CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017: Imagine What’s Next
By Andrew Macklin
February 17, 2016 – CONEXPO-CON/AGG revealed its theme for the 2017 exhibition: Imagine What’s Next.
The theme reflects the vision for the 2017 show as it fully embraces applied technologies that help the construction industries reduce downtime, maximize efficiency at job sites and minimize waste while increasing bottom line profits and enhancing safety. CONEXPO-CON/AGG will continue to provide attendees access to the newest products from every major construction-related industry, including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining and utilities.
Co-located with the IFPE exhibition for fluid power, power transmission and motion control, CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas on March 7-11, 2017. CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which also is a show owner.
“Technology is critical to the future of the construction industry and CONEXPO-CON/AGG has always been a show that helps industry executives keep pace with the latest in new equipment and product innovations,” said Rich Goldsbury, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 show chairman and president of Bobcat Company and Doosan. “But, as industry is being transformed by technology, our attendees understand the importance it has on their bottom line. It is our responsibility and privilege to connect them with the most cutting edge innovations in safety, equipment and operations that are reshaping the future.”
A recent snapshot survey from AEM found that nearly half (45.9%) of previous CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees responding were enthusiastic and optimistic about the new possibilities when asked what the construction industry will look like in 2025, and nearly one-third (32%) were interested in what will come but apprehensive about how to successfully get there.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will bring the theme Imagine What’s Next and technology focus to life through a 75,000 square foot pavilion dedicated entirely to presenting emerging construction innovations that are driving change and process improvement across the industry.
“We’re honored to be among the most trusted resources for industry professionals from around the world with 24 per cent of attendees at the last show from outside the U.S. And we feel a tremendous amount of pride as we take the exhibition to the next level of technological breakthroughs as we delve into the future of the construction industry,” said Sara Truesdale Mooney, show director and vice president exhibitions and business development for AEM.
In October, the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG earned the top spot on Trade Show Executive’s prestigious Gold 100 trade show ranking as the largest show in the U.S. of any industry in 2014 with more than 2.35 million net square feet of exhibit space (and more than 2,100 exhibitors and more than 129,000 attendees).