"We are anticipating another exciting event for 2019," says Jackie James, Group Director of World of Concrete. "The event has surpassed expectations in square footage, and we are confident that the 2019 event will be even stronger for both exhibitors and attendees. We look forward to serving the concrete and masonry industries with this annual international platform to network, source, and receive valuable education to start the year off." World of Concrete 2018 was the largest in the event's nine-year history, with 1,564 leading-industry suppliers exhibiting across more than 746,000 sq.ft space and a visitorship of 58,000.
This year, the week-long event will showcase exciting new products and cutting-edge technologies, along with 150 educational sessions, interactive workshops, competitions, hands-on training, and skill-building seminars (from 21-25 Jan) with top industry experts. The education programs will provide training on safety and construction fundamentals. The full program can be viewed online at www.worldofconcrete.com/en/education.html. Some of the seminars are also certification programs where attendees can be certified in different targeted fields. Seminar will be on topics relating to concrete production and technology, management, etc. Attendees will include commercial contractors, concrete contractors, ready mix producers, rental center managers, and concrete pumpers.
"There are some very positive changes to the show floor for 2019. We have moved the Masonry area to the Central Hall, and Technology to the North Hall to accommodate both of these growing sectors," said Kevin Archibald, Show Manager.
New for 2019 will be the Concrete Start-Up Zone sponsored by the ACI Foundation's Strategic Development Council (SDC). It will feature emerging technologies, innovations, equipment and materials that are yet to be commercially introduced in the market. The Concrete Start-up Zone exemplifies SDC's support of innovation and technology that can provide solutions to the CE industry. A key participant this year will be NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge (located in the North Hall N153.), where participating teams will provide the status of their research on developing 3-D printing technologies.