| 26 October 2018

GCCA to discuss industry priorities and future trends in construction at London event

Association welcomes six new member companies and affiliates

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has today announced details of its inaugural Dinner, Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Symposium which takes place in London on November 22nd and 23rd 2018. The event will focus on future trends in the construction sector globally along with the challenges and opportunities for GCCA member companies and the wider cement and concrete industry.

Architect, Sir David Adjaye, will address the opening GCCA Dinner on 22nd November. While on 23rd November, the GCCA Symposium will feature a moderated panel discussion on Global Trends in Construction, with panellists Michael Birshan (McKinsey & Company), Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Heider (Skanska) and Haiyan Wang (China India Institute).

The Association, which was launched earlier this year to represent the cement and concrete sector globally, has grown its membership to 23 companies, while seven national and regional associations have become affiliates. The latest companies to join are Asia Cement (South Korea), Cementos Molins (Spain) and Medcem (Turkey). New affiliates include CEMBUREAU (the European Cement Association), CMI (Ireland) and SNIC/ABCP (Brazil).

Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive, GCCA said: “As we continue strengthening the Association’s representation across all major cement-producing regions, our inaugural AGM and Symposium will be an important opportunity for our members and affiliates to come together and discuss the priority matters that will inform the GCCA’s work programme, as well as the trends that will shape the future of our industry.”

The GCCA Dinner and Symposium is an invitation only event. Stakeholders in the global construction, cement and concrete sectors, with an interest in receiving an invitation should contact Benjamin Sporton at benjamin.sporton@gccassociation.org. Places are limited and attendance cannot be guaranteed.

About the GCCA
Launched in January 2018, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is dedicated to developing and strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction. The GCCA aims to foster innovation throughout the construction value chain in collaboration with industry associations as well as architects, engineers and innovators. In this way, the association demonstrates how concrete solutions can meet global construction challenges and sustainable development goals while showcasing responsible industrial leadership in the manufacture and use of cement and concrete. The GCCA is headquartered in London, England. It complements and supports the work done by associations at national and regional level.

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