WOC 2022 draws thousands to Vegas
By Adam FreillConcrete
Providing an opportunity for attendees to view new equipment and talk shop, the most recent edition of World of Concrete was the live, and productive, event that many in the industry needed it to be.
While not quite as large as its pre-Covid editions, the 2022 World of Concrete, held January 18 to 20 in Las Vegas, Nev., featured consistent foot traffic and high engagement in the expo halls. With almost 37,000 construction and masonry professionals registered, the general consensus was that the show stepped up to meet, and exceed most expectations, and underscored the industry’s need for in-person connections.
“The level of engagement from companies of all sizes and corners of the industry was very encouraging, especially following the past couple challenging years, and points to the revival of the trade show industry and continued growth of the construction and masonry sectors,” remarked Jackie James, group director of World of Concrete. “We are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received from our community, buyers and suppliers alike.”
Attendees were able to demo some of the industry’s latest, cutting-edge products, and to see the latest industry developments that lay the groundwork for the coming years, including 3-D printing with concrete, automated rebar tying machines, and remote operation of equipment.
World of Concrete is an annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. The event features indoor and outdoor exhibits from the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, along with demonstrations, competitions and a world-class education program.
The next edition of the show is scheduled for January 17 to 19, 2023, again at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.