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Cementitious Materials International Congress 2024

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The Cementitious Materials International Technical and Trade Congress (EMEA and Americas) is the premier gathering of cement traders, industry experts, and professionals passionate about the latest advancements and limitless opportunities in the field of cementitious materials including ashes, slags, artificial and natural pozzolana, fumes, clays and construction and demolition waste used as alternative raw materials.

In an era where sustainability and innovation are paramount, cementitious materials have emerged as the driving force behind the transformation of the cement industry. With their remarkable strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness, these materials are revolutionizing construction practices worldwide.

Immerse yourself in a world of endless possibilities at this conference, where we will explore the vast array of cementitious materials and their diverse applications. Gain invaluable insights and strategies that will empower you to thrive in the dynamic and ever-evolving cement trading market. Discover how these groundbreaking alternatives are reshaping the cement landscape, reducing carbon footprints, and embracing the principles of a circular economy.

Together, let us pave the way towards a greener future, where cementitious materials play a pivotal role in building a more sustainable and resilient world. Join us at the International Conference on Cementitious Materials and be part of this transformative movement.

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Why Attend?


Unlock the Potential for a Sustainable Future

Join us at the International Conference on Cementitious Materials, where industry experts will share cutting-edge insights and strategies, providing you with the knowledge and inspiration to drive sustainable change in the cement industry.

By attending this essential event, you will:

– Gain Unparalleled Industry Insights: Immerse yourself in the latest advancements in cementitious materials and their profound contribution to sustainable concrete production. Explore innovative approaches that reduce waste, minimize carbon emissions, and enhance the overall environmental performance of cement production.

– Discover Lucrative Business Opportunities: Engage with emerging business models that leverage the power of cementitious materials for greener and more profitable ventures. Identify unique growth opportunities for your organization within the sustainable cement industry, positioning yourself as a leader in the market.

– Network with Influential Industry Leaders: Connect with like-minded professionals, reputable cement companies, and trusted suppliers who share your unwavering commitment to sustainability.

– Forge valuable partnerships that can drive positive change in your business and the cement industry as a whole.

– Develop a Comprehensive Growth Strategy: Acquire strategic knowledge from real case studies, engaging panel discussions, and insightful trend analyses. Utilize this knowledge to design a comprehensive growth plan for your company, firmly rooted in sustainable cement production practices.

– Stay Ahead of the Curve: Discover industry best practices and learn from leading companies that are spearheading success in the dynamic and ever-evolving cement industry. Incorporate sustainable cementitious materials practices into your operations to stay ahead of the competition and position your organization as an industry frontrunner


Who Should Attend?


– Cement Traders and Producers: Discover sustainable and cost-effective cement production strategies powered
by cementitious materials. Explore innovative approaches that reduce waste, minimize carbon emissions, and enhance the overall environmental performance of cement production.

– Energy Producers: Engage in discussions about innovative energy use in cement production, with a strong focus on sustainability. Learn about energy-efficient practices and renewable energy integration to optimize
cement manufacturing processes.

– Waste Management Companies & Recycling Experts: : Explore the potential of leveraging waste as a viable, eco-friendly resource in the cement industry. Discover innovative waste management techniques and recycling solutions that contribute to a circular economy and reduce environmental impact.

– Waste Management Companies & Recycling Experts: : Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and findings in cementitious materials and sustainable concrete production. Gain insights into cutting-edge research, technological advancements, and breakthrough innovations shaping the future of the cement industry.

– Research & Development Professionals: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and findings in cementitious materials and sustainable concrete production. Gain insights into cutting-edge research, technological advancements, and breakthrough innovations shaping the future of the cement industry.

– Industry Executives & Traders: Gain valuable market insights and seize new business opportunities in the world of sustainable cement. Stay ahead of the competition by understanding market trends, consumer demands, and emerging business models that leverage cementitious materials for greener and more profitable ventures.

– Supply Chain & Logistics Experts: Dive into the operational challenges and solutions concerning cementitious materials’ supply chain dynamics. Explore efficient logistics strategies, inventory management techniques, and supply chain optimization to ensure seamless and sustainable material flow.

– Environmental Consultants: Learn about waste management practices and carbon footprint reduction in cement production. Engage in discussions about environmental regulations, sustainability certifications, and best practices for minimizing the environmental impact of cementitious materials.

– Construction Professionals: Embrace the advantages of cementitious materials in sustainable infrastructure development. Discover innovative construction techniques, design considerations, and project case studies that showcase the benefits of using cementitious materials for resilient and eco-friendly structures.

– Government Officials & Policymakers: Engage in dialogues about regulatory and policy-related aspects that foster sustainability in the cement industry. Discuss the development of supportive policies, incentives, and standards that promote the adoption of cementitious materials and sustainable practices.

– Cement Industry Suppliers: Connect with manufacturers, suppliers, and providers of equipment, machinery, chemicals, and digital solutions tailored for the cement industry. Explore the latest technologies, products, and services that enable efficient and sustainable cement production.

– The Cementitious Materials Conference welcomes professionals from various fields who are eager to embark on this transformative journey.


Join Us on This Journey


Register now and be part of this transformative movement towards a greener, more sustainable future. Together, let us pave the way towards a world where cementitious materials play a pivotal role in building a more sustainable and resilient future. This conference is not just an event; it’s a platform for collaboration, innovation, and driving positive change in the cement industry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and shape the future of sustainable construction.

Please reach out to us at for registration, any inquiries, speaking opportunities, and to secure the most favorable arrangements for individual bookings, group rates, partnerships or sponsorship opportunities. Feel free to explore our website for a comprehensive list of events and detailed information about our activities.

Dive into our calendar of events, featuring CarbonZero Global Conference and Exhibition 2024 in Madrid, Spain;  Women in Cement and Construction International Congress and Sustainability and ESG International Summit 2024, dates and locations to be announced.

