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ICUEE 2019 Reports Record-Breaking Numbers

Oct. 11, 2019 - Record numbers of utility and construction professionals converged on Louisville, Kentucky, for the 2019 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), held Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Registered attendance topped 19,000 from the United States, Canada, and more than 65 other countries worldwide.

“We shattered our attendance record on Tuesday,” said John Rozum, ICUEE show director. “Our 70 registration kiosks were printing 25 badges per minute between 8 and 10 a.m., so we knew the temperature wasn’t the only thing running hot that day and breaking records.”

ICUEE 2019 included over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing products and solutions for the utility construction industry. Exhibitors covered a record 1.34 million-sq.-ft. or more than 30 acres.

“By all measures, this was an outstanding ICUEE with more to see and experience than ever before, and it was gratifying to see such positive energy among attendees and exhibitors,” said Rick Johnson, ICUEE 2019 show chair and CEO Emeritus of Charles Machine Works. “ICUEE is always such a tremendous opportunity to make lasting industry connections that help participants continue to grow and stay competitive.”

ICUEE 2019 featured a new equipment demonstration area, an Emerging Technologies Pavilion, new and expanded education programs including more field classrooms and lunch-and-learn sessions, and more.

The show also looked to attract the next generation of workers with a new career skills event that brought hundreds of high school students from throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana to interact with exhibitors and learn about rewarding industry careers.

The ICUEE 2019 show badge included access to the first-ever ICUEE Live! at Fourth Street Live! Concert in downtown Louisville for a fun networking event that featured local music from The Crashers and Soul Circus. The closing Bourbon, Beer, and Bites networking reception returned with complimentary tastings of the food and beverages of Louisville.

Mark your calendar: The next ICUEE will be held Sep. 28-30, 2021 returning to Louisville and the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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