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Selection Criteria for SCMs use in an unstable and fast-changing market

A review of Selection Criteria for SCMs use in an unstable and fast-changing market is going to be presented at the upcoming Cementitious Materials International Trade and Technical Congress to take place on April 1819 in Casablanca, Morocco by Jean-Yves Bonnaire, Managing Director of Carib Sand and Stone.

The international 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.

The presentation key points:


  • Availability of SCM’s
  • Impact of SCM’s performances on end-products
  • Logistics requirement
  • CAPEX requirements attached to use of SCM’s
  • Plant operating costs (eg energy consumption)
  • Conditions for cost stability
  • Customer’s demand and evolution of standards
  • Environmental benefits and evaluation of carbon-foot print
  • Weighting selection criteria in a uncertain market

Jean-Yves Bonnaire is a native of French Caribbean Island of Martinique.

After graduating Civil Engineering at various French Universities, he first worked for international building contractors in different parts of the World, before joining the quarrying industry in 1999. In 2002, he contributed to the modernization of the St. Pierre Martinique quarries and became actively involved with the development of export of natural pozzolan to cement plants in the Wider Caribbean Basin. Since 2006, he is co-owner and Managing Director of CARIB SAND & STONE Ltd operating the Solomon Pointe-Michel pozzolan quarry in the island of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

For over two decades, he has been advocating for the development of natural pozzolans within the cement industry at many international events. In July 2019, he was called to lead the adaptation of building codes applicable to the French Caribbean territories. He also holds the position of Vice President of the Housing and Construction Committee of the Federation of overseas territories businesses (FEDOM) and is a former member of the Board of the Martinique Manufacturers Association (AMPI), of the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) and of the Dominica National Standards Council.

Speakers and topics already confirmed include:
  • Grant Qasha, Chairman and CEO – Eco Material Technologies: Emerging trends in the North American SCM market
  • Fabrice Fayola, President – ECOBA: Sustainable construction with fly ash – an update for Europe
  • Jean Yves Bonnaire, Managing Director Carib Sand and Stone: A review of selection criteria for SCMs use in an unstable and fast-changing market
  • Raul Moreno, Director Latin America, Spain & Portugal – Firefly AB: Topic to be announced
  • Mohamed. A. Hamed, Production and Quarries DM – TITAN Cement Egypt: Topic to be announced
  • Amr Nader, Co-Founder & CEO – A³&Co. for Consultancy & Industrial Excellence: Global Cement and Construction Sectors NetZero Evolution
  • Dr. Asli Özbora, Technical Manager – ERMCO: The Power of Supplementary Cementitious Materials: Maximizing Concrete Performance and Sustainability with Innovative Cementitious Materials.
  • Dr Monower Sadique, Professor of Construction Materials – Liverpool John Moores University: Beyond Ordinary: Self-Activated Geopolymer – 2nd Generation Geopolymer for Mitigating Future Shortage of Pre-cursor minerals
  • Dr. Yassine Taha, Professor – Mohammed VI Polytechnic University: Supplementary cementitious materials from mine waste: Sustainable alternatives to conventional resources.
  • Richard (Yu) Jiang, PhD Candidate – University of Cambridge: Opportunities and challenges of 3D-printed structures and infrastructures
  • Dr. Ali Al Jassim, Chaiman of SSGM (Society of Sustainability & Green Materials): Topic TBA
  • Dan Maleski, Environmental Markets Advisor- Redshaw Advisors Ltd: Effect of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on the Global Cement Industry

Platinum Sponsor Eco Material Technologies

Gold Sponsor: Firefly
Bronze Sponsor: A3&Co
Partners: World Cement Association, AUCBM, ECOBA, BIBM
Register at as places are very limite