CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2011 will be the global industry-gathering place in 2011 with the help of worldwide industry support. More than 80 allied associations and groups are official show supporting organizations; hundred’s of industry meetings and conventions will be held at the shows; and key countries for industry business are hosting international exhibit pavilions. ICON Expo is co-located for 2011 with the shows, and leading industry educational conferences are also co-located.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2011 will be held March 22-26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA, with a focus on construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control.
“These industry connections broaden the base of our shows to enhance the trade show experience for all – more interaction between qualified buyers and sellers, more industry education, and more networking in a global environment,” stated Megan Tanel, AEM’s vice president, exhibition and events.
“More than ever, companies are looking at their bottom line and evaluating their investment of time and money. Our industry collaborations are one way we offer real value in today’s marketplace for all participants,” added Melissa Magestro, IFPE Show Director.
The 80-plus official show supporting organizations come from the U.S., Canada and 13 other countries worldwide. They promote the shows’ value and bring qualified buyer groups to the events, and many help develop direction and content of the shows’ education programs to ensure they meet industry needs. Besides the U.S. and Canada, these groups represent Brazil, Chile, China, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela.
International groups also lend their support by organizing show exhibit pavilions. There are currently 10 such pavilions – IFPE 2011 has pavilions from China, Italy and Taiwan, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG has pavilions from China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain and United Kingdom. These pavilions offer attendees a wider range of business solutions and help them develop more global industry contacts, while participating exhibitors gain access to customers outside their home countries.
In addition, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) is sponsor of the IT & Business Solutions pavilion at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011, and on the IFPE 2011 show floor are exhibit pavilions from the American Gear Manufacturers Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association.
The co-located ICON Expo 2011, sponsored in part by the National Concrete Masonry Association, brings a stronger concrete products segment to the shows.
In the education arena, the co-located Crane and Rigging Conference by Maximum Capacity Media strengthens the presence of the crane and rigging industry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011. A Green Roads Summit is collaboration between CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the U.S. Federal Highway System, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, AGC and Construction Materials Recycling Association. And the show’s Safety Zone will again include the International Powered Access Federation, and new this year is participation of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
At IFPE 2011, the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power is the cornerstone of expanded education and includes new sessions from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers are providing additional education sessions. And, the Centerfor Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is also co-locating its annual meeting with IFPE 2011.
Nine associations are holding annual conventions or board meetings at the shows: American Concrete Pumping Association, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Associated General Contractors, Association of Equipment Management Professionals, Construction Materials Recycling Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and Power Transmission Distributors Association.
Conducting certification programs are the American Concrete Pumping Association, Association of Equipment Management Professionals, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, National Concrete Masonry Association and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.