Location: The Royal Garden Hotel, London, UK
Dates: 04/12/18 - to - 05/12/18
Current Registration Price £725, $955, €810 (all +VAT)
Final Registration Price
 £860, $1130, €960 (all +VAT)


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WCA (World Cement Association) in association with INTERCEM, announce the second WCA World Cement Conference - ‘The Future for the Cement Industry’.
The event will be hosted on 4th - 5th December 2018, at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, following the World Cement Association General Assembly (open only to members of WCA).

This year, the conference will consider cement demand and supply, digitalisation and new regulations, amongst other key topics which are central to the future of the international cement industry, guided by a panel of internationally recognised speakers.

The meeting will open with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Tuesday, 4th December for all delegates.
On Wednesday, 5th December the WCA General Assembly will take place followed by conference sessions, Networking Reception and a Gala Dinner with entertainment.

WCA together with INTERCEM look forward to welcoming you to London this December!


The Royal Garden Hotel, London
4th – 5th December 2018

Provisional Programme


Tuesday 4th December

16.30 Delegate Check-in
19.30 Welcome Reception

Wednesday 5th December

07.30 Registration and morning coffee

09.00 World Cement Association General Assembly (Open only to members of the WCA)
WCA (World Cement Association) in association with INTERCEM

“The Future For the Cement Industry”

11:00 Introduction to the first session of the INTERCEM conference

11.15 Session 1 – Cement Demand and Supply 2025
The current status of the global cement industry. Demand and supply forecasts for all the major markets. A special report prepared exclusively by On-Field Research, the new leaders in cement industry information.
Yassine Touahri Managing and Arnaud Pinatel, Partners, On-Field Research. United Kingdom and France.

12.30 Questions and discussion

13.00 LUNCH

14.10 Session 2 – Digitalisation: Introduction

14.15 How the digital world is impacting on the cement and construction industries
In common with the rest of industry, the impact of digitalisation is having a profound effect on the development of the global cement and construction industries. The production process all the way through to the completed project is now a digital highway.
Speakers to be confirmed

15.00 Is there an ‘Uber’ moment for the cement industry?
A review of new technology and building techniques that have the potential to completely change industry dynamics. Will the cement industry be forced to address a new reality and prepare for a different sort of competition from a yet, unknown competitor?
Speakers to be confirmed

15.30 COFFEE

16.00 Session 3 – Regulations
The industrial world is confronted with a complicated web of regulation. Governments are calling on industry to be coordinated whilst they themselves remain uncoordinated and lacking in direction. The cement industry is working diligently towards sustainability and climate awareness, but the lack of a global consensus is damaging an opportunity to achieve it.
Speakers to be confirmed

16.45 China and its future role in the global cement community
As the producer of more than 50% of the world’s cement, China has a unique opportunity to provide a lead in how the industry will develop.
Speakers to be confirmed

17.00 Questions and panel discussion

17.30 Conference closing remarks

18.00 Drinks reception
19.30 Gala Dinner with entertainment from London’s leading Musicals



The registration fee at WCA World Cement Conference, in association with INTERCEM includes welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunch, event documentation and post-event access to online presentations.

Confirmation of booking plus receipts will be sent by e-mail.  Please ensure when completing the online form that you only use the e-mail address to which you wish the confirmation/receipt to be sent.


Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel.  Please be aware that in some cases visas can take up to one month to issue. For more information on visa requirements, please contact your local Embassy or Consulate. Credits will not be given where visas have not been applied for in good time.

Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

You are advised to take out appropriate travel insurance, as the organiser will not accept any liability for travelling, accommodation or other expenses incurred as a consequence of a possible event cancellation or postponement.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the venue and content, or the timing of the programme.


A 50% credit for cancellations received in writing on or before 5 weeks in advance of the conference start date, will be made. No credit notes will be made on cancellations received after this date. Credit will only be given in cases of exceptional circumstance (for example, on production of a medical certificate) and an administrative fee will be charged together with any balance due.

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration process, please e-mail or call +44 208 669 5222