INTERMAT is the sustainable construction solutions and technology exhibition. It will take place from April 24 to 27, 2024

World Of Concrete Europe 2024: a Forum devoted to innovations in the

Concrete industry to address decarbonisation issues

From 24 to 27 April 2024, World Of Concrete Europe will bring together, in
association with INTERMAT, the entire concrete sector value chain around an
exhibition and a forum. This combination will allow visitors to discover the
comprehensive and varied offering of the sector from upstream to down, and a
panorama of the latest innovations in the European concrete market. The Forum’s
panel discussions will focus on the collective innovation trajectory of the concrete
industry to decarbonise materials, processes products, technologies, applications
and equipment.
A programme on the theme “Decarbonation underway in the concrete industry”
24 April 11.00am – 12.00pm: Inaugural talk: The issues of decarbonisation for the
concrete industry, presented by Florent Dubois, real estate and sustainable construction
director at NEXTY and the author of the book Béton écologique et construction durable
(Eco-friendly concrete and sustainable construction).
The concrete industry as a proactive player in a low-carbon society: construction needs in the
face of national carbon targets (strategies and roadmaps for the building and public
works/development sector, with France on the front line of global warming) and the transition
already initiated by the industry.
Main decarbonisation levers and the concrete industry’s solutions: the cement-concrete
industry’s decarbonisation roadmap. Beyond cement: how can the entire chain be mobilised to
achieve carbon neutrality?
A panorama of innovation and avenues of thought: how concrete and construction systems can
be transformed thanks to bio/geosourced materials, 3D printing processes, AI and the industry’s
successful transition to the new ecological order.
24 April 2.30 – 4.00pm: Round table: Rising to the challenge of the circular economy
and recycling, hosted by Etienne Webre, deputy chief executive at EVOLIS and Christine
Raynaud, editor-in-chief of Prescription Béton

  • Charlotte Bernard, director of GRANUDEM Développement
  • Mathieu Hiblot, chief executive, ECOMINERO
  • Fabio Mastroianni, deputy managing director at AGYRE
  • Thomas Pernin, material engineer at CERIB
  • Alessio Rimoldi, secretary general of BIBM

25 April 10.00 – 11.30am: Round table: Decarbonising ready-mixed concrete,
presented by Colin Rousselet, journalist at AC Presse

  • Julien Beideler, secretary general of FFB-UMGO
  • Yannis Martin, sales director or Stéphanie Bondoux, certification and homologation
    director, HOFFMANN GREEN
  • Patrick Montagné, director of concrete, cement and export business, MAPEI France
  • François Redron, chief executive at CIMBéton
  • John-Erik Reiersen, CEO, BETONG NORGE
    Reducing the carbon footprint of concrete is first and foremost a joint effort. And all the
    players in this sector are in a position to make their contribution. From cement manufacturers
    to admixture suppliers, not forgetting suppliers of raw materials and secondary constituents. But
    what are the different vectors that can be used to decarbonise concrete? What practical steps are
    cement manufacturers taking? What about alternative components? What is the role of admixtures?
    Does decarbonation have an influence on the way concrete is used, how it sets, how it increases in
    strength and how it performs? And how do things work elsewhere?
    25 April 2.00 – 3.30pm: Round table: Optimised logistics, a true decarbonisation lever,
    presented by Pascal Petit-Jean, secretary general at SEIMAT
  • Thomas Bonvalot, LEICA Géosystem: presentation of guidance equipment on
    concrete slipform pavers
  • Ivan Martinsanz, head of PUTZMEISTER France: presentation of the iOntron Hybrid
    P 730 TE silent piston pump with electric motor, which uses the worksite electricity
    supply to operate
  • A representative of SCHWING STETTER: presentation of hybrid-driven AM 10
    EDrive truck mixer
  • A representative of the AVRIL Group: presentation of Oleo100, one of the few
    alternatives to fossil fuels capable of offering a range comparable to that of diesel,
    on a turnkey basis and without any major changes to fleets.
  • Presentation of the Archipel project, aimed at relieving the congestion on the roads
    surrounding the site of around 4,000 rotations of truck mixers per year by
    producing ready-mix concrete directly on site and supplying the lowest-carbon
    concretes on the Strasbourg market.
    26 April 10.00 – 11.30am: Round table: Off-site concrete construction, hosted by
    Frédéric Gluzicki, editorial director at AC Presse.
  • Céline Beaujolin, chief executive of Filière Hors site France
  • Mickaël Carvalho, director, Prega Normandie, subsidiary of GA Smart Building
  • Jacques Manzoni, director general at FIB
  • Lionel Morenval, CEO and founder of MUANCE
    What if off-site construction were the ideal way to industrialise the building sector in
    France? It appears to offer design quality, lower costs and shorter lead times. But what do we
    mean today by “off-site construction”? What are the fundamental differences with what has been
    called “prefabrication” for over a century? What factors could accelerate the use of this
    construction technology in buildings? Are there any obstacles? Is off-site concrete construction a
    good response to the decarbonisation of the building sector and the requirements of RE2020?

