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CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2014 attract nearly 130,000, set new exhibit & education records

CONEXPOCONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with tremendous energy and serious buyers. Total registration of 129,364 soared past the last edition of the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in their history. The shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors and education tickets sold.

The co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, at the Las Vegas (USA) Convention Center, delivered a global showcase of the newest product innovations and technologies for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries with more than 1,000 new products and services on display.

Attendees also took advantage of the shows’ strong industry education programs and the unparalleled opportunity to connect with industry peers, take the pulse of what’s happening and learn what the future holds.

“The enthusiasm and traffic on the show floor was just incredible. Exhibitors cited the high quality of attendees; they told us these were serious buyers and reported robust sales to existing as well as new customers that exceeded their expectations,” stated Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CONAGG show director.

Quality Attendance, International Scope

The Show maintained the growing international scope of the shows with international registrations totaling more than 31,000, or an increase of nine percent from the most recent events.  The number of countries represented increased to 170 from 159 in 2011, and the number of international attendees matched the record 24 percent of total attendance set in 2011.  International attendance drew heavily from Latin America, China, Canada, and Europe.

More than 75 percent of show visitors were in managerial roles (with 36 percent of these with the top titles of president/owner and vice president/general manager/chief financial officer).

Both shows set new records for exhibit space and number of exhibitors, CONEXPO-CON/AGG with more than 2.35 million net square feet of exhibit space and more than 2,000 exhibitors, and IFPE with more than 161,000 net square feet and 400 exhibitors.

A record 41,000 education ticket sales were sold to the shows’ education programs, underscoring their relevance to helping attendees succeed in today’s business environment.

“CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 reflected the feeling of momentum building in the industry. We are industry-run shows with industry needs put first; these show numbers are a testament to the value attendees, exhibitors, and other stakeholders derive from their participation,” stated Melissa Magestro, IFPE show director.

Global Industry Gathering Place

Among the show visitors were Acting U.S Deputy Secretary of Commerce Patrick D. Gallagher, Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez and former U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, who served as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 to 2011.

The shows were chosen for the prestigious U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) International Buyer Program, which helps facilitate global attendance. More than 50 official international attendee delegations were organized by DOC as well as show industry partners.

More than 95 allied associations and groups were official supporting organizations, coming from the U.S., Canada and 16 other countries worldwide.

Several national industry associations held their annual conventions or high-level board meetings at the shows; they joined hundreds of other industry and company meetings, from large events to smaller committees and other groups, all taking advantage of the shows to meet and share knowledge and learn from one another.

Education and Exhibits

The education program covered 120 sessions over 10 targeted tracks. The IFPE Technical Conference anchored IFPE 2014 education, joined by half-day “college-level courses” and a new Fluid Power Seminar series, from Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.

The 2014 Show featured a new Demolition & Recycling exhibit pavilion from the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) and the Technology & Construction Solutions pavilion from the Associated General Contractors of America.

IFPE featured exhibit pavilions from the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and for sensors manufacturers and product suppliers.

Reinforcing the global scope of the shows were eight international exhibit pavilions: CONEXPO-CON/AGG with China, Ireland, Korea, Spain and United Kingdom, and IFPE with China, Italy and Taiwan.

Show safety and education/training events at the shows included:

  • NRMCA International Truck Mixer Driver Championship, from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Lift Safety Zone, from NCCCO National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and IPAF International Powered Access Federation
  • Crane Operator Rodeo from Maximum Capacity Media

Industry recognition and networking events and programs also amplified the show experience:

  • Innovation Awards program (from Diesel Progress magazine and global powertrain specialist ZF Friedrichshafen)
  • Young Leaders event (from Construction Equipment magazine)
  • Quality of Life industry recognition campaign (from Dexter + Chaney)
  • 5K Run/Walk benefiting the non-profit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (from Maximum Capacity Media)

Night at the Race Track hospitality event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Announces New Demolition & Recycling Pavilion, Expanded Exhibit Options To Reach Customer

New Platinum Lot & New Exhibit Suites Program Increase Buyer-Seller Interaction 

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 announces a new Demolition & Recycling Exhibits Pavilion that will showcase products specific to C&D recyclers and demolition contractors. The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) is pavilion sponsor.

