The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) will launch an International Concrete Exposition (ICON Expo) Machinery and Equipment Show in February 2018. NCMA is finalizing the dates and location for this event, which is expected to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, with Feb. 9-10 as dates being considered for the show.

"The return of an equipment show will be a valuable addition to the industry's successful ICON-Xchange and B2B, but will give producers and suppliers the opportunity to touch and feel some of the recent innovations in the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry." said NCMA Chairman of the Board Patrick Sauter.

"NCMA continues to lead the way in providing its members and the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry with unique and highly successful events for the industry and the ICON Expo promises to meet the industry's needs for a hands-on event," added Sauter.

Centrally located, Indianapolis offers easy access into the city and has been a popular destination for previous equipment tradeshows. The ICON Expo is currently scheduled as a two-day event to be held in conjunction with the NCMA’s Annual Convention Feb. 6-8, and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Annual Meeting, Feb. 11-14. The tradeshow will include over 15 hours of show time and encompass an educational component, plant tours, and social events.

NCMA plans to continue to conduct its ICON-Xchange event in the off years and will hold an equipment show every third year beginning in 2018. The 2017 ICON-Xchange will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix Feb. 18-19. ICON-Xchange continues to provide a unique opportunity to expand businesses and build relationships. Its B2B Exchange component offers high-impact, focused one-on-one appointments in reserved hotel rooms or suites with potential customers, providing an efficient method of connecting with those uniquely relevant to your business.