IFPE-ConExpo Agreement Extended Through 2014

Posted on August 2, 2006

The IFPE and ConExpo-Con/Agg expositions have extended their co-location agreement through 2014, according to an announcement by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “We have been extremely pleased with the results of the co-location. Our exhibitors have access to a vast array of OEM customers at the adjacent ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibits, and our attendees have the opportunity to see a wide variety of quality, innovative solutions from more than 500 leading suppliers,” stated Linda Western, Executive Director of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), IFPE co-owner.

The two exhibitions first co-located in 2002 and the next edition of the triennial shows will be March 11-15, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IFPE, the International Exposition for Power Transmission, will be the largest event in North America in 2008 for the motion control industry. ConExpo-ConAgg is expected to be the largest international exposition in 2008 for the construction industries.

The last IFPE, held in 2005, broke records for number of exhibitors and total exhibit space, and the combined shows had record attendance. To continue this momentum, the co-location agreement calls for formation of an IFPE strategic planning task force made up of NFPA Board members. That task force will be led by David Anderson, president and CEO of Sauer-Danfoss, Marwan M. Kashkoush, corporate vice president-worldwide sales/marketing of Parker Hannifin and Hans Zobel, president and CEO of Festo Corp.