The 2013 ICUEE, The Demo Expo, was by all measures an outstanding success and one of the largest and most comprehensive ever, with registered attendance of more than 17,500, surpassing the last show, held in 2011.
There was plenty of enthusiasm and a positive buzz throughout ICUEE 2013. Attendees connected with exhibitors to do business and connected with industry experts in the 90+ education sessions to gain a clearer understanding of industry issues and challenges.
"We hope the great turnout and participation at this year’s ICUEE points to more sustainable and broader industry growth. Attendees said ICUEE prepares them for what lies ahead and that the show is where they go to find new products and solutions, make buying decisions, and learn the latest industry best practices," states Sara Truesdale Mooney, ICUEE Show Director.
The 2013 ICUEE - International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition ran October 1 to 3, 2013 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.
A final registration count of 17,500+ made the 2013 show the second highest attended in ICUEE history; international attendance was also second highest. Participants came from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 other countries worldwide.
ICUEE 2013 had a record 862 exhibitors, and the show floor hit a record 1,173,957 net square feet, including co-located H20-XPO and iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo. The indoor and outdoor exhibits offered utilities and utility contractors the ultimate in comparison shopping for new products and equipment, with the hands-on product demonstrations that are a hallmark of ICUEE.
Industry education & networking enhance show quality, value
A record 11 co-located education programs and events – more than double the previous benchmark - provided attendees additional value for their show experience.
Attendees purchased 40% more education tickets for ICUEE 2013 than at the last show, underscoring the relevancy of the targeted, expert education offered by leading industry groups to better meet attendees’ specific needs.
“ICUEE is known as a venue for utility and contractor professionals to meet face to face with their industry peers across the country and worldwide to exchange information. ICUEE also provides the opportunity to talk with industry executives and product experts, and to be the first to see new product launches, discover new suppliers, and find solutions to tough problems," states Mooney.
“There were numerous new product introductions, and we heard many favorable comments from both attendees and exhibitors about the high caliber of the 2013 show and the high-quality professional support from AEM as show owner and producer,” she adds.
ICUEE 2013 also featured jobsite safety demonstrations and a new indoor “demo stage.” Specialized exhibit pavilions helped attendees find specific products and companies; a New Products & Technologies program (online and onsite) and an interactive, personalized online Show Planner also helped attendees make the most productive use of their time at the show.
ICUEE targets utilities and utility contractors in the following sectors: electric, telecommunications, wastewater, water, natural gas, cable, and rail.
The next edition of the biennial show will be held September 29 to October 1, 2015 in Louisville, KY.