NCMA to Launch 2018 ICON Expo Equipment Show

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2016
Contact: Debbie Morris
NCMA Meetings & Conventions
(703) 713 – 1900


NCMA to Launch 2018 ICON Expo Equipment Show

(Herndon, VA –) The National Concrete Masonry Association 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 February 9-10 as dates under consideration 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 National Concrete Masonry Association’s Annual Convention February 6-8, and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Annual Meeting, February 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, Arizona, February 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.


The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) is the national trade association representing the producers and suppliers of concrete masonry products, including concrete block, manufactured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls and articulating concrete block. The Association’s mission, through nearly a century of advocacy, remains to advance, protect and promote the common interests of its members. Through leadership, promotion, education, research, government relations and partnering, NCMA ensures that members’ products are the building materials of choice.


ICON EXPO produced by

NCMA Annual Convention
February 6-8, 2018

ICON EXPO endorsed by

ICPI Annual Meeting
February 11-14, 2018