World of Concrete exceeds expectations
By Andrew Macklin
February 12, 2016 – World of Concrete 2016 exceeded expectations, as the signature event for the concrete industry drew 60,110 registered professionals, up from 55,779 in 2015, and featured more than 1,532 companies exhibiting across more than 743,889 net square feet of space, an increase of more than 67,000 net square feet from 2015. This was the largest World of Concrete in seven years.
“We are very pleased with the results of the show in all categories from the increase in the number of exhibitors (up almost 300 companies) to the increase in attendees (up 8%) to the increase in the number of seminars taken (up 6%),” says Tom Cindric, Vice President, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate. “This helps solidify WOC as the event for concrete & masonry professionals. The positive energy was everywhere on the show floor, and is a boost to the entire industry indicating a strong year ahead.”
According to Jackie James, Director, World of Concrete: “It was apparent that companies are bringing more of their crews to the show to gain valuable knowledge with our world-class education program and to experience the exhibit floor and outdoor exhibits filled with leading suppliers. In addition, the international representation increased this year to 22 per cent. This is a very positive sign that the industry continues to grow and thrive.”
World of Concrete 2017 will be held January 17-20; Seminars 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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