Central European Concrete Industry Meeting

ICCX Central Europe 2018

From 14 to 16 February 2018, the Central European Concrete Industry once again met in Hotel Ossa Congress & Spa, Poland. With over 650 registered participants, this year’s ICCX Central Europe outnumbered previous events yet another time. After the 2-day conference on 14 and 15 February that was accompanied by an international exhibition of the industry, the ICCX Central Europe 2018 ended on the third day with a technical course addressing the issue of ”Quality Control in Concrete Production Facilities”.

It has already been the fifth time that the team of CPI-Concrete Plant International organized an industrial exhibition in Hotel Ossa Congress & Spa in Poland. Whereas the initial event back in February 2014 was an almost exclusive Polish get-together, the number of participants from other Central European countries gradually increased in the course of the years. Meanwhile, the ICCX Central Europe has established itself far beyond the Polish borders to a remarkable extent. This year, too, numerous participants joined in from abroad.

Crowded conferencing, presentations, and speeches
When planning the ICCX Central Europe 2018, the organizers informed themselves about current focuses of interest pertaining to the Central European Concrete Industry and thus designed the event’s program of speeches and presentations accordingly. A completely full conference room vividly demonstrated that the implementation of the organizers’ strategy turned out to be a grand success. With speakers from various European countries, the program boasted a top international range of expertise.

International exhibition
As usual, the conference was accompanied by an industrial exhibition comprising 100 international companies that presented their products and solutions. A separate section of the exhibition was dedicated to form the Concrete Block Center where only concrete blockers makers presented their products. The Concrete Block Center was introduced last year as a new feature of the ICCX Central Europe and had been well received already then.

But of course also participants from the precast, concrete pipe, and readymix industries were duly taken care of and met with experts and other interlocutors to gather information in the comprehensive exhibition.

ICCX Dinner Party
Another well received traditional feature of the event always comes along in the shape of the ICCX Dinner Party which always takes place on the evening of the first conference day. This year, too, the overwhelming majority of participants visited this get-together to make use of a casual and laid-back atmosphere to spend a relaxing and motivating evening.

Technical course completing the event
On 16 February, the ICCX Central Europe 2018 ended with a half-day technical course hosted by Dipl.-Eng. Christian Villmow who since 2004 is in charge of quality control at the Lithonplus GmbH & Co. KG concrete block making facilities. In addition to organizational and management matters pertaining to the industry and its business activities, it was especially the possible causes of quality hazards that were addressed in detail.