World of Concrete (WOC) 2021 has been rescheduled from mid-January to 8 -10 June (educational session: 7-10 June), following discussions with key stakeholders and feedback from industry-leading concrete and masonry associations, announced the show organiser. The event will take place at the original venue, the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) in Nevada, the US.
“We have a commitment to our exhibitors and attendees to provide a valuable and productive face-to-face experience at WOC each year,” explained Jackie James, group director of World of Concrete. “This is the first time in our 46-year history we have been faced with circumstances that have caused us to reschedule the event. We feel the new June dates will provide everyone with the necessary time to plan effectively, and allows us to reimagine WOC for a different time of the year.”
She added, “Moving the event from Winter to late Spring this year will allow for additional outdoor activities everyone can enjoy in the great city of Las Vegas, including top-notch exhibits, new product demos, and exciting spectator events.”
According to the show organiser, Informa, the WOC will meet the Informa AllSecure Plan at the June 2021 event. This approach is to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and quality for all exhibitors, attendees, speakers and press at the company’s events.
In addition to the safety protocols in place for WOC 2021, LVCC has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. The GBAC programme is considered the gold standard for safe facilities, and was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including Covid-19.
WOC is one of the first large-scale events to occupy LVCC’s US$980 million West Hall expansion in June, which will add 1.4 mil sq ft of space to the existing 3.2 mil sq ft campus. Besides the exhibit hall, the expansion will feature a striking outdoor plaza, a grand atrium and state-of-the-art design and technology.