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The countdown is on for The Utility Expo!

This year’s show – formerly known as ICUEE – is on pace to be the biggest one yet. And, with a new outdoor layout featuring more space for overhead and underground utility equipment, there’s a lot for exhibitors and attendees to look forward to when The Utility Expo opens in Louisville on Sept. 29.

“We are looking forward to bringing the utility industry back together again in Louisville this September,” said AEM’s John Rozum, who serves as show director for The Utility Expo. “Exhibitors at the show are excited to introduce new products, and attendees will have access to more education than ever before.”

To receive the latest updates and relevant information related to The Utility Expo, scheduled for Sept. 28-30, visit show alerts.


The upcoming edition of The Utility Expo is already set to be the biggest utility trade show ever, eclipsing the record set by ICUEE 2019 with nearly 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space already sold. Also, a recent survey of past ICUEE attendees found:

  • 81% plan to send the same number or more individuals from their organization
  • 91% indicated are likely to make purchase decisions at the show
  • 98% say they are excited about the show

“We are excited about exhibiting at the Utility Expo this year in what has been a challenging year for us as an industry with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Arjun Mirdha, president of TWG, a Dover Company.

“The Utility Expo is an excellent way to connect face to face with our customers and forge deeper relationships,” Mirdha continued. “We have new products that we are showcasing and expect an enthusiastic response from our customers.  We are long-term AEM members and supporters of The Utility Expo. I am optimistic that this year's show will be well attended and energize our industry.”


The demolition of Old Cardinal Stadium from the Kentucky Exposition Center grounds allows The Utility Expo to use that newly paved lot for exhibits, serving as a massive contiguous exhibit area connecting the indoor exhibits in North Hall and the traditional digging space in Lot K. The new layout also provides for the opportunity to group similar product types, making it easier to navigate and find the equipment at the show.

Another significant advantage of moving the exhibits all to the north side of the Hall is that it greatly simplifies parking and traffic flow. Whether those attending this year’s show drive, use rideshare or take the hotel shuttles, they will have a quick and easy experience in getting in and out of the show grounds this year.


The health and safety of all show participants is a top priority of The Utility Expo, and show leadership is taking proactive steps to follow policies and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kentucky Exposition Center to ensure a safe and rewarding in-person experience for attendees and exhibitors alike.

The Kentucky Exposition Center has GBAC Star Facility Accreditation, which means the expo center has the gold standard when it comes to cleaning protocols and work practices to combat infectious diseases like COVID-19.

“With the recent encouraging developments in combating the pandemic, we’re moving full steam ahead on a safe, productive, in-person event,” said Rozum. “We are confident everyone will be able to safely meet in Louisville, and we are working closely with the Kentucky Exposition Center and local health authorities to make sure we incorporate all expected policies and guidelines.”


Registration for The Utility Expo opens May 11, 2021. In the meantime, stay up to date on the latest information at

“We fully expect The Utility Expo 2021 to be another successful show, and we can’t wait to see everyone together once again in Louisville this coming September,” said Rozum.

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