World of Concrete 2022 Draws 37,000 Attendees to Las Vegas

Nearly 37,000 construction and masonry professionals convened in Las Vegas last week for peer-to-peer connection, deal-making, education, and competition. World of Concrete, Informa Markets’ premiere exhibition serving the thriving construction and masonry industries, concluded the event’s 47th annual event held from January 17-20 – at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).  

World of Concrete encompassed 632,000-square-feet of space, hosting over 1,100 industry-leading suppliers in the expo hall, just over 150 of whom were first-time exhibitors.

“The level of engagement from companies of all sizes and corners of the industry was very encouraging, especially following the past couple challenging years, and points to the revival of the trade show industry and continued growth of the construction and masonry sectors,” said Jackie James, Group Director, World of Concrete. “We are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received from our community, buyers and suppliers alike, and look forward to seeing a wealth of new business partnerships and industry innovation resulting from this week’s event.”

New this year, and central to World of Concrete’s core values, the exhibition organizers formalized the event’s commitment to sustainability in collaboration with renewable energy partner/sponsor HILTI. The program include three objectives: inspiring sustainable development, environmental responsibility, and social responsibility – each pledge supporting the event’s commitment to shaping the concrete industry for a sustainable future.  

World of Concrete 2023 will be held Jan. 16-19, 2023. Learn more on the show’s website.

World of Concrete Returns To A Full-Scale Experience: January 17-22, 2022

World of Concrete 2022 has all the new products, leading-industry suppliers, resources, and valuable information necessary to the concrete & masonry industries. This is the commercial construction industry’s first, largest and most important annual international event for professionals across the globe.

World of Concrete 2022 attendee registration is now open, and expectations are this will be THE event to attend to kick off the new year. After a very successful scaled-back return to live events in June of 2021, WOC 2022 promises to return to a robust, full-scale show, utilizing three indoor halls, and 4 outdoor exhibits and event lots, in additional to its world-class education program, and 1,000+ leading-industry suppliers already committed to exhibiting at this annual meeting place for the commercial construction community.

2022 areas of the show floor will include:

WEST HALL

Material Handling: If it’s new or trusted in material handling, it’s here: find trucks, excavators, paving equipment and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement, and earth moving.

World of Concrete General: Find equipment, tools, products and services for the commercial construction concrete and masonry industries. 

NORTH HALL

The Producer Center: Featuring a comprehensive marketplace of materials, equipment, demos, specifically for concrete producers.

Technology for Construction: The innovation showcase featuring the newest software, products and tools for the commercial construction industry from top information technology and systems providers.  

Precast: Featuring the latest products and technologies in the precast/prestressed production and site erection.

Robotics LIVE!: Discover how autonomous robotic equipment, 3D printing, and other innovations that assist workers are increasing the efficiency and safety on construction sites around the world.

Concrete Masonry: This area showcases everything for the producers of concrete masonry (block, segmental retaining wall units, veneer, slabs, pavers, and roof tiles) need to cast high quality units such, production equipment, supplies, admixtures, and pigments.

Concrete Reinforcement: Features the leaders in concrete reinforcement, showcasing reinforcement fabrication such bending, cutting, straightening, and machinery, along with job site materials including reinforced positioners & locators, epoxy-coated, steel, glass fiber, galvanized bar and all types of reinforcement accessories.

World of Concrete General: Find equipment, tools, products, and services for contractors who work with concrete and masonry in the commercial and residential segments.

Cement Production Pavilion: Features the leaders of the equipment and support services used in cement manufacturing: kilns, separators, mills, dryers, silos, bagging machines, and plant automation & instrumentation.

CENTRAL HALL

Concrete Repair & Demolition: View a display of the latest surface preparation equipment, scarifying, grinding, and sawing equipment. The area also showcases all type of grouts, mortars, sealants, joint fillers, and waterproofing materials needed to provide long lasting repairs.

