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CW Americas Cement Strategy, Finance & Trade Summit



Welcome to CW Summit 2018 - Europe, Middle East and Africa



The 2019 edition of CW Americas Executive Workshop brings together a unique format for the senior-most executives in the cement sector to participate in a small-group, dynamic roundtable to review the latest market analysis, from leading global cement sector advisory and research firm, CW Group.

The meeting is hosted by CW Group’s Managing Director, joined by several of the team’s cement sector analysts, providing a unique opportunity to meet and discuss materials first-hand with the CW consulting and research team. Participants are provided tangible information and data that is normally only available for CW Advisory in the form of projects or CW Research in the form of syndicated industry reports. The CW Americas Executive Workshop will provide an opportunity to meet with industry leaders and also hear from select invited “guest-speakers” to complement the CW team with specific topics of interest.


Interact with CW: Gain first hand access to senior CW consultants and analysts.

Receive Data: Leave with actual, systematic information – not just talk.

Obtain Insights: Obtain the latest industry data and statistics from the CW Research team

Discuss, not just listen: Discuss not just presentations, but review actual data in a multi-client consulting setting.

Personal Discussions: Meet in a small group with key decision makers in the Europe, Middle East & Africa cement industry.

Relevant Topics: Address topics that will tackle the most pressing issues affecting your day-to-day operations.


Leaders of cement companies that need real business information and data for their annual planning

CFOs and financial teams that plan and analyze their companies’ direction, cost competitiveness and investment priorities

Cement traders and exporters that need to understand the latest trends in the region

Strategists and planners who seek to understand the latest opportunities, competitive and market dynamics

Shippers and cargo carriers that move cement, clinker, slag and fuels in and out of the region

Technologists and solution providers that enable the trade, operation and strategies of cement companies




Thursday, February 7


8:45AM - 9:15AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15AM - 9:30AM

The world, Europe and here today

  • Global trends shaping the local context learning from abroad
  • Macro-economic perspective and risk in the region
  • 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Changing landscape in Europe: opportunities and challenges

  • Cement market outlook and balance in demand supply
  • Balance of power, emerging leaders (countries and companies)
  • EU - unity in diversity or crumbling giant?
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Coffee Break

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Margin drivers: from the world to MENA

  • What is driving and hindering higher margins in the industry?
  • What and where are the regional opportunities for savings?
  • Where are the biggest investment opportunities?
  • 12:30PM - 13:00PM

Lunch & Networking

13:30PM - 14:30PM

Innovation and moving forward

  • Digitization and IoT
  • Green buildings - turning CO2 emissions into concrete
  • CO2 to Fuel
  • 14:30PM - 15:30PM

Cofee Break

15:30PM - 16:00PM

Trading Flows

  • Shipping options for viable savings
  • Lime shipping innovations
  • Raw materials for lime production
16:00PM - 17:30PM

Wrap up & Networking

17:30PM - 18:00PM


Friday, February 8

Welcome to day 2 and Recap

8:45AM - 9:00AM

Session 1: Construction outlook: a hit or a miss?

  • Trends in environmental impact reduction
  • Regional construction hotspots
  • Is the current growth pace sustainable?
  • Petcoke focus
  • Green fuel-grade Petcoke
  • Factors affecting petcoke value
  • 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Session 2: Specialty cements and using them in a profitable scenario

  • White cement
  • Oil-well cement
  • 0:00AM - 0:00AM

Summit wrap-up & closing remarks

12:00PM - 13:00PM


Important visa and travel information: Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel. Please also note that travel expenses and hotel accommodation are not included in the registration fee.

For those delegates traveling from abroad requesting a Letter of Invitation please send your request to [email protected]

Please e-mail [email protected] for more information. Click here to download the Registration Form.