Canadian Concrete Expo ready to rock
By Adam FreillConcrete Construction Skills Development
New dates, same location for Canada’s fastest growing construction trade show.
After an extra-long COVID-related break, the fourth annual Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE) is now just days away.
Canada’s national trade show dedicated to the concrete construction industry is returning to the Greater Toronto Area when it lands at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., on May 18 and 19, and event organizers are promising to make up for lost time.
After seeing a 30 per cent increase in attendance in 2020, Stuart Galloway, president of 2020 Exhibitions, the organizer of the show, is expecting more than 6,000 attendees to hit the 250,000 square feet of show floor at this year’s show.
“It has been realized by a lot of exhibiting companies that by having the break due to COVID where they couldn’t do trade shows for two years, the real value of these shows has shown through,” he says. “Demand from our side has been really high. We’re excited to showcase a great variety of products for concrete applications.”
The show is an ideal environment to source new suppliers, reconnect with current providers, find real business solutions and build partnerships. CCE is a must attend for those in the industry looking to maintain and build contacts, and to be educated in Canada’s diverse and changing concrete construction industry.
“The Canadian Concrete Expo puts on an event that can’t be replicated in the digital world,” says Galloway. “Beginning last spring, our team looked at several digital-only and hybrid event models for 2021 but decided nothing but a face-toface event will provide the value our exhibitors and attendees have come to expect.”
This year’s show will provide attendees with the ability to engage with more than 300 exhibitors, network with more than 7,000 attendees, and to take in more than 30 live presentations covering in-depth industry topics and product demonstrations.
Discussions will range from technical to operations, such as the use of fibreglass in the insulated concrete form industry and how to develop an effective training program.
Technology sessions will include a walk-through of Procore’s platform and an introduction to Hilti’s Jaibot construction robot. “We’re looking forward to a fabulous show and are very optimistic that it’s going to be well attended and very successful to all,” adds Galloway.
Canadian Concrete Expo is the only national trade show in Canada dedicated to the concrete, aggregates and construction industries. The show will be following COVID-19 safety protocols, which are regularly updated on the Canadian Concrete Expo website.
To stay up to date on the latest exhibitors, demonstrations, education sessions and safety protocols, visit www.canadianconcreteexpo.com.
CCE EXPO 2022
Wednesday May 18, 2022
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday May 19, 2022
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
Hall 2 & 4
A SNEAK PEEK AT THE SHOW FLOOR
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