Industry to gather Jan. 4-7 at University of Texas – Arlington for 2016 ACPA Pipe Show, held concurrently with the annual Pipe School.
More than 400 engineers, executives, owners and other professionals representing the North America concrete pipe industry will gather in Arlington, Texas, next January for the 2016 ACPA Pipe Show a first-of-its-kind trade show exclusively for the concrete pipe industry.
Created and run by the American Concrete Pipe Association, the Pipe Show will take place Jan. 4-7, 2016, on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The trade show is scheduled concurrently with the annual ACPA Pipe School, also being held at the university.
“We’ve long known there was a growing need and desire in the concrete pipe industry for a show all our own, and with the help of UTA and many of our members, I’m pleased to announce that we are ready,” Matt Childs, president of the American Concrete Pipe Association. “The 2016 Pipe Show will be the perfect time for leaders of our industry to meet and do business with vendors, partners and other organizations whose business interests are closely aligned.”
Unlike most trade shows, the ACPA Pipe Show will be a true “turnkey” event. Exhibitors need only reserve their space and be prepared to bring literature and other company materials. Show staff will provide a 10’ x 12’ booth with black hard walls, curved corners and a custom logo graphic, a 6’ table with skirt, two padded chairs and food and beverage for booth staff. Double-sized booths are also available.
Pipe Show hours will be spread throughout the four-day period during which the ACPA Pipe School is running. In total, 101Ž2 hours of exclusive exhibition time will be allotted to the show.
As an added, optional benefit available to booth sponsors only, ACPA is scheduling a “Business-To-Business” (B2B) event on Friday, Jan. 8, during which exhibitors will meet privately with senior executives of ACPA producer members. Held in reserved meeting rooms at the Arlington Hilton, this limited-availability add-on provides a rare opportunity for one-on-one interaction between vendors and interested, prospective buyers. Each B2B participant will be guaranteed five 30-minute meetings with business owners in the concrete pipe industry.
“While the Pipe Show provides an excellent venue for networking with customers and prospects, the ‘Business To Business’ event offers a unique opportunity to conduct private, prearranged meetings between Associate Member exhibitors and senior management from Producer Members,” said Childs. “The meeting agendas are agreed to in advance of the event to ensure the most productive use of the meeting time.”
Booth space at the 2016 ACPA Pipe Show is limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis. Likewise, there is limited availability in the Business-To-Business event following the show.
For more information on the Pipe Show and to reserve your space, contact Adam Hochfelder, via email at [email protected] or 214.293.4191. For more information on the 2016 ACPA Pipe School, visit www.concretepipe.org/education/pipe/school.
About the ACPA
Established in 1907, the American Concrete Pipe Association serves as the voice of the concrete pipe industry. The ACPA is a nonprofit organization comprised of manufacturers of concrete pipe and box culverts, manufacturers of equipment and providers of products and services related to the concrete pipe industry. Member companies are located throughout the United States, Canada and more than 40 foreign countries. The Association provides its members with a wide range of research, technical and marketing support to promote and advance the use of concrete pipe for drainage and pollution control applications. For more information, visit www.concretepipe.org.