FICEM’s road to sustainability

Published 08 November 2017

Guatemala, Central America, was the host city for FICEM’s 34th Technical Congress which saw 316 participants gather from across Latin America and the Caribbean for this informative three-day conference and exhibition. At the top of the agenda was the new FICEM technology roadmap for a low carbon industry, while 32 presentations covered a variety of topics from new plant construction to optimisation and alternative fuels.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Luis Alvarez, director general of the Instituto del Cemento y del Concreto

de Guatemala; José Rene González Campo, president of the Camara Guatemalteca de la Construccion;

Alejandro Ramirez Cantú, president of FICEM, and María José Garcia, executive director of FICEM

Alejandro Ramirez Cantú, president of Cemex Dominican Republic and FICEM’s newly elected president, presided over the inauguration ceremony in which he stressed the main objectives of the association’s agenda, which is to facilitate the exchange of best practice in cement manufacture and, specifically, to accelerate the industry’s carbon mitigation practices in line with the cement industry’s ambitious CO2 reduction targets.

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