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Conexpo 2020 – The Biggest Construction Show!

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 is breaking records for size and exhibitor numbers months before the show even starts; imagine what it will be like at the show. North America’s largest construction trade show is taking on Las Vegas again from March 10-14, and it has become a must-see for those in the asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and related industries.

Attendees will be able to see all of the latest cutting-edge technology and equipment from all the leading manufacturers and suppliers. All the industry segments will be represented with innovative products and services to improve productivity, enhance safety and make a demonstrable difference to companies’ bottom line.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 will feature a record 2.6 million-plus net square feet of exhibits. An expanded footprint includes a connected campus of the Las Vegas Convention Center and nearby Festival Grounds for a total 10 areas to explore.

They are also expecting a sizable international attendance, from an estimated 130 countries worldwide.

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

“AEM is committed to bringing people together at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, as 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.”

Aside from the record-breaking statistics and numbers of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, the in-depth sessions and services the show is offering are not found anywhere else. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is proud to offer terrific opportunities within the show including highlighting the role women can fulfil in the industry with various networking and panel-based sessions, hundreds of comprehensive and invaluable education sessions and insight into workforce development programs.

Women In Construction

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, women make up only 9 per cent of the total workers in construction. As our industry continues to grapple with a labour shortage, women are poised to help play a greater role in all areas of construction. To highlight women as a viable force of the construction industry, CONEXPO-CON/AGG has teamed up with The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Women of Asphalt (WOFA).

These three organisations are pooling their collective influence to sponsor and engage in education and other events at the show. They will kick things off on Wednesday, March 11 with a breakfast event – Genders on the Jobsite. Two special guests for the event, Vicki O’Leary, founder of Be That One Guy and Lorein Barlow, director and producer of Hard Hatted Women, plan to have a candid discussion on how women experience job site opportunities and challenges and explore how everyone has a role in keeping job sites productive and safe for all workers.

There will also be a social media influencer panel discussion and networking event in the Tech Experience on Wednesday afternoon featuring construction business owner Missy Scherber who will be joined by influencers, including Aaron Witt of BuildWitt, Keaton Turner of Turner Mining Group and Stacey Tompkins of Tompkins Excavating. The group will answer your most pressing questions on using social media to recruit new hires, developing your corporate values and culture, taking your marketing to the next level and the changing face of the construction industry.

Other events include:

  • Widening Your Workforce: Executive Lunch Forum on Friday
  • New Approaches to Building Female Construction Leader
  • Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Construction Technology
  • Attracting and Training Your Workforce: Operating Engineers’ Innovative Solutions

To stay competitive in the future, our industry needs to diversify. We can’t do that unless we educate those currently in the industry about the potential labour pool as well as share the opportunities in this field with people who would not normally consider the trades as a viable career choice.

Education Opportunities

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 offers attendees the knowledge they need to help their companies succeed and to sharpen their professional skills. The show’s comprehensive education program is the leading source for contractors, business owners, construction material producers and end users to obtain cutting-edge information for today’s challenging economy and business model.

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.

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. At CONEXPO-CON/ AGG 2020 you will be able to focus on topics that will make the biggest impact on your company – and your career.

New this year, attendees will be able to mix and match sessions between both IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Attendees will be able to pay one price and select education from both shows.

CON/AGG strives to serve as an industry forum for better understanding of all the above industries and how they will transform business in the future.

Overall, the whole show is a can’t miss – the sheer magnitude of the event and what is on display, and most importantly, the people, meeting and getting to know all the incredible industry professionals from around the globe CONEXPO-CON/AGG strives to foster an environment where the latest innovations, technologies, best practices and networking opportunities are readily accessible for industry professionals looking to gain an edge in this ever changing and always competitive world. It would be wise to book your trip today and make sure you’re a part of the record-breaking show in 2020.

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