World of Concrete Returns To A Full-Scale Experience: January 17-22, 2022

World of Concrete 2022 has all the new products, leading-industry suppliers, resources, and valuable information necessary to the concrete & masonry industries. This is the commercial construction industry’s first, largest and most important annual international event for professionals across the globe.

World of Concrete 2022 attendee registration is now open, and expectations are this will be THE event to attend to kick off the new year. After a very successful scaled-back return to live events in June of 2021, WOC 2022 promises to return to a robust, full-scale show, utilizing three indoor halls, and 4 outdoor exhibits and event lots, in additional to its world-class education program, and 1,000+ leading-industry suppliers already committed to exhibiting at this annual meeting place for the commercial construction community.

2022 areas of the show floor will include:

WEST HALL

Material Handling: If it’s new or trusted in material handling, it’s here: find trucks, excavators, paving equipment and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement, and earth moving.

World of Concrete General: Find equipment, tools, products and services for the commercial construction concrete and masonry industries. 

NORTH HALL

The Producer Center: Featuring a comprehensive marketplace of materials, equipment, demos, specifically for concrete producers.

Technology for Construction: The innovation showcase featuring the newest software, products and tools for the commercial construction industry from top information technology and systems providers.  

Precast: Featuring the latest products and technologies in the precast/prestressed production and site erection.

Robotics LIVE!: Discover how autonomous robotic equipment, 3D printing, and other innovations that assist workers are increasing the efficiency and safety on construction sites around the world.

Concrete Masonry: This area showcases everything for the producers of concrete masonry (block, segmental retaining wall units, veneer, slabs, pavers, and roof tiles) need to cast high quality units such, production equipment, supplies, admixtures, and pigments.

Concrete Reinforcement: Features the leaders in concrete reinforcement, showcasing reinforcement fabrication such bending, cutting, straightening, and machinery, along with job site materials including reinforced positioners & locators, epoxy-coated, steel, glass fiber, galvanized bar and all types of reinforcement accessories.

World of Concrete General: Find equipment, tools, products, and services for contractors who work with concrete and masonry in the commercial and residential segments.

Cement Production Pavilion: Features the leaders of the equipment and support services used in cement manufacturing: kilns, separators, mills, dryers, silos, bagging machines, and plant automation & instrumentation.

CENTRAL HALL

Concrete Repair & Demolition: View a display of the latest surface preparation equipment, scarifying, grinding, and sawing equipment. The area also showcases all type of grouts, mortars, sealants, joint fillers, and waterproofing materials needed to provide long lasting repairs.

Concrete Surfaces & Decorative: Explore the innovations that transform concrete surfaces into attractive and long-lasting surfaces including coatings, cleaning solutions, stains, pigments, and polishing tools that will help you capitalize on this expanding segment.

STUCCO LIVE!: Showcasing best practices for flashing, lathing and cement plaster applications for residential and commercial installations. Interact with instructors, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in stucco applications.  Stucco LIVE! is sponsored by the Stucco Manufacturers Association (SMA).

World of Masonry / WOC General: Find all things masonry, from scaffolding, products, tools, information, and emerging technology that professionals need to stay on the cutting edge.

Outdoor Events: See exciting championships, skills challenges, creative demos, and events you won’t want to miss.

Outdoor Exhibits: Featuring industry-leading exhibiting suppliers, live demos, heavy equipment, & decorative concrete products.

▸ Diamond Lots (Front of West Hall)
▸ Silver Lot (Front of North Hall)
▸ Riviera Lot (Front of West Hall)

The CIM Silent & Live Auction will take place on Wednesday, January 19, at 1:00 PM, with the silent auction occurring right before the live event.

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has developed into a key resource for populating the concrete industry with talented individuals with college degrees. Five universities strategically placed across the country offer four-year degrees in CIM. Today, there are more than 1,000 graduates of the program and another 500 students currently enrolled. This program is made possible, in large part, by the combined efforts of the national and local concrete industry. The National Steering Committee (NSC) for CIM, in collaboration with local patron groups at all five universities, provides both funding and oversight for the program. To date, World of Concrete has raised 13 Million-plus for the CIM program over the past 16 years.

You won’t find professional education like this anywhere else—the WOC Education Program is the best in the concrete and masonry industries. With more than 110 hands-on technical trainings and sessions that deliver useful insights into critical topics like finance and surveying (plus certification programs and interactive workshops), World of Concrete is the place to build the skills that matter now—and produce lasting success.

World of Concrete January 18-20, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

▸ January 17: Education

Register by 12/13/21 to save on Exhibits-Only fees and book your hotel through onPeak early for the best rates and locations at www.worldofconcrete.com.

For the latest show information, the WOC website is updated daily with all the latest events, educational offerings, and more.

Editor’s Note: Those planning to visit WOC 2022 must register online prior to the show, as there will be no onsite registration. World of Concrete 2022 will adhere to Informa AllSecure health and safety standards, as well as guidance from local authorities, and any venue or location-specific regulations.

Register Now for MODEX 2022

As the speed of manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation operations continue to accelerate, the future of our industry depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain with more possibilities for years to come.

MODEX 2022 will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer to find:

  • More visibility and accelerating time to market
  • More reduction of operating costs & increasing efficiency
  • More streamlining and automating your operations
  • More connecting with solution providers & key thought leaders
  • More discovering the latest technologies & innovations
  • More learning the latest trends in over 100 educational sessions

On March 28-31, manufacturing and supply chain professionals will have an unrivaled face-to-face opportunity to network, learn, share, and get a sneak preview of where our industry is headed.

SET YOURSELF UP FOR FUTURE SUCCESS.

The future of the manufacturing and supply chain industry starts at MODEX. It’s where the brightest minds in the industry gather to network, learn, and share. Get a sneak preview of where the industry is going and find the people, solutions, and resources you need to compete in an increasingly challenging marketplace.

NO RISK, PLENTY OF REWARD.

MODEX 2022 offers all of the resources you need to get your management’s approval to attend.

Visit modexshow.com/approval to find proposal writing tips and budgeting strategies. After all, the connections, education and solution-sourcing at MODEX 2022 could positively impact your business for years to come.

UNSURPASSED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.

MODEX gives you a preview of what lies ahead in the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Whether it’s a new product or technology, a new process, or a regulation that’s going to impact the way you do business, you’ll learn about it here. From keynote talks to over 100 educational seminars on the show floor, MODEX 2022 offers you the insight and information you need to tackle today’s challenges – and prepare for what the future holds.

MODEX 2022 gives you a hands-on look at the future of manufacturing, transportation and supply chain. Now more than ever, you’re looking for greater efficiency, reliability, and resiliency for your operations — MODEX is the place to find more of these solutions.

So whatever solutions you need to move your business forward, you’ll find them all at MODEX 2022.

Register today at modexshow.com and join us at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

China Overtakes U.S. as Top Country for Foreign Investment

According to data from the United Nations, China was the largest recipient of new foreign direct investment in 2020, overtaking the U.S. for the first time. The Chinese economy brought in $163 billion in investment as the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world. That compares to the $134 billion attracted by the United States.