At the beginning of December the gates will open once again for the established ICCX Russia in St. Petersburg which is taking place for the 12th year in a row. Numerous decision makers from Russia and the neighbouring states will once again travel to the country’s second-largest city for this traditional event in order to gather detailed information about the developments in concrete technology, state-of-the-art produc- tion plants, production accessories and services for the concrete industry. The programme of lectures is now fixed and makes an ideal sup- plement to the offering of information at the ICCX Russia with its extensive trade exhibition. Well over 100 speakers from all over the world have presented their exciting topics over the past years. Great importance always was and is attached to achieving a good balance between national (Russian) and international speakers.