The international gathering place in North America
The 2014 edition of CONEXPO-CON/AGG was the largest in size and scope and saw the second largest attendance. There were increases in the number of attending companies as well as targeted first-time buyers.
Megan Tanel, Vice President–Exhibitions and Events, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
Let's take a brief look back: How was the last CONEXPO-CON/AGG?
The 2014 show was one of our best events ever. It was the largest in size and scope and saw the second largest attendance. We increased our number of attending companies as well as targeted first time buyers. In all the satisfaction levels were high for both attendees and exhibitors.
How has CONEXPO-CON/AGG developed over the years?
The show has developed through partnerships and industry direction/input. The growth and value have increased due to the direct involvement of the exhibitors and attendees who oversee the show planning through committee involvement. The emphasis remains on the construction and construction materials industries and that has helped to keep our focus for our stakeholders.
And now a look forward: What are your expectations for the next CONEXPO CON/AGG?
We expect the show to grow and especially in our main target area, which is technology and what the future holds for our industries as well as the importance and role of the construction industry in our day-to-day lives. A 2050 Infrastructure Vision will be highlighted in 2017.
In your opinion, how will the local market develop in the medium term?
For now our market is steady, compared to many other established markets. A fully-funded highway bill can help strengthen the overall safety and well-being of all people utilizing our highways, roads and bridges as well as the future of the construction industry.
Please complete this sentence: CONEXPO-CON/AGG is …
… the international gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries, showcasing the latest equipment, products, services and technologies.