26 April 2.00 – 3.30pm: Round table: 3D printing to support decarbonisation, hosted
by Laure Regnaud, director of the French Concrete Academy (École Française du Béton).

  • Dominique Corvez , chairman and CEO, XTreeE
  • Céline Florence, head of Concrete Engineering academic chair, ESTP
  • Olivier Martinage, 3D officer, Lithosys Vicat Sysnergie
  • Nicolas Roussel, chairman and research director, RILEM
    The advantages of 3D printing in concrete for decarbonisation in construction: current limits and
    constraints of the innovative process, the state of progress in R&D, training for future players in the
    construction industry in innovations such as 3D.
    The Forum’s steering committee is made up of experts from the main trade
    associations and bodies of the concrete industry:
    Julien Beideler, secretary general, UMGO-FFB
    Frédéric Gluzicki, director, Béton[s] Le Magazine
    Jacques Manzoni, director general, FIB
    Gwana Marques, Île-de-France Normandie regional delegate, SNBPE
    Iván Martinsanz, head of Putzmeister France
    Lionel Monfront, product and market director, CERIB
    Pascal Petit-Jean, secretary general, SEIMAT
    Laure Regnaud, director of the French Concrete Academy
    François Redron, chief executive, CIMbéton
    Etienne Webre, deputy chief executive, EVOLIS

World Of Concrete Europe, embedded within the Building Civil engineering and
Concrete Sector hub, will bring together 200 exhibitors and 500 Forum attendees.
Among the firms registered for World Of Concrete Europe, we can mention 3R


The entire concrete industry will be represented around a comprehensive offering from
upstream to downstream: Facilities and machinery for concrete production, Facilities and
machinery for pre-cast concrete, Materials for concrete, Equipment and machinery for
special and decorative concrete, Equipment, delivery and laying of ready-mixed concrete,
New technology, services and engineering for concrete, Concrete industry, other
equipment and machinery
The winners of the international 2024 INTERMAT Innovation Awards will be unveiled at
a ceremony held at the show on 24 April at 6.30pm. Among the accolades, there will be a
Concrete Sector award and a special World of Concrete Europe award to recognise a
company offering an innovation specific to the concrete market.

S.E. INTERMAT brings together:

  • EVOLIS, a grouping of CISMA (construction, infrastructure, steel and handling equipment
    association) and PROFLUID (French pumps and agitators, compressors and valves
    association), is the trade organisation representing the players in the French mechanical
    equipment market. Since its merger with SYMOP (organisation of machines and equipment
    for industrial production), EVOLIS now represents 600 member companies, 82,000 jobs in
    France and a turnover of 18 billion euros, of which 11 billion euros is exported.
  • SEIMAT, the Association of International Civil Engineering, Mining, Construction and Hoisting
    Equipment Industries. SEIMAT federates and drives the leading global players in construction
    machinery and equipment operating in France. The trade association brings its members key
    expertise on legal, technical, social, environmental, customs, and health & safety issues. It
    also offers constantly updated information on economic and industrial activity, and produces
    equipment sales statistics for France. Through its society Club SEIMAT, it actively contributes
    to promoting and enhancing the brand image of jobs in construction and handling
  • COMEXPOSIUM, one of the leading event organisers worldwide, creating events that bring
    communities together to discover and explore businesses, passions and interests.
    Comexposium organises more than 150 professional and general public events, covering
    more than 10 sectors of activity (agriculture/food, retail/digital, fashion/accessories,
    leisure…). The group connects 48,000 exhibitors and 3.5 million visitors, 365 days a year in 22
    countries. Creating experiences and encounters between individuals, Comexposium enables
    throughout its events (SIAL, All4Pack, Paris Retail Week, One to One Monaco & Biarritz, Foire
    de Paris, Rétromobile, etc.) and its associated content its communities to be connected all
    year round through an effective and targeted omni-channel approach.

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