After discussions with key stakeholders and feedback from concrete and masonry associations, World of Concrete (WOC) made the proactive decision to reschedule WOC 2021 from January to June.
“The decision to move the dates back several months was not easily reached,” WOC said in a statement. “However, we felt it was the right choice for all involved. WOC will now take place June 8-10, with educational offerings from June 7-10. All events will still take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Rescheduling for the First Time
“We have a commitment to our exhibitors and attendees to provide a valuable and productive face-to-face experience at WOC each year,” said Jackie James, WOC group director. “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,” James 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.”
World of Concrete plans to adapt the Informa AllSecure Plan at its June 2021 event. AllSecure is Informa’s approach to ensuring high standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality at operating events for exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and press.
Gold Standard for Safety
In addition to the safety protocols in place for WOC 2021, The Las Vegas Convention Center has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) 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 2021 will also be one of the first large-scale events to occupy The Las Vegas Convention Center’s $980-million West Hall expansion, which will add 1.4 million square feet of space to the existing 3.2 million square foot (130,064.3 m2) 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,” WOC concludes in its statement. “We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in June 2021. We will also continue to post updates on our website over the next few months.”
Registration for WOC 2021 will open online in early 2021, and additional information related to the coronavirus is available on WOC’s COVID-19 resource page. For more information, contact: WOC, (866) 860-1983, www.worldofcontecre.com