World of Concrete 2010 returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-5, with seminars scheduled Feb. 1-5, and registration is now open. World of Concrete is the only annual international commercial construction show for the concrete and masonry industries.
World of Concrete 2010 will showcase 1,500 indoor/outdoor exhibitors in more than a half-million gross square feet of exhibit space with more than 100 educational sessions, product demonstrations, spectator competitions, and forums providing relevant solutions, products and technologies to WOC attendees.
Recognized by Tradeshow Week as one of the Fastest 50 Tradeshows in both 2007 and 2008, this 36th edition of WOC will feature special product and action areas including The Producer Center, a dedicated marketplace of materials, equipment, demonstrations and seminars for concrete producers; Material Handling, offering trucks, excavators and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement, and earth moving; Concrete Repair and Demolition, featuring surface preparation products & equipment, scarifying, grinding, sawing equipment, and other demolition products; World of Masonry, showcasing a full range of products, tools, information, and technology for masonry professionals; and Technology for Construction, featuring the latest products and technologies for the commercial construction industry from top information technology and systems providers.
In addition, WOC was selected to participate in the 2010 International Buyer Program. WOC management and the U.S. Commercial Service will work closely in the global promotion of the show to bring international buyers and exhibitors together to expand business both domestically and overseas. As part of the program, delegations from all over the globe will attend the show to network with other international visitors as well as connect with U.S. exhibitors interested in exporting goods and services. "With the economy on the road to recovery, WOC 2010 will be a very important event," said Tom Cindric, show director. "Companies realize they need to continue to promote their brands out in the global marketplace in order to take advantage of this recovering economic climate."
Returning in 2010 will be the GreenSite exhibits area showcasing green build technologies and products along with interactive displays, and video by experts in green build technologies. The New Product Showcase will also be returning to WOC 2010 after a successful debut last year.
Masonry Contractors Association of America will again hold its annual convention concurrently with WOC. MCAA will also have several educational sessions along with two exciting events - the International Masonry Skills Challenge and the Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition. MCAA also will have the popular Masonry Action Station providing a "how to" approach to educating attendees on various techniques specific to the Masonry industry on the show floor in the South Hall.
The 5th annual Women in Concrete Forum, presented as a breakfast this year, hosted by Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer magazines, will bring together hundreds of women working in the concrete construction industry to network, learn and identify issues important to them.
Concrete Industry Management will hold the 5th annual unreserved silent and live auctions at WOC 2010 with all proceeds benefiting the National Steering Committee for CIM to support its efforts to establish, support and sustain CIM programs at the following: Arizona State University, California State University - Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University San Marcos . The auction, produced by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, raised $300,000 at WOC 2009.