INTERMAT is the exhibition of sustainable solutions and technologies for construction, is held every 3 years at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. INTERMAT hosts 173,300 visitors and 1,400 exhibitors presenting an offer of equipment, materials and solutions for civil engineering and structural building works. Through five dedicated sectors, the show will bring together construction industry players around an edition focusing on innovation and new technology for the path to net zero. Earthmoving, demolition and transportation; Lifting and handling; Roads, material industry and foundations; Buildings and concrete sector (including the World of Concrete Europe); And a brand-new area dedicated to New technologies and energies. Interview with Isabelle Alfano, Director of the Agro Equipment & Construction Division at Comexposium. Easy Engineering: What’s the news for 2024 about new directions? Isabelle Alfano: The next INTERMAT, the sustainable construction solutions and technology exhibition, will be taking place from 24 to 27 April 2024 at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Focusing on the unavoidable issue of low carbon for the construction industry, and with a brand-new look, the 2024 edition aims to constitute a showcase for the excellence of the sector in the race to net zero. The low carbon theme will also be given pride of place at the show through a model that has been overhauled in terms of offering and format, with a view in particular to lowering its own carbon footprint: 4 exhibition days instead of 6, A more comprehensive exhibition offering addressing wider and more cross-cutting themes, An extended ecosystem, open to new partners, Exhibition spaces redesigned around the sector’s key challenges, Changes made to its flagship events (INTERMAT Innovation Awards, INTERMAT Demi, INTERMAT Rental Day, etc.) And naturally, an event capitalizing on all its existing strengths and assets. Isabelle Alfano, Director of the Agro Equipment & Construction Division at Comexposium E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? I.A: As a major societal issue for the entire construction industry, the path to net zero is shaking up the production model of all its players. Order principals, international and national equipment and machinery manufacturers, rental companies and service providers will all experience profound changes in their business models over the next ten years. In this perspective, the 2024 year will be one of renewal, in step with the low-carbon transformation of the sector, to closely meet the needs of construction professionals in search of game-changing solutions and sustainable, zero-carbon equipment and technology. On issues such as reducing the carbon footprint on building projects, migrating to zero-carbon energy sources, or low-carbon powertrains, equipment, materials and services, the event aims to offer a stage to the latest developments and concrete solutions on the construction market in the aim of building an ambitious net zero trajectory. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024? I.A: Sales have been open since the beginning of January and the responses have been very positive. INTERMAT 2024 is awaited by the profession and the new positioning is well perceived. We aim to welcome 1,400 exhibitors, with a comprehensive French and International offer.