Upcoming Events & Tradeshows

Upcoming conferences and trade shows for construction, agriculture, forestry, mining, paving, oil and gas, commercial trucking, trailers, and more.

2018 AED Washington Fly-In

March 20-22, 2018 | Washington, DC, DC, United States

There’s too much at stake for your company and the industry not to attend the 2018 AED Washington Fly-In – the equipment industry’s premier public policy event. You can make a difference. Times have changed. The business community has a receptive audience on Capitol Hill and within the administration. With infrastructure investment, workforce development, energy policy and regulatory reform at the top of the agenda in 2018, you can have a direct impact to push the industry’s priorities and ensure harmful initiatives are stifled. AED will have a jam-packed agenda to ensure your time in Washington isn’t wasted. We’ll get you up to speed on how to be an effective advocate on the issues important to your company. You’ll hear directly from senior lawmakers, administration officials, and Washington policy experts. We will even schedules meetings for you with members of Congress. All you need to do is show up and let your inner advocate show.

2018 Mid-America Truck Show (MATS)

March 22-24, 2018 | Louisville, KY, United States
Visit My Little Salesman at booth 11161.
The Largest Annual Heavy-Duty Trucking Event in the World. Held each year at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky the show attracts attendees and exhibitors from throughout the United States and across the globe.

1,100,000 SQ FT of exhibit hall space, educational seminars, celebrities & special events and over 1,000 exhibitors representing the best companies in the Heavy Duty Industry. 3 Days packed full with activities and events to grow your business.

2018 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 16-18, 2018 | Atlanta, GA, United States
Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.

The 2018 conference will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

International Power Industry Fair EXPOPOWER

April 23-26, 2018 | Poznan, NA, Poland
The EXPOPOWER Fair is one of the most important event in Poland for the energy technology and power industry. At the same time, trade fairs of Instalacje, SAWO, Securex and GREENPOWER will be held at the Poznan International Fair. About 22 000 professionals will visit this event! 

2018 AED Financial / HR Symposium

April 25-27, 2018 | Napa, CA, United States
Learn from industry experts on both the finance and HR side about the most pressing topics impacting equipment distributors. Bring back tools and solutions to the issues that are affecting your dealership. In addition to hearing new ideas, learning about best practices, and receiving regulatory and legal updates, attendees will have several opportunities to brainstorm and network with like-minded dealership professionals. The Financial/HR Symposium is an ideal event for all finance and HR professionals, whether new or seasoned.

2018 Midwest Pride In Your Ride - Truck and Tractor Show

May 4-5, 2018 | Earlville, IA, United States
Come attend the 2018 Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck and Tractor show at the Tri-State Raceway, in Earlville, Iowa, just off Highway 20, Exit 285. The show will feature working class show trucks (semis) and antique farm tractors from our area, as well as many from across the Midwest.  There will be a truck pull and light show Friday night and a Team Teeter, live auction and truck drag racing on Saturday and much more.

Come and enjoy fun for the whole family. Many of the volunteers are members of area Relay for Life teams.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (http://www.relayforlife.org)

CIM Convention 2018

May 6-9, 2018 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
The CIM 2018 Convention is a line-up of expertly-led workshops, 3 full days of technical presentations divided in 12 different and innovative themes ranging from finance and management in the mining industry to diversity and inclusion, great networking opportunities, a complete student / young leaders program, and a world-renowned trade show. This year's convention will focus on thinking differently about our challenges, best practices and innovative insights.

The CIM EXPO, Canada's premier mining trade show, will feature once again hundreds of companies showcasing the latest in mining equipment, tools, technology, services and products. You will not want to miss out on Canada's leading mining marketplace.

While knowledge and business bring mining professionals together, the pride in and recognition of those who make the mining industry more promising, safe and sustainable is equally important.  On Monday evening, May 7, hundreds of attendees will slip into their fanciest attire to celebrate the line-up of 2018 CIM Award winners at the CIM Awards Gala.

24th International Fair of Road Construction Industry AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA

May 8-10, 2018 | Kielce, NA, Poland

Cutting-edge machines galore, interesting technological solutions and lots of interesting discussions. The event brings together 14,000 business insiders. The five simultaneously-held infrastructure exhibitions - Autostrada-Polska, Maszbud, Traffic-Expo-Til, Rotra and EUROPARKING Exhibition, were the showcase for 418 companies and used over 30 12 thousand square meters of exhibition space. In 2017, the expo halls and the outdoor exhibition grounds were the display for 418 exhibitors from 20 countries from all corners of the world. The live demonstrations of road-construction machines generated an avid interest among the visitors.

Branch range of the fair:

  • Equipment and materials for construction of roads, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, petrol stations signs
  • Road and highway infrastructure.

