From growth to sustainability
The 14th China International Cement Industry Exhibition (Cementtech) took place in Beijing on 24-26 April, alongside the 2013 China International Cement Conference. These events, organised by the China Cement Association (CCA), provided a platform for equipment suppliers to demonstrate their latest technologies to more than 5000 delegates from across the country, and a forum for senior executives to discuss the next stage in the development of China’s cement sector. International Cement Review, which attended both events, sends this report from Beijing.
China’s cement sector will target increased efficiency and accelerate environmental initiatives as the industry moves from growth to sustainability. This was the key message delivered at the 2013 China International Cement Conference, which took place at the Hotel Nikko New Century in Beijing last April.
Opening the meeting, Qiao Longde, president of the CCA, highlighted some of the successes of the China cement industry, which in recent years has made dramatic strides in adopting more efficient production processes while eliminating backward production capacity.