Concrete Surfaces & Decorative: Explore the innovations that transform concrete surfaces into attractive and long-lasting surfaces including coatings, cleaning solutions, stains, pigments, and polishing tools that will help you capitalize on this expanding segment.

STUCCO LIVE!: Showcasing best practices for flashing, lathing and cement plaster applications for residential and commercial installations. Interact with instructors, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in stucco applications.  Stucco LIVE! is sponsored by the Stucco Manufacturers Association (SMA).

World of Masonry / WOC General: Find all things masonry, from scaffolding, products, tools, information, and emerging technology that professionals need to stay on the cutting edge.

Outdoor Events: See exciting championships, skills challenges, creative demos, and events you won’t want to miss.

Outdoor Exhibits: Featuring industry-leading exhibiting suppliers, live demos, heavy equipment, & decorative concrete products.

▸ Diamond Lots (Front of West Hall)
▸ Silver Lot (Front of North Hall)
▸ Riviera Lot (Front of West Hall)

The CIM Silent & Live Auction will take place on Wednesday, January 19, at 1:00 PM, with the silent auction occurring right before the live event.

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has developed into a key resource for populating the concrete industry with talented individuals with college degrees. Five universities strategically placed across the country offer four-year degrees in CIM. Today, there are more than 1,000 graduates of the program and another 500 students currently enrolled. This program is made possible, in large part, by the combined efforts of the national and local concrete industry. The National Steering Committee (NSC) for CIM, in collaboration with local patron groups at all five universities, provides both funding and oversight for the program. To date, World of Concrete has raised 13 Million-plus for the CIM program over the past 16 years.

You won’t find professional education like this anywhere else—the WOC Education Program is the best in the concrete and masonry industries. With more than 110 hands-on technical trainings and sessions that deliver useful insights into critical topics like finance and surveying (plus certification programs and interactive workshops), World of Concrete is the place to build the skills that matter now—and produce lasting success.

World of Concrete January 18-20, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

▸ January 17: Education

Register by 12/13/21 to save on Exhibits-Only fees and book your hotel through onPeak early for the best rates and locations at www.worldofconcrete.com.

For the latest show information, the WOC website is updated daily with all the latest events, educational offerings, and more.

Editor’s Note: Those planning to visit WOC 2022 must register online prior to the show, as there will be no onsite registration. World of Concrete 2022 will adhere to Informa AllSecure health and safety standards, as well as guidance from local authorities, and any venue or location-specific regulations.

Register Now for MODEX 2022

As the speed of manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation operations continue to accelerate, the future of our industry depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain with more possibilities for years to come.

MODEX 2022 will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer to find:

  • More visibility and accelerating time to market
  • More reduction of operating costs & increasing efficiency
  • More streamlining and automating your operations
  • More connecting with solution providers & key thought leaders
  • More discovering the latest technologies & innovations
  • More learning the latest trends in over 100 educational sessions

On March 28-31, manufacturing and supply chain professionals will have an unrivaled face-to-face opportunity to network, learn, share, and get a sneak preview of where our industry is headed.

SET YOURSELF UP FOR FUTURE SUCCESS.

The future of the manufacturing and supply chain industry starts at MODEX. It’s where the brightest minds in the industry gather to network, learn, and share. Get a sneak preview of where the industry is going and find the people, solutions, and resources you need to compete in an increasingly challenging marketplace.

NO RISK, PLENTY OF REWARD.

MODEX 2022 offers all of the resources you need to get your management’s approval to attend.

Visit modexshow.com/approval to find proposal writing tips and budgeting strategies. After all, the connections, education and solution-sourcing at MODEX 2022 could positively impact your business for years to come.

UNSURPASSED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.

MODEX gives you a preview of what lies ahead in the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Whether it’s a new product or technology, a new process, or a regulation that’s going to impact the way you do business, you’ll learn about it here. From keynote talks to over 100 educational seminars on the show floor, MODEX 2022 offers you the insight and information you need to tackle today’s challenges – and prepare for what the future holds.

