World of Asphalt/AGG1 show sets records

The World of Asphalt/AGG1 2022 show has set records.
Asphalt Paving, Compaction & Testing / April 1, 2022 1 minute 10 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
The World of Asphalt/AGG1 2022 exhibition in Nashville has broken attendance records for exhibitors and visitors - image courtesy of Mike Woof
Asphalt paving and aggregates professionals filled the sold-out Music City Center exhibition floor in Nashville for the World of Asphalt/AGG1 exhibition.

Organisations from across the country, including Rogers Group, Inc. and Milestone Contractors sent representatives to view specialised exhibits and product unveilings, take in the latest education offerings, learn about the latest innovations in the asphalt and aggregates industries and make purchasing decisions.  

Running March 29-31, 2022, this year marked the fourth return of World of Asphalt to Nashville, and the largest iteration of the show in the Music City ever, with more than 440 companies spread across the Music City Center.

Edgar Chavez, North American President of ALLU Group, said that the team had a successful exhibit. “This is our first time attending World of Asphalt,” said Chavez. “During the first day we had more than 15 qualified leads with $250,000 in orders. This is a great show with a targeted audience. We will definitely be back next time.”

"We’re so proud of the teams that came together to put this event together after the longest hiatus in its history,” said Brittany Weltcheff, show manager for World of Asphalt. “As a result, we were able to bring together more than a record-breaking 11,400 asphalt paving and aggregates professionals to learn, experience everything that’s new and important in our industries and make more than 30,000 connections.”

Dr Audrey Copeland, president and CEO of NAPA, majority-owner of World of Asphalt, echoed Weltcheff’s comments. “The fact that we were able to use every single square foot of exhibit space the Music City Center had to offer this time, while safely bringing the manufacturers and end users together, speaks volumes about the strength of the asphalt paving industry.”

“The record-breaking attendance at this AGG1 Academy & Expo and the co-located World of Asphalt shows the enthusiasm of the aggregates industry to be back in-person again.  Each day the tradeshow floor and educational opportunities have been fully attended. We are thrilled to provide this top-notch experience for our exhibitors and attendees as we return to fully in-person events,” said National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association President & CEO Michael Johnson.

Education at both World of Asphalt’s People, Plants and Paving Conference and the AGG1 Academy broke records as well. The two most popular sessions were “Compaction 101: Doing the Right Things the Right Way” and “Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving.”

“The networking opportunities at World of Asphalt are invaluable for attendees and fellow exhibitors,” said Kevin Kelly, NAPA lifetime member and 2022 chair of World of Asphalt. “We pride ourselves on being able to provide the kinds of connections to our members that help them grow their businesses and careers, and those connections can only come at events like World of Asphalt.”
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