CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 set records for attendance, floor space, and number of exhibiting companies during its recent exposition in Las Vegas. The event is considered the global showcase of the latest equipment, product innovations, and technological advances for the construction and construction materials industries.

More than 144,600 industry professionals from around the world were on hand to visit 2182 exhibitors covering more than 2.28 million net square feet of space. Nearly 20% of the attendees were from 130 non-U.S. countries.

The show floor included 10 international exhibit pavilions highlighting products and services: Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

A Safety Zone of exhibits and demonstrations from industry and government groups was included for the first time. Participating were the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Aerial Work Platform Training/International Powered Access Federation.

The seminar program offered a record 130 programs. Education session registrations totaled more than 22,850.

The next edition of the triennial show will be March 22-26, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.