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    UK Concrete Show 2014


    Last year we told you about our involvement in the UK Concrete Show. We were not involved this year, which is probably why we forgot to tell you all about it!

    Like last year, the show took place at the NEC in Birmingham at the end of February, and again grew in size and scope. It was moved from Hall 17 to Hall 5, which is the largest indoor exhibition hall in the UK, and was for a long time the largest in Europe. This extra space was filled with 62 new exhibitors, 5 new in-hall demonstration areas, and all of the plant and equipment displays that had to be outside the previous year.

    Among the big names at the event were Putzmeister, Liebherr, Lafarge Tarmac, Husqvarna and CEMEX, covering all types of concrete materials and equipment, and demonstrations were done by Blastrac, Shotcrete and Adseal. In addition to the many global companies whose UK subsidiaries were at the show, almost 10% of the exhibitors were companies exhibiting in their own right from all round the world, including Denmark, Poland, the USA and China.

    Below you can view a short promotional video showing some of the events and exhibitions of this year’s show.

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    The UK Concrete Show 2013 App

    The UK Concrete Show 2013 App

    Last week we told you that we would be appearing at the UK Concrete show this year. The show is now underway, and is an estimated 80% bigger than last years, and with this in mind the organisers have created an app for smartphones to help guide people around. It will be especially useful for those of you already at or planning on going to the show, but even if you’re not, it still contains lots of interesting information about the concrete industry.

    To download the app, simply follow this link to the show’s website, then scroll down and select your phone type. The rest of the process is the same as with downloading any other app. For those without smartphones, a desktop version is also available.

    The app has lots of information about the show, including a full event schedule, speaker listings, social networking tools, a complete info booth and lots more. You can find us on the app by going to ‘Exhibitors’ then searching for ‘CD Designs’ in the A-Z tab, or in the ‘Pattern Imprinted Concrete’ section under Products tab.

    UK Concrete Show 2013

    UK Concrete Show 2012

    UK Concrete Show 2012

    It seems that it’s convention season at the moment, at least when it comes to concrete. With The World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas just finishing, attention turns to this side of the pond with The UK Concrete Show. The event is due to take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, on the 27th and 28th of February, and in case you were wondering, Complete Driveway Designs will be there!

    We will be sharing a stand with Elite Crete, one of our major suppliers. Our stand is over to the far left of the NEC, just next to the first seminar room, so if you’re planning on going to the convention, please come and say hello. We will be showcasing many of the products we use, and generally using the opportunity to network with as many customers and people in the industry as possible. We hope to liase with lots of architects and specifiers in order to demonstrate and promote the decorative and pattern imprinted concrete industry.

    The NEC is the largest convention centre in the UK, and the seventh biggest in Europe. This year’s show boasts an 80% increase in size from lasts year’s, having over 200 exhibitions with themes including ‘Beautiful Concrete’ and ‘Advances In Cement Technology’. We hope that our contribution to the show will both inform and entertain the many thousands of visitors to the exhibition. You can still register for a free ticket via the official website here.

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