PETROCEM 2004 ARCHIVE: GENERAL INFORMATION
On April 18-20, 2004 Journal Cement and its Applications held the 3rd International PETROCEM conference in St. Petersburg. More than 300 delegates from 31 countries representing 180 firms and organizations took part in the conference.
The conference programme included 41 presentations. A review of the presentations made is given. A large portion of the presentations was devoted to the status of cement industry in Russia and neighbouring states, as well as to an evaluation by investment houses of the possibilities of providing funds for cement industry.
The reports devoted to the reconstruction of cement plants aroused considerable interest. The subjects matters touched upon by equipment and material suppliers covered the present-day technical state or practically all process stages of cement production and methods of achieving savings of resources, protection of the environment, reduction of costs, satisfaction of consumers' needs. Adjacent areas – concrete, dry building mixes, cement fiber products, lime and gypsum - were also discussed in sufficient detail.
The conference and the accompanying exhibition of leading Russian and world companies (40 stands) provided excellent opportunities for contacts of the participants.
Conducive to the success of the conference was the participation of the general sponsor - open-type JSC Eurocement. Russia, and other sponsors - F.L.Smidth and Co. Group, Denmark; Agroescort, Russia; PSP Engineering, Czech Republic; magazine International Cement Review, Great Britain.
According to the delegates. tile International PETROCEM-2004 Conference will undoubtedly give a new impetus to the development of cement industries of Russia, CIS countries and the entire world.