The ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas last week was viewed as a great success by manufacturer and other exhibiting personnel interviewed at the show by RER. While attendance figures weren’t immediately available, floor traffic at both indoor and outdoor exhibits was viewed as robust.
The 2008 ConExpo show drew more than 144,600 attendees from more than 130 countries, covering more than 2.28 million net square feet of exhibits, with 2,182 exhibitors.
While the Associated Equipment Manufacturers said attendance numbers fell short of 2008, exhibitors expressed strong enthusiasm regarding the upbeat attitude of show visitors, who showed an optimism not felt in North America over the past two years, while allowing for lingering economic uncertainty. Buying activity was strong, the quality of attendees was viewed as excellent and the quality and quantity of leads was viewed favorably.
In the coming weeks, RER will provide more details on attendance numbers as well as product introductions launched at the show.