(Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2010) BMAM EXPO ASIA 2010 “The 3rd international exhibition and conference on building maintenance and asset management” took place successfully at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok from 15th to 17th September 2010.
Held annually in Bangkok, Thailand since 2008, BMAM Expo Asia has grown to be a key regional industry exhibition and knowledge exchange platform serving the interdisciplinary facility and property management fields devoted to the maintenance and care of commercial and institutional buildings such as overseeing the safe, secure and environmentally sound operations and maintenance of these assets in a cost effective manner while at the same time, ensuring the long term preservation of the asset values.
Over 174 exhibiting and co-exhibiting companies from 23 countries participated in this year’s event, taking up 5,000 sq. meters of exhibition floor space. This is about 36% increase as compared to last year’s event. The exhibition attracted over 3,688 trade visitors of which 632 were foreign visitors coming from 26 countries. 67% of these visitors had direct purchasing authority.
Running alongside the BMAM Expo Asia exhibition was the well attended BMAM conference which was sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle. This year’s conference touched on wide ranging topics and subject matters such as the role of asset management in adding values to facilities, energy efficiency building retrofits, the future of facility management industry in Asia, the future of outsourcing in facility management, risk management and protections just to name a few.
This year’s event saw an increase in the numbers of industry seminars, workshops and courses conducted by government agencies and trade associations such as the Thailand’s Department of public works and town and country planning, ASHRAE Thailand Chapter, the Association of Siamese Architect, Property Management Association of Thailand, The Environmental Engineer Association of Thailand, the Building Safety Inspectors and Officers Association and the Lift Association of Thailand.
One such course was the sellout National Fire Protection Agency 101 Life Safety Certification course reinforcing the growing interest and emphasis amongst Thai facility and property professionals on adopting the latest known-how in enforcing effective fire and safety protections for buildings in Thailand.
Green building concept was also a top draw at the exhibition.”It is timely that the organizer has added green building and retrofit into this year’s event profile which allows us to successfully showcased our Thailand Green Building Institute during the exhibition and also conduct our green design and management and green facility management seminars for our members.” said Mr. Thaweejit Chandrasakha, the President of the Association of Siamese Architects.
With positive feedback received from exhibitors, the organizers concluded that BMAM Expo Asia 2010 has met the expectations of most exhibitors. The majority of the exhibitors also expressed their satisfaction with the quality of trade visitors and buyers attending the exhibition.
“For the third year in a row now, Sodexo has participated in BMAM Expo and we are pleased that this year’s event is yet another successful event for us. We were able to focus on our targeted clients and further advertise Sodexo as the leading provider of integrated facilities management services in Thailand. We have had interesting discussions with and enquiries from international banks, universities, hospitals, real estate property developers, oil and gas companies and even a real estate developer from overseas.” said Mr Col Lin Yeo, Business Development Director of Sodexo.
Mr. Sebastian Power, the Director, Account Management at Property Care Service (Thailand) Ltd. added that BMAM Expo Asia 2010 had provided his company with a cost effective marketing platform to introduce their total facility management concept together with its energy management and building maintenance partners, M&C Energy Group and Comin Thai Co., Ltd. and demonstrate to the market that the company is now capable of providing both professional hard and soft service solutions for all types of property.
“We are looking forward to the opportunity to participate again in 2011.” said Mr. Rawee Ngamchokchaicharoen from TRANE who together with its partners, Hussmann, Thermo King, Ingersoll Rand and Cisa displayed their new HVAC solutions under the climate solution concept.
Jones Lang LaSalle took the opportunity to sponsor the BMAM conference and invited many of its overseas experts to attend. “BMAM Expo Asia 2010 offered excellent opportunities for professionals in the real estate field and related industries to learn and share experiences and expertise as well as new innovations. We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this event” said Ms Suphin Mechuchep, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle.