Get Ready for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 is North America’s largest construction trade show for the asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and related industries – set for March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA.

“The show is shaping up to be one of the best ever; attendees and exhibitors will not be disappointed!” said Mary Erholtz, CONEXPO-CON/AGG chair and vice president marketing for Superior Industries. “AEM and our show committees of industry leaders are working to deliver an outstanding event focused on the latest innovations, technologies and best practices to succeed in our changing world.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG co-locates with IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exhibition for the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is a show owner and producer. CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2020 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and nearby Festival Grounds.

A Can’t Miss Event – Here’s Why

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE come around every three years for a can’t-miss event. No other shows bring together as many segments of the construction industries and of the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries in one place. Both CONEXPO-CON/AGG  2020 and IFPE 2020 have already set exhibit space records and will feature industry-leading education programs. Attendees will have up-close access to the leading manufacturers and suppliers, latest product innovations, and knowledge resources to help their businesses thrive.

Several show ticket options are available, and all tickets include a monorail pass. New for 2020 is the opportunity to mix and match education sessions between CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE for one price. The Tech Experience returns with two locations (Silver Lot 3 and Festival Grounds). In 2017, CONEXPO-CON/AGG introduced the Tech Experience, an exhibit area dedicated solely to presenting new construction innovations and emerging technologies that will drive change and improvement across the construction industry. In 2020, the Tech Experience will explore three key areas that will transform the contractor’s business in the future: modern mobility, sustainability and smart cities.

 “Our goal for the Tech Experience in 2020 is to show contractors how all of these exciting new technologies will impact their current work, how the expectations and demands of customers will change and how the current state of infrastructure may change,” said Al Cevero, senior vice president - construction, mining & utility at AEM.

The show campus has expanded with the new Festival Grounds for a total of 10 areas to explore. The 2020 show connected campus will include new and expanded transportation, attendee experiences and registration locations. Features will include multi-site drop off locations for shuttles, golf cart shuttles, and various experiential transportation options to accommodate attendees throughout the week.

“AEM is committed to bringing people together at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, as the show serves as a catalyst for industry growth and development,” said Dana Wuesthoff, vice president of exhibitions and event services at AEM and CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director.  “We wanted to make sure everyone can explore the entire show and have the best possible experience.”

Expanded Educational Opportunities

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 offers attendees the knowledge they need to help their companies succeed and to sharpen their professional skills. The show’s comprehensive education program is the leading source for contractors, business owners, construction material producers and end users to obtain cutting-edge information for today’s challenging economy and business model.

“The line-up of programming is not only larger than it has ever been but includes a fresh line-up of speakers stacked side-by-side with core programming that is always highly attended,” said Eileen Dickson, vice president education, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education Committee chair. The latest topics and industry trends are grouped into 10 tracks for ease in finding education that meets your needs. Focus on topics that will make the biggest impact on your company – and your career. 

  • Aggregates: Current methods and trends in quarry production and plant design.
  • Asphalt: Techniques and innovations in asphalt paving, recycling, materials, and plant management.
  • Concrete: The latest practices and advances in concrete materials, masonry, production, and plant management.
  • Cranes, Rigging & Aerial Lifts: Innovations, regulations and safety in crane, rigging, and aerial lift operations.
  • Earthmoving & Site Development: Current business and equipment practices for large equipment contractors.
  • Equipment Management & Maintenance: The latest in fleet asset management and maintenance trends.
  • Business Best Practices: Improving and building business strategies/tools needed to manage and strengthen your company for today’s and tomorrow’s success.
  • Attract, Engage & Retain Talent: Developing and advancing your career skills and building your future workforce.
  • Safety: Practices, training, and regulations designed to keep crews and plants safe.
  • Technology Solutions: Industry innovations and future growth opportunities in the technology field.

“The education committee took great care in putting together a program that grows attendee knowledge on building their business on all fronts, whether the technical skills needed in the field or best practices to build their business,” said Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO Foundation and CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education Committee vice chair.

Getting Around at the Show

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE make it easy to prepare with an interactive online exhibitor directory and a show mobile app (coming in January) that will continuously synch to your online customizable show planner. Stay connected to fellow attendees, get real-time show updates and much more.

Create a plan for each day so you’ll be sure to see the exhibitors and products you want to connect with, but also be on the lookout for ones you’ve never heard of. Make time for education and for making connections with others. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the ultimate networking opportunity to share experiences and create lasting business connections.

“Our company has been attending CONEXPO-CON/AGG for three decades now and plans to continue due to the amount of knowledge we gain. CONEXPO-CON/AGG has provided us the resources needed to create greater efficiencies and synergies within our own company,” said Chris Lane of Ronald Lane Inc.

 “The show is a critical piece to our workforce development efforts. We send somewhere between 30 and 40 company representatives to Las Vegas to see what’s new and bring relevant information back to our company. It’s a great way to build our team,” said Jarrad Whissell of Whissell Contracting Ltd.

To assist international visitors, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 has a special section online outlining resources available - visit www.conexpoconagg.com/visit/international-visitors).

The show will also have an onsite International Trade Center, which is a complimentary business service center for attendees to receive general show assistance in major world languages and meet with industry peers from around the world. Business services include interpreter assistance, high-speed internet, computers, printer, private meeting rooms and lounge area. Activities to facilitate export business also include matchmaking services, an Export Opportunities Guide (print and electronic) and a series of onsite market-information updates for key countries and world regions.

View the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show overview video here

For more show details and to register, visit www.conexpoconagg.com

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