The international gathering place in North America

Technology and innovation took center stage at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 with the new Tech Experience focused on “what’s next” in manufacturing and construction, the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed steel excavator, the newest products on display in exhibitors’ booths, and the latest industry best practices explored in education sessions.

Megan Tanel, Vice President Exhibitions and Events, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Megan Tanel, Vice President Exhibitions and Events, AEM

Let's take a brief look back: How was the last CONEXPO-CON/AGG?
There was tremendous enthusiasm among attendees and exhibitors in 2017. We had the largest show floor in history with a record number of exhibitors. Our education lineup featured leading global innovators and attracted record numbers. The quality of attendees was outstanding, improving over the 2014 show in key metrics such as total buyers, contractor and producer attendance, and executive and decision-maker job responsibilities.

How has CONEXPO-CON/AGG developed over the years?
CONEXPO-CON/AGG show management works tirelessly to meet and exceed attendee and exhibitor expectations. We focus on the construction industries, and the show has developed through partnerships and industry direction/input on our planning committees. This “by the industry, for the industry” approach increases the value for all participants and is key to our continued success.

And now a look forward: What are your expectations for the next CONEXPO CON/AGG?
We will continue our strategic direction to deliver enhanced customer connections and insights on the latest technologies and best practices to help the construction industries grow and prosper.

In your opinion, how will the local market develop in the medium term?
There was a positive mood at the 2017 show, and our market overall has been steady and trending slightly upward for now. Increased infrastructure investment to improve safety, efficiency and mobility benefits all and can help strengthen the construction industry.

Please complete this sentence: CONEXPO-CON/AGG is …
… the place to be to stay ahead of the latest industry trends and follow along with cutting edge innovations and technologies as well as to experience industry focused thought leadership and ideation. CONEXPO-CON/AGG embraces the full construction industry in its representation of products and brands, its gathering of global industry leaders and its ability to unite the various vertical segments within the industry to advocate for the importance of construction and construction materials on the global economy and workforce.