PlanGrid Construction Productivity Blog

PlanGrid in Las Vegas: Our week at ConExpo

CONEXPO – CON/AGG is where 130,000+ people from all walks of the construction industry gather to share ideas, learn, and discover new technologies. With over 2,500 exhibitors spread out over 2.5 million square feet, it’s the ultimate place for construction professionals to get inspired — and only happens once every three years.

PlanGrid’s employees from around the U.S. converged in Las Vegas for the event. Big thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth to say hi!

Tuesday, Day 1

The team arrived bright and early to get everything ready for our booth. We fired up the coffee machine, set up swag, and prepped for demos — just in time for the gates to open at 9am.

During the day, both Ryvit and RedTeam joined us for office hours, demonstrating their PlanGrid integrations to captive audiences.

Meanwhile, at the Industry Hour talks at the Bellagio, Stuart Frederich-Smith and Stacey Tester took the stage. After presenting on ways to improve collaboration and increase productivity with PlanGrid, Stuart and Stacey performed a demo to a delighted audience of general contractors and students.

Talking to customers inside the show was incredible, but we can all agree that the most fun was had at our 30 x 40 foot outdoor beer garden. We had some incredible conversations with people from all over the country (and the world) — even giving impromptu PlanGrid demos as we balanced beverages.

The PlanGrid beer garden

Wednesday, Day 2

Stuart Frederich-Smith presenting at ConExpo

Stuart Frederich-Smith (PlanGrid) and Oliver Ritchie (CMiC) presented to a group of 40+ ConExpo punters. Together, they demonstrated how PlanGrid and CMiC have come together to provide a complete, end-to-end field and ERP solution.

Our partner, RedTeam, hosted happy hour in our beer garden, where we gave away 450+ beers in two hours (or 3.75 beers per minute) — not a bad effort! For two hours, we talked about our integrations and showed how we’re working together to bring even more value to the field.

Thursday, Day 3

Our partner, eSUB, stopped by to hang out and demonstrate the PlanGrid and eSUB integration.

eSUB and PlanGrid at the PlanGrid booth (photo: eSUB)

We held our second partner happy hour — this time, hosted by Ryvit, and handed out another 450+ beers to happy attendees as the sun set over Las Vegas.

The PlanGrid beer garden in full swing

Friday, Day 4

Momentum didn’t slow down at all, as we were hit with another wave of ConExpo attendees: those who flew into Las Vegas for the weekend.

We met people from the whole spectrum of the construction industry: federal agencies, owners, contractors, specialty contractors, and many others. It was wonderful watching people from different sides of the industry react to PlanGrid so enthusiastically.

We were chuffed when a ConExpo representative stopped by our booth to tell us that we’d been nominated for one of the best booth experiences. (We’ll keep you posted if we win!)

Saturday, Day 5

Though tired, blistered, and sun-beaten after 6 days in Las Vegas, we were still talking shop and showing people at ConExpo how PlanGrid can work for them.

In the words of our very own John Donahue: “We play ’til the final whistle.”

The last man standing, our Regional Vice President of Sales, John Donahue.

See you at the next ConExpo!

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Dorian Stewart

PlanGrid Field Marketing Manager