Every two years, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) descends upon Louisville, Kentucky. The event, also known as 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. This year, ICUEE 2017 — which is being held Oct. 3-5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center — will be the largest in the show’s history with more than 28 acres of exhibits and record 900-plus exhibitors.
“ICUEE comes around only once every two years, and record exhibit space translates to more product innovations on the show floor, so don’t miss out,” said Show Director Tricia Mallett. “We’ve got plenty of transportation to get attendees around all the lots, a streamlined layout and plenty of rest areas.”
Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI), publisher of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines, is once again hosting the Demo Stage at this year’s ICUEE show. Attendees will be able to see and experience first-hand what new technologies and best practices exhibitors have to offer at the new ICUEE Demo Stage. The stage will run during show days and will be located near the entrance to South Wing B.
Be sure to swing by the Demo Stage for the ICUEE Benefit Auction on Oct. 5, from noon to 2 p.m. All proceeds raised during the auction will once again be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment, which raises money for organizations that place returning veterans in high-quality jobs — like construction — and raise awareness of the value that veterans bring to the workplace.
“We are very pleased to welcome back the Call of Duty Endowment as our charitable partner,” said Mallett. “Unemployment among post-9/11 veterans is 2.6 times greater than the national average, so the work of the Endowment is more critical than ever.
“We received an enthusiastic and generous response at the last ICUEE and we encourage all 2017 participants to join with their peers in supporting the 2017 auction. It will be a great networking event with good deals for a good cause!”
Online bidding is now open for the ICUEE 2017 Benefit Auction. Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The edowment uses a performance-driven approach to fund organizations delivering the highest standards of quality and cost-efficient veteran job-placement services. It notes that every $619 raised helps a veteran obtain a good job.
Visit J.J. Kane Auctioneers ICUEE auction site to view the auction items and place bids. Bid on a variety of items from drones to vacation packages to an array of tools and equipment and much more. New items will be added up until show time. The auction will not have minimums or reserves (all items will be sold).
“The Call of Duty Endowment does great work, and this benefit auction is one way we can help their mission and support those who have served our country,” Mallett added. “And while we encourage all industry professionals to attend ICUEE, with the online bidding you can still join the industry in giving back even if you can’t be at the live event.”
ICUEE 2017 will feature 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.
The event is the largest gathering for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest technologies, innovations and industry trends, owned and produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
For the latest information and to register, visit icuee.com.