With CONEXPO-CON/AGG being the largest construction trade show in North America and spanning 2.8 million square feet, it can be an overwhelming experience. You have come all the way out to Las Vegas for a goal, whether that be to make connections, purchase equipment or parts, or something else, so you want to make sure your experience is productive while allowing yourself a little bit of fun.
The key to a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG experience is to prepare. We are not talking about preparing flights, hotels, and cars because you hopefully have already done that part. We are talking about your goals for the show:
- Who are you there to see?
- What are your there to get?
- Where are the booths you need to see?
- When are your meetings (if you have any predetermined meetings)?
Once you have those basic questions answered, you can start to build your plan. CONEXPO-CON/AGG’s website has great resources for you to help you build your show plan, including the My Show Planner feature.
Using the My Show Planner Feature
Why is it important for you to use the My Show Planner feature? The My Show Planner feature allows you to organize all of your goals and events in one location. Since it is a digital planner, you will be able to have it with you wherever you go. In addition, it is filled with everything happening at CONEXPO-CON/AGG from booth locations to educational sessions and more!
Finding the Booths
First, you can use the exhibitor directory to find tons of information about the various companies or categories you are looking into.
Once you find a company you can start to find their information such as booth location, description of the company, new products, product categories, and more.
If the company you research is a company you want to visit, you can add them to your My Show Planner by selecting the orange “Add to My Show Planner” button or any of the orange “+” buttons.
Finding the Educational Sessions
If you are participating in any of the education sessions, you can add that to your My Show Planner plan as well! By clicking the same orange “+” buttons, you can add the individual sessions to your digital plan.
You want to make sure you pick up your badge(s) before getting into the convention center. There will be several stations at the airport as well as various hotels along the strip for you to pick up there instead. If you wait until arriving at the convention center locations once the show opens, you could be wasting important time by standing in a long line. For information about badge pick up spots, follow CONEXPO-CON/AGG for more information.
At the Show
When you are at the show, there will be many distractions from large, new equipment to booth workers trying to get a conversation out of you. You want to make sure you have your plan and stick to it. There are not enough hours in the day for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show for you to get too distracted. A couple minutes here and there will not hurt anything, but getting sidetracked may mean you won’t be able to accomplish your goals that you set out for yourself.
The show will be a lot, so it is important to take a moment to breathe and relax. The best thing you can do after a show is to write down notes from the day. What did you see, who did you talk to, do you have any follow up meetings, anything from the day that will be helpful to you when you are back in your home office. It is important to write that information down as soon as the day ends so that you do not forget anything.
Once you are done with that, enjoy Vegas! Go check out a show; get some good food and drinks. You earned a little relaxation for conquering the day.
Adding Eagle Crusher to Your Plan
See for yourself our newest equipment and technologies on display. Get hands on with our equipment. Talk with Eagle Crusher engineering and sales experts to see what equipment is right for you. We know the demands you face every day on the job site. That is why Eagle Crusher consistently leads the industry in new product innovation, and supports your business, long after the sale, with unsurpassed parts and service support.
Eagle Crusher is still offering a badge discount. Make sure to order your badges sooner rather than later – the prices will continue to increase, even with the discount code! Moreover, do not forget to add Eagle Crusher at Booth C30949 to your My Show Planner.