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Président de l'AMIB
Amine Maächi - Haddou

Especially through the active support of the Moroccan concrete association AMIB, represented by its president Amine Maächi-Haddou, all important players of the local concrete industry, but also of the neighbouring countries, could be convinced that the ICCX North Africa is a new event where the North African concrete industry will meet and exchange in the future. The cement industry also shows great interest in the event, which further strengthens the benefits for visitors and exhibitors alike. Last but not least, the AHK Morocco and also the ANMOPYC association are important partners for the organisers and a door opener to the concrete industry. A high-class lecture programme will also fully serve the interests of concrete producers, with both national and international expertise represented and the needs of the local concrete industry addressed. Some of the lecture topics are briefly presented in this report. The full conference programme can be found on the event website.


The venue for the first ICCX North Africa will be the Barceló Anfa Casablanca Hotel. Casablanca is located in the centre of Morocco and is accessible by air from many destinations worldwide. For more information, including visitor and exhibitor participation, travel and hotel bookings, please visit the event website. Register now for 15 and 16 December. It will be a unique opportunity to be there from the beginning as the North African concrete industry unites into a strong community and sets a milestone with ICCX North Africa 2022.

Conference program
December 15 - December 16, 2022, Barceló Anfa Casablanca, 44 Bd d'Anfa, Casablanca, Morocco
Conference day 1 - 15.12.2022
Opening Session
Mr. Holger Karutz
Mr. Amine Maächi-Haddou
09:50 - 10:00
Mr. Holger Karutz
Mr. Amine Maächi-Haddou
Opening Speech
Prof. Ghada Bassioni
10:00 - 10:30
Prof. Ghada Bassioni
Costs savings and sustainability – a contradiction?
In recent years studies have been devoted to show a value-added lifestyle in the occupants of green buildings. With the still increasing population and pollution, green buildings can play an essential... read more
Mr. André de Chefdebien
10:30 - 11:00
Mr. André de Chefdebien
New constraints and new challenges for precast concrete industry
Although concrete is still the most common material for construction it has to face new constraints: necessary diminution and control of the carbon footprint due to construction materials, transport a... read more
Concrete Technology and Building Codes
Mr. Stef Maas
13:30 - 14:00
Mr. Stef Maas
Precast concrete and standardization
The quality of precast concrete products is often expressed as product conformity. To what extent do the properties of the precast element correspond to the requirements as unambiguously defined in a ... read more
Prof. Mohammed Sonebi
14:00 - 14:30
Prof. Mohammed Sonebi
Self-compacting concrete: current development and future trends in North Africa
Self-compacting concrete (SCC) has become an integral part of the innovation in the construction industry. Since its development three decades ago, it has gained a considerable attention and interest ... read more
Mr. Bensator Othman
14:30 - 15:00
Mr. Bensator Othman
Cracking in concrete – Perception of cracking by the user and by the reference documents
Cracking in concrete is often a source of conflict and even a temporary stoppage of work. This presentation presents a definition of the crack, a description of the different types of frequent crackin... read more
Conference day 2 - 15.12.2022
Precast Technology and Innovative Concrete Construction Technologies
Mr. Stef Maas
10:00 - 10:30
Mr. Stef Maas
Planning and design handbook on precast building structures
Prefabrication of concrete structures is an industrialized process with a large potential for the future. It is often considered by uninitiated designers as a variant execution technique of cast in-si... read more
Mr. Mohamed Naceur Ghorbel
10:30 - 11:00
Mr. Mohamed Naceur Ghorbel
Application of precast concrete in North Africa - experiences from a manufacturer
In the 1940’s the “traditional” hollow slabs become widely used in Tunisia. These kinds of slabsare costly and require a lot of formwork. The prestressed concrete slabs were introduced in&nb... read more
Ms. Amal El Abdi Alaoui
11:00 - 11:30
Ms. Amal El Abdi Alaoui
New Business Opportunities in Prefabrication
In Morocco, the prefabrication sector occupies an important place within the construction ecosystem. Despite a cement penetration rate of only 8%, its development potential is strong given the acceler... read more
Concrete Products and Infrastructure
Dr. Kais Mehiri
13:00 - 13:30
Dr. Kais Mehiri
Concrete blocks – challenges, developments, and impacts for the future housing market
The appearance of the first industrial block-making machines between 1930 and 1940 and the following need for post-war reconstruction gave a strong boost to the concrete block industry. Concrete block... read more
Ms. Sophie Jacob
13:30 - 14:00
Ms. Sophie Jacob
Choice of materials for sewer drainage: positioning of concrete products
Sewer (Rainwater and wastewater) channels must ensure a service life generally greater than 100 years, taking into account a renewal rate conditioned by constrained budgets. The choice of components t... read more
Mr. Amine Maächi-Haddou
14:00 - 14:30
Mr. Amine Maächi-Haddou
SodiArch - Innovative product development for precast floor systems
Historically, innovation has been the most efficient lever for growth, particularly in a context of increased competition. In developing countries, innovation is even more important as it allows to fi... read more
Logistics
December 15 - December 16, 2022, Barceló Anfa Casablanca, 44 Bd d'Anfa, Casablanca, Morocco
Globally, Hansa-Messe-Speed GmbH carries out 600 events for its customers annually. Trade fairs, functions and events are logistically planned and successfully implemented down to the smallest detail. The range of services includes conducting and organizing transportation over land, on water and in the air. The production and translation of transportation and customs documents as well as a comprehensive and individually tailored consultation, round off the service package.

Contact:
Mr. Christian Varela
Department Manager Overseas
Phone: +49 202 27158 20
Fax: +49 202 27158 55
Mail: christian.varela@hansa-messe-speed.de

Mr. Kai Peltzer
General Manager / Head of Fairs + Sales
Phone: +49 202 27158 18
Fax: +49 202 27158 59
Mail: kai.peltzer@hansa-messe-speed.de

Please note that the ICCX organizers cannot take any responsability for deliveries that are sent by any other service than Hansa Messe Speed. Should individual shipments result in any problems at customs etc., it remains on the company that ordered this service to solve these problems.