September 1, 2020

NRMCA, Grey Matters Announce First-Ever Global Concrete Summit

Conference and exhibition to be held virtually from November 30 to December 10

Alexandria, VA – September 1, 2020 – This week, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Grey Matters are pleased to announce the first-ever Global Concrete Summit. Scheduled from November 30 to December 10, this first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition will bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction.

“Our industry, along with the rest of the economy, is having to adapt to a new environment. The learning opportunities and industry advancements can’t stop because of the pandemic,” said NRMCA President Mike Philipps. “We are excited about the Global Concrete Summit not only for its relevance to the industry but also for the dynamic way that we have been able to adapt to changing norms while still providing valuable information. It really speaks to the commitment and tenacity of the individuals that make up the concrete industry.”

NRMCA has hosted international conferences on concrete technology and sustainability since 2006 in the United States, South America and the Middle East. The Global Concrete Summit is the first time the conference will be hosted as a virtual event.

“We are excited this year to have the event on a virtual platform after having it organized live for 10 consecutive years in Dubai-UAE. This is an extension of our ongoing relationship with NRMCA in which we offer NRMCA education and certification programs in the Middle East and other parts of Asia and Africa,” said Rabih Fakih, managing director of Grey Matters. “This is another successful milestone for the concrete industry at a global level this time.”

Experts from around the world will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Topics include innovation, resilience, life cycle assessment, low impact development, social responsibility, human health and more. Click here for more information and to sign up for the Summit

NRMCA is celebrating 90 years of representing the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. It conducts education, training, promotion, research, engineering, safety, environmental, technological, lobbying and regulatory programs.

Grey Matters is the only professional entity to serve the concrete industry in an innovative manner, catering to trading, training and the consultancy-related businesses. The vision began in 2007 and materialized in February 2008. Grey Matters is headquartered in Dubai – UAE and caters to the Gulf and the Middle East region with an office in Doha-Qatar.

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Contact: Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995

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