America’s biggest construction trade show is taking over Las Vegas. Doosan will be there. Will you?
CONEXPO-CON/AGG rolls out March 10–14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, taking over a space the size of 50 football fields. And in the middle of all that buzz, Doosan will bring a fleet of innovative equipment and a glimpse at the industry’s future.
That future includes Concept-X, an automated worksite solution in development that pairs drone-surveyed data with unmanned machines. Visitors can also explore new models such as the DA45-5 ADT, the DL580-5 wheel loader and the DX800LC-5 crawler excavator — the largest Doosan machine yet.
Whether you’re a CONEXPO veteran or a first-time visitor, here are three tips to prepare for the show. We’ll see you at exhibit N10001 in the North Hall.
1. Don’t Go Without a Game Plan
CONEXPO is huge, with 2,800 exhibits and 150 educational sessions. It’s impossible to see it all in five days, which makes planning your show visit so important.
Start here: What’s your business need in 2020? Consider what big equipment buys, attachments or services you’re considering this year. Then scan CONEXPO’s exhibitor directory and identify which companies might be a match.
Better yet? Search for the CONEXPO mobile app to create your own custom schedule and explore 3D maps of the show.
2. Get Smart on the Show Floor
Jot down business questions for the exhibitors on your list, and then note their locations. Las Vegas can get hot, so save the indoor booth visits for the afternoon when the sun is high, as CONEXPO notes. Before you leave each booth, ask whether there’s a local dealer in your area. That will help with precise price quotes, demos and more when you get back from Vegas.
3. Bring Business Cards
There’s no shortage of socializing at CONEXPO. Swarms of industry execs, fleet managers and engineers will be on hand, so bring business cards and hit up the networking opportunities. Nearly 90% of survey respondents said they were “extremely or very satisfied” with the networking at the 2017 show, according to CONEXPO, so get out there and introduce yourself. Need a place to start? Try the designated networking space at N250 in the North Hall.