CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2014: Global industry support enhances quality show experience
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 will be the global industry gathering place in 2014 with the help of worldwide industry support. More than 95 allied associations and groups are official show supporting organizations; hundreds of industry meetings and conventions will be held at the shows; and key countries for industry business are hosting international exhibit pavilions.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA, with a focus on construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control. Safety and education/training will be spotlighted with focused industry events in the outdoor exhibit lots, in addition to the specialized product and country pavilions on the show floor.
Attendees can efficiently plan their visit with the interactive online show planner, now available as a free mobile app, for added convenience and to stay connected during the shows, sponsored by Caterpillar Inc. "Industry connections broaden our base to enhance the show experience for all - more interaction between qualified buyers and sellers, more industry education, and more networking in a global environment," stated CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director Megan Tanel.
"More than ever, companies are looking at their bottom line and evaluating their investment of time and money. Industry collaborations are one way we offer real value in today’s marketplace for all participants," added IFPE Show Director Melissa Magestro.
Industry Support and Events Reinforce Shows’ Reputation as Industry Gathering Place
The 95-plus official 2014 show supporting organizations come from the U.S., Canada and 16 other countries worldwide. They promote the shows' value and bring qualified buyer groups to the events, and many help develop direction and content of the shows' education programs to ensure they meet industry needs. Besides the U.S. and Canada, these groups represent Africa, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela.
Eight international exhibit pavilions will be featured for 2014: IFPE with China, Italy and Taiwan; CONEXPO-CON/AGG with China, Ireland, Korea, Spain and United Kingdom. These country-specific pavilions offer attendees a wider range of business solutions and help them develop more global industry contacts, while participating exhibitors gain access to customers outside their home countries. Also on the show floor are safety and education/training initiatives returning from the last CONEXPO-CON/AGG:
- The NRMCA International Truck Mixer Driver Championship, from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, will take place in the Blue Lot.
- The Lift Safety Zone, from NCCCO National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and IPAF International Powered Access Federation, will be in Gold Lot #1817.
- The Crane Operator Rodeo will be in Gold Lot #2875, sponsored by Maximum Capacity Media.
Several national industry associations are holding their annual conventions or high-level board meetings at the shows; they join the 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.
Mobile App & Planner Make it Easier to Navigate Shows
The show planner – and mobile app – help attendees more easily get around the shows. Attendees can search show maps and exhibitor lists by hall/lot location, booth number, company name and type of product. They can assemble their personalized daily schedule of booth visits and education, and edit it pre-show and onsite. The mobile app will be continually updated with exhibitor and event information and an up-to-the-minute Twitter feed.