“Recycling is an important facet of our industries; more demolition contractors are attending the show and this pavilion is one way CMRA serves industry needs,” stated Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director and AEM vice president exhibitions & events.

Also new, the Platinum Lot exhibit area, combined with a reconfigured show footprint and better defined product concentration areas, will make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to connect with the people and companies they want to see. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will also feature a new “exhibit suites” option as an additional opportunity for targeted attendee-exhibitor interaction.

“The goal, as with all our planning, is to provide the best trade show value and create the most ROI for attendees’ and exhibitors’ show experience. These moves will definitely make a positive difference for 2014; attendees can search less to find what they need and spend more time with exhibitors doing business on the show floor,” Tanel added.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA and is the global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries.

Details on Platinum Lot and Exhibit Suites Opportunities

The new CONEXPO-CON/AGG show footprint consolidates outdoor exhibit space into three large exhibit areas (Gold, Silver and Platinum Lots) to provide attendees with improved flow between the indoor and outdoor exhibit space. Attendees will also find more unified, better defined product concentration areas to help them make the most efficient and productive use of their time onsite, coupled with an enhanced internal shuttle system to more easily get from one show area to another.

The new Platinum Lot is located across from South Hall on Swenson Drive and will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits, the primary registration area, a full service restaurant, one of only two shuttle stops, restrooms and full utility access for show exhibitors. Its major product areas will be asphalt production/paving, aggregates processing and drilling equipment.

The Platinum lot is also anticipated to positively affect attendee traffic flow for the co-located IFPE exposition, in South Hall, since it will be book-ended by major outdoor lots.

Companies may also choose the new CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibit suites option in addition to the show floor as a more personal setting to conduct private meetings, receptions and other attendee-focused events. Location is the adjacent Las Vegas Hotel (formerly Hilton) and the nearby Riviera. Participation in the exhibit suites program is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on attending or exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, go online to www.conexpoconagg.com.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Announces New Demolition & Recycling Pavilion, Expanded Exhibit Options To Reach Customers

New Platinum Lot & New Exhibit Suites Program Increase Buyer-Seller Interaction 

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 announces a new Demolition & Recycling Exhibits Pavilion that will showcase products specific to C&D recyclers and demolition contractors. The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) is pavilion sponsor.

“Recycling is an important facet of our industries; more demolition contractors are attending the show and this pavilion is one way CMRA serves industry needs,” stated Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director and AEM vice president exhibitions & events.

Also new, the Platinum Lot exhibit area, combined with a reconfigured show footprint and better-defined product concentration areas, will make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to connect with the people and companies they want to see. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will also feature a new “exhibit suites” option as an additional opportunity for targeted attendee-exhibitor interaction.

“The goal, as with all our planning, is to provide the best trade show value and create the most ROI for attendees’ and exhibitors’ show experience. These moves will definitely make a positive difference for 2014; attendees can search less to find what they need and spend more time with exhibitors doing business on the show floor,” Tanel added.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA and is the global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries.

Details on Platinum Lot and Exhibit Suites Opportunities

The new CONEXPO-CON/AGG show footprint consolidates outdoor exhibit space into three large exhibit areas (Gold, Silver and Platinum Lots) to provide attendees with improved flow between the indoor and outdoor exhibit space. Attendees will also find more unified, better defined product concentration areas to help them make the most efficient and productive use of their time onsite, coupled with an enhanced internal shuttle system to more easily get from one show area to another.

The new Platinum Lot is located across from South Hall on Swenson Drive and will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits, the primary registration area, a full service restaurant, one of only two shuttle stops, restrooms and full utility access for show exhibitors. Its major product areas will be asphalt production/paving, aggregates processing and drilling equipment.

The Platinum lot is also anticipated to positively affect attendee traffic flow for the co-located IFPE exposition, in South Hall, since it will be book-ended by major outdoor lots.

Companies may also choose the new CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibit suites option in addition to the show floor as a more personal setting to conduct private meetings, receptions and other attendee-focused events. Location is the adjacent Las Vegas Hotel (formerly Hilton) and the nearby Riviera. Participation in the exhibit suites program is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on attending or exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, go online to www.conexpoconagg.com.

 

AEM Announces Bill Parks of Deltrol Fluid Products leads 2014 IFPE Show Management Committee

Bill Parks, President of Deltrol Fluid Products in Bellwood, Illinois, has been named chair of the 2014 IFPE exposition and leads the show’s management committee, a group of volunteer business executives who oversee show planning to ensure the event meets the needs of industry participants.

