Source: Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Dallas
Show management reports that next year’s World of Concrete, February 5–8 in Las Vegas, will be larger than their 2012 gathering and packed with a lineup of 100-plus educational sessions (February 4–8), hands-on product demonstrations, spectator events, and competitions.
World of Concrete 2013 will feature 1,200 exhibitors across much of the Las Vegas Convention Center and draw a projected 50,000 registrants in concrete and masonry. “The floor is already larger than the 2012 show, and we still have several months to welcome additional exhibitors,” says World of Concrete Director Jackie James. “With the economy turning a corner, the industry need for new products and technologies, and networking opportunities that can only be found at a relationship-building tradeshow, WOC 2013 will be a satisfying event for both exhibitors and attendees.”
Concrete and masonry professionals can look forward to a world-class education program that adds more value to the show experience, she adds. New sessions will include the Train-the-Trainer for Crane Operators/Signalmen; Construction Boot Camp for Field Leaders; plus Hands-On Training opportunities for laying concrete masonry block, placing and finishing floors, surveying, stamped concrete and concrete repairs. Also added for WOC 2013 are the new four-hour Certification Seminars and Exams track.
Well-subscribed events returning for WOC 2013 are The John Deere Operator Challenge, Western Star Serious Trucks Challenge, the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 National Bricklaying Championship, SAIA’s Safety Boot Camp, Pervious Concrete LIVE!, Masonry Veneer LIVE!, and the 2013 Concrete Industry Management Auction. New to the schedule are Concrete Anchoring LIVE!, Power Troweling Aid Research Project, and Let’s Build with Concrete for Habitat. The latter entails attendees fabricating countertops and other decorative concrete items to be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas ReStore.
New to the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion will be an awards program for which exhibitors will be invited and encouraged to enter the work being performed in their booths. There will be three Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion Awards categories: flatwork, vertical work, and specialty work (countertops, furniture, etc.), with attendees choice and experts’ choice winners in each. — www.worldofconcrete.com