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2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 breaks records


March 27, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

March 25,
2013, San Antonio, Texas – World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013 concluded a
successful run March 21: a sold-out show floor with record exhibit space,
near-record registered attendance, more co-located industry groups and meetings
than ever before, and record education ticket sales.

March 25,
2013, San Antonio, Texas – World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013 concluded a
successful run March 21: a sold-out show floor with record exhibit space,
near-record registered attendance, more co-located industry groups and meetings
than ever before, and record education ticket sales.

 

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"We've
received excellent positive feedback on the shows' value to bring together so
many qualified buyers and sellers in one place, and for the networking and
dialog with peers from across North America and internationally,"
stated Show Manager Rich Prausa.  

 

 The
co-located 2013 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates
Academy & Expo were held March 19-21, 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

 

 Near-record
registered attendance topped 6,000 at close  of the shows. Registrants
came from all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces and 50 other countries worldwide.
More than one-third were company presidents/owners, vice presidents, general
managers or chief financial officers, and all together more than 84 percent of
registrants were in managerial roles.

 

The
sold-out show floor covered a record 123,600 net square feet of exhibit space
taken by more than 385 exhibitors. Leading manufacturers and suppliers showcased
their latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement
maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors. 

Education
is a cornerstone of the shows and attendees purchased a record 8,400-plus
tickets for the shows' education programs, including the AGG1 Academy
and People, Plants and Paving Training Program.

 

“Savvy
industry professionals realize the importance of keeping up to date with
industry best practices if they want their businesses to stay on top; they
know AGG1 and World of Asphalt education programs are industry-developed
and presented," Prausa stated.

 

Industry
support amplifies the shows' networking and knowledge-sharing. The co-located
groups and meetings included Association of Modified Asphalt Producers,
Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association, Rubber Pavements Association and Texas
Asphalt Pavement Association. More than 25 industry organizations were official
supporters of World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013, and the shows are
industry-owned and operated.

 

AGG 1
is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). World of
Asphalt is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association
(NAPA), NSSGA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers
(AEM). AEM produces both shows.  

 

The next
edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held in March 2015 in
Baltimore, Maryland. The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG
years (such as 2014), with that show spotlighting the exhibitors and
products of World of Asphalt and AGG1.