By the end of the week, legions of seemingly tired and hungry conventioneers sat on benches with their shoes off, showing various sock colors to the world while they munched food. Others, leaning against walls, just looked beat. In the press room, weary reporters said their feet couldn’t take much more.
For five days, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 invaded every square inch of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Paradise Road. The show, produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturing, estimated it attracted about 125, 000 attendees who created an estimated nongaming economic impact of $157.3 million for the city, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
As the show nears its end today, attendees and exhibitors are wrapping up their business deals while local workers prepare to take it all down. Other attendees, already ready to leave, checked their flight statuses from the board posted in the convention center’s concourse.
By late today, crews already will be onsite to begin tearing apart the convention that brought 2, 500 companies to the valley. The effort will be led and coordinated by GES with about 1, 500 workers employed on a busy day, including Teamsters, electricians, stagehands and carpenters. To help with the show, about 70 full-time GES employees came in from other locales to help out about 400 local employees.
ConExpo-Con/Agg comes to Las Vegas every three years, and GES has been a show partner for at least 40 years.
Before the show started, Megan Tanel, vice president of exhibitions for the Association of Equipment Manufacturing, said her organization was holding a positive outlook for 2014, and contractors are seeing jobs pick up.
“Internationally, we’ve had some growth in South America outside of Brazil, which is positive, ” Tanel said. “China is still a little slow, as it has been.”
Average booth size was 2, 000 to 3, 000 square feet; many of the large construction brands such as Caterpillar and Case took up 30, 000 to 40, 000 square feet inside the convention center, plus outdoor space in some cases.
This show is awful
This is the worst representation of Las Vegas and its growth. I am not going to go crazy posting. Bubet, I listen to a public affairs radio show every Sunday morning. And the current Sheriff was aghast that some knucle head was walking around Las Vegas toting a shot gun to keep the peace. (Reference to the TV show). Did not happen, will never happen.
Just still stuff on TV.
The one last year with Belushi's brother as an attorney was good and interesting. It only last a few shows, 6 maybe .... That was more realistic that this sill stuff they show this year.
Fair And Balanced?
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