Nearly 13,000 people attend Expo Grands Travaux

Expo Grands Travaux heavy equipment
Expo Grands Travaux organizers say the show welcomed 12,813 qualified buyers to Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Hundreds of exhibitors showing off the latest in heavy equipment filled Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in late April for the latest edition of Expo Grands Travaux.

The show is one of Canada’s largest heavy equipment events and exhibitor space once again sold out for the 2018 edition.

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Originally started in 2006, Expo Grands Travaux now has more than a decade of history and growth behind it. Organizers have deemed this year’s edition of the show a “great success,” with 12,813 qualified buyers walking the show floor during the two-day event, which took place on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

“We saw an increase of visitors this year at the show,” said Mark Cusack, national show manager. “Friday was very steady with lines of people throughout the day. Saturday was the strongest day, with the family element clearly present. We had lots of good feedback about the quality of the attendees and sales leads generated on the show floor.”

The 2018 edition included a new lunch conference on the subject of “What’s ahead in the infrastructure industry for 2018-19”, with speakers from the City of Montreal and the Quebec Ministry of Transportation along with live video demonstrations throughout the show. As well, Expo Grands Travaux featured the ‘Recruiting Here’ section, which connected job seekers with exhibiting companies on the hunt for new talent.

The 2018 edition of the show was endorsed by several key industry associations, including the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), l’Association des propriétaries de machinerie lourde du Québec (APMLQ), the Quebec Chapter of l’Association des travaux publics d’Amérique (ATPA), l’Association Béton Québec (ABQ), l’Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ) and l’Association des Paysagistes Professionnels du Québec (APPQ).

Expo Grands Travaux is held every two years, and organized by Master Promotions. The event returns to Montreal in 2020.