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Additions attendees can expect at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023

By |  March 15, 2022
Show traffic was steady outside the Las Vegas Convention Center on the opening day of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020. Photo: P&Q Staff

Just a year out from ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, attendees can expect to see several new developments at the Las Vegas Convention Center next year. Photo: P&Q Staff

With the next ConExpo-Con/Agg and International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) just a year away, attendees can expect a next-level experience next year, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

The shows, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from March 14-18, 2023, will highlight several recently-completed projects at the convention center.

One project underway during the last ConExpo-Con/Agg was the construction of the new West Hall and adjacent Diamond Lot on the site of the old Gold Lot. Another project was the Tesla-powered people mover, now called the LVCC Loop, which is an underground transport system being built under the LVCC.

“AEM and our show committees of industry leaders are working to take advantage of everything that has changed in Las Vegas to deliver a top-notch event, delivering the latest innovations and best practices to help construction pros take their businesses and careers to the next level,” says Dana Wuesthoff, show director of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023. “Between the West Hall and Diamond Lot bringing a lot of displays closer to the rest of the show as well as serving as a connector to the Festival Lot, and the LVCC Loop making it effortless to get across the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s never been easier for attendees to see everything they want to learn about when they get there.”

According to the LVCC, the new West Hall provides an additional 1.4 million sq. ft. of indoor space, including 600,000 sq. ft. of “technologically advanced” exhibit space. ConExpo-Con/Agg is making the West Hall a hub for earthmoving and materials handling displays in 2023. Exhibitors of that equipment include Case, K-Tec/Ashland, Hitachi and Hyundai.

“When you attend ConExpo-Con/Agg, you are able to see an item, touch it, sit in it, sometimes operate it and discuss it with the engineers and manufacturers,” says Brian Dietz of Bob Dietz & Sons, an excavating contractor in New York’s Hudson Valley. “When you walk up to a machine and talk to someone, you get answers that you are not going to get anywhere else. No local equipment dealer can provide that. The event also helps you stay on top of the latest trending technology.”

The Diamond Lot, attached to the west of the West Hall, will have a variety of exhibits, including business operations, hauling, portable power and underground construction. Exhibitors in this area include Bauer Equipment, CZM Foundation Equipment, Trail King and Hammer & Steel.

The LVCC Loop, which features new electric Tesla vehicles carrying attendees around the convention center, is the other major addition to the show. With stops in the South Hall (providing access to both floors of the South Hall and IFPE exhibits), running to the Central Hall (providing access to the Central and North Halls) and finishing at the Diamond Lot (providing access to the West Hall), ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE attendees can save themselves steps and time.

Shuttle service will also carry attendees from the West Hall to the Festival Lot, where the largest exhibits at the show are.

“In the construction business, everything we talk about is benchmarked by the last ConExpo-Con/Agg we went to,” says Bruce Barnhart, owner of Barnhart’s Custom Services, an excavating contractor in Eastern Iowa. “It’s like everything revolves around ConExpo-Con/Agg. Even our conversations with our employees years after the show connect back to what we saw and learned at the show.”

Jack Kopanski

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor for Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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