The next World of Concrete (WOC) will take place once again at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Nevada, USA, from 4 to 7 February 2020 (education from 3 to 7 February). This annual international trade show will offer all the new products, leading-industry suppliers, resources and valuable information for the concrete and masonry industry.
The show organisers are anticipating another successful event, as the last WOC in 2019 was the largest edition in 10 years, with 60,000+ registered professionals and over 1,500 leading-industry suppliers exhibiting across more than 750,000 net square feet (about 69,677 sq m) of space.
The WOC education programme provides 180+ sessions, interactive workshops, certifications, seminars, train-the-trainer, and hands-on & industry training to build technical skills and business know-how.
New for 2020 is Zero Emission Live!, powered by Wacker Neuson. It will feature equipment with which contractors can perform common construction tasks in a safe quiet and emission-free zone. There will be demonstrations of products and techniques with safety and productivity in mind. All presentations and demonstrations will be educational in nature.
WOC will be participating in the 2020 Trade Events Partnership Programme (formerly the IBP). As a member of the 2020 IBP, WOC show management and the US Commercial Service will work closely in the global promotion of the 2020 show to bring international buyers and US exhibitors together to expand business both domestically and overseas.
WOC welcomes international delegations to the show and makes every effort to assist those interested in recruiting and organising a group of 15 or more to attend the show. Delegations are organised by country through the US Commercial Service International Posts.
A variety of sections
The Producer Centre (North Hall) features marketplace of materials, equipment, demos, and seminars for concrete producers. The Technology for Construction (North Hall) showcases the latest products and tools for the commercial construction industry from top information technology and systems providers.
The Precast (North Hall) offers new products and technologies in the precast/prestressed sector. The Concrete Masonry (North Hall) has everything for the producers of concrete masonry such as block, segmental retaining wall units, veneer, slabs, pavers, and roof tiles, admixtures, equipment & supplies and pigments.
The Concrete Reinforcement (North Hall) provides the leaders in concrete reinforcement showcasing reinforcement bending, cutting, straightening, and fabricating machinery, reinforced positioners & locators, epoxy-coated, steel, glass fibre, galvanised bar and all types of reinforcement accessories.
The Masonry (Central Hall) exhibits products, tools, information, and technology for masonry professionals. The Material Handling (Central Hall) offers trucks, excavators and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement and earthmoving.
The Concrete Repair & Demolition (South Hall) features a display of the latest surface preparation equipment, scarifying, grinding, sawing equipment, sealants, joint fillers and more. The Concrete Surfaces & Decorative (South Hall) showcases surface protection products, coatings, cleaning solutions, stains, pigments and moulds, to name a few.
In addition, Stucco Live! will take place this year at the Central Hall, where visitors will be able to interact with instructors, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in stucco applications. Stucco Live! is sponsored by the Stucco Manufacturers Association (SMA). SMA members and affiliated associations will also introduce new products and assemblies that meet current energy code standards and high-performance trends.
At the Silver Lots 1 & 2, front of Central Hall / Silver Lot 3, front of South Hall, there will be industry-leading exhibiting suppliers, live demos, heavy equipment, decorative concrete products, Decorative Concrete Live!, WOC Official Licensed Merchandise, and more.
The Bronze Lot, next to South Hall, will see exciting championships, skills challenges, creative demos, and events including Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 World Championship, The John Deere Operator Challenge, Western Star Trucks Get Tough Challenge, MCAA spectator events, and new events for 2020 such as the Mahindra Roxor Mission: Ready Challenge, among others.