Equipment industry in the U.S. remains optimistic, despite concerns about COVID-19 in the U.S. remains optimistic, despite concerns about COVID-19
Equipment industry in the U.S. remains optimistic, despite concerns about COVID-19
CONEXPO-CON/AGGMILWAUKEE & Las Vegas, Nev. (March 14, 2020) – Multiple construction and construction materials industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center and Festival Grounds as they came together for CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE this week to unveil new technologies and products, share knowledge, network with industry peers and buy equipment.
Registrations for the show totaled over 130,000. At the conclusion of the show, cancellations from international attendees totaled less than 1 percent.
“We refer to CONEXPO-CON/AGG as the ‘heavy metal’ show, but it’s more than that. It’s also small equipment, education and technology. And that was reflected in every way this week,” said Mary Erholtz, Vice President of Marketing at Superior Industries and CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Show Chairperson. “Giant machines, incredible exhibits, fantastic education and huge expectations. Organizers of CONEXPO-CON/AGG have a legacy of building and innovating on previous shows, and the 2020 gathering extends that record of success.
“This has been one of the best editions of CONEXPO-CON/AGG – ever,” continued Erholtz.
The Construction Industry Came Together in a Big Way at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
Exhibitors across the show, from the Festival Grounds to North Hall to Bronze Lot to South Hall, expressed enthusiasm for the tremendous engagement they received from contractors and producers looking to purchase equipment.
According to IFPE Show Chairperson David Price, Global Marketing Manager of HydraForce Inc., “The crowd was much better than expected under the circumstances and most importantly, the right buyers were on the show floor. We were very pleased with the strong showing from the 300-plus exhibitors at IFPE 2020, and we are looking forward to the 2023 show.”
Mike Ballweber, President, Doosan Bobcat echoed those sentiments, “Tuesday for us was record breaking in terms of sales leads and attendance at our booth, which is how we measure how successful the show is for us. This is a one-every-three-years show and our dealers and customers were really excited to be here.”
With growing concerns about COVID-19, show management worked closely with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Southern Nevada Health District to make sure exhibitors, vendors and attendees were provided with heightened cleaning services and hand sanitizers to help reduce the spread of germs and enable show participation to stay healthy onsite at the show.