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ConExpo will Take Place as Scheduled, March 10-14

March 6, 2020 – ConExpo-Con/Agg show organizer AEM says that an overwhelming majority of ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibitors have confirmed their participation in next week’s show in Las Vegas, and that the show will go on as scheduled.

“With all the news about COVID-19 and the speculation regarding ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE, I want to provide an update on planning, including commitments and cancellations. Here is where we stand,” said AEM President Dennis Slater.

* Travel restrictions related to international travel and corporate policies have affected some companies that had planned to exhibit at the show.

The ConExpo-Con/Agg cancellations we’ve received represent 44,950 sq. ft. of 2.7 million sq. ft. of exhibit space, or about 1.7% of the total space. We’ve re-sold 15,000 sq. ft. of the cancelled space.

Volvo CE continues to have its display at the show with hired staff. Here is Volvo’s statement: Since announcing our decision to withdraw from Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020 due to the coronavirus, Volvo CE has been working very closely with our partners at AEM to determine the best path forward. At this point in preparations it would not be possible for Volvo CE to remove the equipment and dismantle the booth before the show begins. Instead, a small number of locally hired independent staff will remain on the site for the duration of the show. The booth will be ready for show opening on Tuesday March, 10th. Volvo CE is deeply appreciative of AEM’s collaboration in this difficult moment and recognizes the great value that the Conexpo-Con/Agg show brings to our industry and our customers every three years.

No major exhibitors have cancelled from ConExpo-Con/Agg, and many are reconfirming their commitment to participate. We appreciate their leadership and commitment to our industry, equipment users and our members.

We may see more cancellations, but the majority of cancellations have been booths 400 sq. ft. and under.

We have already resold 15,500 sq. ft. of the cancelled exhibit space.

For attendance, we have added 18,000 new registrants since Feb. 21, when the travel restrictions and coronavirus started to have an impact. That total is far outpacing the last show and also the cancellations to date.

Customer cancellations are focused on international registrants and some big U.S. corporate customers placing travel restrictions.

Total registrations as of yesterday is over 120,000 and climbing. Even if the cancellations total 10,000, which they don’t to date, we have a huge audience of customers coming to the show.

The IFPE event has been hit harder by cancellations due to its large international exhibitor presence and corporate travel policies.

The IFPE cancellations that we’ve received represent 34,680 sq. ft., or about 20% of the show floor. We’ve re-sold 3,300 sq. ft. of the cancelled space.

“We know customers are committed to attending the show in numbers and they are expecting to see and purchase equipment from the manufacturers of the best equipment in the world,” said Slater.

Please know we are committed to hosting safe and successful shows. Our top priority is the health and safety of all participants at ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2020, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, industry partners, and others involved. More information about the precautions we are taking can be found at https://www.conexpoconagg.com/visit/covid-19-update/.




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