After discussions with key stakeholders and feedback from industry-leading concrete & masonry associations, World of Concrete made the proactive decision to reschedule WOC 2021 from January to June 8-10, with educational offerings June 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“We have a commitment to our exhibitors and attendees to provide a valuable and productive face-to-face experience at WOC each year,” says Jackie James, group director, 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 re-imagine WOC for a different time of the year. 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.”
World of Concrete will adapt the Informa AllSecure Plan at their June 2021 event. AllSecure is Informa’s approach to ensuring the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and quality for operating events for all their exhibitors, attendees, speakers and press.
In addition to the safety protocols in place for WOC 2021, the LVCC has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. The GBAC program is considered the gold standard for safe facilities, and was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including COVID-19.
World of Concrete will also be one of the first large-scale events to occupy the LVCC’s $980 million West Hall expansion in June, which will add 1.4 million square feet of space to the existing 3.2 million square foot campus. In addition to the exhibit hall, the expansion will feature a striking outdoor plaza, a grand atrium and state-of-the-art design and technology.
“We look forward to continuing our role in driving the industry forward, connecting communities and supporting businesses,” says WOC organizers. “We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in June 2021. We will also continue to post updates on our website as soon as they become available.”