CQMS gets Irish trade shows back on the road

Ireland has staged one of its first major industry shows since the pandemic with over 4,000 people attending the CQMS event.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / September 17, 2021
By Liam McLoughlin
There were over 80 stands on the exhibition site at Molloy's Quarry
There were over 80 stands on the exhibition site at Molloy's Quarry

CQMS (The Construction & Quarry Machinery Show) took place on September 10-11 at Molloy's Quarry in Tullamore, County Offaly.

Organisers say they were delighted that given all the challenges, the event drew a ticketed attendance (excluding children and exhibitors) of 4,122.

The bi-annual show was supported by many longstanding exhibitors in addition to many first time ones who took the opportunity to re-engage with a live trade audience. CQMS says millions of euros in sales has been reported in both on stand drive away sales and confirmed orders.  
 
Exhibitor Dermot Cunnie of Glendun Plant Sales said: “This show works for us - we sold equipment direct off the stand and met plenty of new people to work with."

Alan Fallon of Dungannon Plant Sales added: “It has been fantastic to be back out meeting customers."
 
The organisers said there was a great atmosphere on the ground at the event, with numerous equipment exhibits and related services for the shows visitors to look over on the 80-plus stands.  

They added: "The overall feedback was very positive. However the organisers acknowledge issues such as advertising and communication around vaccine certification caused some confusion. The team is looking forward to making the minor amendments required ahead of the 2023 event."

The organisers have announced the dates for the next CQMS event as April 21-22 2023, again at Molloy’s Quarry in Tullamore.