New and Noteworthy: What’s Next at ICUEE 2017

ICUEE 2017 kicked off Tuesday, October 3 with the official Kentucky Derby bugler opening the show to a full day of exhibits, education and networking.

There’s still more to do Wednesday and Thursday (October 4 & 5) at ICUEE:

Lunch with ‘The Grid’ Author (October 4) Keynote speaker Gretchen Bakke, author of ‘The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future,’ will share her insights on the diverse people and ideas that are coming together to build the next-generation electrical infrastructure – 12 Noon – 1:00 pm View details here. Brought to you in partnership with Terex Utilities and show owner and producer Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Meet-and-Greet ‘The Grid’ Author Book Signing (October 4) follows the luncheon 1:30 – 2:15 pm, at the AEM Booth #3340 (indoor exhibit hall, use main entrance Lobby B).

Industry ‘Give-Back’ Auction (October 5 & online prior)

Join in the benefit auction to connect military veterans with jobs: 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Call of Duty™ Endowment, the nonprofit organization founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.

Live auction takes place October 5 from 12 Noon to 2 pm on the show floor (indoor Demo Stage). Online bidding is also available via the J.J. Kane Auctioneers ICUEE auction site.

Bourbon, Beer & Bites Reception (October 5)

Networking event with complimentary tastings of the foods and beverages of Louisville, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm, North Lobby near registration

‘Tomorrow’s Topics Today’ at AEM Booth #3340 (October 3-5) AEM’s Tomorrow’s Topics Today sessions are an offshoot of AEM’s new Thinking Forward series exploring industry trends and emerging technologies. View the schedule.

Test Drive Zone (October 3-5 – Area N)

Evaluate on-road equipment and technologies: take exhibitors’ vehicles for a 2-mile test drive around Championship Circle.

Education Events

Take advantage of the many education opportunities at ICUEE 2017:

  • Field Classroom walk-around sessions on the show floor (October 3-5)

  • ICUEE Demo Stage indoor entrance near Lobby B (October 3-4)

  • iP Utility Safety Conference sessions(October 2-4)

  • Utility Fleet Conference sessions(October 2-4)

  • Industry Certifications:

    • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)

    • Written CCO exams and Lift Safety Zone from NCCCO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

 What you may have missed Tuesday, October 3 –

 Disasters Taskforce: Preparing for What’s Next program tackled disaster preparedness in the aftermath of the current hurricane season, with former Chief Innovation Advisor at FEMA Desi Matel-Anderson sharing her experiences and lessons learned from deployments that included Hurricane Harvey, Typhoon Haiyan, Nepal earthquakes, and Hurricane Sandy.

 American Red Cross hurricane relief donation desk at registration; donations can still be made online at

 Discover ICUEE behind-the-scenes walking tour just prior to show opening that provided an overview of show features.

ICUEE 2017, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, runs October 3-5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring 28 acres of the newest product innovations from the leading industry manufacturers and suppliers, cutting-edge industry education, and hands-on equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations.