The first ICCX Central Europe is intended not only to follow on from the successes of the "ZBI Congress" in 2014 and 2015, but is now also aimed specifically at the decision-makers outside Poland, mainly in other Central European countries. The interests and problems of the con- crete industry are almost identical in the Central European countries, so a joint conference would appear to be merely a logical consequence. And the decision of the organizers from CPI worldwide to take this step has already proven to be correct. An indication of this is given by the great, early interest in the ICCX Central Europe on the part of the supplier industry. In addition to a high-profile, two-day lecture programme, an international trade exhibition awaits the participants with more than 100 exhibitors.