ConExpo-Con/Agg organizers load exhibit areas, concrete education track

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

“It’s no secret ConExpo-Con/Agg has always been the place where major innovations in construction technology are announced and showcased. But what we have in store for the industry at the 2023 show is truly special,” says Show Director Dana Wuesthoff in reference to this month’s triennial Las Vegas Convention Center gathering. “Whether we’re discussing electrification, hydrogen power, automation or another advancing and evolving technology, it’s clear a transformation of the construction industry is underway. And there’s no better opportunity to see where things stand, and where they’re headed, than with us in Las Vegas.”


Concrete plant equipment and material exhibitors will occupy the Central Hall and Diamond Lot; engine, drivetrain and truck exhibitors the South Hall and Diamond Lot.

ConExpo-Con/Agg runs Tuesday, March 14–Friday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which organizes ConExpo-Con/Agg with National Ready Mixed Concrete Association  and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association input, projects 1,800-plus exhibitors across 2.7 million square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space, along with registration well north of 100,000. Concrete, one of 15 educational tracks, spans 10 of the 175 scheduled sessions:

Inconsistent Concrete Testing, Everyone’s Nightmare, J.T. Mesite P.E., program manager, Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association; Karthik Obla P.E., FACI, vice president, Technical Services, NRMCA

Performance-based Specifications, Test Methods, and Criteria, Karthik Obla P.E., FACI, vice president, Technical Services, NRMCA

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint, Brandon Wray, director, Building Innovations and Lionel Lemay, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, executive vice president, Structures and Sustainability, NRMCA

On The Job With a Concrete Pump/Pump Safety and Troubleshooting Concrete Surface Defects, Gary Brown, director of Business Development, R.L. McCoy

Roller Compacted Concrete, Greg Halsted, P.E., manager of Pavements and Geotechnical Support, Portland Cement Association

The Future of Cementitious Materials, Jamie Farny, director, Environmental Measurement and Metrics, PCA

Innovations in Concrete Paving, Brian Killingsworth, P.E., executive vice president, Local Paving, NRMCA

Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, Michelle Wilson, PCA

Resilience: What Does it Mean for Contractors? Brandon Wray, NRMCA; Evan Reis, S.E., executive director, U.S. Resiliency Council

A full ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 program, including show or education session registration details, is posted at