India will Host 17th International Congress on Chemistry of Cement

India’s successful bid to host the esteemed International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) in New Delhi in 2027 is a significant achievement. It reflects the country’s recognition and participation in the global scientific community, particularly in the field of cement chemistry. This event provides a platform for experts and researchers to share their knowledge and advancements in cement chemistry, contributing to the development of this crucial industry.

India’s Successful Bid

India wins bid to host 17th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement

India’s successful bid to host the International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) in 2027 was the result of a joint effort by prominent research and academic institutions, including the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) and IIT Delhi. The presentation of India’s bid took place during the 16th ICCC in Bangkok, Thailand, where it competed against bids from Switzerland and the UAE. The decision to award India the hosting rights was announced on September 20, 2023, during the 16th ICCC in Bangkok. The Indian delegation presenting the bid included Dr. L P Singh, Director General of NCCBM, Dr. S K Chaturvedi, Joint Director of NCCBM, and Dr. Shashank Bishnoi, Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi.

About the International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement

The International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement is the most significant and prestigious event in the field of Cement and Concrete research. These congresses have been held at intervals of four to six years since 1918, serving as a valuable link between the academic community and the cement industry. India previously hosted the 9th Congress in New Delhi in 1992, organized by NCCBM, and the current 16th ICCC is being held in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 18 to 22, 2023.


Hosting this prestigious event in India presents a unique opportunity to convene leaders, experts, and innovators in the cement sector from around the world. It not only showcases the capabilities of our research and academic organizations but also provides an excellent platform to introduce our vibrant city, New Delhi, to the global cement and concrete industry. As the host city, New Delhi will offer an unforgettable experience to all attendees of the 17th ICCC in 2027, with its world-class conference facilities such as Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi, rich cultural heritage, and exceptional hospitality.

About the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM)

The National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) plays a pivotal role as an apex Research and Development organization under the administrative control of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NCCBM is dedicated to research, technology development and transfer, education, and industrial services for the cement, allied building materials, and construction industries. NCCBM has a proven track record of successfully organizing biennial NCB International Seminars/Conferences of similar magnitude, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for participants from across the globe.


India’s prominence on the global stage is undeniable, with its economy currently ranking as the fifth largest and projected to become the third largest within the next five years. In parallel, India boasts the world’s second-largest cement industry, with an installed capacity of 600 million tonnes. What sets India’s cement industry apart is its active participation in the circular economy framework, effectively utilizing various industrial waste products. It also stands out for having one of the lowest CO2 footprints and being highly energy-efficient.

The country’s thriving infrastructure development, coupled with its abundant resources and expertise, creates an ideal backdrop for bringing together thought leaders, academics, cement and concrete professionals, and enthusiasts to share ideas and drive progress. India’s cement industry serves as an exemplary model for addressing both local and global challenges, such as decarbonization, sustainable development, circular economy practices, energy security, alternative energy sources, and low-carbon cement. This experience and framework offer an ideal platform for discussions and showcasing to global leaders and technocrats, ultimately benefiting the global society as a whole.


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