The 2007 ICUEE International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition achieved all-time records for attendance, exhibitors and exhibit space, and education programming during its run Oct. 16 to 18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
Known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE 2007 attracted 17,950 utility and construction industry professionals with electric, sewer/water, phone/cable, gas, general construction, government and landscaping jobs. Attendance tracked more than 9.5 percent over the last show, with the majority a high quality audience of senior level executives and others with purchasing and specifying authority.
“Every business operation wants to increase productivity and is looking for efficiencies. ICUEE 2007 provided show visitors with convenient access to the newest technologies and safety enhancements to achieve these goals,” noted ICUEE Show Manager Nicole Hallada.
More than 845 exhibitors used more than 1.155 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space to display and demonstrate the latest equipment, technology and product innovations — more than 26.5 acres.
ICUEE 2007 featured expanded working-equipment demonstration areas, and a New Product and Technology program gave exhibitors the chance to spotlight their new-to-market offerings since the last ICUEE, held in 2005.
ICUEE 2007 educational programming also set records, with more than 26 percent more tickets purchased compared to the last show. ICUEE 2007 offered a broader array of sessions than ever before, including classroom learning, tours, workshops and certification programs.
Highlights included a co-located Underground Construction Technology (UCT) education program and a new educational track that focused on fleet management issues.
All show seminars offered attendees CEUs — Continuing Educational Units.
“Whether they use equipment for below-ground, above-ground or aerial applications, attendees could find learning opportunities to help them perform more effectively at the office and on the work site,” noted Hallada.
ICUEE is owned and produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade and business development group serving the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. The show is in its fifth decade, having started in 1964.
For more information, call 866/236-0442 or 414/272-0943 or visit www.icuee.com.