Industry Collaboration, Reputation for Quality Cited as Key to Success

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has won “Fastest 50” honors for three AEM-run exhibitions held in 2015:

  • ICUEE-The Demo Expo 
  • World of Asphalt Show & Conference 
  • AGG1 Academy & Expo

Trade Show Executive magazine presents the awards to exhibitions that demonstrate the greatest percentage of growth show-to-show in net square feet of exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and number of attendees. AGG1, ICUEE and World of Asphalt all received a Fastest 50 designation for attendance and number of exhibitors, and AGG1 also won in the exhibit space category.

All three of the honored AEM-run exhibitions have steadily increased in size and scope over the past several years, and all three achieved record-breaking attendance and exhibit numbers in 2015.

“Trade shows continue to serve as a critical venue to effectively connect buyers and sellers; our growth reflects our focus on providing quality events for attendees and exhibitors that deliver real business results and a memorable show experience,” stated Megan Tanel, AEM senior vice president of exhibitions and events. “We have a tremendous team and these awards are a direct result of their superior customer service.”

For all AEM-run shows, participants have a voice in show planning, industry partnerships enhance value, costs are carefully monitored and revenues go back into industry services. AEM owns ICUEE and has an ownership stake in World of Asphalt with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

Industry collaboration is also a major factor for success, Tanel noted, especially AEM’s partnership with the association owners of AEM-produced exhibitions such as NAPA and NSSGA with World of Asphalt and AGG1. This industry collaboration, including buyer and seller groups and industry publications, helps ensure industry-focused events that provide value back to members and all show participants.

Next up: World of Asphalt and AGG1 in March

Coming up in 2016, the World of Asphalt Show & Conference and the co-located AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held March 22-24 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, targeting the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industries.

And the biennial ICUEE-The Demo Expo, also known as the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, will next be held October 3-5, 2017 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The show targets utilities and utility contractors in the electric, telecommunications/ cable, natural gas, water, and wastewater sectors.

The 2015 co-located World of Asphalt and AGG1 shows covered more than 135,000 net square feet of exhibits, with more than 7,600 registered attendance. ICUEE 2015 covered more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibits, with more than 18,000 registered attendance. For more information on all AEM shows, visit www.aem.org in the Trade Shows section.

About Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China. www.aem.org Follow AEM @AEMAdvisor and facebook.com.

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