March 12, 2008

CONEXPO/CON-AGG, the triennial trade show organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, opened yesterday at the Las Vegas Convention Center and is expected to be the largest show held in North America this year. Together with the co-located IFPE, the International Exposition for Power Transmission, which also is produced by AEM, CONEXPO will attract more than 125,000 attendees and use approximately 2.3 million net square feet of exhibit space.

EIBTM, a global meetings and incentives exhibition, finally has confirmed the audited numbers for its 2007 show in Barcelona, Spain. According to the ABC audit, total attendance was up more than 20 percent over the 2006 exhibition, to 7,218 (3,892 visitors and 3,326 hosted buyers). More than 400 companies exhibited for the first time in 2007, and scheduled appointments were up 17 percent, to 40,094.