December 15, 2017 by Stuart Galloway
We started researching this project back in the summer of 2016 and reserved the Hall space at the International Centre the following September. From there, many customer survey calls were made to potential exhibitors and companies that might attend the show along with plenty of brain storming sessions. Here we are, almost 19 months after the idea was hatched, hosting the first annual Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE). Our intent from the very beginning was to create an inclusive national trade show that served the entire Canadian concrete construction industry. CCE was created to provide an opportunity for those working in concrete construction, to attend a national show, where they could see equipment, products and services from exhibitors that all currently service the Canadian market. All conference sessions, standards, and codes are related to the concrete industry in Canada, and we believe it will be more cost effective for many to reach the International Centre then attend large International Shows in other countries. CCE is about creating commerce, networking and learning with companies and associations already familiar with the challenges and benefits of the concrete industry in Canada.
Our team worked very hard explaining our concept to related associations from coast to coast and the result has been overwhelming for our first year. We have received tremendous support from international, national, provincial and municipal concrete related and construction associations covering all the Atlantic provinces to BC and the Vancouver Island Construction Association and every province in between. We certainly appreciate the massive support CCE has received from across the country. Many of the associations are providing timely and topical educational sessions at the show and will have exhibit space to interact with members and discuss the value of being a member.
We would like to thank our Title Sponsors, Building Point Canada and Symons by Dayton Superior, plus our Platinum Sponsors, Lafarge Canada Inc., TILT WALL and Lehigh Hanson for supporting this show and believing this project was long needed for the market. There are more than 50 supporting associations and exhibiting companies that have sponsored or endorsed CCE that have placed their logo on the home page of the CCE website. Thank you to every one of you and to the over 200 exhibiting companies that believed in the excellent team we have at 20/20 Show Productions Inc. We look forward to opening our doors on Wednesday, February, 7th from 9am-5pm and Thursday, the 8th from 10am-5pm. To view the full list of exhibiting companies, sponsors, conference sessions, networking events, product demonstrations and/or register to attend, please visit CanadainConcreteExpo.com.
We certainly hope you will join us at CCE and please bring all members of your team that can benefit your company by attending.