14th TÇMB International Technical Seminar and Exhibition

The 14th TÇMB International Technical Seminar and Exhibition will be held in Belek, Antalya/Turkey, between 10.10.-13.10.2017. The 14th edition of our event is open for both national and international delegates from the cement industry, service and technology providers. The event is important for the manufacturers to follow up the recent developments and implementations in the cement sector while creating an opportunity for the participants to consider new investments and having a chance to benchmark their business for every two years.

The last event, the 13th TÇMB International Technical Seminar and Exhibition held in Antalya in 2015, was found very successful by the global cement industry with more than 500 participants including 99 foreign and national companies from the cement and related industries.

For the 2017 Seminar, the theme is “Frugal Innovation” and we believe that it will leave a mark as it was in the past years. Frugal innovation means getting better and better by consuming less; in other words, the correct use of resources at hand provides optimization. We have determined this basis as Frugal Innovation in this year, within the scope of optimization studies which are frequently used today, also in our sector in various fields.

Under this main theme, 20 technical presentations will be held on many subjects related to this sector, while considering the topics of Alternative Fuel and Raw Material Use, Energy Optimization and Renewable Energy Usage as sub-topics this year at the TÇMB International Technical Seminar and Exhibition. Our main goal is to support the global environmental protection.

The program will start on 10.10.2017 with the Welcome Cocktail and the opening of the exhibition. On the 11.10.2017, the official programme will start with my introduction, followed by speeches of Dr. Eduard Bolshakov, Committee of the Russian Union of Builders for Cement, Concrete and Drymix Mortars, Russia, and Dr. S.K. Breja, Joint Director, National Council for Cement and Building Materials of India (NCB). Then, the companies will address the audience with their technical presentations under the topic of “Frugal Innovation” during two days.

For the delegates there will be a Networking Cocktail in the evening of the same day in the exhibition area for having a better communication and fruitful negotiations.

High level representatives from International Finance Corporation (IFC) and European Cement Association (Cembureau) will be our guests. IFC has a presentation on the topic of “Waste Heat Recovery Investments in Turkey: Experience to Date and Opportunities Ahead.” On the second day, the Energy, Economics Studies and Statistics Manager of Cembureau will make a presentation on “Views from Cemreview: Energy markets, status and forecasts with focus on solid fuels coal and petcoke.”

As a tradition, we will have our Gala Dinner on 12.10.2017 with a big orchestra and a spectacular dance show. I would like to invite everybody to attend and be part of this event. For registration and detailed information, please visit www.tcma.org.tr.

Let’s meet where the cement industry comes together, be strategic & go global.
Hope to see you in October in Antalya/Turkey.

M. S¸efik Tüzün
Chairman of the Board // Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association