World of Concrete returns in Jan 2024, celebrating 50th anniversary

The 50th anniversary of World of Concrete (WOC), the largest exhibition serving the global commercial concrete construction and masonry industries, is now open for registration. The event will take place from 23 to 25 January 2024 (education: 22-25 January) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, the US.

This annual event focuses on new developments in efficiency, safety and sustainability across all concrete and masonry verticals. The half-centennial edition of WOC will recognise and commemorate the longstanding brands and dedicated individuals who have contributed to the successes of the industry over the past 50 years, while continuing to inspire engagement and community connection.

More than 1,300 companies from 34 countries will converge at WOC to unveil cutting-edge tools, machinery and materials at the top of the year’s buying cycle, setting future trends and creating solutions through innovation. Exhibitors in a multitude of categories from material handling, work trucks and technology to materials like autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), cement and coatings, are set to occupy 700,000 sq ft of outdoor and indoor exhibit space.

Educational sessions and seminars

WOC prioritises learning, keeping education at the forefront of the experience through a number of opportunities to better support real-world scenarios with hands-on training. The event serves as the hub to discuss emerging trends with sessions highlighting compliance, safety, commercial and industrial repair as well as best business practices and project management.

More than 50 new subjects will be introduced to the 2024 educational agenda in celebration of the 50th anniversary, addressing transformative project-specific techniques, such as the implementation of new materials and tools like 3D printing.

In addition to professionally led sessions, WOC focuses on building technical aptitude through expanded certification seminars, interactive workshops and accredited courses. Training will include concrete repair, wall forming and reinforcement, robotics, concrete paving and much more.

“World of Concrete is undoubtedly one of the most important gatherings for professionals in the concrete and masonry industries, serving as a nexus for fostering growth, facilitating connections and cultivating excellence in the market,” said Jackie James, vice president of World of Concrete.

“The wealth of knowledge shared here, and the education courses provided, equips concrete and masonry professionals with the most insight to upcoming trends that are not accessible anywhere else. They come to WOC to see the advancements in technology that are continuously evolving the practice of construction.”

Also returning in 2024, WOC’s Innovative Product Awards will recognise the newest breakthrough products that are increasing efficiency in the concrete industry. First launched in 2023, the awards honour cutting-edge equipment, materials and tools. The People’s Choice Award, selected online based on industry votes, as well as the Experts’ Choice Award, selected by WOC editors and industry experts, feature nine product categories.

This year, the 49th edition of WOC concluded in January with 48,009 registered professionals and over 120 countries in attendance. The 2023 event covered 587,000 net sq ft of the convention centre. Click here to register for WOC 2024.