The many delegates who had arrived from all over South America and even Africa, as well local and international exhibitors and the organizers rated the first ICCX in Brazil a great success. The event started with various technical courses on 20 March 2012, included a technical conference and an exhibition, and finished on March 23 with site visits to local precast production plants. The location for the main event, the conference and exhibition, was the Conference Centre CentroSul in Florianópolis. In total nearly 600 delegates attended the ICCX indicating the strong interest of the regional concrete and precast industries that until now had had to wait for a specialized event of this calibre. Many delegates made use of the full 4-day programme to gain the maximum benefit from the international exposure and made very complementary comments on the event. With its first edition in South America the ICCX has established a strong position in the regional construction industry and the planning for the next ICCX in Brazil has already begun.