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The 25th AFCM Symposium and Exhibition

The 25th AFCM Symposium and Exhibition

04 April 2018 - 06 April 2018


These symposia provide a forum for the exchange of information of the latest technologies and opportunities to review the practices of the cement industry. AFCM also organises plant visits among its members. This exchange of technical information is aimed at further enhancing the efficiency of the ASEAN cement industry.

We all know cement industry, like the rest of the construction industry, is facing a number of challenges relating to energy resources, CO2 emissions, and the use of alternative materials, as well as the growing environmental concerns linked to climate change. In line with its theme, The 25th ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers (AFCM) Technical Symposium & Exhibition will share and discuss the future developments of cement production applying emerging green alternatives and the benefits they offer. Many of these alternatives rely on technological advances that include energy-efficient and low-carbon production methods.

The 25th AFCM Technical Symposium & Exhibition is expected to have 400 attendees from the cement industry and its supporting fields from the member countries of AFCM. Among the attendees are AFCM members, government officials, company executives, professionals, operators, consultants, journalists, bankers, and fund managers.

The selection of Bandung in West Java as the venue of the conference is not just because of its reputation as a tourist destination, but more than that, it has proven record of hosting various kinds of international events, such as the Asian-African Conference in 1955 and its 60th commemoration in 2015. It is also an opportunity to see the boundless variety of unique sceneries, as well as countless traditional and cultural heritages, of West Java.

Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, located approximately 140 km (87 miles) southeast of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is about 3 - 5 hours by car via the toll road or 3 hours by train. As the fourth metropolitan city in Indonesia, Bandung's international airport, Hussein Sastra Negara, connects international flight from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, twice a day. Bandung has cooler temperatures year-round than most other Indonesian cities.

The city lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains, such as Mt Tangkuban Perahu, Mt Malabar, Mt Burangrang and many others. This topography provides a natural defence system, which was the primary reason the Dutch East Indies government's planned to move the colonial capital from Batavia (now Jakarta) to Bandung.

As one of most favourite meeting, convention and exhibition Destination, Bandung will host The 25th AFCM Technical Symposium & Exhibition on 4 - 6 April 2018 at Trans Luxury Hotel, Indonesia's newest reference in luxury hospitality. It is a sophisticated blend of Indonesian tradition with a refined contemporary interpretation, right in the heart of Bandung City.

Our social programs are designed to provide you with an excellent space for networking, business and entertainment. We trust that the time you spend with us in Bandung will be most rewarding and memorable.