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Atlantic Canada heavy equipment show draws record crowds

By Jillian Morgan   


Planning for AHES 2020, held biennially, is underway.

A record-breaking crowd attended the 2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show (AHES), held from April 5-6 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, N.B.

The 32nd edition of the show attracted 14,800 attendees. It featured over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space dedicated to heavy iron, as well as supporting products and services in the forestry and road building industries.

“Exhibitors experienced tons of great interaction on the floor, with thousands of qualified buyers,” said Mark Cusack, national show manager at Master Promotions.

“The success of this show is a positive indicator on the state of Atlantic Canada’s heavy equipment industries right now. We are happy to play a part in helping these sectors thrive.”


A recruitment program aimed to connect job seekers with exhibitors. The show also included equipment displays, a variety of in-booth giveaways, show-only specials and promotions.

The second annual pre-registration Passport Prize showcase allowed visitors who pre-registered by a specific deadline received a ballot for a chance to win a prize showcase.

The winner of the pre-registration prize showcase, sponsored by Selco Equipment, Liebherr, Maritime Case, Nova Truck Centres and United Rentals, was Thomas Robichaud from Rothesay, N.B.

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is owned and sponsored by the Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) and produced by Master Promotions.



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