Vegas Welcomes World of Concrete!

Exhibitors at The World of Concrete were not overwhelmed with visitors last Thursday, so these folks from the STIHL exhibit even had time to wave to the camera.
Photo by Diane Taylor

June 10 was a great day for me in Las Vegas. That was the day, after more than a year without a convention to attend, I attended The World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The experience was not without a few glitches. Upon arriving at the convention center I thought I had the wrong dates. No crowd. Very few displays in the parking lot. (I later learned the trade show was concentrated indoors, in the north hall and the new western extension.) Locating my attendance badge was another problem, causing a few long walks down long hallways before finally finding the right spot. The badge was issued, but badge holders were not included, so my badge had to stay in a shirt pocket until requested for the purpose of scanning.

The World of Concrete typically attracts commercial contractors, concrete contractors, ready mix producers, rental center managers and concrete pumpers. Typically. also, the event is held in January which in many parts of the country is not construction season. The temporary post-covid move to June which can be construction season, undoubtedly affected attendance.

But for me, the lack of crowds was a Godsend. I could meet and talk with exhibitors and learn a thing or two. My video taken in the convention center’s north hall and the new western extension hall is below. World of Concrete is the first large trade show to return to Las Vegas. More to come, we hope!


4 responses on “Vegas Welcomes World of Concrete!

  1. My Dad was a mason and I remember him mixing batches of cement in his wheelbarrow. My, how times have changed! Thanks for sharing your trip to The World of Concrete.

  2. Diane I found the video very interesting and think since the crowd was small the exhibitors had time to talk to you. I’m happy that conventions are back and look forward to more stories and videos. Job well done

  3. Fantastic video coverage! Loved your interviews with the exhibitors, in particular the heavy equipment manufacturers, and that you asked them about pricing. Not that I’d ever buy one, but when you see these types of trucks in use, I too have often wondered how much of an outlay is required. Glad conventions are back!

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