during such works, TRENCHLESS ASIA presents an excellent opportunity for the industry to present a wide range of products available.