Previewing ConExpo-Con/Agg’s expansive education offerings

By |  August 14, 2019
More than 180 education sessions are expected to be available at the upcoming ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE. Photo courtesy of ConExpo-Con/Agg

More than 180 education sessions are expected to be available at the upcoming ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE. Photo courtesy of ConExpo-Con/Agg

Education will again be a vital component next year at ConExpo-Con/Agg, as well as the co-located IFPE.

Attendees at the 2020 shows will have the opportunity to take advantage of more than 180 education sessions that are developed with the guidance of leading industry groups and delivered by industry experts.

New for 2020 are mix-and-match sessions between ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE for company teams to cost-effectively obtain learning sessions targeted to their needs.

“The lineup of programming is not only larger than it has ever been but includes a fresh lineup of speakers stacked side-by-side with core programming that is always highly attended,” says Eileen Dickson, vice president education at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, who serves as ConExpo-Con/Agg Education Committee chair.

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 education will feature 10 tracks covering a variety of equipment applications, site development, fleet management, business best practices, technology, safety, and attracting and retaining talent.

IFPE education is grouped in two tracks: “Hydraulics & Pneumatics at Work” and “The Business of Fluid Power.”

“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,” says Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO Foundation, who serves as ConExpo-Con/Agg Education Committee vice chair.

Some sessions ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 attendees can expect are:

  • “Driving New Innovation at Complacent Companies,” led by James Benham of JB Knowledge
  • “Drones on Construction Sites for All Contractors,” led by Ryan Murguia and Zach Pieper of Quantum Land Design
  • “Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Construction Technology,” led by Tauhira Hoossainy of Milwaukee Tool
  • “How to Win the War for Talent,” led by Gregg Schoppman of FMI
  • “Safety Training Ninja” led by Regina McMichael of The Learning Factory
  • “Technology Trends: Lessons Learned,” led by Helga Jacobsen of United Rentals
  • “Top 10 Reasons Why Construction Businesses Fail,” led by Larry Kokklenberg of Center for Business Development
Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

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

Comments are closed