As the first large-scale tradeshow the Nevada Department of Business and Industry approved to return to exhibit halls this June, World of Concrete 2021 will no doubt be an event for the history books. So far, the list online includes 551 exhibitors—everything from batch plant manufacturers to handheld tools, from surface prep equipment to pump trucks are all planned to be part of the show.
Looking forward, here a few things we anticipate seeing:
- Safety. Informa AllSecure has set out standards to keep attendees safe. The World of Concrete website notes that over 88 hand sanitation units will be featured throughout the floor and that every attendee will receive a non-contact temperature check before entering the exhibit hall. Contact-less badge pickup will be the name of the game as they've announced that there will be no on-site registration—a hands-free scanning station should make this process quick and easy.
- A Mixed Bag. COVID has changed a lot, but it hasn't redefined a tradeshow. Expect to see the latest power tools and solutions designed to help concrete contractors be more efficient and cost-effective.
- Information. Where once it would take someone days to walk the full floor, a smaller show might be a blessing in disguise. I've been attending tradeshows for 14 years now, and oddly enough it was the smaller events that allowed time to visit more booths and check out more equipment. Visit the exhibitors you want, get that demo, ask your questions, and bring home the details you need.