Intermat 2024Published 14/11 at 14:58
The next edition of Intermat will focus on sustainable construction solutions and technology, taking place from 24 to 27 April 2024 at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
Many large international manufacturers have already chosen Intermat to showcase their latest low carbon emission developments. To date, and since the round table event held on 20 April, leading names have confirmed their attendance at the show including AUSA, Epiroc, Faymonville, Liebherr, Magni and Volvo. They join the registered exhibitors whose participation had already been announced - Alphi, Bobcat, Cummins, IMER, Komatsu, Groupe Monnoyeur, Putzmeister, SANY, Sateco, Schwing Stetter, Sunward, Takeuchi, Topcon and Wacker Neuson.
Davy Guillemard, CEO of Volvo Construction says, “Intermat 2024 has reinvented itself to address the issues of the decarbonisation of the construction industry, adapt to environmental constraints, and advance along the road to sustainability. As these commitments are particularly close to the fundamental values and ambitions of the Volvo Group, which is resolutely determined to be a proactive leader in change and accelerate on the low carbon path, we have chosen to invite our clients and partners to meet us at Intermat 2024 to present them with all our low carbon solutions at their disposal.”
François Escourrou, CEO of Wacker Neuson added: “The next Intermat show, with its low carbon theme, is keenly awaited by our group which has set itself the goal of cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% in 2025 compared with 2019. To do so we have opted to convert our machines to electric power to support our clients in their CSR policy. We will therefore have a lot of new products to present at Intermat in 2024 in terms of equipment, with around 40 new machines in the electric range, but also in terms of associated services and digitalisation.”
Olivier Saint-Paul, CEO of PL2M additionally stated: “At PL2M, the screed and rendering machine market leader, we look forward to taking part in the next Intermat 2024 and bringing our contribution to the zero carbon transition of the building sector. The event offers the chance to present new solutions that are resolutely focussed on the future, rounding out our ranges of rendering machines, fluid screed pumps and traditional screed conveyors. Our brands Putzmeister, Lancy and Brinkmann, will be showcased on our stand with a great many innovations for ever higher performances and safety on building sites, and less environmental impact.”
Redesigned around the four major challenges of construction
The 2024 edition of Intermat aims to gather the entire construction industry around a shared vision of the future in order to harness the collective expertise of the construction industry. This is to address the sector’s major issues in terms of decarbonisation and energy, digitalisation, CSR commitment, training and employment, and organise a platform for dialogue with the public authorities. To do so, it will draw on pillars that will offer highlights and developments featuring the main challenges for the construction industry.
The first pillar aims to find solutions to the major challenges faced by the construction industry. An industry forum event (new in 2024) aims to brings together the five main construction federations – DLR, EVOLIS, UMGO-FFB, FNTP, SEIMAT – at a series of talks and round tables with high level speakers, construction professionals, official authorities, French and international special guests. The forum aims to provide perspectives from other sectors to address zero carbon issues from all angles. The World of Concrete Europe Forum will also provide an opportunity to hear a series of talks dedicated to the concrete industry, the material and its various applications.
To recognise innovation, the Intermat Innovation Awards is a competition reflecting the sector’s new challenges and will have a dedicated display area. In order to provide the media with access to the latest news, the Intermat T Press Days is two days of workshops and discussions held on 18 and 19 January 2024 between exhibitors and journalists.
The New Technologies and Energies Hub (new for 2024) will be an area dedicated to exhibitors and startups, providing a speaking platform and a demonstration zone dedicated to equipment, particularly electric powered, for a look at the worksite of the future. Two exhibitors have already registered, Theam and River. In addition, a space dedicated to jobs and training has been set aside to give a platform to occupational promotion initiatives, workshops and talks, job opportunity sessions, and so forth, whilst the Rental Day will be devoted to equipment rental with contributions from international experts.
The final pillar at Intermat is dedicated to commitments regarding how to reach net zero. Hence the exhibition will now be held over four days instead of the traditional six, with the show being redesigned to present products and services focused on the circular economy providing physical and social access to the widest possible audience.
The exhibition has been sub divided into five hubs. These comprise of: Earthmoving, Demolition and Transportation; Roads, Materials and Foundations; Lifting and Handling; Building, Civil Engineering and Concrete, including the event WOCE which aims to present the full value chain of the concrete industry. New for 2024 will be the New Technologies and Energies hub (electric, hydrogen, natural gas energies, autonomous vehicles, virtual technology engineering, etc.).
During the four days of the show, visitors will be able to take advantage of the demonstration zone, an integral part of the Intermat DNA, which will offer centre stage to innovative equipment operating in real life conditions.