The concrete and precast industry from all over Europe will meet at the SAIE in Bologna, Italy, from 5 - 8 October 2011, in order to gather information both at the extensive exhibition and in the accompanying conference programme. The SAIE is Italy’s largest trade fair for construction, the building industry and architecture. Concrete and precast technology has repeatedly been a major topic in the past. Two complete exhibition halls as well as a special section of the outdoor area were organised explicitly with the title SAIE PRECAST TECHNOLOGIES – the last time being in 2008. This year at the SAIE, up to 20,000 sq. metres will be dedicated to the SAIE PRECAST TECHNOLOGIES area. In addition, technical lectures will be offered through the cooperation with ICCX under the brand name ‘ICCX Europe’, and in the context of TIPAS (The International Precast Associations Summit) the leading concrete and precast associations will discuss possible cooperations as well as optimisation strategies for their association work.