Celebrating 50 Years: World of Concrete 2024
Unveiling Innovations in Construction at Dynamic Trade Show
From Jan. 22-25, the World of Concrete will attract tens of thousands of concrete-industry professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, for education, exciting exhibits, competition, and fun.
Now in its 50th year, World of Concrete is the construction industry’s only annual international show dedicated to commercial concrete and masonry construction.
Last year’s event drew just over 48,000 attendees from 120 countries as far away as Europe, India, Australia, and South Africa.
This year, educational sessions run from Monday, Jan. 22, to Thursday, Jan. 25, and the trade-show exhibits will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 25.
Nearly 1,400 companies from 35 countries will present displays in the North, Central, and South halls, as well as outdoors. Only a handful of crane manufacturers exhibit, but several providers of crane-related products and services, such as outrigger pads, remote controls, safety equipment, and training are represented.
The educational sessions cover topics ranging from technical applications to business best practices, project management, and safety. They also include popular technical seminars, industry certifications, interactive workshops, training courses, and forums.
Although most of them focus on concrete construction, many cover topics vital to any business, for example how to improve performance through effective leadership, how to turn inefficiency into profitability, and how to improve scheduling.
Others address defect litigation; time management; ways to improve costing for higher profits; how to handle OSHA inspections; and how to find, hire, train, and retain self-motivated workers. A few of the 50 new sessions address employee mental health, formwork best practices, and the future of 3D printing.
This year, nine new seminars will also be presented in Spanish.
Also new this year, a track of seminars for emerging leaders will include practical tips for supervisors and ascending managers on topics like the power of questions, handling a multi-generational workforce, knowing the difference between management and leadership, and how to build teamwork and trust.
The list of interactive workshops and live demonstrations that could relate to the crane industry include building teamwork, estimating strategies, train-the-trainer in fall protection, train-the-trainer in rigging and signaling, women working in construction, and effective communication skills.
Truck drivers may want to try the Western Star Trucks Get Tough Challenge that gives anyone with a CDL the chance to show their truck-driving skill and win prizes.
For more information about any aspect of the World of Concrete 2024, including housing, registration, cost, competitions, and full descriptions of educational sessions, visit www.worldofconcrete.com.
Below you can find a comprehensive list of crane-related exhibitors and their booth numbers. “N” indicates North Hall; “C” Central Hall; “S” South Hall, and “O” Outside.
Airo Industries S11452
ANTS Trailer O41047
Autec North America C3028
BigIron Auctions N3072
BIK Boom Trucks C4705
Combilift USA C3121
Cranes & Equipment Corp C6539
Cranes 101 C6391
DICA Outrigger Pads C4878
Elasco Products N571
Elk River - Jelco N577
Fascan International C6527
Hatz Americas C3355
Hiab USA C7335
International Truck C6727
Irving Equipment C5503
Kenworth Truck C6213
Mack Trucks C5108
Microtronics Controls N2268
Novex Innovation C3421
Overton Safety Training C4879
Sensera Systems N1763
Tele Radio N1177
Xtreme Manufacturing O30099