Official Show Name

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition

Purpose

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE - The Demo Expo) is the premiere event for utility industry professionals to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations, insights, and trends affecting their industry.

ICUEE 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 ICUEE is set for Tuesday, October 3 - Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Show Hours

To be determined.

Attendees

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

Exhibits and Live Equipment Demonstrations

ICUEE covers more than 25 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits and product demonstrations. Equipment at ICUEE 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 Demo 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.

The show was recreated on a more formal basis and continued to grow in 1969 and 1972. Manufacturers of many kinds of equipment from across the country were invited to turn the farmland near Elburn, Illinois, into a productive 3-day utility equipment show. The event moved to DuPage County Fairgrounds for 1975 and 1977, and eventually grew to such a level that Illinois Bell could no longer manage it.

The show was turned over to a professional management firm in 1978 and moved to Kansas City for the 1979 show, and Louisville, Kentucky, starting in 1987. AEM provided industry direction, and in the late 1980s became the show’s owner and producer.