Discover the forum of World of Concrete Europe 2018!

World of Concrete Europe, took place from 23 to 28 April 2018 at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, France. The exhibition is co-located with INTERMAT.

The overall theme of this forum was :

"The contribution of concrete to new collective challenges".

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Presentations dedicated to concrete materials and their applications

An integral part of all World of Concrete events, this Forum will offer a global perspective of the sector with an overview of the latest trends in concrete technology :

  • A forum with around 15 educational sessions to gain insight into current challenges and issues surrounding concrete, 
  • Speakers from the sectors of construction, public works or masonry, members of construction federations and from the largest industry contractors in Europe. 

The subject areas studied in these sessions will be wide and varied, offering responses to the challenges and issues faced by the sector today (innovation, the future of concrete and its advantages, environmental issues, concrete in the circular economy, integration of concrete products and solutions in the BIM process, a focus economy, integration of concrete products and solutions in the BIM process, a focus on concrete fundamentals, durability, maintenance, repairs, etc.) across 6 main themes : 

  1. Concrete sector and contribution to the circular economy, the example of Grand Paris, 
  2. Low carbon construction and dealing with climate hazards and change through concrete solutions,
  3. New uses and functions of concrete : for the benefit of society,
  4. Modularity and flexibility of concrete : an architectural choice for better living condition, 
  5. Built to last: specifying concrete for greater durability,
  6. Concrete and the digital transition. 

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  • Anouk THEBAULT, Director of Professional Relations, CERIB,
  • Estelle REVEILLARD, Head of Communications and Public Relations, CIMBETON,
  • Frédérick GLUZICKI, Editor-in-chief, Béton(s) le Magazine,
  • Julien BEIDELER, Secretary General, UMGO,
  • Vincent SIMON, Deputy Secretary General, UMGO,
  • Christophe JEAUNEAU, General Manager, SEIMAT,
  • Pascal PETITJEAN, Secretary General, SEIMAT,
  • Frédéric LJUNG, Decorative Concrete Market Director, CHRYSO FRANCE
  • Catherine PIN ALCOCER, Consultant, CATICOM - Press Relations Agency,
  • Patricia DESMERGER, Press Officer - Press Relations agency and communication consultant. 

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