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The global cement, concrete, and construction sectors, integral components of the built environment, are undergoing a profound transformation towards achieving net-zero emissions. Recognizing their substantial environmental footprint, these sectors are increasingly prioritizing sustainability and decarbonization initiatives to mitigate climate change impacts. Cement production, a cornerstone of construction materials, is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for around 8% of global CO2 emissions. In response, the industry is embracing innovative technologies and practices to reduce carbon intensity focused on operational excellence and digital maturity as low CAPEX Levers. In Addition; Alternative raw materials and fuels, including industrial by-products and biomass, are being explored to replace traditional fossil fuels as well as calcined clay and Oxyfuel technologies, while carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies offer the least potential solutions for capturing and sequestering CO2 emissions from cement plants. In parallel, advancements in concrete manufacturing are contributing to the sectors' net-zero evolution. Sustainable concrete mix designs incorporating supplementary cementitious materials like fly ash and slag as well as mechanically carbon activated wastes and novel materials, as well as advanced curing techniques, are reducing the carbon footprint of concrete structures. Additionally, efforts to promote circular economy principles through the recycling of construction and demolition waste for use as aggregates further enhance sustainability across the supply chain. The construction sector, as the end user of cement and concrete products, plays a pivotal role in driving the net-zero agenda. Sustainable building practices, such as energy-efficient design, use of renewable materials, and adoption of green building certifications, are becoming mainstream. Digital technologies like Building Information Modelling (BIM) are facilitating the design and construction of more sustainable and resilient buildings by optimizing resource utilization and lifecycle performance. The Built Environment which represents 35% of global GHG emissions is going Beyond production processes, the construction sector is embracing sustainable building practices to achieve net-zero goals. This involves designing energy-efficient structures, utilizing renewable materials, and implementing green building certifications like LEED. Collaboration among industry stakeholders, governments, and communities is crucial for accelerating the net-zero evolution of the cement, concrete, and construction sectors. By embracing innovation, adopting sustainable practices, and fostering partnerships, these sectors can transition towards a more sustainable built environment while contributing to global climate goals and ensuring a resilient future for generations to come.
From the angle of a development bank, we provide an overview of the climate levers and solutions identified in Low Carbon Pathways co-developed with businesses and sector stakeholders along with the suite of financial solutions that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development can offer to the industry, including concessional finance and innovative sustainability-linked instruments.
The North American concrete industry today faces the critical challenge of lowering its carbon footprint. Globally, the sector is responsible for 8% of anthropogenic carbon emissions—almost wholly the result of the manufacture of the portland cement that is commonly used to bind together the constituent materials in concrete. Manufacturers of Supplementary Cementitious Materials (“SCMs”), which can displace a large portion of the portland cement typically used in concrete while emitting significantly lower carbon emissions, thus have a tremendous market opportunity. While fresh ash production from coal plants is in decline, vast supplies of non-traditional SCMs, such as landfilled ash, bottom ash, and natural pozzolans, can and are being used to produce lower-carbon concrete. ASTM International is updating its standards to encourage the use of these SCMs in concrete, while carbon-offset markets, such as the new U.S. Low-Carbon Cement Protocol, provide the means for expanded investment in these products and associated technologies.
The European Green Deal and especially the Climate Law (EC/2021/1119) impact not only the operation of power plants and by this the production of e.g. fly ash, but also the transport sector and the energy efficiency of buildings. To achieve the goal of carbon neutral electricity member states have already announced coal phase-out dates and work toward increased electricity production by other solutions. However, in Europe still about 100 mt of coal combustion products are produced each year. In addition, especially fly ash is re-used from stocks when available and is also imported. For carbon neutrality of constructions and construction products especially fly ash is subject of increasing interest, especially for production of carbon-reduced cement and concrete. The declaration of sustainability factors is a must for future production, also data base entries for planners. The report gives an update on the diverging developments of market needs and options by CCPs.
Historically used within the cement-based manufacturing industries to improve some properties of fresh and hardened concrete and to lower cost of production, Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM’s) have over the last two decades gained additional interest in the fight against emissions of greenhouse gases. Achieving carbon neutrality within these industries by 2050 is now an ambitious goal shared by all players, regardless of their area of operations. Clinker substitution has proven to be among the most basic, efficient, and cost-effective strategies used by the cement and concrete industries to achieve that goal. In such context, SCM’s are and will continue to be critical raw materials for these industries. SCM’s cover a wide range of different materials, some of which have been used for over a century while others have just recently been used at an industrial scale. With a clear trend of giving cement and concrete standards more flexibility, the demand for SCM’s of all types is on the rise. However, the speed at which these openings are happening is not the same in different parts of the World. For a cement or concrete manufacturer, making the right choice of SCM’s to use requires a multicriteria approach. Selecting a SCM or several SCM’s to be used in an industrial process is generally a mid to long term commitment that can quickly be challenged by the evolution of some external factors. Between rationality, uncertainties, and a form of gamble on the future, it is certainly, all but easy for a manufacturer, to decide on which SCM’s to use.
