West Africa
16. - 17.04.2024

ICCX West Africa 2024 with 650 participants from 21 countries

It was impressive how well the Grand Arena in Accra was visited again this year: 650 participants took part in the second ICCX West Africa, which was organised on 16 and 17 April by ad-media GmbH and the trade journals CPI worldwide and AAC worldwide in cooperation with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana). A trade exhibition with over 30 national and international companies from the cement, concrete and precast concrete industry offered a unique opportunity to expand the professional network and make important contacts.

ICCX International Concrete Conferences & Exhibitions are 100% focused events, which makes them unique compared to general construction events. There is currently no comparable event concept in all of West Africa. This seems to have spread during the second edition of the ICCX West Africa, as significantly more participants from the surrounding West African countries were registered than at the first event.

With Sivine Jansen, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Ghana, a high-ranking official gave the opening speech. The conference programme provided a perfect overview of current topics and challenges for the cement, precast and concrete industries.

Ghana is a pioneer in the decarbonation of cement worldwide and this also explains the international interest in this event with participants from 21 different countries. Other conference topics were carbon reduction, the path to net-zero, LC3 cement potentials and renewable bioresources for sustainable building with concrete.

In a panel discussion led by Dr Mark Bediako, Deputy Director of the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute in Ghana, experts such as Prof. Alex Dodoo, Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and Emmanuel A. Cherry, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry (GhCCI), as well as Peter Dickson from CBI, Prof. Olonade Kolawole (University of Lagos, Nigeria), James Sarfo-Ansah from Regimanuel Concrete Products Ltd and John Teye Ohipeni from Ghacem Limited, discussed in detail how cement and concrete quality can be a guarantee for a successful construction industry.

The conference programme also included sustainability topics. A particular highlight was the lecture by Stef Maas, Managing Director of the Belgian Precast Concrete Federation FEBE, who also spoke on behalf of fib - Fédération Internationale du Béton. Maas presented the content of the Structural Precast Design Handbook, which contains everything that is required for the planning of safe precast structures. At the end of his lecture, he made this very appreciated book available to the audience free of charge, thanks to the support of fib. Almost 100 experts have gratefully accepted this offer and the knowledge brought to Ghana by this initiative will certainly improve and boost precast operations in the future.

In the exhibition, companies from more than 10 different countries presented production facilities for the concrete and precast concrete industry.

The lecture programme attracted many visitors with numerous lectures from practice-related research. The relevant industry associations were also present, who had actively invited their members to participate in ICCX West Africa. A notable addition to the exhibition was the Bank of Africa, which underlined its support for local industry in the valuation of loans, even in times of a recovering economy. The next edition of ICCX West Africa is planned for 2026.

