Twenty Tips From Veteran CONEXPO-CON/AGG Attendees

SOURCE: CONEXPO-CON/AGG | February 23, 2023

 

MILWAUKEE – CONEXPO-CON/AGG is already the largest trade show in North America, and in 2023 it’s
going to be bigger and better than ever. That means it can be a little overwhelming if you’re attending
for the first time.

To prepare for the show that is set to break records, we veteran attendees to share their best advice for
first timers coming to the show. Here are twenty things everyone should know before you travel to Las
Vegas, plus tips for maximizing your time once you arrive.

1. Have a plan
There is more than 2.7 million square feet of equipment and technology to see and experts to network
with. There is no way you will do everything you want to do by just coming across it as you walk. Check
out our Exhibitor Directory to see the more than 1,800 companies exhibiting and where they will be
located at the show.

2. Book a hotel with free transportation to and from the show
Many hotels on the Las Vegas Strip are designated pick-up and drop-off points for free shuttle
transportation to and from the show. Please see the hotel shuttle route schedule on our website for
more info on the specific routes and pick-up/drop-off points of your hotel shuttle to plan how you will
get to and from the show grounds. Be aware that the route of your hotel shuttle drops you at a
designated location at the show campus. Check ahead of which location your route will arrive at the
show.

3. Understand the different ways to get to/from and around the show
There are many ways to get to and from the show, as well as even more ways to get around the 2.7
million square feet of show.

Getting to/from the show

Hotel shuttles: Many hotels on the Las Vegas Strip are designated pick-up/drop-off points to get
to/from the show.  Please see the hotel shuttle route schedule on our website for more info on
the specific routes and pick-up/drop-off points of your hotel shuttle to plan how you will get to
and from the show grounds. Be aware that the route of your hotel shuttle drops you at a
designated located at the show campus. Check ahead of which location your route will arrive at
the show.
Ride-share and taxi services: There are designated pick-up/drop-off areas for ride-shares and
taxis. Be aware of these areas when you call for a ride-share. Please refer to the map on our
website for more info on where these spots are located.
Monorail: The Las Vegas Monorail connects 3.5 miles of the Las Vegas Strip. There are several
hotels that directly connect to the monorail but are also accessible for those not staying in those
hotels. See the monorail map for more info.

– MGM Grand
– Horseshoe
– Flamingo
– Caesar’s Palace
– Harrah’s
– The Linq

The key stops that get you close to the show are as follows:

– Boingo Station at LVCC – Pick-up/drop-off in the Silver Lot, Closest stop to South Hall
– Westgate Station – Pick-up/drop-off in Westgate, For registration + badge pick-up
– SAHARA Station – Pick-up/drop-off in the SAHARA Hotel, Closest stop to the Festival Grounds

Getting around the show grounds

Express shuttles: There will be three routes of minibuses that will be continuously running
throughout show hours connecting:

– Blue Lot to Festival Lot
– Diamond Lot to Festival Lot
– South Hall to Diamond Lot

Transportation hubs will be set up at these three lots for pick-up & drop-off, as well as for answering any
transportation questions.

LVCC campus shuttle: Minibuses that offer a hop-on/hop-off service around the perimeter of
the show grounds. These continuously running minibuses make stops at:

– South Hall
– Grand Lobby
– North Hall

The LVCC Loop: The innovative underground transportation system provides rides in Tesla
vehicles under the LVCC grounds with stops at:

– South Hall
– Silver Lot
– Diamond Lot

Look out for signage at these lots to be directed to the Tesla Loop.

Monorail: The Las Vegas Monorail can also be used as a means to get from one side of the show
grounds to another. There are three stops on the monorail’s route that can serve as pick-
up/drop-off spots within the show grounds:

– Boingo Station at LVCC – Pick-up/drop-off in the Silver Lot, Closest stop to South Hall
– Westgate Station – Pick-up/drop-off in Westgate, For registration + badge pick-up
– SAHARA Station – Pick-up/drop-off in the SAHARA Hotel, Closest stop to the Festival Grounds

Please note that unless you specifically purchased a monorail pass during your registration, you must
purchase a monorail pass here.

4. Know when and where to pick up your show badge

Locations and times for show badge pick-up will be released closer to the show. Be sure you are pre-
registered & have a valid photo I.D. to be able to pick up your badge.

5. Pack comfortable shoes

We cannot stress this one enough. There is a lot to see and so much walking involved, comfortable
shoes are an essential for CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

BONUS TIP: Make sure to break in those new shoes before wearing them to the show.

6. Reserve a wheelchair or electric scooter if you’re nervous about walking

If you are interested in renting a wheelchair or motorized scooter to use at the show, we suggest
reserving them prior to the show, which you can do by contacting ScootAround. Call 888-441-7575
or book online at this website. These can also be rented at Blue Lot, Festival Grounds, and West Hall.

7. If you’re bringing children, consider bringing a wagon or stroller.

This may come as a surprise, but kids can be moody. It’s not a bad idea to bring a wagon or stroller for
young kids.

8. Bring a backpack

You will be picking up plenty of stuff and info. You’re going to want a place to keep it all.

9. Pack a powerbank/an external battery charger.

Trust us, you’ll be using your phone to take plenty of photos and videos of the awesome equipment and
innovations on display. Be sure to bring an additional phone charger so you’re not left disconnected.

10. Bring a water bottle

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The Las Vegas heat can get wild, we recommend bringing a reusable bottle to
keep you hydrated as you peruse the show.

11. Don’t forget to pack a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen

Again, plan for it to be hot and sunny in Las Vegas. Be prepared!

12. Leave some space in your luggage to bring things back

Let us tell you, you will get so many freebies and swag! Plan to leave some extra space to bring them
back home with you.

13. Visit new manufacturers as well!

Don’t get hung up on just visiting “your manufacturers”. There are a ton of new technologies and
companies to see as well!

14. Personalize your schedule

Organize your time at the show with My Show Planner. There’s no better place to keep track of
education sessions you plan to attend, as well as booth appointments and products you’d like to
see. Login and let My Show Planner be your personal assistant.

15. Don’t miss the smaller tents/exhibits

There is so much to see and many interesting booths, don’t just check out the big ones!

16. Eat a good breakfast in the morning

There will be concessions and food available for purchase throughout the show grounds, but make sure
to fuel up each morning for the day with a good breakfast. Plus, there’s plenty of incredible breakfast
spots to explore in Vegas!

17. Make time to take in some Las Vegas attractions!

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in Las Vegas. Catch a show, eat at one of the world-famous
restaurants, attend a Las Vegas Golden Knights game, or maybe one of your favorite music artists is in
town the week of the show. CONEXPO-CON/AGG show hours are Tues – Fri: 9AM – 5PM · Sat: 9AM –
3PM, so there is plenty of time in the evening to make the most of your Las Vegas experience!

18. Follow the CONEXPO-CON/AGG social media for the latest information

Stay up-to-date on the latest show information, follow us on each of our social channels!

19. Download the CONEXPO-CON/AGG App

Get all the latest information about CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, and bring that plan you made in Tip 1
with you via the CONEXPO-CON/AGG App. It will be available for both iOS and Android, and its launch
will be announced at CONEXPOCONAGG.com.

20. Save 20% off your badge by using coupon code MEDIA20

Registration for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the co-located  International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE) is
currently 20 percent off with code MEDIA20 for construction and fluid power pros that get their badge
by March 13, 2023.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment
manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the
agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry
in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every
year.

About CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry
professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the
construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held
March 14-18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit
https://www.conexpoconagg.com. Learn more about excavator tech here.

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