INTERMAT 2024: an edition driving progress and promoting business

INTERMAT 2024: an edition driving progress and promoting business
The 2024 edition of the tradeshow, with its redesigned offering and format, registered
over its four-day duration 127,500 entries, 21% of which from outside France and from
130 countries. A total of 1,065 exhibitors, including 68% from outside France, welcomed
a high-quality visitor audience, delighted to witness the industry’s drive in favour of
environmental and technological progress. The show acted as a business-conducive
catalyst, with a widely acknowledged increase in the proportion of decision makers. A
third of the visitors came with investment plans to accelerate the low carbon and digital
transition of construction projects. With 30% more contacts per day per exhibitor
compared with its 2018 edition, INTERMAT 2024 was the federating point of
convergence for all the professionals who came in search of a concentrate of innovation
to address the climate and societal challenges faced by construction. Exhibitors and
visitors met up in a particularly animated and convivial atmosphere.
An unprecedented mobilisation by the construction industry
The exhibition was opened by the chairmen of the five main construction trade associations in
France (DLR, EVOLIS, FFB, FNTP and SEIMAT), united and committed through the signature of
the manifesto “4 keys to support the decarbonisation of construction equipment”.
Adopting the right energy for each use, saving energy, raising stakeholder awareness to CSR
and improving the safety and appeal of jobs in construction were at the heart of some highly
productive debates staged in the new Industry Forum and Academy spaces. Talks, round tables
and special features gave an opportunity to visitors, and in particular to the 1,400 young people
in attendance, to gain insight into the major issues in the sector in the aim of accelerating the
green and digital transitions.
International innovation on show
This edition was marked by the noticeable representativity of major international construction
companies. The most-represented countries included Belgium the Netherlands, Italy, Germany,
the UK, Finland, North African countries and Türkiye. The ReBuild Ukraine talk addressed all
the themes essential for the reinforcement of the Ukrainian nation through reconstruction,
representing multiple opportunities for French companies, investors and partners.
Reflecting this 2024 show, the INTERMAT Innovation Awards provided further evidence of the
powerful innovation dynamic in the design and manufacture of equipment and machinery to
support the energy transition, digitalisation and safety, distinguishing 17 winners.

The New Technologies and Energies hub and the Start-up Village offered a showcase to
technology and equipment incorporating new, alternative or renewable energy sources
(biofuel, electric, hydrogen), virtual and digital engineering, energy storage solutions and
autonomous vehicles.
The multiple machinery demo zones both outdoors and on stands, and displaying all electric
machines indoors, gave visitors a chance to discover the momentum of the latest developments
by manufacturers for better safety, productivity and energy efficiency.
World Of Concrete Europe at the heart of low carbon challenges
The exhibition zone and educational forum focussing on the low carbon transition of the
concrete sector zone attracted the attention of nearly one in two visitors. The INTERMAT
Innovation Awards rewarded the sector’s efforts to activate all the levers in a push to reduce
the carbon impact of materials, processes, technology and equipment.
The ambition of the exhibition’s redesigned model around the major challenges of
The 2024 vintage was one of renewal, with a tradeshow redesigned in terms of format and
offering, and revolving around four pillars; Innovation, Energies, New equations and
Commitments. Over and above the valuable business opportunities, the show reasserted its
ambition of bringing together and sharing with the entire ecosystem the wealth of innovation
in support of decarbonisation. Exhibitors were able to meet a great many visitors and help them
bring their purchasing plans to fruition. The 2024 show succeeded in its goal of collectively
providing novel and virtuous responses to professionals, whose pleasure at being able to come
together in a convivial climate was clear for all to see throughout the four days of the event!
The next edition will be held in April 2027.

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