Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, Wis.
Exhibit space sales are open for the next ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE exhibitions. The triennial co-located shows will be held March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Companies submitting an application and deposit by the August 15, 2012, priority deadline will be included in a virtual space draw to take place in fall 2012. After August 15, companies will be assigned space on a first-come, first-served basis, according to product category.
Exhibit space rates include, as they have in the past, a “package plan” of booth services that many other shows charge extra for, such as unloading/loading of all crated materials and machinery, delivery to exhibit spaces from the marshaling yard, pick-up at show close, general stand cleaning, and pipe and drape for standard inline exhibit stands.
Exhibitors also receive complimentary access to trade show education sessions on a variety of topics to help them maximize their show participation. A complimentary show marketing kit provides exhibitors with materials to help them promote their company presence at the shows. These services are especially useful for companies new to exhibiting and/or new to ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE.
In a 2011 post-show exhibitor survey, 91 percent said they were very-satisfied-to-satisfied with their overall show experience, and 87 percent were very-satisfied-to-satisfied with the quality of attendees. The majority of show attendees were key company decision-makers, including 45 percent with the top titles of president/owner and vice president/general manager/chief financial officer.