World of Concrete returns for its 50th year
World of Concrete has opened registration for its 50th show. The exhibition serves the commercial concrete construction and masonry industries and takes place over three days. The show will feature education opportunities, community-focused events, and access to exhibiting manufacturers. Taking place in Las Vegas from January 23 to 25, the annual event will focus on new developments in efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This edition of World of Concrete will recognize and commemorate the longstanding brands and dedicated individuals who have contributed to the successes of the industry over the past 50 years.
More than 1,300 companies from 34 countries come to World of Concrete to unveil new tools, machines, and materials at the top of the year's buying cycle. Exhibitors in a multitude of categories from material handling, work trucks, and technology to materials like autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), cement, and coatings, span 700,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor exhibit space.
World of Concrete says that it prioritizes learning, keeping education at the forefront of the show. At the show, visitors can discuss emerging trends with sessions highlighting compliance, safety, commercial, and industrial repair as well as best business practices and project management. More than 50 new subjects will be introduced to the 2024 educational agenda in celebration of the 50th anniversary.
World of Concrete focuses on building technical aptitude through expanded certification seminars, interactive workshops, and accredited courses. Training will include concrete repair, wall forming and reinforcement, robotics, concrete paving, and more.
"World of Concrete is undoubtedly one of the most important gatherings for professionals in the concrete and masonry industries, serving as a nexus for fostering growth, facilitating connections, and cultivating excellence in the market," comments Jackie James, vice president of World of Concrete. "The wealth of knowledge shared here and the education courses provided equips concrete and masonry professionals with the most insight to upcoming trends that are not accessible anywhere else. They come to WOC to see the advancements in technology that are continuously evolving the practice of construction."
Also returning this year, World of Concrete's Innovative Product Awards will recognize new products increasing efficiency in the concrete industry. First launched in 2023, the awards honour equipment, materials, and tools. The People's Choice Award, selected online based on industry votes, as well as the Experts' Choice Award, selected by World of Concrete editors and industry experts, features nine product categories: Business & Technology Software & Services; Concrete Construction Materials; Concrete Production & Delivery; Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Concrete; General Construction Tools & Equipment; Masonry Construction Materials; Precast & Block Production; Repair & Demolition Materials, Tools & Equipment; Slab Tools, Equipment & Materials.
Exhibitors at World of Concrete 2024 include Stihl, WernerCo, Caterpillar, Putzmeister, Husqvarna Construction, Milwaukee Tool, Bosch and Dewalt, Sika, Quikrete, and Sakrete/Amerimix. Masonry companies in attendance include EZG Manufacturing, Premier Scaffold Solutions, Layher Inc., and At-Pac. Robotics and technology providers include HP SitePrint, Sysdyne, Command Alkon, and Winsun 3D Printing.
Registration for the 50th anniversary edition of World of Concrete is now open.