ConExpo-Con/Agg Returns to Vegas in 2014

March 4-8 show offers 2.3 million net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits.

October 16, 2013
CDR Staff
Association Activities Concrete and Aggregates Demolition

ConExpo-Con/Agg  will be held March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event, produced by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), is considered the global gathering place every three years for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries.

Registering in advance, by Jan. 17, 2014, saves one-third off the badge fee. Register online for the exhibits as well as show education programs. Attendees can also make hotel reservations online (registration required to access the official show room block).

Online ConExpo-Con/Agg show planners will help attendees organize their on-site itinerary of exhibits, education and meetings. And an enhanced internal show transportation system with show-specific mobile app will also be available.

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 already covers  a record-breaking 2.3 million net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Show management stresses that quality, not size, is the goal. A strategic alignment with needs of the industry has led to programs and events geared toward helping attendees and exhibitors achieve the most value out of their time at the shows.

“Attendees will find the newest products and technologies and technical experts ready to discuss product features and applications. In the space of a few days, in one place, visitors can examine and compare the best of what our industries have to offer,” states Megan Tanel, ConExpo-Con/Agg show director and AEM vice president exhibitions and events.

“Attendees will also find the focused industry education, with the latest techniques and information, they need to run their businesses most efficiently. The opportunity to share experiences and ideas with industry peers adds another dimension to the show experience,” states Melissa Magestro, IFPE show director and AEM senior director exhibitions.

On the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 show floor, a new demolition and recycling exhibit pavilion, sponsored by Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA), will showcase exhibits and products specific to C&D recyclers and demolition contractors.

AGC, the Associated General Contractors of America, brings back its Technology & Construction Solutions pavilion for contractor software providers, finance and leasing companies, insurance providers, and related suppliers of contractor business solutions.

International exhibit pavilions at both shows reinforce the global scope of the events and offer attendees access to a wider range of companies and product options. To date, the shows have eight official country pavilions: IFPE with China, Italy and Taiwan; ConExpo-Con/Agg with China, Germany, Ireland, Korea and United Kingdom.
ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 features a comprehensive Education Program with more than 110 sessions over 10 subject-matter tracks: aggregates, asphalt, business management best practices, concrete, cranes & rigging, earthmoving & site development, equipment management & maintenance, recycling & preservation, safety & regulations, and workforce development.

New for 2014: ConExpo-Con/Agg education sessions will be offered at varying times to fit attendee schedules, and new ticket packages provide flexibility for more cost savings.

A new show footprint consolidates outdoor exhibit space into three large areas (a new Platinum lot joins Gold and Silver) to create better attendee flow between outdoor and indoor  exhibits.

Wayfinding upgrades include an enhanced internal shuttle system, better-defined product concentration areas, and knowledgeable onsite guides to answer questions and help attendees navigate the show floor.

“The goal, as with all our planning, is to create the most ROI for attendees and exhibitors, and these moves will definitely make a positive difference for 2014,” Tanel notes.

ConExpo-Con/Agg are among a select group invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program, which assists with bringing international visitors to the shows. Show management encourages all international participants who need visas to initiate the application process well in advance of the show dates.

For the convenience of international show visitors onsite, a comprehensive International Trade Center will provide assistance. Services include multi-lingual interpreters, a message center, phone/fax/e-mail access and private meeting rooms.

More information on exhibiting or attending can be found at