World of Concrete, Informa Markets’ premiere exhibition serving the global concrete and masonry industries, will return from 17 to 19 January 2023 (education: 16 to 19 January) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) in Nevada, the US.
The last edition of WOC, held in January 2022, drew close to 37,000 registered professionals. The event occupied 632,000 net sq ft (58,715 sq m) of exhibition space and hosted over 1,000 industry-leading suppliers, with just over 140 first-time exhibitors.
The upcoming 2023 edition is expected to attract 1,000+ exhibitors, covering more than 600,000 net sq ft (55,742 sq m) of indoor and outdoor exhibit and event space, plus a world-class education programme.
Work Truck Live!
This is an all-new experiential initiative designed to showcase the innovations in a contractor’s most important asset, trucks. Located at the Central Hall, presented by Modern WorkTruck Solutions, the programme will highlight innovations in the design and configuration of work trucks and innovative accessories that will help contractors increase safety and productivity.
WOC will also be debuting a Ride and Drive experience that provides an opportunity for visitors to test-drive select Class 1 – Class 7 vehicles. Approved drivers and passengers can experience the feel of the vehicle in a closed, short loop at the Central Hall. This programme will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday during the event.
With more than 160 technical, business, and safety sessions developed to deliver valuable insights and practical applications, the 2023 WOC education programme offers something for every concrete/masonry professional. In addition to popular business and project management seminars, industry certifications, and interactive workshops, next year’s line-up will highlight a variety of new technical topics such as petrography, mass concrete, fibre reinforcing, reshoring, superflat floors, repair/restoration, 3D printing, defect litigation, and more.
WOC will also introduce several new education alliances with industry associations, consulting firms, and media partners – Women’s Association of Concrete Professionals, The FORGE Foundation, National Association of Hispanic Contractors, Family Business Institute, AAC Worldwide, and Modern WorkTruck Solutions.
Visitors will see many new additions to the 2023 education offerings, including eight concrete basics and leadership seminars presented in Spanish, a revamped 3-hour seminar concrete repair track, and new workshops focusing on women in construction, securing quality employees, concrete material testing, staining and sealing, and stamped concrete.
Other highlights at the event include: CIM Silent & Live Auction; Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 World Championship, showcasing the world’s best bricklayers; Western Star Trucks Get Tough Challenge; Decorative Concrete Live!; Mason Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) Fastest Trowel on the Block; and MCAA’s Masonry Skills Challenge.
Visitors can register online by 22 December 2022 to save on Exhibits-Only fees and to book hotel rooms through onPeak for the best rates and locations.