Officials with the mega CONEXPO-CONAGG show—which is coming off record-breaking attendance numbers in 2014—have announced the show dates for 2017 and a new chairman who will oversee the triennial show’s management committee. The show is scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can’t help but appreciate the dates of the Vegas show, the 7th through the 11th, because the numbers 7 and 11 are synonymous with good luck in Vegas.
The new chairman of the committee is Richard M. Goldsbury, President, Bobcat/Doosan North America & Australia/Oceania for Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, West Fargo, North Dakota. The management committee is made up by a group of volunteer manufacturers and other industry stakeholders that oversee show planning to ensure the event meets industry needs.
“[The] 2017 will definitely build on the momentum of 2014, and we are already in analysis and planning mode just weeks after such a successful event,” stated Goldsbury in the official announcement. “Our focus is to amplify our efforts to deliver an outstanding quality show experience for our visitors, plus expand our exhibitor engagement outreach that results in improved exhibitor ROI.”
CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the Western Hemisphere’s global gathering place every three years for the construction and construction materials industry, co-located with the IFPE exposition for fluid power/power transmission/motion control. The recently-held 2014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE saw record exhibit and education numbers and nearly 130,000 registered attendees. More than 24 percent of the attendees were from outside of the United States.
Goldsbury has been part of the industrial and construction equipment industry for almost 30 years, with extensive global experience in general management, marketing, operations, finance, engineering, product portfolio management, aftermarket and mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to his duties with Bobcat/Doosan, Goldsbury is a director for the Greater Fargo/Moorhead Economic Development Corporation. His leadership involvement with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), a show owner and show producer, is extensive and includes currently serving on the AEM Board of Directors. He is the 2014 chair of its Government and Public Affairs Committee, and he has served as a director on the AEM CE Sector Board.
You can never start planning too soon, so we, here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services, are already looking forward to being involved in this very “lucky” show.
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