Global Asphalt & Pavement Summit back for 2017

After the success previous installments and positive feedback from industry experts, the Global Asphalt & Pavement Summit (GAPS) is returning this coming March.After the success previous installments and positive feedback from industry experts, the Global Asphalt & Pavement Summit (GAPS) is returning for 2017.

The 9th GAPS will once again be held in Jakarta, on March 8 with the aim of creating the most comprehensive platform for bitumen discussion in the Asia-Pacific region.

It aims to spark discussion on a range of topics, from the state of the market, technology, macro to micro and upstream to downstream.

Infrastructure plays a major role in better economic progress, and pavement construction accounts for a significant part of that progress.

rcw-news-globalbitumen2-medAs road construction projects are carried out and technology and products are introduced to the ever-changing market, the future path of the industry comes down to industry stakeholders. To strengthen the conference agenda, GAPS 2017 will introduce three refreshing sessions: Infrastructure & Regional Asphalt Market; Global Bitumen Trading; and Pavement Technology Updates, all of which cover policy, market trace and analysis, technology product enlightenment and promotion, solid networking, and future strategic positioning and assessment.

Solid Networking Platform

  • Suppliers, governments, industry associations, high contractor attendance

Policy, Market Trace and Analysis

  • Attendance of government officials to bring more insight into plans and specifications
  • Professionals and experts to bring more to the table on dynamics and implications

Technology Innovation and Product Promotion

  • Catch up with the latest technology and product upgrades
  • A unique platform to promote products to the market

Future Strategic Positioning and Assessment

  • Evaluation throughout the industry
  • Plan future paths and sustainable development


  • Asia’s economic development and pavement development
  • Outlook of Indonesian asphalt market and pavement development
  • Updates on Vietnam’s infrastructure construction and five-year plan
  • Overview of Cambodia’s asphalt market and pavement development
  • Outlook on Australia’s asphalt market and pavement development


  • Overview on crude oil market, trend expectations and the refining market onwards
  • Global trade flow updates
  • The future development of logistics in the bitumen industry (infrastructure, ports, routes, vessels, etc)
  • Bitumen price fluctuation and forecast
  • China: Traditional bitumen importer & new exporter – its impact on the Asian market


  • Optimising the use of polymer modified bitumen and sealing technology
  • Functional pavement failures and utilisation of additives to increase sustainability of asphalt pavement
  • Case Study: Implementing EME2 pavement and mix design
  • Performance of warm mix technology using SMA in national road projects
  • Development of recycling technology from pavement waste

After that, there will be a workshop in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on 10th March with local officers, contractors and traders.

Detailed agenda:

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