The World Cement Association Presents

Global Climate Change Forum in Paris - 27th & 28th June

Join the WCA Global Climate Change Forum to accelerate progress to a low carbon built environment.

As President of the World Cement Association, I call on the cement industry to take greater initiative in proactively tackling problems it is likely to face in the years ahead, especially in the all-important area of climate change.

The World Cement Association is proud to start this collective action and to invite you to its first Global Climate Change Forum that will take place in Paris on 27th and 28th June 2018.

After a first day dedicated to the WCA Climate Change Roadmap (for WCA members only), the second day will welcome high level international speakers who will trigger a lively debate on required actions from our sector.

So, join us in Paris. Your contribution is a must to transform transition into « Actions not words ».
Zhi Ping Song
President, World Cement Association
Chairman, CNBM Building Materials Group, Co., Ltd


27th June

14:30 – 17:00


19:30 – 22:30

WCA Members meeting ‘the WCA Climate Change Roadmap’

(for the CEOs and Leaders of the WCA members and invited guests)


Reception and Dinner

(Open to all participants

28th June

9:00 – 13:00

The Global Climate Change Forum

(Open to all participants)


Opening and Welcome

WCA President, Zhi Ping Song

WCA Chairman, Emir Adiguzel


How can the global cement sector contribute to a carbon neutral built environment?

Presentations and debate

The International Energy Agency (Dave Turk, Director Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks) “Low Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Global Cement Sector”

Carbon Disclosure Project (Marco Kisic, Senior Analyst)

International Finance Corporation (Alzbeta Klein, Director Climate Business)

Green Building Council (Terri Wills, CEO)

The EPFL University of Lausanne (Dr Karen Scrivener, Professor)

Cementis (Anne Dekeukelaere, Managing Director)


Views and actions from the Global Cement Sector

Presentation of main actions to mitigate own emissions.

Contribution of concrete for low carbon and resilient built environment.

How to create a new impetus?

Panel: CEOs and experts from the Cement sector

 The World Cement Association Climate Roadmap

Presentation of the WCA Roadmap and Commitments

Debate around priorities for joint action 

13:30 – 14:30

Networking lunch


Hilton Paris Opera Hotel
108 rue Saint-Lazare - 75008, Paris, France

Participation Fee:

27th June  Conference and dinner £395*
28th June Forum £395*
27th June Dinner & 28th June Forum £495*
27th & 28th June Conference, Dinner & Forum £785*

* The participation fee is per person and plus VAT (20%) Accommodation and travel are not included.



This Forum offers you a unique opportunity to initiate dialogue with international experts in climate change and sustainable construction, as well as to enhance your visibility and reputation towards senior leaders of cement companies from mainly emerging countries.

Our sponsors will receive high exposure during the entire event.

Become a Sponsor: 4 Sponsoring levels

Contact: Bernard Mathieu, Director Climate Programme, World Cement Association.

Deadline for sponsor application: 4th June 2018

About Us

The World Cement Association aims to represent and promote the Cement Industry Worldwide as well as the commercial and legal interests of its Members.

The World Cement Association is an independent not-for-profit organization registered in England No. 10187292 under English law.

The World Cement Association is not affiliated with or otherwise connected to Palladian Publications Limited nor its WORLD CEMENT publication.



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Hilton, Paris Opera

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London Office

World Cement Association

New Broad Street House
35 New Broad Street

United Kingdom

Email: info@worldcementassociation.org

+44 333 939 80 83
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