Location: Trump National Doral Miami, Florida
Dates: 15/10/18 - to - 17/10/18

Current Registration Price $1320, £975, €1105
Registration Full Price $1500, £1110, €1260


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This October, the world’s cement industry will convene once again in the Sunshine State of Florida for America’s biggest independent event for the cement industry, INTERCEM Americas.

Optimism is still high for the US cement market with forecasters predicting another year of growth for both domestic demand and imports driven by federal investment to bridge America’s infrastructure gap.
As always, INTERCEM Americas will bring attendees the best industry insight and analysis with specially-selected experts from across the sector, sharing their market projections, ideas and opinions on the latest industry developments from across the USA.

Elsewhere on the programme, we will take a look at key markets across Latin America and the Caribbean, at trends in supplementary cementitious materials trading – including slags and fly ash, and at further opportunities for M&A activity, and at transportation costs and logistics issues. We will also look at how the industry across the region is set within the global context of widespread oversupply scenarios and downward pressure on F.O.B prices

With unsurpassed networking opportunities with industry peers from across the globe and an expanded exhibition of some of the region’s biggest equipment and service providers accompanying our market-leading event, INTERCEM Americas is the not-to-be-missed event for cement industry professionals.

We look forward to welcoming you to Miami. 

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INTERCEM Americas 2018
Trump National Doral Miami, Florida
15th – 17th October 2018

Provisional Programme


Monday 17th October

17.30 Registration opens for all the attendees
19.00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 16th October

07:30 Registration and morning coffee

09:00 Opening remarks from the chair
Malcolm Shelbourne, CEO, INTERCEM - UK

09:10 Welcome Address
Representative of the State of Florida - USA

09:30 State of the Cement Industry in the US from its Association’s Perspective
The only thing constant is change, which is occurring rapidly in the US cement industry. PCA has been the association for America’s cement manufacturers for over 100 years and understands it must be more effective and efficient in addressing core issues. This includes forming stronger relationships with allied associations. Ireland will address the challenges and opportunities the association faces (and how PCA is strategically aligning its resources to address them.
Michael Ireland, President and CEO, PCA - USA

10:00 Global cement outlook and forecast: 2018- 2020

  • Presentation of the global supply-demand scenario and the main strategic challenges faced by the World cement industry
  • An update with the latest 2018 cement statistics that have been monitored
  • Regional capacity additions and demand forecasts based on leading indicators
  • Global surplus/deficit scenario to assess the global cement export-import balance for the next three years

Yassine Touahri, Managing Partner, On Field Investment Research - UK

10:30 The U.S. Cement Economy
Hendrik G. van Oss, Cement Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey - USA

11:00 Morning networking coffee hosted by Royal White Cement

11:45 USA demographics and needs for the next 20 years
Colin Sutherland, President, SC Market Analytics-USA

12:05 Riding the next wave of mega capital projects
Which are the six main themes that centre on why mega projects have not been successful in the past and how to build upon lessons learned for the next wave of projects being built in the US marketplace? An overview of technical issues, including risk, execution strategy and organizational alignment and real-life case studies.
Mark A. Smith, Managing Director, Deloitte Advisory - USA

12:15 Florida’s landscape and its evolution: Past, present and future

12:50 Managing your export pricing and sales under the current US Administration’s anti-dumping policies (Panel)
Our experts will analyse market pricing and sales to comply with anti-dumping laws within the US. This becomes a crucial part of companies’ business models as imports are increasing prices and pressure grows on market pricing in the US.
The panel will also discuss what Department of Commerce does in anti-dumping cases, what market and sales data it reviews, and how it establishes the margin of dumping.
Marc C Hebert, Partner, Jones Walker LLP – USA
Michael Diminich,
Owner, Trade Compliance Services LLC
Alice Hyde,
Independent Consultant

13:15 Lunch and networking break

14:45 Who’s who in North American cement imports!?

  • Overview of global developments in world trade of cement, clinker and cementious materials and the consequences for North American imports.
  • Overview of the North American cement market (US and Canada) in respect to:
  • New import operations and terminal expansions in North America.

