Attendance up at World of Concrete
By Helen Wright11 February 2013
This year’s World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, which ran from 5 to 8 February, saw a rise in attendance of +8% compared to last year’s show, with over 55,000 visitors.
Tom Cindric, group director of World of Concrete at the show’s organiser, Hanley Wood, said preliminary figures revealed growth in all areas.
"The annual US show featured over 1,200 exhibitors in total, up by 100 companies compared to last year, while the size of the show also increased – we added 50,000 ft2 (4,645 m2) compared to last year, to total 600,000 ft2 (55,742 m2), he said."
"In total we saw 280 new companies exhibit at the show, and are thrilled with the result, Mr Cindric added. He said the number of seminars and training sessions at the show had also seen a +9% year-on-year increase."
"Our education programme is really going well, with companies sending people to the show in order to get this training," he said.
Mr Cindric said the mood among exhibitors on market conditions in North America was also cautiously optimistic.
"People are buying equipment and signing deals, but there is still a degree of caution. But this is the second year of increases in terms of exhibitors and attendance at the show for us, and we saw a lot more international attendees this year and delegations from around the world, so we see this as a good sign."
And around 55% of exhibitor space for next year’s Las Vegas World of Concrete show has already been pre-assigned, according to Mr Cindric.
Hanley Wood also announced that it would be launching a World of Concrete exhibition in India this year – an event which is planned to take place in October.