Event attracted 130,000 attendees to Las Vegas in early March.
ConExpo-Con/Agg and the International Exposition for Power Transmission (IFPE) 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8. Total registration of 129,364 soared past the last edition of the shows as they achieved the second-highest attendance in history. The shows also set new records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors and education tickets sold.
The co-located ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE, at the Las Vegas (USA) Convention Center, delivered a global showcase of the newest product innovations and technologies for the construction, construction materials and fluid power industries with more than 1,000 new products and services on display.
Attendees also took advantage of the shows’ strong industry education programs and the opportunity to connect with industry peers, take the pulse of what’s happening and learn what the future holds.
“The enthusiasm and traffic on the show floor was just incredible. Exhibitors cited the high quality of attendees; they told us these were serious buyers and reported robust sales to existing as well as new customers that exceeded their expectations,” states Megan Tanel, ConExpo-Con/Agg show director.
ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 maintained the growing international scope of the shows with international registrations totaling more than 31,000, or an increase of nine percent from the most recent events. The number of countries represented increased to 170 from 159 in 2011, and the number of international attendees matched the record 24 percent of total attendance set in 2011. International attendance drew heavily from Latin America, China, Canada, and Europe.
More than 75 percent of show visitors were in managerial roles (with 36 percent of these with the top titles of president/owner and vice president/general manager/chief financial officer).
ConExpo-Con/Agg set a new record for exhibit space and number of exhibitors, ConExpo-Con/Agg with more than 2.35 million net square feet of exhibit space and more than 2,000 exhibitors.
A record 41,000 education ticket sales were sold to the shows’ education programs
ConExpo-Con/Agg featured a new Demolition & Recycling exhibit pavilion from the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) and the Technology & Construction Solutions pavilion from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Several national industry associations, including CDRA, held their annual conventions or high-level board meetings at the shows; they joined 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.