More than 130,000 attendees and 2,400 companies representing the heavy equipment, machinery and construction industries will descend on Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8, 2014, for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show. The show will encompass a record-setting 2.3 million net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space, but organizers believe that despite the enormity of the event, show quality will remain unsurpassed. Brand new operational protocol have been put in place for the show that will best serve the heavy equipment industry. Show officials say that the 2014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG “will represent an immense unveiling of the newest equipment and technology including earthshaking big iron to groundbreaking innovations.”
“The goal, as with all of our planning, is to create the most ROI for attendees and exhibitors, and these moves will definitely make a positive difference for 2014,” says Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director. “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.”
According to official show information, navigating exhibits and show-grounds should be easier than ever. A new show footprint consolidates outdoor exhibit space into three large areas to create better attendee flow between outdoor and indoor exhibits. Other improvements 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 new plan will allow attendees to spend less time searching and more time connecting with the companies and products they want to see, allowing more companies to conduct better business interactions.
A major part of the show will be training classes and schools which educate attendees on a variety of topics. There will be 120 sessions across 10 tracks targeting various attendee interests, including; equipment management and maintenance, safety & regulations, recycling & preservation, earthmoving & site development, business management best practices, and workforce development, plus aggregates, asphalt, concrete, and cranes & rigging.
One of National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services’ prominent partners, Volvo Construction Equipment, North America, will be a major exhibitor at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. ). “It’s the premiere show for the entire construction industry,” says Jarad L. Van Wagoner, director of development for NAHETS. “It’s a time when the key players in the industry gather together, from general contractors to suppliers to manufacturers, and everything in between. If you want to find out what’s going on in the multi-billion-dollar construction industry, this show is the place to be.”
Stick close to our official Heavy Equipment and Training Blog for more details as the show dates grow closer.
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