Exhibitors gearing up for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023

By |  August 17, 2022

New ConExpo-Con/Agg logo (2021)

A number of ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibitors gathered in Chicago this week for a pre-trade show meeting put on by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE).

The next co-located ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE will take place March 14-18, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

During the exhibitor meeting, AEM offered details about components that will be new to the 2023 trade show. In addition to highlighting the new West Hall at the convention center, AEM leaders discussed a new awards program and a tree-planting program every exhibitor and attendee will ultimately contribute to.

New awards program

Photo: P&Q Staff

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 will feature 2.7 million sq. ft. of exhibits. Photo: P&Q Staff

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE launched an awards program to celebrate exhibiting companies that develop cutting-edge products, technologies and services that advance the construction industry.

According to AEM, the new Next Level Awards program will highlight 10 finalists at the 2023 trade show. A panel made up of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) members will judge entries. Show attendees will then vote on-site to determine the Contractor’s Choice Award winner

“Exhibitors, large and small, have an opportunity to be recognized for driving ideas and developing products or services to advance the industry,” says Dana Wuesthoff, ConExpo-Con/Agg show director. “This is an exciting edition to ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE, and we strongly encourage exhibitors to enter.”

Tree planting partnership

Additionally, ConExpo-Con/AGG and IFPE established a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation by which the organizations will collaborate to plant more than 130,000 trees in U.S. forests – one for every show registrant.

“The opportunity to plant trees in conjunction with one of the largest trade shows in North America will have an incredible impact on our reforestation efforts,” says Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “We know that trees are a key part of the solution to some of the biggest issues facing our planet, and partners like ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE can help us achieve the scale necessary to drive meaningful impact in the places that need it most.”

According to AEM, ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees and exhibitors will be able to make additional contributions to the tree-planting effort.

“Our show is about finding solutions to challenges,” Wuesthoff says. “More and more, our attendees and exhibitors are challenged to think of the greater good in their business practices. Teaming with an organization like the Arbor Day Foundation provides an opportunity to not only impact the ConExpo-Con/Agg- and IFPE-led reforestation project, but it also provides another connection for our exhibitors and attendees to work with to help navigate and align their business strategy and sustainability efforts in their communities.”

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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