Ad Ligthart, Partner, Cement Distribution Consultants– THE NETHERLANDS

15:15 Drybulk freight outlook

  • Overview of 2018 Dry Bulk market, analysis of fleet and world trade developments
  • Forecast for 2019 Dry Bulk levels as the IMO regulations on Ballast Water Treatment and Global Sulphur Cap in Bunker Fuel come into focus
  • Pneumatic Cement Carriers in the Americas, current deployment and trade routes

Simon Cox, Partner, Howe Robinson – UK

15:45 Afternoon networking coffee hosted by ZAG International

16:15 Colombia’s Active Cement Industry – A Contractor’s Perspective (Panel)

  • The expansion of Colombia’s cement market
  • Two approaches for satisfying Colombia’s expanding demand
  • A grinding plant for clinker being imported through Barranquilla
  • EcoCemento’s new greenfield cement Plant in Antioquia

Mike Hunter, Partner, Domtec - USA

17:15 Final remarks from the chair

17:20 End of INTERCEM Americas day 1 and networking drinks hosted by FLSmdth

20:00 INTERCEM Americas Dinner


Wednesday 17th October

09:00 Registration and morning coffee
09:30 Opening remarks from the chair
Malcolm Shelbourne, CEO, INTERCEM - UK

09:45 Regulatory Developments on Iron and Steel Slag Utilisation in the United States Summary
Over the last decade the utilisation of Iron and Steel slag in the United States has faced increasing regulatory challenges due to environmental statutes that treat these products as waste.
The increased obstacles primarily stem from a lack of understanding or forgotten history behind the use of these products.
This presentation discusses the success of these efforts and the challenges that had to be overcome to achieve the stated objective of designation Iron and Steel slags as Products in the United States.

Charles Ochola, Chairman, National Slag Association - USA

10:45 Circular economy: a way to enhance the performance of the cement sector through its value chain
Philippe Fonta, Managing Director, CSI - SWITZERLAND

11:15 Morning networking coffee hosted by Royal White Cement

12:00 A Single Source of Truth, the Power of an Integrated Platform in the Digital Age
As digital transformation reshapes the market, organizations across all industries are seeking the right tools to mitigate risk and safeguard long-term success. While the rising tide of technology offers countless opportunities to drive speed, transparency, and accuracy throughout the commodity deal chain, it is important to implement these tools as part of a larger strategy, not simply for the sake of technology itself. An integrated platform, fuelled by best-of-breed partnerships, intentionally leverages digital tools to provide a single version of the truth, streamlining your workflow and transforming your business for the digital age.
Per Ostman, Director of Marketing, Veson - USA

12:30 Turkey’s role as a supplier for the USA and expectations for 2019

  • Turkey’s role in providing cement, clinker and additives such as fly ash, granulated slag and slag to US
  • Should producers prepare themselves with Low Alcali ASTM cement for the US market; and Turkey as a supplier of low alkali Astm
  • What will the price tendency be in 2019?
  • Where are freights heading?

Feyyaz Ünal, Executive Member of the Board, Batıçim - TURKEY

13:00 Lunch and networking break

14:30 Outlook on the Latin American market

15:00 Economic outlook in Mexico

15:30 The Andean region development
South America is a region in which infrastructure projects have much room for development, and the governments of the different countries have expressed their interest in developing such initiatives both publicly and in partnerships with the private sector. The cement industry plays an important role in these new ventures, for which this presentation aims to analyse the short and medium-term impact of these new forces on the cement market in various countries and the opportunities and challenges for cement companies that operate in this region.
Luis Ramos, Senior Equity Analyst, Larrainval - COLOMBIA

16:00 Afternoon networking coffee

16:30 Barbados and the Caribbean outlook
Zoe Manning, CEO, Construction Caribbean – BARBADOS

17:00 Case study: Brazil

17:30 Potential from Asian markets

18:00 Closing remarks form the chair and end of INTERCEM Americas conference



If you would like further information on participating as either a sponsor or exhibitor at INTERCEM Americas 2018 please contact Nigel Dickson for further information.

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The registration fee at INTERCEM Americas 2018 includes, coffee breaks, lunches and reception, 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 credits will be made on cancellations received after this date. Credit notes 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