Insights from the industry's largest trade show

The show the entire industry has been waiting for has finally come and gone, and may we say—we are impressed! The CBO team is still recovering from 6 full days of checking out the latest and greatest in construction equipment, technology and education. Exhibitors pulled out all the stops for the 2017 installment of the trade show, which included an all new Tech Experience and over 2.8 million square feet of exhibitor space. Check out our full post-show coverage in the May issue of Construction Business Owner magazine, but for now, here's a little taste of what the CBO team was up to in Las Vegas.

1. Editor Kathy Wells was on hand at the unveiling of the world's first 3-D printed excavator in the Tech Experience.


2. JCB North America introduced over 30 new product updates at the show. Here, Burnhope discusses updates to the two new loadall models.


3. The Leica Geosystems booth was a popular spot for attendees wanting to test out simulation solutions.


4. Many exhibitors featured simulation technology available for test drives at the show, including CM Labs - Vortex.



5. Manitou Group discussed changes and updates to its group of companies in its press conference.


6. An Irish dance exhibition happening at the Dromone booth in the Gold Lot.



7. The CBO team got a front-row seat at the ConTechTrio's podcast episode featuring Mike Rowe.


8. As always, equipment updates and improvements were one of the major draws for attendees, including this new hybrid solution from Takeuchi.



9. The Chevron booth featured some celebrity guests—the team from Discovery Channel's Gold Rush talked about the Chevron products they use on their show.


10. The CONEXPO-CON/AGG team signs off.


To keep up with our travels, follow us on Twitter: @KathyWellsCBO and @EManningCBO. See you soon!