Trade shows break records in 2005

More than 124,220 industry professionals from around the world attended the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 and IFPE 2005 trade expositions in March. This is a big improvement over the 2002 shows, which attracted about 108,770 attendees. The 2005 events, held in Las Vegas, occupied a record amount of exhibit space and attracted more than 21,220 international attendees, also a record high. International visitors to the shows hailed from more than 130 countries. Attendance and exhibit numbers reflected an improved economy, including pent-up demand to replace aging fleets, according to an event press release. The latest show information is online at and

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