WCA to Host Conference in Dubai

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced its fifth annual conference and exhibition will take place Sept. 25-28, in person, at the Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE. 

The two-day event, which is themed Navigating the Climate Challenge: Reducing Carbon and Reducing Costs, will bring together global leaders and experts from the cement and wider hard-to-abate sector. It will highlight the progress the industry has made toward decarbonization, and discuss further opportunities to improve competitiveness while also reducing carbon emissions. 

The conference will include a packed agenda, consisting of panel discussions, thematic workshops, CEO dialogues, presentations and networking opportunities. These sessions will cover pressing issues facing the industry, such as responding to climate change, high energy costs and post-COVID recovery, as well as new technologies, AI and social issues. 

“I’m very much looking forward to meeting many of my colleagues from around the world in person again after so long, and discussing some of the advances our industry has made, as well as improvements that are necessary to confront the major and urgent environmental and technological challenges that the cement sector faces,” said Ian Riley, WCA chief executive. “This year’s conference will bring together industry leaders and experts to promote effective investments and tangible decarbonization efforts ahead of inevitable regulatory changes, and set out a sectoral decarbonization framework that accelerates industrial excellence.”

Registration can be accessed here. Early bird rates are available until Friday, Aug. 12.

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