Publisher’s Letter – May/June 2019

When the Concrete Decor Show launched in 2010, we aimed to deliver the best education by the best trainers in the industry. We partnered with a nonprofit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, so we could use all the expertise, products, tools and equipment that exhibiting companies provided to ensure the best for the workshops and the nonprofit. Those workshops were truly on-the-job training that provided invaluable learning opportunities. It also gave the industry a boost with regional and national news coverage that pointed to the amazing transformations of the world’s best building material, namely concrete.

This fall the Concrete Decor Show is doing something new. Instead of focusing our energy on a local nonprofit, we’re focusing our entire effort on you. We don’t want to discourage businesses to stop giving their time and resources, but we want this show to be 100% about satisfying your business and technical needs. We want to do this through in-depth learning opportunities, the best products and engaging networking events — along with something you won’t find at any other tradeshow.

At this year’s Concrete Decor Show, we’re offering full-conference attendees a $150 rebate. You can learn more about this rebate offer by visiting us online at

In addition to this rebate, there will be even more opportunities to take advantage of special offers from our exhibitors at the show.

Discounted online registration for this year’s full-conference pass is $350 if you register by Aug. 15. After that, registration is $435 online and at the door. The preregistration fee for an Exhibits Only pass is $25 until Oct. 27. Admission is $45 at the door.

Plan now to join us in Arlington, Texas, Oct. 28-31 for a day or two or four. You’ll not only return home with information to grow your business, but you can do it with dollars Concrete Decor is giving back to help your business grow. Don’t forget, the Concrete Decor Show only comes around once every two years, with the next show in 2021.

Enjoy this edition of Concrete Decor and do patronize the companies you see in our pages.


Bent Mikkelsen

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