World of Concrete 2013, a construction industry trade show for the concrete and masonry markets, will feature more than 100 educational sessions, hands-on product demonstrations, spectator events and competitions, as well as luncheons and forums. Organizers expect 1,200 exhibiting companies and 50,000 concrete and masonry professionals. The event will be held Feb. 4-8, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Click here to register for World of Concrete 2013.
World of Concrete has been selected for the 8th consecutive year to participate in the 2013 International Buyer Program. World of Concrete Management and the U.S. Commercial Service will cooperate in the global promotion of the show to bring international buyers and exhibitors together to expand business both domestically and overseas. As part of the program, delegations from all over the globe will attend World of Concrete to connect with U.S. exhibitors interested in exporting goods and services. The International Business Center will be their headquarters for these activities.
Education, hands-on training and events
Competitive, smart professionals can look forward to an education program that many new sessions, including Train-the-Trainer for Crane Operators/Signalmen; Construction Boot Camp for Field Leaders; plus Hands-On Training opportunities for laying concrete masonry block, placing and finishing floors, surveying, stamped concrete and concrete repairs. Also added for WOC 2013 are the new 4-hour Certification Seminars and Exams track.
Some of the events that will take place throughout the show:
- The John Deere Operator Challenge
- Western Star Serious Trucks Challenge,
- SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National bricklaying championship
- SAIA’s Safety Boot Camp
- Pervious Concrete LIVE!
- Masonry Veneer LIVE!
- 2013 CIM Auction
- Concrete Anchoring LIVE!
- Power Troweling Aid Research Project
- Let’s Build with Concrete for Habitat
MCAA (Masonry Contractors Association of America) will hold its Annual Convention at WOC. In addition to several educational sessions, MCAA will feature two events: the International Masonry Skills Challenge and the Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition.
New decorative concrete awards pavilion
New for WOC 2013, the editors of Concrete Construction and Concrete Surfaces announce the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion Awards. The Awards will recognize the art, craftsmanship, and industry education that occurs in the exhibits within the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion. All exhibitors with a booth in this area are invited and encouraged to enter the work being done in their booths into the Awards. There will be three Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion Awards categories: best flatwork, best vertical work, and best specialty work (countertops, furniture, etc.). Within each category there will be an Attendees’ Choice winner where attendees vote and an Experts’ Choice winner. An award will also be given for best educational presentation during the show — the winner in this category will be selected by the expert judges. The exhibitor with the decorative work selected as Best in Show will win a free
10-by-10-foot booth at World of Concrete 2014.