The Expo Edifica event, taking place Oct. 4-7, 2017, in Santiago, Chile, will include among its display stands a large one devoted to ConExpo Latin America, which also will be held in Santiago in October 2019.
The United States-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which organizes ConExpo events around the world, says the Expo Edifica display will be “technology-focused and interactive” and will include a section focusing on the “evolution of the world’s first 3D-printed excavator.”
Visitors to the display stand also will be able to speak directly with ConExpo Latin America organizers to learn more about the equipment trade show’s October 2019 return to Santiago, says AEM.
“Keeping pace with technology is essential for today’s construction industry professionals so they are fully prepared to take advantage of current and future business opportunities,” says Fred Vieira, Latin America event manager for AEM. “ConExpo Latin America will return to Chile in 2019, and we invite all Edifica 2017 attendees to visit our stand to experience a preview of the technologies of tomorrow.”
AEM is an international sponsor of Expo Edifica 2017. The group says its display at the event will include:
- “Tech Talks” spotlighting global trends including smart highways, smart safety wearables and smart jobsites, which includes the use of drones, robots and Microsoft’s HoloLens;
- a “Future Jobs for the Construction Industry” display that looks at how as technology changes the construction site, jobs will evolve to keep up with these changes and demand new skills; and
- a section with videos and storyboards that will spotlight Project AME (Additive Manufactured Excavator), or the creation of the what AME calls “the world’s first fully functional steel 3D-printed construction excavator,” and its debut in action at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 in March 2017 in Las Vegas.
AEM says it is committed to Latin America and “strongly believing in the long-term opportunities provided by public-private infrastructure investments in the region.”