WOC 2017 draws 50,770 to Las Vegas
By Informa Exhibitions
By Informa Exhibitions
January 25, 2017 – World of Concrete 2017 provided exhibitors with a hugely successful platform to start the year off strong, packing the show floor with qualified industry-related attendees, ready to make purchasing decisions on the latest equipment, products, and technologies available. Many exhibitors commented WOC 2017 was one of the best shows in recent memory, resulting in a 73% rebook on booth space for WOC 2018.
This international event for the concrete and masonry industries, and the first annual event of the year, drew 50,770 registered professionals and featured more than 1,455 companies exhibiting across more than 681,196 net square feet of space.
“We are very pleased with the results of this 2017 event. As the construction industry continues with its upward momentum over the past few years, World of Concrete has successfully kept pace, providing the industry with the latest products, technologies, and educational offerings,” said Tom Cindric, senior vice-president of Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate. “This once again positions WOC as the event for concrete & masonry professionals.”
“Exhibitors & attendees seemed very pleased with WOC 2017 from the show floor to the educational opportunities,” added Jackie James, director of World of Concrete. “Although the show was earlier than in past years, the industry showed up in force to see new products, network with their peers, and prepare for business in 2017. International attendance was strong with representation from India, Italy, Philippines, Costa Rica, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, Chile, Argentina and many other countries.”
Also presented was the Weatherton Scholarship, providing funds to help the next generation of concrete professionals attending the CIM (Concrete Industry Management) Program. Dan Regad, from New Jersey Science & Technology University, was the recipient of the $2,500 scholarship. In addition, CIM held its annual unreserved silent and live auctions at World of Concrete. The silent and live auctions raised an initial tally of approximately $875,000. More information on the CIM Program can be found at www.concretedegree.com.
World of Concrete 2018 will take place from January 23 to 26, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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About World of Concrete
World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for complete show details.
About Informa Exhibitions
Located in Dallas, Texas, Informa, Global Exhibitions is an award-winning, full-service exhibition company with an exceptional track record for producing high-quality, successful shows providing networking and industry education. Informa is the world´s largest supplier of specialized information and services for the academic, scientific, professional and business communities. The Group is headquartered in London and has 100 offices in 25 countries and 6,500 employees worldwide. The shares of Informa Group are listed on the London Stock Exchange, and are included in the Index of the 250 largest companies (FTSE-250:INF). Informa is one of the largest publicly-owned organizers of exhibitions, events and training in the world. The Global Events division provides inspiring marketplaces and the opportunity for knowledge to be shared. The Academic Publishing division publishes books and journals with over 55,000 titles available that provide individuals and organizations with the knowledge they need to carry out their work. Our Business Intelligence division offer structured databases, subscription-based services, real-time news, research and business-critical information creating business advantage. For more information, visit www.informaexhibitions.com or www.informa.ca.