From September 15 to 18, 2008, Volvo took part in the international construction exhibition Conexpo Russia, which was held this year at Crocus Expo in Moscow.
The Conexpo exhibition has a long history. The first equipment exhibition that would later be called CONEXO took place in the U.S. in 1909. In the 1980s CONEXPO moved to Las Vegas, where it was combined with the CON/AGG exhibition, which also had its start in the 1900s.
The exhibition in Russia was organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers of North America together with OOO Exhibition and Marketing Center. Volvo is a member of Conexpo Russia management committee, which also includes representatives of such companies as JCB, Caterpillar, Komatsu, and Terex. Its purpose was to define the development strategy of the exhibition and pricing policy and to supervise preparation for the exhibition.