WCA General Assembly and Conference 2018

The WCA hosted a World Cement Conference on the

“Future for the Cement Industry”

in association with INTERCEM

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Below you can review the schedule for this highly successful 2018 conference

Tuesday 4th December


Delegate Check-in


Welcome Reception


Wednesday 5th December


Registration and morning coffee


World Cement Association General Assembly

(Open only to members of the WCA)


WCA World Cement Conference in association with Intercem

“Future for the Cement Industry”


Welcome Address

Ali Emir Adigüzel, Chairman, World Cement Association (WCA), Germany

Malcolm Shelbourne, CEO, Intercem, United Kingdom


Keynote Address

Song Zhiping, President, World Cement Association (WCA) China


Cement Demand and Supply 2025

The current status of the global cement industry. Demand and supply forecasts for all the major markets. A special report prepared exclusively by On-Field Research, the new leaders in cement industry information.

Yassine Touahri Managing Partner, On-Field Research. United Kingdom and France.

Arnaud Pinatel, Partner, On-Field Research. United Kingdom and France.


Questions and Discussion




IIOT... Ind 4.0 a thirst for data

Digitilisation changes everything and Industry finds themselves at a Tipping Point where they have to make Business and Technology dicisions. This presentation looks at the digital transformation that is taking place and the decisions Industry as a whole has to make from data ingestion platforms through to security

Paul Hingley, Data Services Business Manager, Siemens – United Kingdom
Eric Kessler, Data Scientist & Practice Manager for AI/ML, Amazon Web Services - Professional Services – United Kingdom


Digital HR and the future of work

There is pressure on businesses of all sizes today to rely on their people and the agility of the organization to transform digitally and thrive. Organizations must be able to attract, develop and retain the best people – tapping into their full potential and meaningfully connecting them to the company’s purpose and mission. At the same time people expect a different experience at work, especially when it comes to technology. Many CHROs are seeing a dramatic shift in HR from delivering transactional excellence to becoming architects of digital transformation. The new world of work operates differently and how work gets done is changing. This session explores how digitalization is impacting the nature of work and the workforce, and how digital HR can drive value and sustainability in a disruptive world.

Mike Theaker, VP, HR Strategy & Digital Transformation, SAP SuccessFactors – United Kingdom


Panel Discussion




World Cement Association Climate Action Plan

Bernard Mathieu, Director Climate Action Programme, World Cement Association (WCA), Belgium


Overcoming the challenges of risk and regulation to realise sustainability opportunities

The cement industry is a core component of a resilient and affordable built-environment of the future and is a critical sector for a worl committed to a low carbon transition. Join representatives from the We Mean Business coalition to hear how we are working across the globe to help companies navigate a complicated web of regulation that is often uncoordinated and lacking direction, overcoming these challenges and implementing climate action that realises the opportunities to achieve sustainability.

Jenny Chu, Head of Energy Productivity Initiatives, The Climate Group – United Kingdom
Elena Stecca, Global Manager, Commit to Action, CDP – Germany


China and its future role in the global cement community

As the producer of more than 50% of the world’s cement, China has a unique opportunity to provide a lead in how the industry will develop. 

Xingtai Cui, Chairman, China United Cement Corporation (CUCC), China


Questions and panel discussion


Conference closing remarks


Drinks Reception


Gala Dinner with entertainment from London’s leading Musicals hosted by Sesco Trading



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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