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WCA announces its innovation for a sustainable industry conference

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The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that its annual conference will, for the first time, be held in China in 2019. The WCA World Cement Conference will take place on 9 – 11 September in Shanghai and will focus on ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Industry’.

According to the association, the theme acknowledges the rapidly growing awareness of climate change risks among investors, financiers, and society at large, and the need for the cement industry to more effectively embrace decarbonisation. It states that its international cement conference is a leading forum for the presentation and discussion of the sector’s most pressing technical and sustainability issues, attracting industry leaders from all over the world.

Delegates will be hosted at the Jinmao Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai to share best practice, hear the latest thinking from industry peers, and ultimately gain insight into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. All areas of the cement ecosystem will be represented, from senior executives and technical experts to investors and equipment suppliers. The conference programme will cover the outlook for the industry, as well as looking at some of the most promising and innovative technologies being developed today. There will also be a guided tour of the Anhui Conch carbon capture project at its Tongling cement plant.

“It has been clear for some time that climate change is going to be the defining issue of the cement sector over the next decade,” said Norman Grieg, Secretary General of the WCA. “And this challenge is one we cannot tackle alone; we must work collectively and collaboratively to raise standards, further innovation, and make real progress towards a low-carbon future, together.”

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