West Africa
16. - 17.04.2024

In April 2023, the organisers of the ICCX event series celebrated their debut in the West African region. The first ICCX West Africa impressed not only the organisers themselves. The more than 600 trade visitors from over 380 different companies from the concrete construction sector were enthusiastic about the concept of an international trade fair and conference, which is new for this region. Experts from all over the world had come together to exchange information about the latest technologies and trends in the concrete industry. Numerous partners and sponsors made the inaugural event a great success, which is now to be continued.

The second ICCX West Africa will again take place at the Grand Arena in Accra, Ghana, on 16 and 17 April 2024. A trade exhibition with more than 50 national and international companies from the cement, concrete and precast concrete industry will once again present the perfect opportunity to expand the professional network and create important contacts in 2024. The AHK – Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana – will again play a key role in addressing visitors as an important local partner. Local associations and organisations, such as the Ghana Standards Authority and the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, have already pledged their support, so that the second edition of ICCX West Africa will also be a complete success.

There is great need for such an event format for the concrete industry in West Africa, because until now there has been no opportunity to meet and exchange in such a concentrated and focused way. If you would like to attend as a visitor or exhibitor, make a note of the date now and subscribe to the newsletter on the event website to keep up to date. As is typical for an ICCX International Concrete Conference & Exhibition, we will present a very targeted trade exhibition with international exhibitors, as well as an optimally adapted lecture programme coordinated with the local associations and institutions, which will cover the upcoming challenges in the field of infrastructure, energy supply and affordable housing.

Program konferencji
kwiecień 16 - kwiecień 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... read more
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... read more
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 ... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Lokalizacja i Zakwaterowanie
kwiecień 16 - kwiecień 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.
Wieczorne wydarzenie
kwiecień 16 - kwiecień 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana

At the end of the first day of the ICCX West Africa, there will be an evening networking event.

Here, the discussions held during the day can be deepened in a different atmosphere. 

Enjoy a cool drink and best finger food in the evening. 

The evening event will be at the German Residence. Participation in this event is only possible with a personal invitation. 

Godziny otwarcia
kwiecień 16 - kwiecień 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana
1st day of Exhibition
kwiecień 16. 2024
kwiecień 17. 2024
2nd day of Exhibition
Sponsorzy i sympatycy
kwiecień 16 - kwiecień 17, 2024, Grand Arena, Accra, Ghana