Updated March 18, 2021
In-person editing of Concrete World 2021 takes place as scheduled, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Informa Markets, the show’s organizers, has received approval from the Nevada Department of Business and Industry to host the event. It will be the first large-scale trade show to return to the U.S. market since the pandemic disrupted in-person meetings.
Last September, the organizers of the show announced that they had made the proactive decision to reschedule World of Concrete 2021 January to June due to pandemic concerns. The show was set at this time for the period of June, but was dependent on the reopening of the city.
Following Governor Steve Sisolak’s March 12 speech announcing the plan to reopen Las Vegas, which includes increasing the capacity of large gatherings to 50%, Informa Markets worked with the Las Vegas Convention Center to submit a plan of Health and Safety in the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. New Nevada state directive requires meetings, trade shows, and entertainment venues to certify through the Department of Business and Industry that they will follow health and safety requirements and protocols state and adhere to the principles of prevention that have remained consistent: maintain a safe social distance, wear face coverings and apply good hygiene and cleaning measures.
The proposal presented by Informa Markets describes specific operational protocols and communication strategies, including improved cleaning, personal hygiene stations, increased air filtration, physical distancing and more. The plan is largely based on the Informa AllSecure framework, a set of stringent health and safety measures to prioritize the safety of guests at commercial events, including mandatory masks and temperature checks for all. the participants.
“We are excited to return to the show and confident in our proven ability to run a safe event under Informa AllSecure with strong business results for our clients,” said Jackie James, Group Director for World of Concrete. “The Nevada Department of Commerce and Industry has taken a conscientious and cautious approach to reopening, and we are honored to be one of the first large-scale events to set the industry standard for a recovery. economically safe and successful. “
Informa Markets surveyed alumni through a third-party vendor to ensure that the decision to host World of Concrete is made by the community. Of those who responded, 80% said they would be likely to attend in June and 97% saw the move as favorable to the industry.
“Not only are these platforms vital to the markets they serve, but the economic impact of owning World of Concrete is enormous for Las Vegas,” said Kevin Thornton, vice president of operations at Informa Markets. “Conventions bring in about $ 11 billion a year in Las Vegas, and those like World of Concrete create thousands of jobs supporting local hotels, restaurants, retailers and entertainment, among others.”
Las Vegas resort partners also continue to meet and exceed guidelines prescribed by state and county leaders and health officials with a holistic approach to implementing health and wellness protocols. be rigorous “Vegas Smart” throughout the destination.
The show will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which will feature several new offerings in 2021, including the 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion that will debut in conjunction with World of Concrete. The $ 989 million addition is in addition to the existing 3.2 million square foot campus. Finishing continues on the Convention Center Loop, a system of underground tunnels that will transport meeting attendees across campus for free in Tesla vehicles. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority also recently acquired the Las Vegas monorail, preserving the transportation solution for meeting attendees. Both systems will be operational for events starting in June and will adhere to strict health and safety protocols.
In addition to World of Concrete, Informa Markets will host a number of other trade shows in Las Vegas – including WasteExpo also scheduled for June and the International Roofing Expo in August – with plans to return to other key events while throughout the rest of the year.
Registration of participants for World of Concrete will begin at the end of March, followed by registration of exhibitors in April. Visit the WOC website for the latest news and updates on the show.
Information provided by Informa Markets and edited by Becky Schultz.