February 17, 2016 by On-Site Magazine
World of Concrete 2016, which took place in Las Vegas from February 1 to 5, exceeded expectations across the board. This 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 sq. ft. of space, an increase of more than 67,000 net sq. ft. from 2015. This was the largest World of Concrete in seven years.
The industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries, WOC features indoor and outdoor exhibits with suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program.
“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 per cent) to the increase in the number of seminars taken (up 6 per cent),” said Tom Cindric, vice-president, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate.
The Canadian contingent at this international event remains strong. More than 5,000 industry professionals made the trip south to walk the show floor, test-drive equipment, take part in equipment challenges, and attend seminars.
And Canadians weren’t the only ones making the trek to Vegas. “The international representation increased this year to 22 per cent. This is a very positive sign that the industry continues to grow and thrive,” said Jackie James, director of World of Concrete.
World of Concrete 2017 will be held January 17-20; Seminars 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.