Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff
ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, March 14-18, is set to be the largest edition since the event’s 1996 premier, owing to organizer Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ recent sale of remaining Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibit area. At 2.8 million square feet, next year’s show will encompass 5 percent more space than 2020, which set a new watermark for equipment, product, material and service provider booths and displays. Another metric that bodes well for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, attendee registration, is pacing nearly double what it was at this point for the 2020 show.
“The addition of the new West Hall and Diamond Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center gave us, and our exhibitors, a number of new opportunities to show how we are taking the construction industry to the next level,” says ConExpo-Con/Agg Director Dana Wuesthoff. “There’s more for construction pros to see than ever before.”
Despite the expanded footprint, she adds, recent LVCC additions will make navigating next year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg easier than prior editions. Beneath the entire venue runs the Convention Center Loop, a transportation system designed by Elon Musk’s Boring Co. that whisks convention attendees, free of charge, in Tesla vehicles throughout the campus in under two minutes.
“This is the event that construction professionals, especially those making company-level decisions, and those needing professional development hours, can’t miss,” contends Show Chair and Caterpillar Senior Vice President Phil Kelliher. “Seeing the new equipment and techniques on a screen doesn’t compare to seeing it all in person. At the show, you can ask questions of the manufacturers themselves and really understand what the equipment and education can do for your career and business.”
ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees and exhibitors stand firm