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Young Leaders Event Recognizes Future Industry Leaders


Next year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg show will host the inaugural ConExpo-Con/Agg Young Leaders Event, which will bring together up-and-coming industry leaders to share ideas and build relationships for the future. The event features a luncheon with keynote speaker.

Contractors, producers, fleet managers, distributors and others involved in the construction industries who are under 40 years old are encouraged to participate; it’s also an ideal opportunity for companies to spotlight their emerging leaders. 

The ConExpo-Con/Agg Young Leaders Event, set for Wednesday, March 5, 2014, provides an opportunity for these future leaders to take a quiet break from the hectic show floor to engage with each other, to learn from seasoned veterans and to expand their industry networks.

“ConExpo-Con/Agg is the perfect place to recognize the excellence of our next generation; it’s where the industry gathers and where the next generation of new technologies is on display,” said Megan Tanel, show director.

The event has widespread industry association support and is sponsored by Construction Equipment magazine’s “Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards.” “Our young leaders can also participate in focused education while at the show as well as find the equipment and products that will help them achieve continued success,” Tanel said.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg wants to publicly show appreciation to the construction contractors who continue in this tough economy to build our quality of life.

The construction industry suffered more than most other economic sectors in the Great Recession and the recovery is still struggling. Nevertheless, the industry perseveres and continues to build our quality of life. ConExpo-Con/Agg is recognizing the accomplishments of the construction industry, through the Quality of Life Campaign.

The participating contractors – up to 50 – will be publicly honored at a recognition event in Las Vegas, March 6, 2014. There is still an opportunity for contractors to participate. Each contractor and a guest will receive complimentary show admission plus airline tickets to Las Vegas and two nights in a hotel room.

The ConExpo-Con/Agg Quality of Life Campaign is raising greater awareness of the accomplishments of the construction industry among all those who benefit from its work: vital improvements such as well-maintained and safe roads and bridges, upgraded and fully functioning clean-water and sewer capabilities, and improved facilities for recreation, health, transit and other services.

Campaign-generated stories explain the positive benefits of construction projects of all sizes and descriptions across the United States, and ConExpo-Con/Agg invites contractors and other industry professionals to submit projects demonstrating how their companies and their projects contribute to our quality of life. Contractors whose projects fit the program will not only have the opportunity to garner publicity for their work; they will be recognized at the show.

When the campaign was first announced, Glen Tellock, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 chair and chairman/CEO of The Manitowoc Co., said, “ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, as the global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industries, provides an ideal context for the culminating recognition event that will focus on the people of the construction industry and their significant contributions to our modern quality of life.” E

The stories submitted for the campaign can be from any segment of the construction industry. See www.conexpoconagg.com for more details. For more information on the program, or to contact participating contractors in these stories, please contact show management’s Rich Jefferson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 414-298-4122.­­