The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), organizer of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the co-located IFPE Show, affirmed the 2020 shows are set to take place as planned, March 10-14 in Las Vegas. The association is closely monitoring COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus and is taking necessary steps and precautions to ensure a safe and productive CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE Show experience. The massive construction trade show only happens every three years, and it attracts 130,000 plus people.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. IFPE focuses on the latest innovations, product advances and expert insights to fully equip engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing process to increase efficiency, contain costs and improve the performance of their hydraulic and pneumatic systems and applications. Advanced registration is well ahead of the 2017 show. and AEM is anticipating the amount of attendees mentioned above.
“The shows are just two weeks away, and we understand the concern about COVID-19 may be of concern,” said Dana Wuesthoff, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director. We want to be as transparent as possible and share information about the proactive steps we are taking to address concerns.”
The association noted its top priority continues to be focused on the health and safety of all participants at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2020, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, industry partners and others involved in the show. AEM is closely monitoring the news and will follow any protocols that are provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Hand sanitizer will be available in all registration areas, media rooms, information stands, the international trade center, meeting/education spaces, workforce and VIP areas. Further, staff will also be cleaning those areas more frequently, especially tables, keyboards/screens, door handles. AEM has also confirmed hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the grounds.
“Rest assured, we are adhering to all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health organizations,” continued Wuesthoff. “We are encouraging attendees to take common-sense precautions and follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of illness. We have also been working with the Las Vegas Convention Center, the airport authority and area hotels and resorts to coordinate appropriate safety procedures.
AEM noted it has had no major exhibit cancellations. Many of the top exhibitors have been onsite for weeks moving in equipment and setting up booth space. These exhibitors have been following the move-in schedule protocols, and AEM anticipates all exhibitors will be moved in and ready for the shows’ opening day on Tuesday, March 10.