Our staff is busy finalizing all sorts of details to bring you another exciting World of Concrete (WOC) in Las Vegas. I’m pretty pumped about the show for several reasons:

Sunshine in February! Here in Chicago, February means cold, snow, ice, and more cold. But in Vegas, with average daytime highs reaching the 60s, it will feel like summer is just around the corner. I can’t wait to ditch my winter coat for a week!

Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demonstrations. We’ve got a great lineup of industry artisans for this live-action event. They’ll share their techniques with attendees while also competing for bragging rights via cash prizes awarded to first- and second-place Experts’ Choice winners. By the way, we still have a slab or two open, so email me at vsicaras@hanleywood.com with your proposal if you would like to participate. (Get the entry form)

Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion (Silver Lot). Home to the Artistry Demos, the Decorative Pavilion also houses dozens of exhibitors showcasing their latest and greatest in decorative concrete techniques, colors and stains, polished concrete, and more.

Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum. This year’s speakers will focus on helping contractors protect themselves from trip-and-slip lawsuits. You’ll learn about the latest updates to codes and regulations, discuss common litigation issues between owners and contractors, and get advice on how to protect yourself from slip accidents on recently installed floor surfaces.

ICPSC 2015. For the first time, the International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference (ICPSC) will be held immediately before WOC, at the very same convention center. We will present the winners of our annual Polished Concrete Awards (which ICPSC sponsors) at the ICPSC welcome reception Monday night.

Are you excited yet? Visit www.worldofconcrete.com to register and for more updates.