The second WCA Virtual Member Forum of the year will be on the topic of Lowering Power Consumption by Lowering Pressure Drop. 

Date: 23rd March 2022

Time: 8-10am UK time

The first WCA Virtual Member Forum of 2022 will be on Fan Efficiency, in collaboration with Sinoma Cement, Howden, Saudi Cement and PPC. This forum featured presentations, a virtual site visit and in-depth Q&A for attendees. Open to all WCA Members, particularly targeted to Plant Managers, Engineering Managers, Process Engineers.

Date: 12 January 2022

Time: 08.00 - 10.00am UK time

The WCA 2021 General Assembly will take place in a fully virtual format online, open to all WCA members, including the election of Directors, reports on activities, member services and committees, and the outlook for 2022. 

Date: 9th December 2021

Time: 9am UK time (GMT)

"Accelerating the Cement Industry's Path to Net Zero"

Date: 20th and 21st October 2021

Venue: Fully virtual, online

Date: 2nd June 2021

Venue: Online

The WCA Virtual Open Day took place on 2nd June 2021, from 8am-7pm UK time, and was open to all, free of charge.  

WCA Virtual Member Forum, in collaboration with Fives FCB and Republic Cement, on the topic of grinding and milling technologies featured presentations, a virtual site visit, in-depth Q&A and panel discussions for attendees. Open to all, particularly targeted to Plant Managers, Engineering Managers, Automation Managers and Process Engineers.  

Date: 10th March 2021 

Time: 9-11am GMT

The WCA 2020 General Assembly took place in a fully virtual format online, open to all WCA members, including the election of a new Board of Directors, a discussion of outlook for 2021 from the Board, updates from WCA activities, member services and finances throughout 2020, and guest speakers. 

Date: 10th December 2020

Time: 9am-12pm GMT

This two-day virtual member forum on Digital Transformation was held online, free of charge to WCA Members. 

Date - 17th & 18th November 2020

Time - 9am-11am GMT

December 6, 2019

Conch Jining Plant, Shandong Province, China

Cement companies are faced with increasingly stringent emissions restrictions, especially for NOx. There are a number of ways in which NOx emissions can be reduced, but the cost of these vary significantly depending on circumstances.

This workshop saw approximately 20 WCA member delegates visiting Jining Conch, a best practice Low NOx plant where the latest technology has been implemented. Participants also had the opportunity to present the challenges and ideas in use at their own plants.

December 5th and 7th 2019

Quanjiao Conch & Zanhuang BBMG, China.

Applying the latest technology in automation and machine learning AI to management of cement plants offer significant benefits in terms of cost, product quality and emissions. AI can be applied to the whole management system of the plant from quarrying to dispatch.

This first-of-its-kind WCA forum saw 20 delegates attend a two-day workshop at Quanjiao Conch and Zanhuang BBMG in China to visit examples of best practice in the industry with regards to smart plants and AI. 

In 2019, the WCA hosted its third annual conference from 9th-11th September at the Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai, China. This event brought together delegates from across the world, representing companies from the cement and concrete industry and its supply chains. 

Keynote speakers included Mr Song Zhiping, Chairman of CNBM and Mr Gao Dengbang, Chairman of the China Cement Association, whilst the speaker topics covered included global outlooks, emission reduction practices, the use of AI and waste co-processing. 

The WCA hosted its 2018 Annual Conference on the theme of “Future for the Cement Industry”, in association with INTERCEM, in Kensington, London. It also concurrently held its annual General Assembly and a Gala Dinner for members. 

The World Cement Association hosted its first Global Climate Change Forum in Paris, from 27th-28th June 2018.

The aim of this forum was to urge the global cement industry to increase efforts to adopt new technologies faster and put greater focus on innovation in order to make crucial progress on reducing CO2 emissions.

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Decarb Connect North America

Date: 15-17 June 2021

Venue: Fully virtual 

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Decarb Connect Digital Festival

Date: 26-28th January 2021

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Global Concrete Summit 2020

Date: 30th Nov-10th Dec 2020

Venue: Online

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Sustainable Innovation Forum

Date: 5 Days | 16 - 20 November 2020 

Venue: Online - Broadcast Live from a Studio in London

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CoalTrans World Coal Leaders Network

Date: 26-28th October 2020

Venue: Online - Virtual Event

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