NEWTEC 2018 North American Waste-To-Energy Conference

May 14-16, 2018 | Lancaster, PA, United States
SWANA’s NAWTEC is the leading industry technical conference and trade show focusing on municipal waste-to-energy operational issues, technology and research initiatives.
The 26th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) is on May 14 – 16, 2018, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA). LCSWMA employs a multi-step approach to trash disposal and processing, This integrated system not only saves significant landfill capacity, it also creates clean, renewable energy.
LCSWMA’s approach serves as the backdrop for the 2018 NAWTEC conference, which will focus on how waste-to-energy can improve a community and help build a more sustainable future. Tours of the facility and its programs will be a highlight of the event.

Who Should Attend NAWTEC?
- Waste-to-energy professionals in all capacities
- Solid waste directors interested in energy recovery options
- Landfill gas and biogas professionals investigating alternative energy
- Any professional looking to diversify their solid waste industry knowledge

Texas Trucking Show 2018

June 9-10, 2018 | Houston, TX, United States
Visit My Little Salesman at booth 118.
The Texas Trucking Show is a regional trade show focused in connecting suppliers and trucking companies. The event showcases products such as Auxiliary Power Units, Brake Parts, Brokerage & Logistics, Cargo Control, Chrome Parts & Accessories, Fuel and Alternative Fuel, GPS, Electronics & Communications, Lubricants & Chemicals, Sleeper Cabs & Accessories, Tires, Wheels and Accessories, Truck Stops, and much more.

Global Petroleum Show 2018

June 12-14, 2018 | Calgary, AB, Canada
Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is the most important energy event in North America attracting more than 50,000 international and domestic oil & gas executives from over 20,000 companies, high-level government officials, National and  International Oil Companies (NOC’s & IOC’s), thought leaders and influencers from than 115 countries around the world. This year GPS celebrates its 50th anniversary, June 12 – 14, 2018, and will feature special events and host some of the world’s top leaders and decision makers in government and industry.

For 50 years, GPS has been the premier international meeting place for the industry to introduce new technologies, share ideas, meet new prospects, and do business together. Over this period, the energy industry has gone through significant transformation globally and will continue to evolve. The energy industry will remain a global economic growth driver with GPS playing an integral part in the sector’s development and advancement. The show provides a platform for all industry players to share new technologies, develop strategies for oil & gas, renewables, and introduce new energy sources not yet discovered.


June 17-20, 2018 | Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada
The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), invite you to Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada, to attend the Symposium 2018 on Mines and the Environment, from June 17 to 20, 2018 at the Convention Centre of the Hôtel Gouverneur de Rouyn-Noranda.
The Symposium is the result of a collaboration between the Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) UQAT-Polytechnique, the Unité de Recherche et de Service en Technologie Minérale (URSTM), and many government actors and mining companies.
The objectives of the Symposium are to share recent knowledge and research developments and to discuss common practices to find solutions that reconcile profitability and environmental protection.


August 20-23, 2018 | Nashville, TN, United States
Join us in Music City for a week of learning, networking, and fun at WASTECON® 2018 in Nashville, TN from August 20–23. This dynamic conference will feature “Sound Ideas” in waste management, speaking to the most pressing issues in our industry today.
Conference topics range from food waste, to waste technology and the Internet of Things, to the changing recycling landscape due to the Chinese waste import restrictions. Attendees can expect to meet thousands of industry colleagues all working towards shaping the future of the solid waste industry for the better.

2018 AED Leadership Conference

August 22-24, 2018 | Louisville, KY, United States
Shaping the Future of Your Dealership

The AED Leadership Conference is designed specifically for attendees to get ahead in their career and to accelerate their future within the dealership. No other event will give you more focused expertise on building and optimizing emerging leaders within the construction equipment distribution industry.

Attendees will be able to walk away with ideas to implement within their own areas of responsibility and a gain greater sense to becoming a more effective leader. The Leadership Conference allows attendees to expand their horizons and explore the future of your business on a whole new level. Set your dealership apart from the competition in today's competitive construction equipment industry and register today.

The Great American Trucking Show

August 23-25, 2018 | Dallas, TX, United States
Visit My Little Salesman at booth 4127.
The Great American Trucking Show is an interactive and all-encompassing public convention of trucking professionals. it's the nation's second-largest trucking trade show and offers attendees a wide variety of industry exhibitors and informational sessions. More than 500 exhibitors meet at GATS, representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, among many others. GATS exists to create an interactive, energizing environment entirely focused on trucking’s improvement. Attend free educational seminars, get the latest information from top industry leaders or see the amazing works of art at the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Contest.
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