Concrete show is 60% bigger this year

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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Concrete specialists are defying the downturn with the size of the industry’s leading trade show up by 60% on last year.

The sold-0ut UK Concrete Show takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from February 22-23.

More than 160 exhibitors have signed up for the show which is backed by the industry’s trade associations and the major players in the concrete sector.

Show Director Steven Callaghan said: “Despite these being far from easy times for construction, a very high percentage of our 2011 exhibitors are returning including SIKA, Putzmeister, BASF, Grace, Armcon, Peri, Doka with many having taken additional space.

“We have also attracted several new exhibitors for 2012 including such big names such as Tarmac, Aggregate Industries, Liebherr, Mapei, Bardon Concrete, CIFA, MBW, Minova and Fugro Aperio, Halfen and Owens Corning.

“This means that The UK Concrete Show is the main opportunity in Europe for specialist contractors, ready mix producers, utilities, engineers and architects to see the very latest concrete products and services under one roof”

Next month’s show will feature 30 top class seminars in three theatres, one exclusively featuring “Dealing with Defects” which is one of the show themes.

Other examples of specific industry topics range from Self Compacting Concrete – Material or Method; Putting the Colour into Concrete; Polished Concrete; Sustainable Surface Treatment for Building Protection; Advances in Ready Mix Concrete and The Legal Status of Volumetric Batching Plant.

Alongside the seminars will be a new virtual demo zone allowing visitors to see and hear products in action on a giant 15m2 LED screen with Dolby sound.

All of the major Concrete related trade associations are  backing the event with the Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA), Concrete Repair Association (CRA) and the Mineral Products Association among numerous organisations supporting the show with the CRA, supported by sister associations the Sprayed Concrete Association (SCA) and Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA), presenting the Concrete Repair Centre, an organized group of 20 association members exhibiting together.

The British Ready Mixed Concrete Association (BRMCA) will be holding a technical meeting at the event as well as presenting a series of specialist seminars on Thursday, 23 February.

Entry to the is complimentary with free parking available to pre-registered visitors (registration is available exclusively online).

Full details of exhibitors, seminars timings and session details, location and open times are available on the show’s website here

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