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The Utility Expo 2023: A Preview

This year’s Utility Expo – produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers – is expected to be the biggest show yet for utility industry professionals, exceeding the size and scope of the last expo held in 2021.

The event, which runs September 26-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, will feature more than 850 exhibitors and over 50 educational sessions. New data from The Utility Expo indicates that this year’s show will have 6% more exhibit space than the record-breaking 2021 show.

“Our team worked to create additional space this year while grouping similar product types together better, making it even easier for everyone to find what they’re looking for,” said John Rozum, show director. “That’s important given the show covers more than 1.4 million square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits.”

Attendees will have access to several new features at the 2023 Utility Expo. For example, the Community Zone experience, located in the North Lobby, will offer daily events, including presentations, live music and local product samples. The new “Utility Rocks” street party – featuring a local rock band at the Fourth Street Live! outdoor stage – takes place September 27 at 8 p.m. Another opportunity not to be missed is the new Safety Symposium, which offers 10 sessions and two different certifications from the American Traffic Safety Services Association.

“The education programs ATSSA will present at The Utility Expo can help participants expand their knowledge about traffic safety while on the job,” Rozum said. “This is a great opportunity for contractors to bring their crew to hear about emerging safety technologies or to become a traffic control technician and earning an ATSSA Flagger Certification, while also checking out the latest equipment on the show floor.”

Overall, The Utility Expo will offer an educational lineup that provides a mix of field classrooms, educational workshops and free sessions covering new technologies, traffic safety, locating and more. Visit for additional information.

When: September 26-28, 2023

Where: Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville


Snapshot: The Utility Expo is a biennial trade show known for equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations. It is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends.


Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.