Exhibit space sales for the 2009 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) are within 10 percent of surpassing the record-breaking numbers of the last show, held in 2007. Advance registration is tracking consistent with the 2007 show cycle, according to AEM officials.
The biennial ICUEE, also known as The Demo Expo, will be held October 6-8, 2009, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
More than 1 million net square feet of exhibit space have already been reserved by returning exhibitors, large to small, as well as new-to-show companies. They represent a broad range of equipment, products and services for the electric, phone and cable, sewer and water, gas, general construction, landscaping and public works sectors. Attendees can “test drive” the equipment on display in job-like conditions, including a “ride and drive” program for on-road commercial vehicles.
Attendees can pre-plan their show visit at www.icuee.com and use the website’s interactive exhibitor directory and agenda planner.
The website enables searches for companies by product key word or booth number (in addition to company name), locating exhibitors on a virtual trade show map and assembling a personalized list of the exhibitors and products. Education sessions and meetings can be added, and attendees can also query exhibitors preshow for more information or to set up meetings.
A New Product and Technology Program section of the website will feature the latest exhibitor product innovations to help attendees find them faster at the show.
And, site visitors can keep up with the latest news on industry issues, trends and technologies through the site’s Industry Intelligence section.
Advance registration is available online for the exhibits (a 50-percent saving off the onsite fee) and for education sessions (also at a cost savings),and attendees can make hotel and travel arrangements online.
The 2009 ICUEE education encompasses more than 115 classroom sessions, plus field trips and a HDD workshop. New programs/sessions are from Gas Technology Institute, Incident Prevention (iP), Industrial Utility Vehicle (IUV), National Rural Water Association (NRWA), Outside Plant (OSP) and Underground Construction Technology (UCT).
New co-locations at ICUEE for 2009 are the inaugural H2O-XPO show (water and wastewater), from NRWA which is also holding its annual convention in conjunction with ICUEE 2009, as well as the IUV Technical Conference and exhibit pavilion (design and engineering) and the iP Safety Conference and Safety Zone exhibit pavilion (safety and training).