WCA to hold global conference in Dubai

The World Cement Association has announced that its 6th Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place from 24th–25th October 2023, at the Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE. 
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / May 18, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The theme of the WCA conference will be ‘Improving Profitability in a Time of Multiple Global Crises’
The theme of the WCA conference will be ‘Improving Profitability in a Time of Multiple Global Crises’

The association says the conference is an opportunity for global industry leaders to come together and discuss the most pressing issues the cement sector faces, share their expertise and shed light on missed opportunities.

This year’s theme, ‘Improving Profitability in a Time of Multiple Global Crises,’ will be a crucial point of discussion for cement industry stakeholders as the sector continues to face several issues, such as rising energy prices, supply chain disruptions, increased market competition, and the ever-increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions.

Attendees will be able to participate in a broad range of discussions and listen to presentations on improving cost efficiency, advances in new technologies targeting the reduction of energy intensity and CO2 emissions, new products and materials, changes in global market conditions and many other topics. 

“In the past year, the cement and concrete industry has been severely affected by various external factors,” said WCA CEO Ian Riley. "As customer requirements are shifting and regulatory standards are evolving, innovations in digital technologies and opportunities to reduce clinker factor are showing particular promise in terms of helping tackle some of these issues. Coming together to learn about new innovations, discuss strategy and share best practices is more crucial than ever, which is why we have chosen this focus for this year’s annual conference to help the sector advance."

Tickets include admission to the two-day WCA Annual Conference, including all sessions, refreshments and lunch, exhibition, and Awards Gala Dinner with entertainment.

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