ConExpo-Con/Agg 2005 adds seminar tracks

At next year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow, which will be held March 15-19 in Las Vegas, attendees will notice several changes in the seminar programming. Show officials have added three new seminar tracks, will include information technology at all sessions and will also offer simultaneous translation of seminars for foreign attendees.

Seminars at the show are grouped into “tracks” to help attendees identify what seminars are most relevant to their jobs. The three new tracks — Construction Project Management, Equipment Maintenance: Management and Equipment Maintenance: Operations — primarily focus on workplace functions.. CONEXPO-CON/AGG co-chair Brenton Cook said the new tracks were added to meet the needs of attendees from all segments of the construction industry.

Other tracks that have been offered at previous shows and will continue to be offered at the 2005 show include the product-focused tracks on aggregates, asphalt, concrete, recycling, environmental regulations, safety and utility construction. Tracks covering general management and personal development issues will also be held. Select seminar sessions at the 2005 show will offer simultaneous translation into Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. At the 2002 ConExpo-Con/Agg show a special track focused on information technology was offered. At the 2005 show, the topic of information technology will be integrated into sessions of each track.

“Integrating information technology into each seminar track makes sense, given the growing integration of IT into all phases of the construction and construction materials industries since the last show,” Cook said.

In addition to the seminars offered, several different industry associations willoffer certification programs at the show. The Association of Equipment Management Professionals will run a certified equipment manager study course and examination, and the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators will offer an accreditation workshop, a crane operator certification examination and a practical examiner accreditation workshop for mobile and tower cranes.

Advance registration for the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2005 show is currently open, and a discount is available for those who register early. Single session tickets can be purchased for $75, four-ticket packs are $195 and 12-ticket packs cost $425. Attendees can register early online, by fax, phone or mail until Feb. 11. To find out more about the show, click on the link to the right.