Programme de la conférence
April 16 - April 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana
Day 1 - 16th April
Opening Ceremony
09:50 - 09:55
Dr. Holger Karutz
Welcoming Speech
09:55 - 10:00
H.E. Ambassador Daniel Krull
Welcome Address by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ghana
10:00 - 10:15
Chief Director Reverend Stephen Yao Osei
Inaugural Speech
Opening Session
10:30 - 10:45
William Kofi Boateng
Assessing Credit in a Recovering Economy
10:45 - 11:10
Nimot Muili
Advancing Sustainable Construction Management: Innovative Carbon Reduction Strategies for Emerging Markets
As the world transitions towards a carbon-neutral future, the cement and concrete industry stands at a pivotal crossroad. This presentation delves into the array of opportunities available for the ind... en savoir plus
11:10 - 11:40
Michael Ampeh Boateng
Opportunities for the cement & concrete industry in the march towards Net Zero
We live in a time where we are forced to address multiple urgent problems of carbon emission affecting our earth’s natural environments, built environments, and the communities living within both. The... en savoir plus
Concrete Technology and Innovation
13:30 - 14:00
Dr. Alice Titus Bakera
Revolutionising African Construction by Unleashing LC3 Cement Potentials in High-Performance and Standard Concrete
The African construction industry faces many challenges, including infrastructural deficiencies and a need for more sustainable building materials. In recent years, there has been growing interest in ... en savoir plus
14:00 - 14:30
Dr. Wolfram Schmidt
The complex interactions between superplasticisers and cement explained in simple terms
Among all structural construction materials, concrete has the greatest potential to accelerate reduced carbon footprints in the construction industry, mostly based on novel binders, and tailored, inno... en savoir plus
14:30 - 15:00
Dr. Joseph Mwiti Marangu
Harnessing recyclable and renewable bio-resources for sustainable construction
The construction and building sector significantly contributes the global greenhouse gases emission. Sub-Saharan African nations are developing at extremely rapid rates. The demand for building suppli... en savoir plus
15:00 - 15:30
Dr. Ines Leana Ngassam-Oum
Use of cement and concrete: Good practice, malpractice and misuse – How to avoid it?
Concrete is definitely the most common and used material in the construction in Africa. It is used at a low scale for personal/private construction and renovation as well as at an industrial scale for... en savoir plus
Day 2 - 17th April
Panel Disussion
10:00 - 11:30
Dr. Mark Bediako (Moderator)
Prof. Alex Dodoo
Prof. Olonade Kolawole
Peter Dickson
Emmanuel A. Cherry
James Sarfo-Ansah
John Teye Ohipeni
Cement and concrete quality as a guarantee for a successful construction industry
Safe, durable and sustainable concrete construction and building codes
13:30 - 14:00
George Kutortse
Elevating Ghana: Sustainable High-Rises and the Future of Urban Development
In his presentation, George Geel Kutortse shares a narrative that is as personal as it is professional, a journey of transformation and hope within the construction industry of Ghana. Drawing from ove... en savoir plus
14:00 - 14:30
Stef Maas
Structural Precast Design Handbook
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... en savoir plus
14:30 - 15:00
Prof. Hans Beushausen
Concrete mix design for improved durability and sustainability
In relation to reinforcement corrosion prevention, specifications for concrete durability are often prescriptively based with minimum cement or binder contents being stipulated as part of the complian... en savoir plus
15:00 - 15:30
Dr. Bright Asante
Revolutionizing Concrete: Biochar-Based Solutions for Eco-friendly Construction and Carbon Sequestration
Mitigating the substantial CO2 emissions from cement production and concrete requires a multifaceted approach, encompassing techniques such as carbon capture, utilization of low-clinker binders, and i... en savoir plus
Lieu et logement
April 16 - April 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana

Conference & Exhibition taking place in the Grand Arena

The Grand Arena in Accra, Ghana is an ultra-modern multi-purpose hall, located downtown right next to the Accra International Conference Centre. 2.800 sqm fully carpeted, air-conditioned, prestigious and highly secured with convenient car parking the Grand Arena is looking forward to hosting ICCX West Africa on April 16/17, 2024.


Enclosed you will find a PDF with negotiated hotel rates. When booking, please indicate that you are using the AHK Ghana rates and are an exhibitor at ICCX West Africa. Please also include the contact persons of AHK Ghana - Richard Ekow Mensah richard.mensah@ghana.ahk.de and Solomon Lodo solomon.lodo@ghana.ahk.de in your email enquiry. 

The official partner hotel of ICCX West Africa is the La Villa Boutique Hotel.

There is no connection between a hotel and the implementation of the ICCX. The contract is concluded between the guest and the hotel. The organizer of the ICCX is not an intermediary but has only negotiated special rates. 

Unauthorized Partners of ad-media GmbH / CPI Concrete Plant International / ICCX events
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
Please note that this is scam!
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.
Heures d’ouverture
April 16 - April 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana
1st day of Exhibition
April 16. 2024
April 17. 2024
2nd day of Exhibition
Sponsors et supporters
April 16 - April 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana