First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Success for the World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo
Record attendance is claimed for the World of Asphalt
Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo. The event was held from Feb 12th-14th at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The organisers say that attendance hit an all-time high with registered attendance at 10,063, a 28% increase over the 2018 show held in Houston. Attendees came from all 50 states in the US, with the home state of Indiana represented with over 1,500 in attendance. International attendance also increased with all 10 Canadian provinces and 52 other countries worldwide, including delegations from Nigeria and Russia.
“It’s been a great show with a lot of interaction on the show floor and in the education sessions; this is where our industry comes together, competitors and peers, to prepare for future growth,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Walsh & Kelly and World of Asphalt 2019 chair.
“Whether you were here to learn or purchase equipment, attend the shows or our Annual Convention, valuable information and resources were shared to help participants get their businesses on the ‘fast track’ to success,” said Randy Lake, NSSGA 2018 chairman.
Both World of Asphalt and AGG1 achieved record size, with 500 exhibitors. More than 145 of those were new to the shows. On display was the latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors.
The shows offered more than 150 learning opportunities, anchored by the AGG1 Academy from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and People, Plants and Paving Conference from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).
Industry support amplified the shows’ networking and knowledge sharing, with more than 30 allied groups from the United States, Canada and worldwide participating as official supporting organisations.
The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association co-located its winter meeting with NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1, and the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana conducted three special education sessions at World of Asphalt.
Nearly 100 FFA students converged on the show floor the final day of the show for a special #AgtoAsphalt Day to connect with exhibitors and learn about rewarding industry careers.
The next World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held in March 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years – the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held in March 2020. CONEXPO-CON/AGG spotlights the exhibitors and products of AGG1 and World of Asphalt.
The shows are industry-owned and managed. World of Asphalt is owned by NAPA, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and NSSGA, and produced by AEM. NSSGA owns and produces AGG1 Academy & Expo.