CONEXPO Tops 2 Million Square Feet in Exhibit Sales

Exhibit space sales for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 have topped 2 million net square feet, with space sales for the co-located IFPE 2011 outpacing the last show and now totaling more than 126,000 net square feet.

"These numbers are especially gratifying given the continued slowdown in the manufacturing sector. We value the industry support we’re receiving as we strive to offer the industry a gathering place to sell their equipment, products and services as well as network with peers," said Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

The shows run March 22-26, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with a focus on construction, construction materials and fluid power/motion control.

According to a recent AEM survey of contractors, industry customers still cite new products and access to industry experts as key reasons for attending trade shows, and they’ll find both at the 2011 AEM shows, Tanel said. The shows will feature the leading U.S. and global manufacturers, special equipment demonstration areas are planned, and more targeted industry education and training opportunities will be available onsite. Attendees will also have access to the co-located ICON Expo, with an emphasis on the concrete products industry.

"What remains the same is AEM’s commitment to offer a quality show experience and outstanding customer service," added IFPE Show Director Melissa Magestro. "We are industry-run shows and delivering maximum value to attendees and exhibitors is our top priority."

Registration is now open for the shows. Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available, on a first come, first served basis.

Full details on attending or exhibiting are online at and

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