North Africa
23. - 24.10.2024

Second ICCX North Africa records growing interest 

The ICCX North Africa 2023, held in Casablanca on 14 and 15 September, proved to be a great success despite the earthquake in the Marrakech region a week earlier, attracting around 350 participants from the concrete and construction industry - almost 15% more than the first year. The event once again provided a platform for knowledge transfer, networking and the exchange of best practices. Numerous international suppliers to the industry presented their innovative solutions and products to interested trade visitors. 

An interesting selection of nationally and internationally recognised experts included Prof. Mohammed Sonebi from Queen's University Belfast who, with his expertise and inspiring presentation on bio-based concrete compositions, highlighted an opportunity for the concrete industry in North Africa and captivated the audience. The very descriptive presentation by Adil Dahmani, project manager at UMGC, one of the largest construction companies in Morocco, also fascinated the audience. He presented the first large-scale construction project in Morocco to be made almost entirely of precast concrete elements, with two more of this kind to follow in the near future. 

Other presentations that were followed with great interest were given by Dr Kais Mehiri, research group leader of CERIB in France on a novel diagnostic tool for concrete block production and by Alberto Arena, chairman of Carsey3D, Chapsol and Sotubema, France, who presented promising applications for 3D concrete printing technology from a manufacturer's point of view. Participants praised the quality of the presentations and discussions offered during the ICCX North Africa 2023. These covered a wide range of topics, including innovative technologies in the concrete industry, sustainability and environmental aspects in construction, and trends and developments in the industry. The participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and colleagues, make new contacts and deepen their knowledge. Some visitor statements are included throughout this report. The event's trade exhibition offered visitors the opportunity to explore the latest products, services and technologies in the precast concrete and construction industry. Numerous exhibitors presented innovative solutions and products that aroused the interest of the trade visitors. 

Another highlight of the ICCX North Africa 2023 was the networking event, where participants could make and deepen contacts in an informal atmosphere. Overall, the ICCX North Africa 2023 was a great success and provided participants with valuable insights, inspiration and opportunities for professional development and networking. The positive feedback from participants testifies to the quality and relevance of this event for the concrete and construction industry in Morocco and throughout North Africa. The organisers would like to thank all visitors, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and partners for their contribution to this successful event and are already looking forward to next year's ICCX North Africa. The ICCX team would like to extend a very special thank you to the entire team of the precast association AMIB - Association Marocaine de l'Industrie du Béton, especially its President Amine Maächi-Haddou, who has made the ICCX North Africa his heart's work over the past two years.

Location and Accommodation
October 23 - October 24, 2024, Barceló Anfa Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco

A Traditional and Contemporary Hotel in the City Centre

Barceló Anfa Casablanca***** is located in the very heart of Casablanca - the economic hub of Morocco. Its Art Deco design is reflected in colours, geometric shapes and warm materials. The hotel is perfectly aligned with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the region and is an ideal location for business travellers.

The hotel, located in the middle of the Jewish district, is just 30.8km from the Mohammed V International Airport and is close to the city’s biggest attractions: shopping areas, Hassan II Mosque, Old Medina, Beth-El Synagogue and Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Special Congress rates for overnight stays have been negotiated with the hotel for ICCX North Africa visitors. Please indicate that you are a visitor of ICCX North Africa when making your room reservations.

The standard room rate for ICCX North Africa visitors is MDH 1,550/night, plus MDH 39.6/night tourist tax. 

Visit the website: Barceló Anfa Casablanca ▷ Hôtel 5 étoiles à Casablanca (barcelo.com)

hoose dates: Special rates are available from 21 to 25 October 

Promotional code: E24ICCX (required in step 2.) 

This price includes breakfast as well as access to the swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

Early booking is recommended as the number of rooms at the special rate is limited.

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For several years, different companies selling hotel rooms have been actively soliciting companies who participate at ICCX trade shows all over the world. These companies typically make it appear they have received your information from ICCX organizers and that there is a connection between the offer of their hotel rooms and ICCX. In their information, they may imply that companies might be under pressure to either process or reconfirm their existing hotel room booking in the conference hotel. They ask for credit card data
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Sadly, it appeared several times that they confirmed reservations, charged the credit cards and then cancelled the reservations without further notice very shortly before the event. These companies are not affiliated with ad-media/CPI/ICCX and the hotel room reservation they are attempting to sell you is not legitimate. Please refer to the accomodation information that is provided on our website to make a safe and valid hotel room reservation, only.
Sponsors and Supporters
October 23 - October 24, 2024, Barceló Anfa Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco