Cemtech's 25th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition
Cement professionals from over 40 nations gathered at The Westin Palace, Madrid, to celebrate Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary on 18-21 September. Following major events staged in Dubai and Manila earlier this year, this final celebration marked another successful year of growth for the industry’s leading independent cement conference.
Cemtech conferences now span the globe, with annual events in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia and the Americas. Yet the world into which Cemtech was launched in Prague, back in 1991, is almost unrecognisable to the one we live in now: politically and economically so much has changed and the last decade especially has radically reshaped the cement industry.
Welcoming delegates to Cemtech, Thomas Armstrong, managing editor of International Cement Review (ICR), addressed the last 25 years of change in the cement sector, contrasting the formidable growth of China and Asia with the turn in fortune for Europe, notably since the global financial crisis.