The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced that the theme of its 2019 conference will be “Innovation in Focus.” Delegates from around the world including renowned global experts, industry CEOs, executives and other key industry stakeholders will gather in Singapore on Oct. 10 to share ideas on innovation, the future of cities and sustainable construction amongst other major global trends influencing the future of the cement and concrete industry.
Commenting on the announcement, GCCA CEO Benjamin Sporton said, “This conference is an important opportunity for the global industry to come together and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges we face. With its key focus on innovation, the conference boasts an exciting program and demonstrates the cement and concrete industry’s commitment to driving progress in sustainable construction and innovation across our value chain.
“Success in meeting these challenges, including reducing our CO2 emissions, will require collaboration on global solutions,” Sporton continued. “The GCCA Annual Conference aims to facilitate such collaboration, bringing together some of the best and brightest minds within the sector but also from the wider built environment. It is sure to be a key date in the industry’s calendar.”
The Singapore event is the GCCA’s second annual conference, following the inaugural London conference in 2018, and is open to all member companies, the wider industry and other built environment stakeholders. The morning session will include technical panels on innovation in concrete and cement with leading industry experts, while the afternoon will feature high-level speakers on innovation, case studies on cities of the future, and major industry announcements.
The conference coincides with the GCCA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and will also include a GCCA Working Day on Oct. 9 to discuss the GCCA work program – open to GCCA Working Group Members and affiliate organizations from across the globe. The event will also include the “Concrete in Life” Global Photography Awards Dinner, which will take place in the evening of Oct. 10.
The GCCA Annual Conference will take place at the Sofitel Singapore City Center Hotel. Registration and further details can be found here.