6/14/2012Advisor Newsletters - AEM Advisor
All AEM-run trade shows held in North America during 2011 have been named to a recent Top U.S. Trade Shows list: AG CONNECT, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, ICUEE and IFPE. AEM cites industry partnerships and customer focus as key to delivering world-class shows with measureable value.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG for the construction industries took the number-one spot, and AEM's newest show - AG CONNECT Expo & Summit for agribusiness professionals - made the list in only its second show year.
ICUEE-The Demo Expo for construction/utility ranked number four, and also on the list was IFPE, focused on the fluid power/motion control/power transmission industry sectors.
The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) compiled the list based on net square feet of exhibit space. TSNN is a leading online news and information resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry. It also operates an extensive online database of more than 19,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences.
Quality of Show Experience Is Main Goal
AEM emphasizes that the quality of the show experience is the main goal – not size just for size's sake. "Our success is the result of our industry and customer focus on quality. We have been able to deliver results because of the energetic and diligent teamwork by so many during our show cycles," stated Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions & events for AEM.
AEM owns and produces trade shows for the benefit of participants and has a reputation for delivering measureable value. The shows promote industry cooperation and co-locations to enhance networking and increase results for participants; they are industry-run and education is a major component.
"AEM shows are privileged to have great industry support and that makes all the difference. For both attendees and exhibitors, these rankings reflect their commitment to the shows, which is the reason for their continued success," stated Melissa Magestro, AEM’s senior director exhibitions.
Rankings: CONEXPO-CON/AGG, AG CONNECT & More
CONEXPO-CON/AGG ranked number one with more than 2 million net square feet of exhibit space and ICUEE ranked number four with more than 1 million net square feet.
AG CONNECT Expo & Summit has continued to grow since its first show in 2010 and ranked 129 with 174,500 net square feet; IFPE 2011 was a sellout for space and the largest in its history with more than 140,000 net square feet to rank 161.
"AG CONNECT's early success in growth is an excellent example of the value of co-locations to transform shows into industry gathering places," noted Sara Truesdale Mooney, AEM show director. "The upcoming 2013 show continues the pace and the now-biennial event is already 10 percent larger than 2011."
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