ConExpo-Con/Agg On Top

The Next ConExpo-Con/Agg will be held March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, and will be the international gathering place for the construction industries in 2014.

ConExpo-Con/Agg’s last show in 2011 took the number-one spot on a top trade shows list compiled by Trade Show News Network (TSNN). TSNN compiled the list based on net square feet of exhibit space.  

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (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,” said Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events for AEM.

“AEM-run 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.

Chairman of the Show
Glen Tellock, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Manitowoc Co. Inc. in Manitowoc, Wis., is the chair of the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg show and leads the show’s management committee, a group of volunteer business executives overseeing show planning to ensure the event meets industry needs.
Tellock, prior to his current responsibilities with Manitowoc Co., served as the company’s president and CEO; as senior vice president of the corporation and president of Manitowoc’s crane segment; as senior vice president and chief financial officer; as vice president finance and treasurer; as corporate controller; and as director of accounting.

Prior to joining Manitowoc, Tellock served as financial planning manager for the Denver Post Corp. and as audit manager for Ernst & Whinney. Tellock serves as an emeritus board member of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board and is a board member and past chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Vice Chair and Management Committee Members
Serving as vice chair of the ConExpo-Con/Agg2014 Management Committee is Anne Lloyd, executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Martin Marietta Materials in Raleigh, N.C.

Joining Tellock and Lloyd on the show management committee are:

  • Thomas Baird IV, director of sales and marketing, Conoco Cos., Springfield, Mo.
  • Henry Batten, president, Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte, N.C.
  • Tim Becken, senior vice president operations, Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn.
  • Brett Bedard, manager – marketing communications, events and promotions, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, Moline, Ill.
  • Benjamin Brock, president, Astec Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Sam Cooper, global marketing support manager, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.
  • Michael Devine, president, Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc., Huntertown, Ind.
  • Gus Edwards, president and CEO, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, Alexandria, Va.
  • Robert Garbini, president, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
  • Michael Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc., New Philadelphia, Ohio.
  • Kevin Janco, vice president corp. marketing, Terex Corp., Westport, Conn.
  • Wilson Jones, president, JLG/Oshkosh Corp., Hagerstown, Md.
  • Sean McLanahan, president LPT Group, McLanahan Corp., Hollidaysburg, Pa.
  • James Russ, president, Centre Concrete Co., Stevensville, Md.
  • Dennis Slater, president, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Karl Watson, president, Cemex Inc., Houston.
  • William Wetta, CEO, Dredging Supply Co., Reserve, La.
  • Julia Zelenock, director marketing, Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Shippensburg, Pa.

AEM launches ConExpo Latin America
AEM, owner of ConExpo, has signed a letter of intent with the Chilean Chamber of Construction to co-locate ConExpo Latin America with the Chamber’s Edifica exposition to be held October 2015 in Santiago, Chile.

Latin America is a key world region for off-road equipment manufacturers doing business globally. ConExpo Latin America extends AEM’s ConExpo brand of manufacturer-run, top-quality expositions to the area. The association initiated the show in response to member feedback for improved marketing opportunities for global equipment manufacturers within Latin America. The show will feature the latest construction and construction materials equipment, technologies and services for the Latin America marketplace.  

ConExpo Latin America will be directed “by the industry and for the good of the industry,” following the model of the flagship ConExpo-Con/Agg international exposition set in North America, and all AEM-run shows.

The association is a longtime proponent of global cooperation to bring together manufacturers, customers and industry organizations in top-quality events with real value. A managing committee of exhibitors and other industry stakeholders will guide strategic direction of the show to deliver maximum return on investment that meets the industry needs of all participants.

AEM has worked with the Chilean Chamber of Construction for more than a decade to foster mutual cooperation on issues including safety, standards development, market information and trade promotion.

“We value our longstanding relationship with the Chamber, and this co-location complements our mutual efforts to support business growth in the Latin American construction and construction equipment sectors,” stated Megan Tanel, AEM vice president exhibitions and events.     

“The Chamber is pleased to work with AEM; our efforts benefit all our members to help their companies prosper. Our Edifica-Expohormigon trade fair is a successful meeting place for the construction sector of infrastructure, housing, equipment and machinery, and the Chamber welcomes the co-location of ConExpo Latin America,” stated Carlos Erdmann, president, Organizer Committee of the Chilean Chamber of Construction.

The plan is to rotate location of ConExpo Latin America between the northern and southern areas of South America, to offer opportunity to buyers from all regions. The show launches as an annual event, with future timing and rotation with other events to be determined. AEM is working with allied associations and has valuable support from MMI, organizers of bauma. AEM and MMI partner on bC India and AEM supports MMI shows in other key regions.

Rock Products Named VIP Publication
Mining Media International is pleased to announce that The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has awarded Rock Products its exclusive “Top Level VIP” supporting publication status for the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 show in Las Vegas. This designation is only given to publications that are able to provide the wide audience and extensive targeted content that is critical to the success of the show.

Mining Media International, in addition to Rock Products, also publishes Cement Americas, Concrete Products, Quarry Equipment Marketplace, C&D World, Coal Age, Engineering & Mining Journal, Equipo Minero and other industry leading publications, as well as conference such as Haulage and Loading, Longwall, Frac Sand Insider Conference and Automation + Energy Conference.

“We are proud that our extended family of mining and construction-materials magazines qualify us for Top Level VIP status,” said company President Peter Johnson. “Not all aggregates industry magazines qualified for this exclusive level of support. We are able to provide the show with a vital platform for promoting its many facets, giving greater visibility to the exhibitors that drive the show’s success.”

In addition to its presence at booth 52893 in the Central Hall, Rock Products will distribute a special VIP Show Guide from a high-traffic contact point that Rock Products has secured for the show by virtue of it achieving “Top Level VIP” supporting-publication status. Mining Media International and Rock Products also has a series of additional features and special events planning for the March 2014 show.

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