Mark your calendar! The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) will host an International Concrete Exposition (ICON Expo) Machinery and Equipment Show 9-10 February 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ICON Expo Machinery Show is currently scheduled as a two-day event to be held in conjunction with NCMA's Annual Convention (6-8 February 2018) and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's Annual Meeting (11-14 February 2018). The trade show will include over 15 hours of show time and encompass an educational component, plant tours, and social events. NCMA plans to continue to conduct its ICON-Xchange B2B event in the off years and will hold an equipment show every third year beginning in 2018.

The 2017 ICON-Xchange will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, 18-19 February. The B2B meeting format of the ICON-Xchange continues to provide a unique opportunity to expand businesses and build relationships by bringing industry suppliers and producers together in focused, pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments designed to address topics of interest to each individual company.

"We think that the B2Bs are valuable for producers and suppliers. Each of the B2B meetings we host is different since we ask producers for a list of the topics they'd like to discuss in advance. We then create a custom agenda, do our homework, and bring our full team so that we're prepared to maximize the amount we can accomplish in a 25 minute sessions. The majority of our meetings conclude with the producers walking away with answers to their questions and a shared list of action items to keep the topics needing more discussion in the forefront," related Kevin Curtis, CEO & President.

All industry members are invited to participate in the B2Bs, NCMA, and ICPI meetings. If you’re not currently an NCMA or ICPI member, contact either association for information about how to register for the upcoming events: NCMA: Carrington Blencowe at 571.224.0928 or ICPI: Alison Stern at 703.657.6900. Additional information can be found athttps://ncma.org/events.