The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), returns for the 2009 year.  

“The Demo Expo,” as it has been nicknamed, will be hosted on Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 8 in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center — a tradition since 1987.  The biennial show began as a small field demonstration in 1964 and blossomed into a formal expo by 1966.  ICUEE has been growing ever since with 2009 projected to be the biggest yet, breaking records set during the previous show in 2007.

CUEE prides itself in being the top exposition for demonstrations of construction and utility equipment.  With its hands-on nature, attendees can operate equipment for themselves and learn about the newest products and innovations in the industry.  More than 115 education sessions, including field trips and an Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Workshop, supplement the wide spectrum of machinery available to test.  According to show director Melissa Magestro, 100 percent more education has been added to this year’s show.   

More than 1 million net sq ft have been reserved for the 950-plus exhibitors and 25,000-plus attendees to achieve the best possible experience.  To make this even more attainable, ICUEE has provided a “MyShow” section on its Web site, where attendees can sign in and design their own schedule by searching for a certain product, exhibitor or session they want to see or attend and compile each event into a custom list.  Everyone can also see online all of the new products being presented with a description, picture, and company and booth number so that those of interest can easily be located.

New to ICUEE this year is the co-location of the National Rural Water Association’s (NRWA) H20 X-PO.  Like already existing co-locations, IUV Tech 09 and the IP Safety Conference & Expo, it is held in conjunction with ICUEE.  This show focuses on presenting the latest water and wastewater utility equipment and products to the industry’s professionals.  With around 150 exhibitors for H20 X-PO alone, the dual shows promote a broader networking and learning experience.

To learn more about ICUEE, visit www.icuee.com.

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