MODEX 2022 gives you a hands-on look at the future of manufacturing, transportation and supply chain. Now more than ever, you’re looking for greater efficiency, reliability, and resiliency for your operations — MODEX is the place to find more of these solutions.

So whatever solutions you need to move your business forward, you’ll find them all at MODEX 2022.

Register today at modexshow.com and join us at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

PROMATDX Online Trade Event

In these unprecedented times, supply chain solutions are more critical to business success than they have ever been. To answer this call, MHI created the ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX), a new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals with critical access to the latest solutions they need now to improve the resiliency and agility of their operations.

ProMatDX combines the power of the connections, solution-sourcing and education that only ProMat can deliver with the latest digital event technology in a five-day event that will be the most important week of 2021 for the manufacturing and supply chain industry.

Attending ProMatDX is your unrivaled opportunity in 2021 to find solutions, connect with your peers and leading solution-providers and learn the latest trends and technologies that will take your supply chain to the next level of success.

April 12-16: Online Trade Show

Learn more and register now.

World of Concrete On Tap for June 2021

Virtual Keynotes from the 2020 AAPEX Automotive Show

New Report On COVID-19 Impact on Supply Chains

“Businesses, consumers and supply chains will be forever changed by this global pandemic.”

MHI’s report, “Transformation Age: Shaping Your Future,” provides insights into key trends and technologies that will impact the success of supply chains over the next 20 years.

Because the trends covered in the report have been so deeply impacted by COVID-19, a special section focusing on the pandemic and its long- and short-term impacts on supply chain and logistics operations has been included.

The report predicts the acceleration of digital and automated supply chain solutions due to COVID-19. These solutions provide the visibility, flexibility, agility and social distancing answers that firms will need to succeed in a post-COVID world. These tools are as wide ranging as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, edge computing and drones and are expected to shift early-stage promises to step-change value propositions.

In addition to accelerated technology investments, the report predicts that some organizations will choose to embrace a more regional-local sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery approach — or “nearshoring.” Others will be looking to diversify their supplier base. Still others will seek greater balance in inventory management, blending “just-in-time” with “just-in-case.”

“Businesses, consumers and supply chains will be forever changed by this global pandemic,” says John Paxton, COO of MHI. “The organizations that accelerate the implementation of digital, next generation technologies and solutions and take a hard look at material and product sourcing are the ones that will be best positioned for future success because they will be the ones that can quickly respond and adjust to supply chain disruptions.”

The report provides information and insights meant to spark thought and discussion about key factors that are expected to drive, fuel and impact various aspects of life and industry in the coming decade and beyond. It also recommends how leaders can respond to keep their companies thriving and profitable.

“I believe strategic leadership as well as the people at the operational level will have considerable interest in this information, as they’re the ones who will ultimately be facing the challenges of serving customers in light of these dynamic market forces,” says George W. Prest, CEO of MHI. “It is very important for them to understand what’s coming, how fast it’s coming and how those forces will impact their supply chains.”

“Transformation Age” covers a wide range of topics, including anticipated advances in smart technologies and digital decisioning tools, market influencers, global factors, ways workplace changes and new consumer expectations will revolutionize industries, and even how the new space economy will become a topic of growing importance over the coming decades.

To access the report and learn more about the changes to come, visit mhi.org/transformationage

World of Concrete 2020 Recap

World of Concrete 2020 concluded its 45th edition with a very strong event for the concrete & masonry industries.

World of Concrete 2020 concluded its 45th edition with a very strong event for the concrete & masonry industries.

International presence was also robust with 237 companies from 29 countries outside the United States. Exhibit space booked onsite for WOC 2021 resulted in just over 530,000 net square-feet, nearly 77% of the WOC 2020 show floor, consisting of 485 companies, projecting next year’s edition to be one of the largest events in over a decade.

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program held its 15th annual unreserved silent and live auctions at World of Concrete 2020. The silent and live auctions broke all previous records bringing in more than $1.2 million, with a total of over $12 million to the CIM program in the past 15 years. The CIM program is a business program that has been developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The program gives students entering the concrete work force industry experience early in their careers.