Embrace the Future of Sustainable Construction with Aluminous Cement, Geopolymers, and Nanotechnology. In the construction sector, as in other fields of science and engineering, developments in nanotechnology are closely monitored, and efforts are made to identify potential new application areas. With the use of nanoparticles, not only are the properties of materials such as strength and durability improved, but it is also possible for them to acquire new functions such as photocatalysis and pressure sensing. Nanotechnology enables multidisciplinary concrete science to fully explain and design the behaviour and properties of concrete in all their details, while also reducing the production and ecological costs of construction materials. Concrete is the most widely used construction material, its consumption is the second largest on the planet after water. Thus, the sustainability of concrete is critical. Optimized solution for the concrete industry, to become an eco-friendly and sustainable engineering material, is to obtain a balance among engineering performance, environmental impact and economy.
Redshaw Advisors will delve into the intricacies of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and its implications for MENA cement exporters. Explore the rationale behind CBAM's existence, its operational framework, and the anticipated financial repercussions for MENA exporters. Gain insights into the evolving landscape of MENA responses to the EU CBAM. Discover how MENA exporters can leverage this challenge as an opportunity for innovation and sustainable growth.
Geopolymer is one of the favorable choices to be a satisfactory alternative to conventional ordinary Portland cement (OPC). So far, research into geopolymers has focused on use of fly ash and slags in association with commercial chemical activators. In reality, there are many obstacles related to the long-term usage of these pre-cursors and the required chemical activators in GC production. From an operational viewpoint, they are difficult and expensive to handle with significant occupational health and safety concerns. These activators also provide the highest single contribution to embodied carbon dioxide. A novel 2nd Generation self-activated Geopolymer (2GB¹) through complete replacement of conventional pre-cursors and activators has been developed for manufacturing un-fired clay-free brick & cement-free mortar/concrete.
The mining industry's conventional linear waste management poses significant risks to human health and the environment. However, adopting reuse, recycling, and recovery techniques can transform waste into valuable products, reducing the demand for new nonrenewable resources and associated environmental impacts while generating economic benefits. Mine waste streams offer a promising avenue for recovering valuable minerals, meeting the growing need for construction materials, and increasing profits. With resource consumption projected to double by 2060, collaboration between mining and construction sectors is crucial for sustainable material use. Repurposing mine waste as supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) shows potential, reducing emissions and costs in cement production. Aligning with sustainability goals, this approach fosters collaboration between mining and cement sectors, enhancing resource efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Through innovation and partnerships, mining can drive circularity and sustainability in cement production, contributing to a more eco-friendly industry.
As a tool for rapid design-to-product translation, 3D printing is incresingly gaining popularity together with digital twin in the construction industry. Numerous pilot projects have been carried out around the world, and the viability for commercialisation has also been repeatedly proven. ASTM and ISO have been introducing standards for qualification of 3D-printed structures. United States has gradually approved 3D-printed construction starting from Montana. Automated, customisable, and efficient construction represented by 3D printing is nowadays a trend that every academic and industry participant is embracing. In the presentation, I will introduce the important categories (on-site and off-site) and components (material, machinenary, & printing strategies) of 3D-printed construction. I will also share my thoughts on the status of current industry adoption, challenges in research and commercialisation (raw material dependency, MEP inclusion & quality control), and future opportunities.
Fire and explosion events in an alternative fuels production, handling and storage process often have a very significant impact, which can result in long production downtimes. Firefly's industrial solutions combine preventive and protective systems to ensure optimal safety. Preventive systems are characterized by detecting and extinguishing ignition sources before a fire or explosion occurs. In the presentation, we will show examples of existing installations. The solution used to protect the shredders is ShredderGuard™, a quick suppression system that can handle the tough conditions in and around a shredder, with flame detection, True IR detection, water extinguishing and water mist suppression. Conveyors are protected with the ConveyorGuard™ solution, which consists of long-range optical flame detection combined with quick-action water mist suppression, tested and approved on open and closed conveyors. For storage areas, we present the MGD solution, the electronic nose that can send out an alarm if an unusual level of gas combustion is detected, preventing ignition events.
Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs) play a crucial role in decarbonizing the construction sector. Their contribution extends to enhancing the durability of concrete structures and reducing the use of natural resources. A focus will be placed on the significance of SCMs such as fly ash, pozzolan, and slag in addressing the sustainability challenges of certain large projects in Morocco. Innovative SCMs like calcined clays and construction demolition materials are rapidly emerging as viable alternatives, offering significant potential for waste recycling and environmental preservation.
Innovation Manager at LafargeHolcim Maroc
CEO and Inventor of the Moladi Construction Technology
Principal, Green Climate Fund and Sustainability Lead (acting), Equity Funds and Specialized Green Financial Products at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Consulting Chairwoman and Grean Growth Expert at African Green Challenge Consulting
Technical Manager at ERMCO - European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization
Environmental Markets Advisor at Redshaw Advisors Ltd
Professor PhD at Liverpool John Moores University
Assistant Professor at UM6P - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
CEO of A³&Co.®
Doctoral Researcher at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge
President of ECOBA, the European Combustion Association and CEO of SURSCHISTE
Chairman and CEO, Eco Material Technologies
Managing Director, Carib Sand and Stone
Division Manager, Firefly AB
Cementitious Group - minimum 3 delegates to qualify
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