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World of Asphalt/AGG1 breaks records


March 20, 2015
By Rock to Road

woaagg1March 20, 2015 – This past week's edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 2015 was a huge success, as
registered attendance broke all records, the show floor was the largest ever,
and education ticket sales set a new record.

woaagg1March 20, 2015 – This past week's edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 2015 was a huge success, as
registered attendance broke all records, the show floor was the largest ever,
and education ticket sales set a new record.

 

  • More industry networking: Record registered attendance
    totaled more than 7,600, an increase of more than 1,000 over the previous
    record and 26 percent over the last edition of the shows; registrants came from
    all 50 states, 9 of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 50 other countries
  • More product innovations: Both shows set exhibitor and
    exhibit space records. for a total 450 exhibitors taking more than 135,000 net
    square feet to showcase the latest technologies and products
  • More industry-driven education: A record 10,000-plus
    education session tickets were purchased by attendees for the shows' signature
    learning programs

 

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“The enthusiasm and industry support have been wonderful;
it’s really important for us to come together to talk with and learn from each
other, and that’s what these shows delivered," stated Rick Feltes of Lafarge
North America and 2015 Chair of NSSGA's AGG1 Academy & Expo, representing
the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

 

Attendees could take advantage of more than 110 education
sessions focused on industry best practices, solutions and benchmarking.
Education included NSSGA's signature AGG1 Academy and NAPA's People, Plants and
Paving Training Program.   

 

Industry partnerships and support increased the learning and
networking opportunities for show participants:

 

Nearly 30 industry-related associations and groups worldwide
were official show supporters

Co-located events included the Maryland Asphalt Association
annual conference, North East Asphalt User/Producer Group executive board and
steering committee meetings, and American Road and Transportation Builders
Association Safety in the Work Zone conference.

“Exhibitors and attendees alike cited the value of
face-to-face dialog with so many industry professionals and companies in one
place, and the consistently high-quality environment of the shows,” stated Show
Manager Rich Prausa of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).                       

 

Make plans for 2016 in Nashville

 

Planning is already underway for the 2016 World of Asphalt
and AGG1 – to be held March 22 – 24 in Nashville, Tennessee (Music City
Center). Visit the show websites: www.worldofasphalt.com and www.agg1.org for
the latest attendee and exhibitor information.