World of Concrete 2016 Results
Feb 12, 2016 - Dallas, Texas
World of Concrete 2016 exceeded expectations across the board. This signature event for the concrete industry drew 60,110 registered professionals, up from 55,779 in 2015, and featured more than 1,532 companies exhibiting across more than 743,889 net square feet of space, an increase of more than 67,000 net square feet from 2015. This was the largest World of Concrete in seven years.
Tom Cindric, Vice President, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate said:
“We are very pleased with the results of the show in all categories from the increase in the number of exhibitors (up almost 300 companies) to the increase in attendees (up 8%) to the increase in the number of seminars taken (up 6%). This helps solidify WOC as the event for concrete & masonry professionals. The positive energy was everywhere on the show floor, and is a boost to the entire industry indicating a strong year ahead.”
Jackie James, Director, World of Concrete said:
“It was apparent that companies are bringing more of their crews to the show to gain valuable knowledge with our world-class education program and to experience the exhibit floor and outdoor exhibits filled with leading suppliers. In addition, the international representation increased this year to 22%. This is a very positive sign that the industry continues to grow and thrive.”
Highlights of the 2016 edition included the opening ceremony awarding the World of Concrete Legacy Award to recipient Ward Malisch. Malisch's work history has given him a wide perspective on the concrete industry. He taught at several universities; worked for the contractor that built Missouri's first nuclear power plant; joined the World of Concrete seminar staff; became editor in chief of Concrete Construction magazine; left to be director of engineering at ACI; joined the PCA as director of educational services; returned as editor in chief of CC; and back to ACI as senior managing director. Currently, he is the technical director for the ASCC, where he spends most of his time as a contractor advocate.
Also presented was the Weatherton Scholarship, providing funds to help the next generation of concrete professionals attending the CIM (Concrete Industry Management) Program. Jerhard Evangelista, from New Jersey Institute of Technology was the recipient of the $2,500 scholarship. In addition, CIM held its annual unreserved silent and live auctions at World of Concrete. The silent and live auctions raised an initial tally of approximately $900,000. More information on the CIM Program can be found at www.concretedegree.com.
World of Concrete 2017 will be held January 17-20; Seminars 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Steven Pomerantz, Senior Marketing Manager, 972.536.6423
Jackie James, Director, 972.536.6379
NOTES TO EDITORS
About World of Concrete
World of Concrete is the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for complete show details..
About Informa Exhibitions
Located in Dallas, TX, Informa, Global Exhibitions is an award-winning, full-service exhibition company with an exceptional track record for producing high-quality, successful shows providing networking and industry education.
Informa owns leading exhibitions in the U.S. including: World of Concrete, The International Surface Event, International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, International Roofing Expo, Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, JLC LIVE, CONSTRUCT, Dwell on Design Los Angeles and New York and manages the American Institute of Architects Convention. International shows include World of Concrete India, World of Concrete Europe, Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference & Expo and Greenbuild EuroMed.
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