ICUEE to return as The Utility Expo

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The utility industry’s biennial expo will return to Louisville, Kentucky in 2021 under a new moniker.

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) has been renamed as The Utility Expo.

Alongside the new name, the show will return to Louisville from September 28 to 30, 2021 with more educational opportunities as well as more exhibitors.

“Over the years, ICUEE has become the utility industry’s premier platform for growth and we are continuously looking for new ways to help the show deliver even more value for top manufacturers, service providers and utility professionals. And that starts with the new name – The Utility Expo,” said John Rozum, show director for The Utility Expo.  

The name change is intended to better reflect The Utility Expo experience – an event that introduces professionals from all utility sectors to new equipment, ideas and innovations.

“We listened to our attendees and exhibitors and are building an industry event to help them grow their businesses,” said Dave Hughes, vice president of global sales for McElroy Manufacturing, and The Utility Expo 2021 show chair.

“We are focused on continuing to improve the overall experience for all show participants and have some very exciting changes in store for 2021.  Our new name reflects our commitment and focus on the utility industry.”

Utility Expo at a glance

  • Date: September 28 to 30, 2021
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Venue: Kentucky Exposition Center
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The Utility Expo can trace its beginnings to the mid-1960s, when Illinois Bell invited 12 trencher manufacturers to demonstrate equipment on the same day in the same field in Elburn, Illinois. Since then, the show’s demonstration concept has been a defining characteristic of the event.

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“From those humble beginnings in a farm field in Northern Illinois, The Utility Expo has grown to become the leading utility event and one of the largest exhibitions of any industry in the United States,” Rozum said. “And while the name has changed, everything our exhibitors and attendees love about the show will remain the same, or get even better starting in 2021.”  

The Utility Expo is known for its equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations for utility professionals and construction contractors.

The event draws more than 19,000  utility professionals and construction contractors from more than 60 countries and all facets of the utilities industry.