Report from the conference

On November 27 this year, the 1 International Conference on Construction Chemicals Industry was held in Warsaw. It attracted more than 85 people from nearly 50 Polish and foreign companies.

The 1 International Conference on Construction Chemicals Industry gave insight into the latest solutions in raw materials and products, with a special focus on legislation. At the same time, the conference offered access to companies that have an attractive offer for this market. Lectures delivered at the conference were grouped in two panels: legislation and raw materials & technologies.
It would not have been possible to organise such a large-scale undertaking if it had not been for the Sponsors who actively supported the organisational effort, including the Strategic Sponsor, i.e. The Dow Chemical Company, and Sponsors: Kamery IR Authorised FLIR Dealer and Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V. Sp. z o.o. Branch in Poland. The expert partner of the conference was Deloitte. The event was promoted by the Bureau for Chemical Substances, the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry and the Association for Insulation Systems, as well as industry press, namely the Izolacje magazine, and industry portals, i.e. www.chemiabudowlana.info, www.chemia-budowlana.pl and www.obud.pl
The advisory workshop held by a representative of the Spektrochem Paints, Adhesives and Polymers R&D Centre lasted a couple of hours and proved very popular. It was attended by 20 people, representatives of manufacturers and distributors.
In order for future editions to better meet recipient requirements, conference participants were requested to complete an anonymous questionnaire concerning the organisation of this meeting. Conference organisation was given a maximum score (either 5 or 6) by a total of 72% of respondents; as many as 67% of respondents gave their maximum score to the subject matter of the meeting, whereas 22% of respondents gave it the ‘4’ score. Participants pointed to a very successful organisation, effective time management during lectures, good selection and variety of lecture topics and interesting presentations made by the speakers. Respondents emphasised that the thematic scope of future editions should be made broader to include technology and machine topics. Some special attention should be given to impregnation of construction materials, industrial paints, epoxy systems, concrete/mortar admixtures and energy-saving solutions.