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CONEXPO-CON/AGG Takes Number One Spot in ‘Top Trade Shows’ List

AEM’s ICUEE-The Demo Expo in Top 5, IFPE Also Named to List
MILWAUKEE (March 29, 2018) – CONEXPO-CON/AGG has taken the number-one spot in the Top Trade Show list annually compiled by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).
TSNN is the online information resource for the exhibitions and events industry and ranks the top trade shows in the United States by exhibit space size.
“This honor is a tribute to AEM’s members and the support of our industries that make this show the gathering place every three years,” said Sara Truesdale Mooney, show director for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 and vice president of strategy and business development, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
“Our new immersive Tech Experience amplified the technology in the exhibits and was just one example that underscored our team’s commitment to deliver an unparalleled show experience and content to inspire and inform attendees about what’s next.”
AEM also earned top-show honors for its other 2017 expositions:

  • ICUEE-The Demo Expo ranked number 5
  • IFPE, International Fluid Power Exposition ranked near the top 100 (IFPE co-owner is NFPA, National Fluid Power Association)

AEM shows are industry-run in which participants have a voice in show planning, industry partnerships enhance value, the Association carefully monitors costs and revenues go back into industry services.
“AEM works proactively with members, exhibitors, attendees and industry groups in the show planning process to produce events with measureable results that meet their business needs,” said Mooney.
World’s First 3D-Printed Excavator, Industry Give-Back Initiatives
A highlight at CONEXPO-CON/AGG’s Tech Experience was the unveiling by the show and co-located IFPE of the world’s first fully-functional 3D-printed excavator, featuring fluid power innovations, and the first large-scale use of steel in 3D printing, known as additive manufacturing.
In non-show years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG continues to spotlight technology advancements with its CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 initiative – learn more at
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and ICUEE 2017 also featured industry give-back auctions among their special events and related networking opportunities. All proceeds went to the nonprofit Call of Duty™ Endowment, dedicated to helping connect military veterans with quality jobs.
Sign Up! Exhibit Space Sales Open for Shows
All three AEM-produced 2017 shows achieved record size: CONEXPO-CON/AGG spanned more than 2.66 million net square feet; ICUEE covered nearly 1.24 million net square feet and IFPE featured nearly 170,000 net square feet of exhibits.
Exhibit space sales are now open for the 2019 ICUEE-The Demo Expo, also known as the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition.
The biennial show will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Visit
Exhibit space sales for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are scheduled to open in late spring. Visit and for details. The triennial co-located shows will be held March 10-14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.