Monday 3 February 2014, AmsterdamThere has been an increasing demand for electricity globally, mostly in emerging economies such as China, India, Eastern Europe and Latin America, due to the increased pace of industrial activity in these regions. Traditionally, the global Transmission and Distribution (T&D) markets were concentrated in the regions of North America and Western Europe. However, in recent years there has been a change in this trend, and the focus of activities in the global T&D market has shifted to the South-East Asian, South Asian, Eastern European and Latin American nations. This trend has developed for two main reasons: first, the low-cost advantage that companies can derive by shifting some of their operations to these countries; and second, the growing domestic demand in these emerging economies for increased industrial and commercial production. To meet the growing demand for power, countries will require increased investments in electricity infrastructure. Such growth in the installed capacity will require additional infrastructure investments for installing new T&D infrastructure, increasing the demand for transmission towers.