World of Concrete 2018 exceeded expectations across the board and concluded the 43rd edition as the largest World of Concrete in 9 years. Concrete and masonry professionals have gathered to learn, to discover and to have fun at World of Concrete. This year, this event held on January 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Introduced to the commercial construction industry in Houston, Texas in February 1975, World of Concrete presented 77 exhibiting companies in 22,200 net square feet of exhibit space with 1,550 construction industry professionals in attendance. Today, 43 years later, this event drew 58,222 registered professionals and featured more than 1,567 companies exhibiting across more than 747,411 net square feet of exhibit space. The World of Concrete also offered both 90-minute and 3-hour seminar sessions and more than 100 skill-building seminars with top industry experts.
Jackie James, Group Director, World of Concrete, said: “This has been an incredible year – the success of World of Concrete 2018 helps solidify WOC as the only annual event for concrete & masonry professionals. Having our largest event in 9 years proves that the construction sector is going strong worldwide. Participants, both domestic and international, experienced the very best the industry has to offer in terms of suppliers, products, services, and education, and we look forward to an even larger event at WOC 2019.”
Kevin Archibald, Show Manager, World of Concrete, said: “WOC 2018 was an enormous success. Our team, along with our service providers, produced a fantastic show. We saw great attendee numbers, exceptional exhibits, and a very solid rebook rate of 566,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, rebooking 76% of the total 2018 square footage onsite for next year’s show.”
Also, for the 13th consecutive year, the United States Department of Commerce has selected World of Concrete as a participant in the International Buyer Program (IBP). World of Concrete draws significant attendance at each event, working with United States Commercial Services posts from around the world.
World of Concrete 2019 will be held January 22-25; Seminars 21-25, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.