WCMLE 2017 Is a Great Success
MILWAUKEE, WI There's no other way to say it but that the 2017 Wisconsin Construction Municipal & Landscape Expo was a huge success! Held at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, the WCMLE 2017 was a great event for all those that attended and those that exhibited.
The focus of the EXPO was to showcase construction equipment and attachments, forestry equipment, trucks and truck accessories, snow and ice control products and services, equipment, landscaping supplies, safety equipment, tools and more.
The attendance this year was approximately 2,100 people, which is up 20 percent over 2016 and number of exhibitors was up 30 percent. And judging by all of the great things people had to say about the show, those numbers should be even bigger for the 2018 show.
Adam Cox of Altec, when asked what he thought of the show said, "It was a great show for us. It exceeded our expectations. We had a lot of traffic and we're very happy with the attendance." Scott Henry of Best Equipment Rentals said, "It's our first year here, we're a new business. The first day was really busy with a lot of contractor/owners and today it's more of the guys that actually do the work and want to see the equipment. So we want to make sure that we get them to recommend that their boss buys ours product, so I think it's been great. A great show."
Mike Gates of Bobcat Plus said, "It's been better than most years, so I would say it's on the upswing. We picked up some good leads and it was definitely worthwhile this year. On the upswing from previous years." His Sales Manager, Bob Williams of Bobcat Plus added that "the show turned out well. We did sell a $98,000 package as a result of the show. We want the same space and location for next year."
Jayme Berger from Everdry Waterproofing said his leads were up 25 percent over 2016. Kurt Vacek of Conserv FS said that his company has "probably gotten at least 12 good leads. The other nice thing about the show is you end up visiting with a lot of current customers that we usually don't get a lot of face time with during the busy season, so it's worked out really well."
Rollie Kieffer of Milwaukee Tractor & Equipment said that "the show's been great. Maybe one of the best shows we've had in the last three or four years, and I think that's due to Dena Valerian who is running it. Good show. Good quality people came through. Next year let's fill this hall wall to wall." Casey Clark of YES Equipment and Services commented that the WCMLE/CONEX show has been very good to us the last few years and we are looking forward to coming back in and seeing all of the great customers that we have gained over the years. We look forward to doing this again.
David Otter from Belgard said, "I put this show in the success column. There is much to build on here and look forward to being involved in the coming years."
Dena Valerian, the show manager said, "While I have sold the show for more than 20 years, this was my first time running the show and I'm very happy with the way it all came together. I'm also very excited to let everyone know that will are going back to the ConexShow name in 2018."