World of Concrete Gears Up For 2009 Show
World of Concrete returns to Las Vegas in February 2009
The 2009 Space Draw resulted in more than 825,000 square feet of exhibit space booked by exhibitors from around the globe gearing up to display the latest products, tools, education, equipment, technologies, and more for attendees looking to sustain and grow their businesses in 2009.
WOC 2009 will once again feature special product and action areas including The Producer Center, a dedicated marketplace of materials, equipment, demos, and seminars for concrete producers; Material Handling, offering trucks, excavators and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement, and earth moving; Concrete Repair and Demolition, featuring surface preparation products & equipment, scarifying, grinding, sawing equipment, and other demolition products; World of Masonry, showcasing a full range of products, tools, information, and technology for masonry professionals; and Technology for Construction, featuring the latest products and technologies for the commercial construction industry from top information technology and systems providers.
Returning in 2009 will be the GREENSITE exhibits & presentation area of the show floor located in the South Hall, Level 2. In this high-traffic area, exhibitors will showcase green build technologies and products along with interactive displays, video and live presentations, and valuable information on this popular and growing topic of concern in the commercial and residential construction industries.
The World of Concrete Education Program is lauded as a world-class feature at the show with targeted 3-hour sessions covering everything from Concrete Fundamentals to Decorative Concrete and Business & Project Management in addition to 90-minute topics including Leadership & Management, Technology for Construction, Green Building, Safety/ Risk Management, and more. This year, look for sessions dealing with key topics relevant to sustaining and growing the concrete and masonry industries.
As a member of the 2009 International Buyer Program, World of Concrete Management and the U.S. Commercial Service will work closely in the global promotion of the show bringing international buyers and exhibitors together to expand business both domestically and overseas. As part of the program, delegations from all over the globe attend World of Concrete to network, see new products and connect with U.S. exhibitors interested in exporting goods and services.
Returning favorites will include the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®; Artistry in Decorative Concrete; the CIM Auction; Women in Concrete Luncheon & Forum; Most Innovative Products Contest; plus challenges, demonstrations and competitions throughout the entire Las Vegas Convention Center. Several MCAA (Mason Contractors Association of America) events and competitions will also take place as part of the MCAA Annual Convention, which will once again be held concurrently with WOC 2009. Get more information at convention.masoncontractors.org.
With such a wide variety of events, demonstrations, educational sessions, networking opportunities and much more, it is no wonder why World of Concrete continues to create an important and vital marketplace for both attendees and exhibitors and was named by Tradeshow Week as one of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Tradeshows in 2007.
View the latest show information at www.worldofconcrete.com with upcoming news regarding the debut of the New Product Showcase at WOC 2009 and much more!
About the Author
Steven Pomerantz is the Marketing Manager for Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and the World of Concrete.