Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show 2016
Moncton, NB – The region’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show took place this past Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show boasted a vast indoor and outdoor showcase of the latest products, services, and big iron.
With steady crowds on Thursday and record-breaking numbers on Friday, the show saw its largest attendance in the history of the show, with 14,700 visitors!
“Obviously we’re thrilled with the turnout, but we’re also very pleased that exhibitors are reporting strong sales and solid leads coming out of the show,” said Mark Cusack, National Show Manager.
“Again this year, exhibit space was sold out, and the big iron covered some 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Show visitors were pleased to see so much and such diverse equipment, for use by the forestry, logging, roadbuilding, and other heavy equipment industries,” added Cusack.
Visitors walking the show floor had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of exhibitors displaying cutting-edge equipment. Features for this year’s show included complimentary cake from the Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) in celebration of the show’s milestone anniversary; “Recruiting Here”, connecting job seekers with exhibitors looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees; and a variety of show-only specials and promotions offered by exhibitors at the show.
Additionally, brand new for 2016 was an exclusive pre-registration prize showcase. Show visitors who pre-registered by a specific deadline received a ballot for a chance to win a prize showcase valued at over $3,000! Prizes included: a Weber BBQ courtesy of Brandt; a plate compactor from Maritime Case Ltd; and an iPad Mini + $500 for use at the online Liebherrshop courtesy of Liebherr-Canada Ltd.
Congratulations to the winner of the pre-registration prize showcase, Owen MacDonald of Summerside, PEI. Owen pre-registered for the show to receive a ballot in the mail, collected stamps from the three sponsoring exhibitors’ booths, and deposited his completed ballot in one of the ballot boxes at the show. His ballot was drawn from well over a thousand entries, and he has won the full prize showcase.
Next up is Expo Grands Travaux, April 22-23, 2016 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, followed by the Pacific Heavy Equipment Show and TRUXPO, taking place May 13-14, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC, as well as the National Heavy Equipment Show, taking place April 6-7, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON.
Mark Cusack, National Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
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Held biennially, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is owned and sponsored by the Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) and is produced by Master Promotions Ltd.