Event Fact Sheet

All the details on The Utility Expo
Official Show Name

The Utility Expo

Purpose

The Utility Expo is the premiere event for utility industry professionals to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations, and trends affecting their industry.

The Utility Expo features:
  • Hands-on demonstrations of a broad range of construction and utility equipment.
  • An education program inspired by the industry’s hottest topics and led by industry professionals.
  • Opportunities to explore the newest industry products and innovations.
  • A chance for attendees to network with thousands of industry peers.
Dates and Location

The next The Utility Expo is set for Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Attendees

The Utility Expo targets utilities providing electric, telecommunications/cable, natural gas, vegetation management, water, and wastewater services as well as the contractors who provide utilities with infrastructure engineering and construction services.

Exhibits and Live Equipment Demonstrations

The Utility Expo covers more than 30 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits and product demonstrations. Equipment at The Utility Expo includes (but is not limited to) all-terrain carriers, attachments, components, earthmoving, environmental, light, overhead & maintenance, material handling, recycling, safety, testing, transportation, trenching, trenchless, and trucks & utility materials/supplies.
Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground, and overhead.

Education

The Utility Expo’s education program features extensive learning opportunities with leading industry experts on the latest safety, regulatory, operational and technological issues affecting the utility and construction industry.

Show Owner and Producer

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Background

The field demonstration concept was developed in 1964 to help solve an equipment evaluation and communications problem. Illinois Bell invited 12 trencher manufacturers to demonstrate equipment in the same field, on the same day in the summer of 1966.