ICUEE pre-show registration up 55 percent

The 2003 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition is expected to have one of the largest attendance turnouts in the expo’s history, with pre-show registration up 55 percent from 2001.

Scheduled for Sept. 23-25 in Louisville, Ky., ICUEE is targeted toward the utility, water, sewer, telephone, gas, cable television, electric and general construction markets. The show will cover 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space and will have 800 exhibitors and at least 15,000 attendees.

According to expo management, registration numbers have dramatically increased among municipal government employees, electric utility/rural electric employees, general contractors, dealers/distributors and electric utility contractors.

“ICUEE 2003 is generating interest from all segments of the utility construction industry as the place to test and purchase the latest equipment, technology, products and services that will enhance job productivity and efficiency,” ICUEE manager Paula Miller said.

The show will feature expanded outdoor exhibit space with shallow and deep digging exhibit areas and overhead demonstrations. Equipment to be showcased at ICUEE will include trenching and trenchless application equipment, attachments, overhead maintenance equipment, cable-pulling machines, earthmoving machines and safety-related products.

In addition to the standard exhibitions and demonstrations, educational programs will be offered, and visitors can choose up to three sessions. Seminar topics range from safety regulations to utility engineering issues and overhead equipment operation.

Registration for ICUEE is free until August 29. After that date, registration costs $20, both pre-show and onsite. To attend seminars the cost is $149 per person before August 29, and increases to $199 after that date. To register online or find out more about the expo, click on the link to the right. To receive applications and additional information through the mail,call 866-236-0442 or e-mail [email protected].