CONEXPO-CON/AGG has been named the No. 1 exhibition of any industry in the United States in the annual Gold 100 list of top trade shows. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the international gathering place every three years for the construction-related industries, showcasing the latest equipment and product innovations and attracting exhibitors and attendees from all industry segments around the world.
The prestigious Gold 100 award is presented by Trade Show Executive magazine and is based on exhibit space. The 2014 show earned the honor for its size of 2.35 million net square feet. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be March 7-11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the No. 1 destination not only in size but also in value, ROI and industry importance; this is a result of our focus on being run by, and for the benefit of, industry. The satisfaction of our attendees and exhibitors and return on investment for all stakeholders are our measures of success,” said Megan Tanel, show director for the 2014 exposition and vice president exhibitions and events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
“We are honored to receive this award on behalf of all the volunteer industry executives who serve on our show planning committees,” said Tanel. “And we have a fantastic AEM staff team that gives 200 percent to make the show a reality!”
Tanel anticipates the 2017 show will be one of the best ever, with extremely robust space sales, and new features in the planning stages to spur attendee and exhibitor engagement and showcase industry vitality and contributions.
Tanel accepted the honor on behalf of AEM and CONEXPO-CON/AGG at the recent Gold 100 Awards & Summit event. She also participated in the event’s Power Lunch segment, in her role as 2015 president of IAEE, International Association of Exhibitions & Events, interviewing speaker Hervé Sedky, Regional President of Reed Exhibitions, Americas.