Sources: Informa Markets, Irving, Texas; CP staff
World of Concrete manager Informa Markets reports a final registration of 48,009 for this year’s show (January 17-19), noting heavy indoor and outdoor Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) foot traffic, along with participation from concrete or masonry construction professionals representing 120-plus countries.
“The 2023 edition of World of Concrete far exceeded our expectations. The crowded show floor and packed educational sessions prove how essential meeting face to face is, that it remains important now more than ever to have a space to connect, to learn, to share across the concrete, masonry and construction industries as a vital contributor to our economy,” says World of Concrete Vice President Jackie James. “In-person attendance is on its way back to pre-pandemic levels and the World of Concrete event leads global trends in construction.”
“Over 300,000 concrete contractors are employed in the United States and represent the backbone of the American and international workforce,” adds Informa Markets, Construction Senior Vice President Kevin Thornton. “World of Concrete is proud to support laborers in education and connection providing opportunity to advance the industry toward enhanced sustainability, efficiency and safety, and continuing growth.”
This year’s show encompassed nearly 590,000 square feet of LVCC North, Central and South Hall area plus outdoor exhibit, demonstration and competition space. It offered 160-plus technical sessions, including hands-on training, safety expertise and business development. Among additions to the 2023 education program were eight concrete basics and leadership courses presented in Spanish, plus workshops focusing specifically on women in construction. Informa Markets is gearing up for the World of Concrete’s 50th edition, January 23-25, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. — www.worldofconcrete.com