Education at ICUEE 2011 will feature new “industry keynote” presentations, new workshop and certification programs and expanded input from leading industry associations. Attendees will have access to more than 100 learning opportunities at the show to help them better understand new technologies, sharpen their skills and keep up-to-speed with the latest industry, regulatory and management trends.
ICUEE — the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition — will be held Oct.4-6, 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. The show will cover more than one million net square feet of exhibits, with extensive hands-on equipment demonstrations.
Go online (www.icuee.com) to view the education line-up and to register. A variety of ticket packages are available so attendees can choose the sessions specific to their needs, and ICUEE has held ticket prices to 2009 levels for more value. Advance registration provides additional cost savings.
“Industry education from industry experts increases the value of the trade show for attendees; we want to make it as easy as possible for them to obtain the education they need to stay current and be productive,” stated ICUEE Show Director Melissa Magestro.
Education programs at ICUEE cover underground, above-ground and overhead applications, and sessions are geared to the needs of industry professionals in electric, sewer/water, phone/cable, gas, general construction, government and landscaping jobs.
The 2011 ICUEE education includes new co-located programming from the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), sessions from Underground Construction Technology (UCT) and, new for 2011, sessions from International Erosion Control Association, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, SAE International and Scaffolding Industry Association.
Attendees also have access to the education of the IP – Incident Prevention safety conference and water/wastewater education from the co-located H2O-XPO of the National Rural Water Association.
The new keynote sessions focus on energy and safety:
- In “Energy Policy – Outlook for the Industry,” Vic Staffieri will discuss how the industry may be affected by potential energy legislation and regulatory action, including topics of renewable energy and development of clean technologies. Staffieri is chairman and CEO of LG&E and KU Energy, a diversified energy services company that owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company.
- In “Hooked on Safety – Leading Safety Initiatives,” noted motivational speaker Billy Robbins will discuss how companies can implement behavioral-based safety initiatives that will change the way all employees think about safety and will create a fresh commitment to safety within the company.