Ongoing economic challenges or not, established ICUEE participants are overwhelmingly committed to this year’s edition of the Louisville trade show, according to show management. Among results from a survey of past “Demo Show” attendees, released by show owner Association of Equipment Manufacturers in advance of the April 13 opening of registration for the Oct. 6-8 edition of the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition:
- 94 percent say their companies were sending the same number or more people to the 2009 ICUEE compared with the last show;
- More than 48 percent say they planned to increase or keep the same level of equipment purchases as previous years.
“Without a doubt, these are difficult times for companies, but they know they need to keep up to speed to be ready for the recovery. And AEM trade shows such as ICUEE are a proven way for industry professionals to connect with each other and learn from each other,” says Melissa Magestro, show director. “At ICUEE, they’ll not only find the newest innovations, they can 'test drive’ them right on the show site.”
New features for ICUEE 2009 include the inaugural H2O-XPO water and wastewater show, the IUV design and engineering technical conference, and the iP safety conference and Safety Zone exhibit pavilion.