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CONEXPO-CON/AGG sets exhibit/attendance records


March 11, 2014
By AEM

March 11, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev. – CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE
2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with tremendous energy and
serious buyers. Total registration of 129,364 soared past the last edition of
the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in their history. The
shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors and
education tickets sold.

March 11, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev. – CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE
2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with tremendous energy and
serious buyers. Total registration of 129,364 soared past the last edition of
the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in their history. The
shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors and
education tickets sold.

 

The co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, at the Las Vegas
(USA) Convention Center, delivered a global showcase of the newest product
innovations and technologies for the construction, construction materials and
fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries with more than 1,000
new products and services on display.

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Attendees also took advantage of the shows’ strong industry
education programs and the unparalleled opportunity to connect with industry
peers, take the pulse of what’s happening and learn what the future holds.

 

“The enthusiasm and traffic on the show floor was just
incredible. Exhibitors cited the high quality of attendees; they told us these
were serious buyers and reported robust sales to existing as well as new
customers that exceeded their expectations,” stated Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CONAGG
show director.

 


Quality Attendance, International Scope

 

CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2014 maintained the growing
international scope of the shows with international registrations totaling more
than 31,000, or an increase of nine percent from the most recent events.  The number of countries represented increased
to 170 from 159 in 2011, and the number of international attendees matched the
record 24 percent of total attendance set in 2011.  International attendance drew heavily from
Latin America, China, Canada, and Europe.

 

More than 75 percent of show visitors were in managerial
roles (with 36 percent of these with the top titles of president/owner and vice
president/general manager/chief financial officer).

 

Both shows set new records for exhibit space and number of
exhibitors, CONEXPO-CON/AGG with more than 2.35 million net square feet of
exhibit space and more than 2,000 exhibitors, and IFPE with more than 161,000
net square feet and 400 exhibitors.

 

A record 41,000 education ticket sales were sold to the
shows’ education programs, underscoring their relevance to helping attendees
succeed in today’s business environment.

 

“CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 reflected the feeling of
momentum building in the industry. We are industry-run shows with industry
needs put first; these show numbers are a testament to the value attendees,
exhibitors, and other stakeholders derive from their participation,” stated
Melissa Magestro, IFPE show director.

 

Global Industry Gathering Place

 

Among the show visitors were Acting U.S Deputy Secretary of
Commerce Patrick D. Gallagher, Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Victor Mendez and former U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, who served as chairman of
the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 2007 to 2011.

 

The shows were chosen for the prestigious U.S. Department of
Commerce (DOC) International Buyer Program, which helps facilitate global
attendance. More than 50 official international attendee delegations were
organized by DOC as well as show industry partners.

 

More than 95 allied associations and groups were official
supporting organizations, coming from the U.S., Canada and 16 other countries
worldwide.

 

Several national industry associations held their annual
conventions or high-level board meetings at the shows; they joined hundreds of
other industry and company meetings, from large events to smaller committees
and other groups, all taking advantage of the shows to meet and share knowledge
and learn from one another.

 

Education and Exhibits

 

The CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 education program covered 120
sessions over 10 targeted tracks. The IFPE Technical Conference anchored IFPE
2014 education, joined by half-day “college-level courses” and a new Fluid
Power Seminar series, from Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.

 

CONEXPO-CON/AGG featured a new Demolition & Recycling
exhibit pavilion from the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
(CDRA) and the Technology & Construction Solutions pavilion from the
Associated General Contractors of America.

 

IFPE featured exhibit pavilions from the Power Transmission
Distributors Association (PTDA) and for sensors manufacturers and product
suppliers.

 

Reinforcing the global scope of the shows were eight
international exhibit pavilions: CONEXPO-CON/AGG with China, Ireland, Korea,
Spain and United Kingdom, and IFPE with China, Italy and Taiwan.