Attendees said that it was refreshing to gather in person again since the pandemic halted many in-person conferences and trade shows. According to committee members, this year's conference had over 300 attendees and was the most well attended since 2018. "Every key decision maker who approves purchases of on-road and off-road water trucks was in attendance at the 2022 CAT UEM Conference," said a long-time partner of Curry Supply.
Attendees had the opportunity to visit vendors' booths and engage in conversations about the state of their businesses and the headwinds they are facing with supply chain constraints and inflation.
"This was my first CAT UEM Conference, and I was not disappointed," Nelson said. "The opportunities to network during the Vendor Reception on Sunday evening, the scheduled vendor visits, the breakfast, lunch, and dinners, the cocktail reception on Monday night, and the charity auction were extremely valuable. They allowed me to rekindle old business relationships and create new ones. In short, the 2022 CAT UEM Conference was one of the best equipment conferences I have had the opportunity to participate in as a vendor attendee."
Another highlight of this year's event was the sponsors'/vendors' breakout sessions. These sessions consisted of four 45-minute breakout sessions per day over two days. This offered an opportunity for companies to grow and strengthen their brand awareness, product awareness, and exposure, while showcasing different capabilities and strengths to a captive audience in a classroom setting with no distractions. Curry Supply sales representatives said that this was one of their favorite parts of the event and provided them with great information.
A family-owned company since 1932, Curry Supply has locations in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Arizona. The company is equipped to provide custom and work-ready trucks for the agriculture, construction, mining, oil and gas, rail, rental, and waste industries.