Countdown to CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020

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Updated: November 29, 2019

Registration is open for the co-located CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 exhibitions, North America’s premiere events for the construction industries and the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

Registering early will save you time and money and you can take advantage of the best hotel and travel rates available.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020 will be held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA. Register online at www.conexpoconagg.com and www.ifpe.com.

Expanded Footprint, Connected Campus

The show is expanding the 2020 footprint to include the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, located on the Las Vegas Strip adjacent to the Circus Circus Hotel. Types of exhibits in the Festival Grounds will include aerial and cranes, earth moving, hauling and underground construction.

The 2020 show connected campus will also include new and expanded transportation, attendee experiences and registration locations. Features will include multi-site drop off locations for shuttles, complimentary monorail passes, golf cart shuttles, and various experiential transportation options to accommodate for the attendees throughout the week.

“AEM is committed to bringing people together at CONEXPO-CON/AGG because the show serves as a catalyst for industry growth and development,” said Dana Wuesthoff, vice president of exhibitions and event services at AEM and CONEXPO-CON/ AGG show director. “We wanted to make sure everyone can explore the entire show and have the best possible experience.”

Key insider’s tip: Create a plan for each day so you’ll be sure to see the exhibitors and products you want to connect with, but also be on the lookout for ones you’ve never heard of!

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE make it easy to prepare with an interactive online exhibitor directory and a show mobile app that will continuously synch to your online customisable show planner.

Take Charge Of The Future: Education At Conexpo-Con/AGG And IFPE 2020

Education is always a vital component of both CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE to help attendees not only survive, but thrive in a changing and global industry.

Attendees at the 2020 shows can take advantage of more than 180 education sessions packed with timely and actionable information, developed with the guidance of leading industry groups, and delivered by industry experts.

New for 2020 are mix-and-match sessions between CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE for company teams to cost-effectively obtain learning sessions targeted to their needs.

“The line-up of programming is not only larger than it has ever been but includes a fresh line-up of speakers stacked side-by-side with core programming that is always highly attended,” said Eileen Dickson, vice president education, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and CONEXPO-CON/ AGG Education Committee chair.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 education features 10 tracks covering a variety of equipment applications, site development, fleet management, business best practices, technology, safety, and attracting and retaining talent.

IFPE education is grouped in two tracks: Hydraulics & Pneumatics at Work and The Business of Fluid Power. Its popular College Courses return, and new is an IFPE Research Symposium.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are North America’s premiere events for the construction industries and the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries. One ticket provides access to both of the co-located shows, set for March 10-14 in Las Vegas, USA.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education – Targeting the Construction Industries CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 education tracks will offer the latest trends and best practices focused on: aggregates; asphalt; concrete; cranes, rigging and aerial lifts; earthmoving and site development; equipment management and maintenance; business management; and safety; plus technology solutions and attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

“The education committee took great care in putting together a program that grows attendee knowledge on building their business on all fronts, whether the technical skills needed in the field or best practices to build their business,” said Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO Foundation and CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education Committee vice chair.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Education Includes:

  • Driving New Innovation at Complacent Companies – James Benham, JB Knowledge
  • Drones on Construction Sites for All Contractors – Ryan Murguia/Zach Pieper, Quantum Land Design
  • Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Construction Technology – Tauhira Hoossainy, Milwaukee Tool How to Win the War for Talent – Gregg Schoppman, FMI
  • Safety Training Ninja – Regina McMichael, The Learning Factory, Inc.
  • Technology Trends: Lessons Learned – Helga Jacobsen, United Rentals
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Construction Businesses Fail – Larry Kokklenberg, Center for Business Development

IFPE Education – Focused on Fluid Power The IFPE College Courses emphasise hands-on technical knowledge on the effective use of hydraulics in mobile equipment. Content includes Fundamentals of Hydraulic Systems; Electro Hydrostatic Actuation; Safety Hydraulics, Best Practices for Modern Machinery; Hydraulics in the Digital Age: Hydraulic Fluid Properties, Efficiency and Contamination Control; and Digital Design.

The IFPE Research Symposium is hosted by IFPE co-owner National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and runs during lunch (11:30am -12:30pm) March 11-13. Sessions will showcase the latest fluid power research at U.S. universities being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve energy efficiency of off-road vehicle hydraulic systems.

“We focused on developing education programs that offer attendees the latest ideas and innovations in fluid power technology, applications and research. Our classes and sessions deliver critical information for engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing process,” said Eric Lanke, president/CEO, NFPA.

IFPE 2020 Education Includes:

  • Additive Manufacturing –Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Industry of the Future – Prasad Ganorkar, McKinsey & Company
  • IoT – Sharing Data Across Customer Boundaries – Adam Livesay, Elevat
  • Mobile Hydraulic Robotics – Autonomous Machines – Chris Woodard and John O’Neill, Danfoss
  • Workforce Development – Lynn Beyer, NFPA

IFPE Networking Reception

To add to the great education sessions and the over 400 exhibitors, in 2020 IFPE will be hosting for the first time a special networking reception for engineers and executives, right on the show floor. The IFPE’s Fluid Power Hour, presented by Bosch Rexroth, will be held on March 11 from 4pm to 6pm on the IFPE show floor. The event includes a bonus hour on the IFPE show floor, complimentary hors ‘d oeuvres and cocktails and entertainment.

“AEM and the National Fluid Power Association are proud to bring together a unique combination of engineers and executives at IFPE 2020, both in booths and in aisles, to share ideas, educate one another, and ultimately shape the future of the construction industry through collaboration and consensus,” said John Rozum, director, ag events at AEM and IFPE show director. “There’s simply no better place for engineers to find new ideas, new people and new solutions to significant organisational challenges than a trade show floor.

The Tech Experience Returns With Two Locations

A 10 by 22-foot city replica, demonstrating how a smart city, through sensors and analytics, will be able to transform information into digestible data, providing knowledge for the city to work smarter.

The replica will be just one of the many items on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in the Tech Experience and will showcase several scenarios, including:

  • Different city grids and how a city responds to heat, wind and storms.
  • Connectivity in the city, including 5G, sensors, telematics and IOT
  • Impacts of construction. The jobsite of the future within the city and how equipment will communicate will also be on display.

“We were beyond excited to reveal the Smart City today,” said Al Cevero, senior vice president construction, mining & utility at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “Our goal for the Tech Experience in 2020 is to show contractors how all of these exciting new technologies will impact their current work, how the expectations and demands of customers will change and how the current state of infrastructure may change.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE come around every three years for a can’t-miss event. No other shows bring together as many segments of the construction industries and of the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries in one place.

Attendees will have up-close access to the leading manufacturers and suppliers, latest product innovations, and knowledge resources to help their businesses thrive.

About CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/ AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals.

The show features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit www.conexpoconagg.com

About IFPE

IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is the leading North American exhibition bringing together the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries. For more information on IFPE visit https:// www.ifpe.com

About Association Of Equipment Manufacturers

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.

Learn more about AEM at www.aem.org.