Record-breaking shows spotlight newest product innovations, expert industry education
Register now to attend CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014: save time and money and take advantage of an unparalleled opportunity to:
- Connect with the leading U.S. and global manufacturers and service providers
- Take advantage of expert education
- Network with industry peers from around the world
Registering in advance, by January 17, 2014, saves one-third off the badge fee. Register online for the exhibits as well as show education programs. Attendees can also make hotel reservations online (registration required to access the official show room block).
The co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE show planners will help attendees organize their onsite itinerary of exhibits, education and meetings. And an enhanced internal show transportation system with show-specific mobile app will also be available. (App available January 2014.)
The co-located GCONEXPO-CON/AG and IFPE expositions will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA; they are the global gathering place every three years for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries.
Record Exhibit Space Equals More New Products & Technologies
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 already covers a record-breaking 2.3 million net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits, and IFPE 2014 has achieved record status with 165,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
Show management stresses that quality, not size, is the goal. A strategic alignment with needs of the industry has led to programs and events geared toward helping attendees and exhibitors achieve the most value out of their time at the shows.
“Attendees will find the newest products and technologies and technical experts ready to discuss product features and applications. In the space of a few days, in one place, visitors can examine and compare the best of what our industries have to offer,” stated Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director and AEM vice president exhibitions and events.
“Attendees will also find the focused industry education, with the latest techniques and information, they need to run their businesses most efficiently. The opportunity to share experiences and ideas with industry peers adds another dimension to the show experience,” stated Melissa Magestro, IFPE show director and AEM senior director exhibitions.
Education and Exhibit Pavilions
On the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 show floor, a new Demolition & Recycling exhibit pavilion, sponsored by C&DRA, the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, will showcase exhibits and products specific to C&D recyclers and demolition contractors.
AGC, the Associated General Contractors of America, brings back its Technology & Construction Solutions pavilion for contractor software providers, finance and leasing companies, insurance providers, and related suppliers of contractor business solutions.
IFPE 2014 features exhibit pavilions from PTDA, the Power Transmission Distributors Association, and for sensors manufacturers and product suppliers.
International exhibit pavilions at both shows reinforce the global scope of the events and offer attendees access to a wider range of companies and product options. To date, the shows have eight official country pavilions: IFPE with China, Italy and Taiwan; CONEXPO-CON/AGG with China, Germany, Ireland, Korea and United Kingdom.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 features a comprehensive Education Program with more than 110 sessions over 10 subject-matter tracks: aggregates, asphalt, business management best practices, concrete, cranes & rigging, earthmoving & site development, equipment management & maintenance, recycling & preservation, safety & regulations, and workforce development.
New for 2014: CONEXPO-CON/AGG education sessions will be offered at varying times to fit attendee schedules, and new ticket packages provide flexibility for more cost savings.
IFPE 2014 features its prestigious Technical Conference, the leading research resource for the design engineering community, with IFPE college-level courses also offered for hands-on technical knowledge on fluid power and hydraulics. New for 2014 is a Fluid Power Seminar Series, focused on industry trends and issues affecting the future of fluid power, with real-world solutions for current and future design applications, and presented by Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine (Penton Media).
Getting Around at the Shows: It’s Easier in 2014!
It will be easier than ever to get around at the shows, so attendees spend less time searching and more time connecting with the companies and products they want to see.
A new show footprint consolidates outdoor exhibit space into three large areas (a new Platinum lot joins Gold and Silver) to create better attendee flow between outdoor and indoor (including IFPE) exhibits.
Wayfinding upgrades include an enhanced internal shuttle system, better-defined product concentration areas, and knowledgeable onsite guides to answer questions and help attendees navigate the show floor.
“The goal, as with all our planning, is to create the most ROI for attendees and exhibitors, and these moves will definitely make a positive difference for 2014,” Tanel noted.
International Visitors: Make Travel Plans Early to Ensure Success
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 are among a select group invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program, which assists with bringing international visitors to the shows. Show management encourages all international participants who need visas to initiate the application process well in advance of the show dates.
For the convenience of international show visitors onsite, a comprehensive International Trade Center will provide assistance. Services include multi-lingual interpreters, a message center, phone/fax/e-mail access and private meeting rooms.