ProcessCEM Asia 2008 to attract over 3,000 Visitors
24 July 2008
The Association of Process Industry (ASPRI) Singapore has taken a lead to facilitate the development of the process industry with the launch of ProcessCEM Asia 2008, the first international exhibition and conference in the areas of plant construction, engineering and maintenance.
Set to take place in Suntec Singapore from 22 to 24 October 2008, the event is a high-level business-to business platform developed specially to address the concerns and challenges of the industry. It aims to provide a global platform for process industry players to network, update and upgrade to accelerate and enhance Asia’s fledgling process industry so as to tap on the tremendous growth in the global arena.
The launch was supervised by the Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Mr. Lee Yi Shyan on 2 October 2007. Mr. Lee said, “It is timely that ASPRI has taken the lead to work with the various stakeholders to position the industry for the future. I commend ASPRI for this wonderful initiative. You have set a great example of mobilising industry players towards collective competitiveness.
Mr. James Goh, President of ASPRI concurred that the launch of the show was timely. He also commented on the reasons behind the decision to launch the show, “Asia’s process industry is experiencing a strong surge in demand and the region is poised to take on a bigger role on the global front. Through our dialogues with the industry and our own survey of the landscape, we discovered a need for a high-level global industry platform.”
ProcessCEM Asia 2008 will present excellent opportunities for local industry members to profile their capabilities and offerings. Industry players have been extremely enthusiastic in pledging their support for the event. Several agencies have also indicated their support for ASPRI’s initiatives, including Economic Development Board, Spring Singapore, International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Workforce Development Agency, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau and The Institution of Engineers Singapore respectively.
Mr. Victor Tay, Director of Transport, Logistics, Environmental & Engineering Services, Biomedical & Chemicals at Spring Singapore, expressed his belief that the exhibition will enhance Singapore’s position as a key hub for petroleum refining and process supporting industry services in the region. This showcase of the latest process technology and industry know-how “will also allow our enterprises to look for new partners and new capabilities to sharpen their competitive edge”.
Expected to attract some 3,000 visitors, the show will also showcase a wide range of technologies, services, products, materials and systems and equipment for the process industry, with trade pavilions from countries around the region being planned. The exhibit profile consists of products and materials, systems and equipment and services. There will also be a two-day conference that will focus on industry issues and challenges