MILWAUKEE – New data from The Utility Expo indicates that the 2021 event will have seven percent more exhibit space than the 2019 record-breaking show.
“We have exceeded 1.4 million square feet of space for the first time in show history, with 1.2 million of that being outdoors,” said John Rozum, show director of The Utility Expo. “And it’s still getting bigger. More exhibitors are coming in daily as we bring the utility industry together in Louisville.”
The 2019 edition of The Utility Expo, then known as ICUEE, was awarded serious hardware including being named “The Greatest Trade Show” of 2019, the largest non-annual show of 2019, and the second-largest overall show, among other superlatives by Trade Show Executive. With the increased exhibit space and additional layout changes in this year, we’re looking forward to another successful outing in just a few short weeks.
“Utility industry professionals need to know there is still hotel space in Louisville, but it’s filling up fast,” Rozum continued. “Registrations continue on pace with previous shows, so the sooner you register, the more options you’ll have for hotel accommodations.”
“This is going to be the event that utility professionals, especially those making company-level decisions, and those needing professional development hours, can’t miss,” said Planet Underground President and Owner Mike Parilac, who is producing the first ever beginning-to-end underground utility work demonstration, The Jobsite, at The Utility Expo. “It’s one thing to see videos and read articles about these processes. It’s another to see the work in front of you in a way you can ask questions and see for yourself what the equipment and technology can do for your career and business.”
Advance registration still saves 15 percent versus registration at the door, and select hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the show. The Utility Expo runs September 28-30 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.
With 85 percent of the exhibit space being outdoors, and the Kentucky Expo Center being a GBAC Star Certified facility, utility industry professionals and exhibitors can be confident in the show’s ability to bring the utility industry together safely to introduce new products, make connections and conduct business.
About The Utility Expo
The Utility Expo is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends. The biennial trade show, known for equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations, takes place in Louisville, Ky. The event will be September 28-30, 2021.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.