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Everything starts at World of Concrete. It’s the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries. And, it jumpstarts each new year by supplying you with the latest innovations, expert know-how and best new products to finish your work faster, better and more profitably. World of Concrete 2016 is officially our largest event in 7 years with more than 1,400 industry-leading suppliers from all around the globe in more than 700,000 net sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor exhibit space. 

If it exists, you’ll find it at World of Concrete. Every industry segment is represented here, conveniently grouped into easy-to-navigate areas of the show. Meet the suppliers, see their products in action and find the perfect solutions to take your business to the next level.

Gold Lot Challenges & Competitions

One-of-a-kind challenges and competitions in our outdoor Gold Lot. Don’t miss any of these exciting events throughout the week:

MCAA MASONRY SKILLS CHALLENGE / Wednesday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.,

SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER COMPETITION / Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10:45–11:30 a.m.,

MCAA FASTEST TROWEL ON THE BLOCK / Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.,

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP / Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12–3 p.m.,

JOHN DEERE OPERATOR CHALLENGE / Tuesday–Thursday, Feb. 2–4, during show hours

WESTERN STAR GET TOUGH CHALLENGE / Tuesday–Thursday, Feb. 2–4, during show hours

| North Hall

The all-new precast zone focuses on precast products, technologies and equipment including coring machines, pipe unloaders, precast forms, above/below ground precast, concrete pipe, manhole and septic tank equipment, and more! 


A concrete production specialist’s paradise, this comprehensive area includes batch plants, concrete mixing equipment, admixtures, mobile batch plants and every cement manufacturing tool and product you can think of. 


Scaffolding, mastclimbing, grout pumps, mortar mixes, masonry tools—you name it. With 30,000 square feet of the latest equipment and products, you’ll find anything and everything you need for the masonry trade right here. 


Devoted to the latest technology for concrete companies, this area of the show floor gives you full access to estimating tools, design software, business solutions and more. 


Material transport is a crucial component of your business—this section delivers the latest in earth moving equipment, trucks, loaders, backhoes, aerial platforms, mini-excavators, cranes and other transport solutions. 


Here you’ll find the whole range of surface preparation equipment, scarifying, grinding and sawing equipment, dust collection systems and more. 


Hardeners, sealants, coatings, waterproofing, colorants and the latest tools for decorative concrete professionals are featured in this popular section. And be sure to explore the outdoor Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion, front of South Hall. Here you will see leading suppliers showcasing the coolest LIVE demonstrations in decorative concrete techniques, products, and trends.

Your continuing education starts here.
From interactive workshops and specialized seminars to hands-on skill-building sessions, World of Concrete’s world-class education program equips field personnel, project leaders, supervisors and owners with the latest knowledge in every facet of the professional concrete business. Learn new skills and techniques, find ways to operate more efficiently, earn professional certifications and improve yourself and your business.

The world-class Education Program will feature: 

WOC 3-Hour Seminars: 31 comprehensive seminars – 6 designated tracks – 8 NEW for WOC 2016 

WOC 90-Minute Seminars: 50 seminars – 29 NEW for WOC 2016 – 9 tracks including Masonry, Residential, Safety, and Engineering 

WOC 4-Hour Certification Seminars & Examinations: 8 certifications offered by industry associations – ACI, ACPA, CFA, ICRI, and TCA 

WOC Hands-On Training Events: 4 training experiences – place/finish floors, surveying with total stations, stamped concrete, and NEW concrete fundamentals focusing on mix design and field testing 

WOC Interactive Workshops & Live Demonstration: 9 workshops including train-the-trainer, boot camps, and live demonstrations



Three Construction Boot Camps for Field Management

Addressing business management challenges, World of Concrete offers all-day workshops tailored for management-level professionals. 

Three Technical Workshops with Live Demonstrations

Extend your learning beyond the classroom by attending expert-led workshops and live demonstrations highlighting different concrete applications.

In addition to the exciting
competitions & demonstrations in the Gold Lot, Editorial Events will include: 


Sponsored by BASF
Get answers to your most vexing questions from top experts in the concrete industry in an intimate and open setting. These networking events provide peer-to-peer opportunities to exchange ideas and solutions to many common problems affecting concrete construction, production, repair and maintenance. New this year, two times to choose from!

Tuesday - Friday, February 2 - 5 • 6:45 am - 7:45 am & 8:15 am - 9:15 am. 

Breakfasts, Luncheons & Forums –

Participate in a variety of industry networking presentations and open forums – visit the WOC website for details on the below:

Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Room S219

Quality in Slabs Luncheon & Forum

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Room S219 

Bekaert Breakfast: "Constructing Better Industrial Floors"
Wednesday, February 3 | 7:30 am - 9:15 am

Equipment Fleets Luncheon & Forum

Thursday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Room S219

World of Concrete will continue to bring international buyers together with U.S. exhibitors to expand business domestically and overseas. For the 11th consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Commerce has selected the World of Concrete as a participant in the
International Buyer Program (IBP). WOC draws significant attendance at each event working with the Department of Commerce Commercial Services posts from around the world to meet with U.S. exhibitors. World of Concrete welcomes attendee delegations from across the globe to network, test drive equipment and discover new products and services and benefit from a world-class education program.

Visit the WOC website frequently, as we add new events & educational offerings weekly. World of Concrete 2016: February 2-5; Seminars 1-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada!  REGISTER TODAY!



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