Attendees, exhibitors, management set for the 50th World of Concrete

Sources: Informa Markets, Irving, Texas; CP staff

A 50th anniversary theme will pervade the 2024 World of Concrete, January 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event has grown from a modest 1975 production at the Houston Astrodome to the largest annual exhibition serving global concrete construction and masonry stakeholders, Las Vegas its long-term base. The half-centennial edition will recognize and commemorate the longstanding brands and dedicated individuals who have contributed to the successes of the industry over the past 50 years, while continuing to inspire engagement and community connection.

Show attendees, exhibitors, management and partners perennially focus on new developments in safety, efficiency and sustainability across all concrete and masonry verticals. Registration and additional details on the show’s 50th staging can be obtained at

“World of Concrete is undoubtedly one of the most important gatherings in concrete and masonry, serving as a nexus for fostering growth, facilitating connections and cultivating excellence in the market,” says Informa Markets Vice President Jackie James. “The wealth of knowledge shared here equips concrete and masonry professionals with the most insight to upcoming trends that are not accessible anywhere else. They come to see the advancements in technology that are continuously evolving the practice of construction.”

More than 1,300 companies from 34 countries converge at World of Concrete to unveil cutting-edge tools, machinery and materials at the top of the year’s buying cycle, she adds, setting future trends and creating solutions through innovation. Exhibitors in a multitude of categories from material handling, work trucks and technology to cementitious materials and concrete coatings, span a whopping 700,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor exhibit space.

Alongside well organized exhibits, show manager Informa Markets prioritizes learning, keeping education at the forefront of the experience through unparalleled opportunities to better support real-world scenarios with hands-on training. World of Concrete sessions highlight compliance, safety, commercial and industrial repair as well as best business practices and project management. In a nod to the event’s milestone year, more than 50 new subjects will be introduced to the 2024 educational agenda, addressing transformative project-specific techniques, such as the implementation of new materials and tools like 3D printing. Beyond professionally led sessions, the event focuses on building technical aptitude through expanded certification seminars, interactive workshops and accredited courses. Training will include concrete repair, wall forming and reinforcement, robotics and concrete paving.

Returning in 2024 are the World of Concrete Innovative Product Awards, recognizing product, equipment and material breakthroughs. 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; and, Slab Tools, Equipment & Materials.