The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as the Demo Expo will happen Oct. 1-3, in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
ICUEE is the utility industry’s largest trade show, covering more than 28 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits and bringing together more than 18,000 utility professionals every two years.
ICUEE is expanding to nearly 1.3 million net square feet of exhibit space and welcoming an exciting lineup of top manufacturers and service providers, including: Altec, Caterpillar Inc, CASE Construction, Charles Machine Works d/b/a Ditch Witch, John Deere Power Systems, National Fleet Products, Prinoth, Razer Lift, Safeguard Equipment, Sherp ATV, Vermeer Corp. and more.
New registration options make it easier than ever to attend and take advantage of ICUEE’s exhibits of the latest utility and construction product innovations. Attendees will also find new education opportunities and the show’s signature equipment test drives and product demos.
Attendees are encouraged to register early for best rate and avoid the lines on site. A new “deluxe” badge option includes access to select show education in addition to show admission. Register now through Aug. 23 for best savings on both general and deluxe badges.
After registering, be sure to book your hotel and travel accommodations for best selection. Visit the show website – icuee.com — for a variety of housing options, and check out the airline discounts being offered to ICUEE 2019 visitors. ICUEE offers complimentary hotel shuttle service between the show site and select official ICUEE 2019 hotels.
Education to Fit Your Needs
ICUEE 2019 offers attendees a variety of formats and topics to maximize their time onsite while sharpening their skills.
Sessions range from new disaster-readiness simulation labs to an expanded roster of show-floor field classrooms to new eat-and-learn workshops.
“ICUEE education sessions are a great way to conveniently ramp up the knowledge of your team,” said ICUEE show director John Rozum. “We’ve developed relevant programs and gathered leading experts to help you and your team stay informed and up to speed on the latest industry developments.”
As an added value, education participants earn Professional Development Hours credit. Attendees can also take advantage of industry certifications offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
New Disaster Simulation Labs
When disasters and other crises occur, industry workers are often front-line responders. Desi Matel-Anderson, FEMA’s first and former chief innovation advisor, will lead new Disaster Simulation Labs at ICUEE 2019.
Desi will help attendees explore needs and concepts to create tailored and innovative solutions to meet a variety of crisis needs. She uses a proprietary three-step design process to help organizations understand the core issues and needs that are not being optimally addressed in any given crisis, and become better prepared for sustainable resiliency.
Your Guide to ICUEE 2019 Learning Opportunities
Expanded Field Classrooms
We know attendees’ time is limited, so ICUEE uses “walking” classrooms on the show floor to provide a hands-on overview of topics geared to those new to the industry (or those wanting a refresher).
Field Classroom topics include aerial devices, electric hazards and equipment, equipment hydraulics, fleet management equipment, horizontal directional drilling, safety, underground detection and marking, vacuum excavating and workforce development.
New Eat and Learn Workshops
Grab a bite to eat during these learning opportunities at Tuesday lunch, Wednesday breakfast and/or Wednesday lunch sessions. The topics include:
- Drone Panel: Effective Applications in Utility Industry.
- The Business Model for Building and Maintaining a Smart Utility Infrastructure.
- Workforce Development — Generational Story.
What Else Is New
Be on the lookout for the show’s mobile app, which will sync to your show planner and include show maps and real-time show notifications.
In response to the call for more food options, watch for the new outdoor Food Court Patio in addition to the traditional indoor and outdoor food/beverage options.
Networking events include return of the popular Bourbon, Beer & Bites reception at close of show Thursday, and a special concert downtown at Fourth Street Live! Wednesday evening for all ICUEE attendees.
Specialized exhibit pavilions will feature fleet management and safety, plus a new Emerging Technologies Pavilion. The Emerging Technologies Pavilion responds to attendee and exhibitor requests to bring together state-of-the art products and services that provide business-solution services, management tools, software and related products and services.
Make a Plan
Use the show’s online planner and mobile app to check out who and what you want to see onsite.
Pre-show, check out the show’s online searchable Exhibitor Directory and use the My Show Planner feature for exhibitor meetings, demos, education sessions and networking events.
In addition, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines has partnered with ICUEE to help meet the challenges of the industry head-on with a new e-book. Topics in the book include:
- 2019 U.S. Pipeline and Distribution Market Outlook.
- Miller Pipeline president talks growing gas distribution industry.
- Industry Outlook & Equipment Needs survey findings.
- Drones take natural gas pipeline inspections to a new level.
- Insights and advice for equipment managers in the pipeline industry.
- How Delta Daylighting uses vacuum excavators for pipeline integrity work.
The e-book is available at napipelines.com/special-report-2019-pipeline-equipment-market-outlook.
ICUEE is an international event, thanks to a global audience of public works and utility industry leaders from over 50 countries. We encourage visitors from overseas and anyone interested in global business connections to take advantage of ICUEE’s international services:
- Pre-Show Multilingual Assistance.
- U.S. Visa Assistance and Invitation Letter Program.
- International Delegation Program.
- Education and Training Opportunities.
For additional information, our international attendees are encouraged to check out our international page.
For all show ICUEE show information visit icuee.com.
Story contributed by ICUEE.