The next IFPE will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA. It is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. The show is co-located with the CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition for the construction industries.

Bill Parks is President of Deltrol Fluid Products in Bellwood, Illinois. He joined Deltrol in 1991 as an application engineer and regional sales manager. He also served as director of sales and marketing and was promoted to the position of president in 2002. Parks is currently the chair of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and chair of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. He obtained his mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University and is actively involved in education initiatives and AAU athletics.

IFPE 2014 Vice Chair and Management Committee Members

Serving as co-vice chairs of the IFPE 2014 Management Committee are:

  • Phil McCluskey, Global Product Director of Caterpillar Inc., Joliet, Illinois
  • Robert Mortensen, Executive Vice President & General Manager of HUSCO International, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Joining Parks, McCluskey and Mortensen on the show management committee are:

  • Justin Jacobi, President/CEO, SunSource, Addison, Illinois
  • David Knight, Distribution Channel Manager, Parker Hannifin Corp., Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Mike Lamers, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Schroeder Industries (Hydac), Leetsdale, Pennsylvania
  • J.P. Lanz, Corporate Trade Show Coordinator, Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Patrick Lee, President Fluid Power North America, Gates Corp., Denver, Colorado
  • Susan Ludwig, Senior Marketing Specialist, Racine Federated Inc., Racine, Wisconsin
  • Rachel Martin, Manager Market Communications Americas, Sauer-Danfoss, Ames, Iowa
  • Bob McMahon, Sales Manager, Comer Industries Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Greg Moreland, Global Marketing Manager, Oerlikon Fairfield, Lafayette, Indiana
  • David Price, Marketing Communication Manager, HydraForce, Lincolnshire, Illinois
  • Larry Smith, Senior Vice President, Pall Corp., Port Washington, New York
  • James Van de Ven, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tom Wanke, Director Fluid Power Institute, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Steve Zumbusch, Senior Manager Application & Commercial Engineering, Eaton Hydraulics Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota

For information on exhibiting or attending IFPE, go online to www.ifpe.com or email info@ifpe.com.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2014 Exhibit Space Sales Open

Exhibit space sales open April 16, 2012 for the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE exhibitions. The triennial co-located shows will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Companies submitting an application and deposit by the August 15, 2012 priority deadline will be included in a virtual space draw to take place in fall 2012. After August 15, companies will be assigned space on a first come, first served basis, according to product category.

Exhibit space rates include, as they have in the past, a “package plan” of booth services that many other shows charge extra for. These include full drayage services (such as unloading/loading of all crated materials and machinery, delivery to exhibit spaces from the marshalling yard and pick-up at show close), general stand cleaning, and pipe and drape for standard inline exhibit stands.

Exhibitors also receive complimentary access to trade show education sessions on a variety of topics to help them maximize their show participation. A complimentary show marketing kit provides exhibitors with materials to help them promote their company presence at the shows. These services are especially useful for companies new to exhibiting and/or new to CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE.

In a 2011 post-show exhibitor survey, 91 percent said they were very-satisfied-to-satisfied with their overall show experience, and 87 percent were very-satisfied-to-satisfied with the quality of attendees. The majority of show attendees were key company decision-makers, including 45 percent with the top titles of president/owner and vice president/general manager/chief financial officer.

“Our shows are industry-run with a focus on customer service; our goal is to provide a quality experience for exhibitors and attendees, one that delivers the biggest return on their investment of time and money,” stated Melissa Magestro, AEM senior director exhibitions and IFPE show director.

“Attendees will have close-up access to the range of latest products and services available in the marketplace and be able to talk one-on-one with industry experts in construction, construction materials and fluid power/motion control/power transmission,” stated Megan Tanel, AEM vice president exhibitions & events and CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the international gathering place every three years for the construction industries, showcasing the latest technologies, equipment, products and services. IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. The last edition of the shows, in March 2011, attracted nearly 120,000 registered attendees, and on the show floor were more than 2,400 exhibitors taking more than 2.34 million net square feet of exhibit space.

The shows are perennially among the largest not only in the industry but also across all trade shows in North America.

For more information go online to www.conexpoconagg.com or www.ifpe.com.