“This year has been a very successful event–the industry continues to evolve and grow stronger as we enter a new decade,” says Jackie James, Group Director, World of Concrete. “The construction industry remains strong along with the economy and we cannot wait until WOC 2021, with the new expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall to showcase our leading industry suppliers in this state-of-the-art facility.”

Thousands of spectators gathered in the Bronze Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and thousands more watched live online, as the 18th annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship took center stage at World of Concrete. It’s a battle of skill, speed and stamina as masons and tenders from across North America put their reputations on the line for a chance to win serious prizes.

Mason Fred Campbell and mason tender Tony Shelton of Creative Masonry in Greeneville, TN took home top honors, claiming the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer,” with a brick count of 756. Campbell is now the proud owner of a new Ford F-250 XLT 4×4 truck, an Essick Pro 12 mortar mixer plus an additional $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Mason Darian Douthit of Providence Masonry of Miami, OK took home the title SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN®, which goes to the mason whose wall was voted “most sellable,” by a 30-judge panel. For this honor Douthit is taking home a ROXOR Off-Road side-by-side sport utility vehicle.

World of Concrete 2021 will be held January 19-22; Education 18-22, back at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

World of Concrete 2019 Sets 10-Year Attendance Record

 

 

World of Concrete 2019 exceeded expectations across the board and concluded its 44th edition as the largest World of Concrete in over a decade. This signature annual event for the industries drew 60,511 registered professionals and featured more than 1,500 companies (including 259 brand new companies) exhibiting across more than 776,800 net square feet of exhibit space.

Jackie James, Group Director,  World of Concrete, said: “This year has been a very successful event–World of Concrete 2019 attendees, both domestic and international, experienced the newest products, technologies and educational offerings. Having our largest event in 10 years proves that the construction sector is strong globally. The education program was well received with a 5% increase in attendance. We want to thank all the exhibitors and attendees who made WOC a must-attend event for 2019, and we look forward to a successful WOC 2020!”

Kevin Archibald, Show Manager, World of Concrete,  said: “We are very excited with the results. The positive energy indicates a strong year ahead. This year brought in record breaking attendees, exceptional exhibits, and a very solid rebook rate of just over 538,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, rebooking 70% of the total 2019 square footage onsite for next year’s show.”

Highlights of the 2019 edition included the Bob Weatherton Award established by World of Concrete to honor his contributions to the concrete industry. The award includes a $2,500 scholarship and was presented at the CIM National Board Meeting at WOC 2019. This year’s recipient of the Weatherton Award was Paige Silva, who attends California State University – Chico.

The 17th Annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship brought in crowds full of spectators from across the globe. 27 bricklaying teams travel from all over North America and Australia to Las Vegas to compete for the title World’s Best Bricklayer. This year’s winner Mason – Mario Alves – A&M Masonry, Hamilton, Ontario with the help of Tender – Michael Alves took home the coveted title and went home with a 2019 FORD F-250 4×4 truck and $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Concrete Industry Management (CIM) is a business program that has been developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The program gives students entering the concrete work force industry experience early in their careers. CIM held its 14th annual unreserved silent and live auctions at World of Concrete 2019. The silent and live auctions raised gross revenues of $1.2 million, setting a record for funds raised at WOC, and bringing a total of over $10 million to the CIM program in the past 14 years. More information on the CIM Program can be found at www.concretedegree.com.

World of Concrete 2020 will be held February 4-7; Seminars  3-7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

 

Plan Ahead for AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas

The 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) featured more than 48,000 targeted buyers, of which 21% were international and included 22 official international buying delegations.

“It’s a long way from Melbourne, Australia, to Vegas, but it’s certainly worth it. The network opportunities are endless and it certainly makes it easy to build on those long-standing relationships that I have been building over the years,” said David Trumino from Superior Tyres.

AAPEX will be held November 5-7, 2019 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Learn more on AAPEX website.